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Do some types of deleted posts not show up in the Recently Deleted section in the “deleted posts” 10k tool?

On a site where I have 10,000 reputation the Recently Deleted section of the Tools page shows me only one post deleted 15 hours ago: However, I know that a post was just deleted within the last half ...
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Is posting a screenshot of a deleted post against the rules?

A moderator recently commented, As an aside. Sigh Posting screenshots of deleted stuff is not ok. A link would do just as well, as the pertinent details. You'd get your answer anyway – Journeyman ...
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Has Stack Overflow removed any accounts or content linked to Russian influence?

Today the BBC broke a story stating that A network of social media accounts... has also spread false news stories online... The accounts, which have been linked to Russia, used ... other open-...
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Community Shielding mechanism?

With all the mess currently happening in the Stack Exchange community, it seems like it would be appropriate to give the community more of an ability to "protect" discussions from Stack Exchange Inc. ...
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What happens to a pending suggested edit when a post is deleted?

I just had a suggested edit on a post that was deleted before that edit could be approved or rejected. What happens to a suggested edit in that case? Does it get removed from the queue? Does it count ...
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Do custom flags remain on deleted posts?

I occasionally see suspected underage users posting. Usually these posts get deleted for unrelated issues (if someone's stating their age, they're probably not writing very useful content either). I ...
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Make viewing deleted posts and vote counts more widely available on Meta SE

Meta SE is where a lot of discussion about things that affect the entire network take place. While most privileges should be locked behind the usual rep progression, there are some that shouldn't be. ...
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Reputation league does not take daily reputation limit into account for deleted posts

The reputation league is looking a little weird right now; the #1 spot for October is occupied by a user with 5,352 reputation gained this month (according to the league) but only 1,077 reputation: ...
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User deletes his own question after getting an answer [closed]

I answered a question today on a site (How can I count "\n\n" in a string with Python?) and two minutes after I answered the question, the author thanked users in the comments and deleted ...
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Are moderators no longer able to add comments on deleted posts?

Moderators used to be able to comment on deleted or locked posts. However I've just noticed I am unable to add a comment to a deleted question on Meta Stack Overflow, as the "add comment" link is ...
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Deleted posts still show up in search results (sometimes)

This deleted Mathematics question still appears in the search results if you look for its content, e.g. when searching for "it seems they forgot to take the square root in the denominator": SEDE says ...
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Searching deleted posts in the Android app [duplicate]

I would like to know how users with 1k reputation can search deleted posts. I don't think they will be searchable through the regular search icon at the top of the Android app, but I don't know.
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Why is it (is it?) important to make it hard for banned users to check their deleted posts for 6 months (as opposed to 60 days)? [duplicate]

To avoid misunderstanding, I am not really opposed to making life harder for banned users in general. Here I am only trying to figure reasons of making so in one particular case and in certain ...
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Results from SEDE's Posts is the same as PostsWithDeleted

The SEDE is currently reporting the exact same results from Posts and PostsWithDeleted. For example, Query from Posts by UserId Query from PostsWithDeleted by UserId When I include the execution ...
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Raise an autoflag if somebody deletes a post that was previously undeleted by a moderator

Proposal Raise an automatic flag if a post that was undeleted by a moderator gets deleted by anybody other than a moderator. Rationale If a moderator undeletes a post, this usually overrides a ...
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Why can't 10K users search for others' deleted posts? [duplicate]

I have been trying to get to 10 thousand reputation for a while on Science Fiction & Fantasy (taking a while :P) but learned something weird a few weeks ago: users with 10,000 reputation can't ...
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When commenting before deleting a post, is the comment lost? [duplicate]

Sometimes it is appropriate to delete your own answer or question. That is often because someone explained a problem, and one accepts that the question or answer is not valuable. That is not directly ...
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Conditions for keeping reputation in case of post deletion

In an answer for Deleted Question: Impact to Reputation, it's quoted that reputation earned from posts with score ≥ 3 "visible on the site for ≥ 60 days" would be retained despite their deletion. I ...
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Why can 10k users see the so-called “deleted” posts? [duplicate]

Since deleted posts are visible to 10k users why isn't the button called hide or the post really deleted? What is the reason that 10k users can still see them? Isn't the purpose of deleting something ...
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Where can I see how many points of reputation I have lost from all my deleted posts (without doing it manually)?

I'm an active member on Mathematics. Where can I see how much reputation I have lost with all my deleted posts (not to do it manually)?
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Network Profile “Top Answers” showing deleted posts

On my network profile page, under the "Top Answers" heading there is a link to a question I answered titled "What do we call to “non-programmers” ? ( Like “muggle” in HP )". This question/answer pair ...
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Is resources reduction one of the important reasons that questions/answers are deleted?

Today I clicked a link to a question on SO and got, 404 - This question was removed from Stack Overflow for reasons of moderation. That took me to another page, Why and how are some questions deleted?...
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Help! I'm being haunted by a non-existent comment

This is a deleted answer. When I open it it shows me one comment, along with the option to "show 1 more comment": However, when I click on "show 1 more comment" nothing happens. That is to say that ...
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Is it a good idea to delete a question or answer as soon as it gets a downvote?

I have asked a low quality question or one that has an obvious answer or an otherwise question likely to be downvoted. These you should delete if the question itself is bad not about it being worded ...
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What's the reason for a deleted question without any notification to delete its answer? [duplicate]

I answered a question, but after two days the question was deleted, so its answers deleted after also without any notification to me. I found my deleted answer in Deleted Recent Answers list, then I ...
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What is the policy for DMCA takedowns, and what can we expect in terms of transparency regarding the removed content?

I've encountered this on Anime and Manga SE over a year ago, but figured that we haven't had a follow-up on that in a while, and it applies to more sites than just that one. Content on the network ...
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Deleted post background too narrow when editing

When editing a deleted answer or question, the input field for the edit summary sticks out: The background should be a little bit wider, also to provide some padding around the text area for the body....
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Views counter still working even after question deletion

If you open a deleted question the view count will increase. Is this a bug or status-bydesign?
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Shouldn’t deleted:1 return all deleted posts, not just those of the one searching?

According to this thread, once a user hits 10K, the deleted:1 search operator becomes available, but it only allows users to see their own deleted posts. This seems a bit counter-intuitive to me. ...
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If you delete a question with a positive score will your reputation go down? If so, how long does it take? [duplicate]

If you delete a question with a positive score will you get reputation back? Basically what I'm asking is, suppose you have a question with a score of 22, and I delete the question. Would I lose ...
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Why do we let users (of all reputation levels) unilaterally undelete their own posts if deleted from review?

Today on a site I moderate we got a disputed low quality review flag on a post with the reason "Post was undeleted by the author". By the standards of our site, this deletion was entirely valid and ...
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Flagged comments show as “helpful” when post was deleted but remain visible

This could potentially be a duplicate of Why does flag marking as helpful/declined not always correlate with moderator action?, but the timing makes me think maybe not. There was a lengthy discussion ...
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Can we make it easier to see a deleted user's deleted posts?

Moderators can see a list of posts from a deleted user, which is very useful for cleaning up two kinds of problems: rage-quits, where we might want to undelete some of those users with a pattern of ...
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Auto-deleted posts from spammers and trolls should get the “this is spam/rude” warning

When a post is deleted by spam or rude/abusive flags, users who can see deleted posts see a warning along the lines of "this post was deleted as spam or offensive". If they want to see the actual ...
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Change the word delete to hidden

Having your post deleted is very demoralizing. You likely don't feel like participating in it again when it happens. It's also intuitively considered permanent. "Deletes" on SE are soft, meaning the ...
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There are PostHistory records for deleted posts, but only a very few

Checking for the PostHistory entries in the SEDE for deleted Posts, I get some results, but only a very few. For example, there is only 33 such records for the whole SO. All of them are from 2018. I ...
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Restrict the access to suggested edit reviews on deleted posts

This suggested edit on an answer deleted as rude/abusive is visible, even without logging in (and for users with less than 10k reputation). These users can't see the answer 'directly', via the ...
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What's the reasoning behind the delete:1 restriction for only content I own?

I recently reached 10k reputation on Stack Overflow, and noticed that I now have the ability to view deleted posts with deleted:1 via the search bar. I'd like clarification as to why the restriction ...
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Is it possible to see posts I wrote that were deleted when I'm using an iPhone?

Can I see the posts that I wrote that have been deleted - either by myself or other users when on an iPhone? I’m asking this because, I'm using the iPhone 6 and when I try to find posts that I created ...
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Percentage of deleted posts per site

I would like someone to post the ratio of deleted posts to total number of posts for each site, preferably computed over a recent time period such as the last three months. Could someone please do a ...
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Clearing red flags shouldn't undelete a post that wasn't deleted by flags

Today I saw a red flag on a post that was already deleted. That's fine; we want red flags to survive deletion. The post wasn't deleted by flags; it was deleted by its owner, who probably didn't even ...
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May I ask for the tag information of the deleted posts in the SEDE?

In the current SEDE, the PostTags table contains information only from the currently existing questions (i.e. from the questions in the Posts table, but not from the ones in the PostsWithDeleted table)...
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“This post has been deleted” banner overlaps Close Vote Dialog [duplicate]

If an answer is deleted while the close vote dialog is open on the parent question, the "This post has been deleted" banner overlaps the modal. This also renders the dialog useless, as clicking on it ...
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I deleted a post, is there a way to add comments to explain why I deleted it?

I have just deleted a question in Meta Exchange - I reported a bug but worked out the problem was due to a browser plug-in not Meta Exchange. Someone commented on the post before I deleted it. Is ...
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Visibility of the posts deleted by authors in 10k tools [duplicate]

As far as I see posts deleted by the author are not visible in recently deleted section of the 10k tools. What is the reason to don't show them?
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Why are self-deleted posts not shown in the 10k Tools?

I noticed on Retrocomputing that self-deleted posts do not show up in the Deleted section of the 10k Tools. Why is this? It seems like it would be useful to have all deleted posts show up in this ...
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Activity summary page counts votes on deleted posts in vote totals

My summary page on Ask Ubuntu says that I have cast 3,173 downvotes. However, on posts that are not deleted I have cast only 1,102 downvotes (since we can't see deleted posts in the downvotes tab). ...
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Can we see deleted posts which we downvoted?

At the moment, we can see, in the activity and flags pages, deleted posts which we have cast close or delete votes, or flags. However, the list of downvotes doesn't include deleted posts, even if the ...
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I want to reply to a mod commenting on a locked post. How? [duplicate]

My post was deleted and I want to reply to the mod commenting on it after deletion. How can I do this?
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The Markdown rendering on deleted content should be disabled or reduced [duplicate]

Deleted content, including content that is deleted via spam and rude/abusive flags is still visible to users with enough reputation (generally 10k+, I believe). I think the Markdown rendering of this ...