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Bump a deleted answer when it's undeleted, not when it's edited

When a deleted answer is edited, that bumps the thread to the front page and to the active questions list. When a deleted answer is undeleted, that does not bump the thread. That edits on a deleted ...
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Can Community ♦ raise a duplicate content flag when an answer is deleted and re-posted as a new answer?

I haven't seen this behavior out in the wild much, but it happened again recently and I was wondering if a flag could be automatically raised when this happens: User posts answer Answer is down voted ...
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Notification of undeletion

A post of mine that I deleted later got undeleted by three other users, but I only became aware of the undeletion a couple of months afterwards when the post received an upvote. Would there be a way ...
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10k Deleted List not showing full range

The Recent Occurrences:Recently Deleted list in the 10k tools won't show all the posts in the chosen date range. It appears to limit out at 45 posts (with no pagination).
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I think I may have broken the rep cap

I just noticed a drop in my reputation. It turns out that a rather unconstructive post was deleted and took a fair amount of reputation I earned with it. Given the amount of reputation I thought to ...
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Can we have a "toast" notification when visiting a direct link to a deleted answer/comment?

Background: Because users with <10k reputation cannot see deleted posts, visiting a link to a deleted answer, silently opens the parent question without a clear indication that the linked answer ...
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In the top answers list on my network profile, an answer deleted five years ago shows up

When displaying my own top network questions and answers on place 7 a deleted answer shows up. I tested that this behaviour is the same when I am not logged in, so it has nothing to do with some ...
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Always collapse comments on deleted answers

As noted elsewhere that comments take up a lot of vertical space and attention on a page. While it isn't costing any more votes on a deleted post, it still is distracting. With comments on deleted ...
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Suggested edits to posts which no longer exist should be automatically removed

This expands off of this other question by me about orphaned tag wiki edits still existing in the suggested edit queue. Today, I also noticed this edit: This edit was made on a post which was ...
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In reputation history, own deleted answers are linked but own deleted questions are not

I have deleted a question and an answer here on Meta: both were mine. Lost some reputation, naturally. In the reputation tab, with "show removed posts" enabled, the answer is hyperlinked but the ...
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Can an edit to a deleted answer automatically raise a flag?

I just ran into a situation that seems like it could be handled better: Answer is deleted by moderator User edits answer to resolve problems Nobody knows about this In my case, the user then opened ...
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Please add a "When should I delete answers?" section to the 20k privileges description page

The privileges description for 10k rep has a pretty in-depth explanation of how deleting posts works, and it elaborates on specifically when you should consider voting to delete a question under the ...
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Temporarily deleted answer missing from asker's inbox

I asked a question on CS and received an answer. This answer does not appear in my inbox. I never saw a notification, and as of now the latest notification from CS is {"SiteUrl":"cs.stackexchange.com"...
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Can't cast a binding mod spam-flag if I already spam-flagged the post as a non-mod

I just came across a spam answer which had been deleted in the ordinary way, by three high-rep users, without first attracting enough spam flags to be locked and its contents hidden away in the post's ...
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Please split the answer count shown on posts to distinguish between deleted and undeleted answers

Note: this is not a request to hide deleted answers (which has been requested in the past). The answer count under a question currently has code that tracks which answers are deleted and which answers ...
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Can we indicate spam masking to mods?

As far as I can tell, mods can't actually see when a deleted post is replaced with "This answer was marked as spam or offensive and therefore is not shown..." - we just see the original post. I'm glad ...
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Was this moderator deleted answer a mistake?

I was about to flag a question as a duplicate because there is a question with a well written answer that I often answer that I often reference covering the same topic. However when I went to the ...
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What deleted answers count toward the answer ban?

According to the canonical post on automatic bans: Yes, ... deleted answers count towards an automatic ban. Now, this is not very specific, and I suspect that is intentional. However there are ...
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Answers disappearing, by the Roomba process

With this post in mind, and particular its answer, I found answers of mine suddenly disappearing, and no where to be found. My own "recently deleted answers" were though, but it seems that answers ...
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Change last answerer on All Questions page when answer deleted

The All Questions frontpage still shows the last answerer/editor, even if that answer was deleted. This has been brought up as a bug before, so this is a feature-request to fix this. The main reason ...
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Make answer highlighting fade to red instead of white for deleted answers

This is a really minor issue, but it bothers me more than it should. When you follow a link to an answer (example) the answer's background flashes to yellow and slowly fades back to white. This works ...
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Improve workflow for converting a deleted answer into a comment

I was trying to convert a deleted answer to a comment via the moderator menu for the post. That didn't work, I get a message answer deleted; can't be converted to comment Because a (non-deleted) ...
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Indicate publicly why questions with deleted answers are bumped

When an old question gets a new spam answer, that answer gets deleted quickly and the question gets bumped to the home page. Only users with 10,000 reputation can tell why that question is listed as &...
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Why the OP does not get link to the deleted post in the reputation tab?

The following is from the FAQ item How do I read the history of my reputation? (current revision) in the part related to removed posts: "When a post gets deleted, the question's title will be shown in ...
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Also show "Add a comment for the author" selection when deleting/voting to delete an answer

I'm aware that this only affects high rep users and mods, but nevertheless it would be nice if the following selection would appear when a user casts a delete vote on an answer. If I am not mistaken, ...
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Should deleted answers prevent a question from being Roomba'ed?

This question should qualify as an abandoned question eligible to be Roomba'ed: it seems to satisfy all criteria. (It has quite some views, but certainly less than the threshold, because it's already ...
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Add deleted timeline entry for answers that were deleted due to question deletion

See this timeline here: Right now, there is no current way to tell that this post was deleted. Can we add another entry in here, to show that this answer was deleted on Oct 3 at 21:19 when the ...
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Please clear flags on post deletion

From what I can tell, flags aren't (always) automatically cleared if a post is deleted by its author. This should be the case, at least for a wide range of flags: Migration requests: no point in ...
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Enable up/down-voting during reviews

This is a follow-up post of Answer not deleted after six "Recommend Deletion". In the linked question, an LQ review has ended with six "Recommend Deletion". However, the post has not been ...
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Deleting an answer in the "low quality" moderator flag queue takes three deletes

In the moderator flag queue for Stack Overflow, if I delete an answer flagged as VLQ, it indicates that it's been deleted, while sending the call to the server. However, the call fails the first two ...
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Clear not-an-answer flags as helpful when a flagged post is deleted through the review queue

Right now some answers are deleted neither "by the owner" nor "by <some diamond>" - most likely via the "Recommend deletion" function of the new review queue. However, when a post is deleted ...
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Why did this mysterious answer require another user's vote when a moderator already voted to delete that answer?

See this mysterious answer. It was deleted by three users including a moderator. AFAIK, a moderator's vote is a binding vote, so no other vote is required to delete. But this answer's deletion status ...
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Deleted answers showing up in search results; is this intended behavior?

I decided to do some spring cleaning just now, and searched on Stack Overflow for is:answer "having the same" to see what came up. Sorting by relevance, the first post is this answer (10K-only, sorry)...
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Deleted answer marked as spam/offensive on Chrome on phone, but not on Chrome on computer

I noticed something odd today after looking at a deleted answer on my phone and on my laptop both using the chrome browser. On my phone the answer is hidden and marked as spam/offensive, but on my ...
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Active sorting should put deleted answers at bottom

Currently, active sorting ignores that posts are deleted, unlike other sorts. According to Please sort deleted answers to the bottom, the sort was fixed to sort deleted at the bottom, which applies ...
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Show (mods) self-deleted questions and answers in the recent activity tab

As a mod, I recently had to take a look into a user who had deleted some of his own posts. In trying to see what questions he had deleted and which were recent, I had to go through his entire question ...
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Add a Vote to Delete option on the /review page for 20k+ users

I have been following the /review page to help keep questions clean. Until recently, the only way to clean up junk answers was to flag for a mod. But now 20k users can delete answers. I think that ...
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What behaviour would you intuitively expect from the `deleted:no` search operator?

Appending deleted:no to a search query does not simply "exclude deleted posts", as one might expect (based on the "Advanced Search Tips" collapsible found on the the search page). ...
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Why is there an inconsistency in the display order of delete voters? Can it be made consistent?

When an answer is deleted, not by the answer poster themselves or by the Community bot, the users who contributed to deleting the answer are shown in the following order: If the post was deleted by ...
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“Show x more comments” button doesn’t work on deleted posts

One of my questions was recently deleted. When I viewed it on the mobile site, I tried to click the “view 4 more comments” button on the answer, but it didn’t work. I tried reloading and the like, but ...
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Subsequent offensive-deletion of post you voted to delete normally incorrectly attributes intent

This is a small bug but nonetheless. There was an answer where I felt it was teetering on the edge of merely NAA and rude & abusive. I downvoted it and cast a delete vote. It was latter destroyed ...
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Distinguish automated vs mod vs community deletions in the 10k tools

I've recently been trying to make the Recently Deleted section of the 10k tools a semi-regular port of call for auditing site moderation, and I find it to be rather less useful than it could be. At ...
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Mobile theme 'X Answers' header doesn't take into account deleted answers

At 10k, you can start seeing deleted posts. The main web version takes this into account and displays the total number of answers (deleted and non-deleted): However, for the mobile theme, it doesn't (...
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Can deleted accepted answers still show the accepted tick?

Currently, when an accepted answer is deleted, the accepted "tick" disappears, but it would be useful to know that a deleted answer was the accepted one. Proposal: If an accepted answer is deleted, ...
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Do undeleted answers qualify for a bounty?

On the question Query multiple collections with different fields in solr the following sequence of events happened The question got opened I saw it and gave an answer After the lunchbreak I saw a ...
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Don't show the "delete answer" button for the automatic flag raised when users delete their posts

When a user starts deleting answers, an automatic flag is raised for one of a answer the user didn't delete; one of the possible actions for the moderators is "delete answer." It doesn't make ...
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Deleted answer appears in search result

One day, I was doing some searches on Stack Overflow and found that one of the posts in the search result does not actually exist (perhaps it is a deleted post?). I added more search terms and was ...
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Minor tooltip bug re answer deletion

I just deleted an answer I wrote because it turned out I misunderstood what the OP was trying to ask. Afterwards, I moused over the "undelete" link for no particular reason and noticed that its ...
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Add support to the API to do all non-moderator actions that a user can do

It does not appear that the API supports viewing of deleted posts, which is what a 10k user or moderator can do on a site. Although I don't expect diamond moderator actions to be exposed, I would ...
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A Share link does not populate the "Linked" questions when added before undeletion

I was perplexed why a shared link to an answer in an answer was not populating the Linked section on the right-hand side. It turns out, it's because I edited in the link while the post was deleted ...
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