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Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted

I would really like to see all of my questions and answers on the profile page, even if some of them were deleted, and I don't have enough rep to see them on the site. (Note that some questions are ...
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Why “What Stack Overflow is Not” was deleted

I just deleted What Stack Overflow is Not, a collection of various explanations for things that Stack Overflow doesn't do, wasn't meant to do, or shouldn't be used to do. Several people put a fair bit ...
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Is the language “BrainF_ck” offensive?

There are a couple of posts on SO where the BrainF_ck language is mentioned that have been flagged as offensive. Should these be edited to "BrainF_ck" (or something else), or left as is? Personally, ...
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8answers
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What topics can be discussed here? [duplicate]

Update: Maybe we can convert this question into an FAQ-style question? I didn't find a place where the style and type of questions for meta are described (as it is the case e.g. in the SO faq or in ...
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13answers
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Don't close questions where the user has requested that it not be closed [closed]

The system should search posts for the word "please" in proximity to the phrase "don't close" or "do not close", and if found together disable the close link for the following reasons: They asked ...
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5answers
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Set up an archive for legendary deleted questions

A number of highly upvoted "fun" questions were recently deleted. Examples: The "Wedding Cake" question (10k+) The "Worst UI" question (10k+) The original Boat Programming question (Deleted ages ...
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Tag wikis need a size and functionality increase

The existing tag wikis are not enough. They can only store a very small volume of information, and given the complexity of the topics we're discussing here, that's just not enough. I propose to make ...
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4answers
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Allow question askers to close their own questions unilaterally

I have found a number of reasons to close a question of my own: I've found out it's a dupe it belongs on an SE site that didn't exist when the question was asked it is wrong; that is, based on ...
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2answers
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What happened to “What's your best programming joke?”?

One of the most popular questions on Stack Overflow, What's your best programming joke? has recently been deleted. Why was this done, rather than migrated to programmers.SE? Does this not fall into ...
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4answers
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Can we have an isdeleted:1 search option/operator? [duplicate]

It would make looking for the answers we have deleted so much easier...
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3answers
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May we have the Jon Skeet Facts thread back?

I did a google search for "Jon Skeet facts" but the meta page which listed them all is gone: Jon Skeet Facts Google cache still has a copy, but may I ask the Powers That Be to UPDATE TABLE SET ...
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5answers
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Someone's going to have to clean this up

Wow, that was one heck of an April Unicorn's Day party. But now that it's April 2nd in UTC land, look at this place. It's trashed. There is unicorn crap everywhere. I don't know how many people OD'd ...
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1answer
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Unofficial Stack Overflow deleted question archive now available [closed]

With a modified version of my so-static tools, along with all the historical data dumps, I've made an archive of all deleted questions (and their answers) from Stack Overflow. Currently this is very ...
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1answer
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Why isn't Stack Overflow on this map? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Size of online communities Online Communities 2 And where should we be?
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2answers
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Duplicate asking to explain chunk of code, with more than 400 upvotes, was deleted [closed]

My question about a block of JavaScript code, "Can you explain why ++[[]][+[]]+[+[]] = 10", was deleted and I want to know why. It is a programming question with 400+ upvotes that contains a ...

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