Apparently, 20k users can now vote to delete answers. This led to a moment of confusion for me today, when I fired up the 10k tools and had links on the "delete" tab take me to answers of questions that weren't even closed, let alone accumulating delete votes.

Can the 10k tools' delete tab show only posts that 10k users can vote to delete? This specifically includes questions that have been closed for two days, and excludes answers and recently closed questions. (Or is it by design that 10kers may see which posts 20kers are voting to delete?)

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    Superficially related: In the 10k tools, please hide answers that don't qualify for deletion
    – Pops
    Commented Feb 11, 2011 at 15:18
  • If you know you can't delete, why bother checking it?
    – Ivo Flipse
    Commented Feb 11, 2011 at 16:16
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    @Ivo, what are you talking about? I can delete some posts: questions that have been closed for two days or more.
    – Pops
    Commented Feb 11, 2011 at 16:40
  • Pardon my ignorance, I've never had access to 10k tools without being a mod as well @Popular Demand
    – Ivo Flipse
    Commented Feb 11, 2011 at 16:54
  • As an FYI, I was just able to vote to delete a question that was only asked two hours ago (and closed one hour ago): stackoverflow.com/questions/4971735/identifying-the-filter . Perhaps there are no more time limitations for deletion? Commented Feb 11, 2011 at 18:57
  • @Brad, not for 20k users like you, there aren't. Those of us between 10k and 20k still have the old two-day waiting period in place.
    – Pops
    Commented Feb 11, 2011 at 19:00
  • @Popular - When did that restriction get relaxed? I don't recall being able to do that, even at the 20k level. Commented Feb 11, 2011 at 19:02
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    @Brad, it was implemented at the same time as the answer-delete feature, approximately a day ago.
    – Pops
    Commented Feb 11, 2011 at 20:34

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This is now implemented as soon as we next deploy (dimming the ones that the current user can't vote on, but displaying them so there is a consistent view). Let me know of any problems.

  • Is the dimming going to be like in the dashboard? Or more like what happens with ignored questions?
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Apr 21, 2011 at 18:17

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