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Flagging deleted post or clicking on inbox item fails and brings up an error 500 on browser console

I mistakenly told a new user that their post was not supposed to be here. I messed up. The user self deleted, which while in their credit, is because I made a mistake. This isn't fair I'd like to make ...
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Why is a user's reputation re-calculated when one of their posts is deleted?

When a user's question or answer gets deleted, their reputation gets re-calculated. Like if my answer gets an upvote, and then gets deleted, I lose my ten rep that I gained from the upvote. I guess I ...
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Are Mods on all sites aware of and able to handle the mass defacing/deletion attempts by users unhappy with the OpenAI announcement?

Phrasing it in the form of a question, since I really don't know the answer, but there's a pretty big issue going on right now with users (at least 20 so far that I've seen) defacing and/or deleting ...
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How do I remove my contributions from Stack Exchange, in the event of a license violation?

Stack Exchange is now partnering with OpenAI. While the company has received a commitment from OpenAI that attribution will be maintained, and the company has not relicensed our contributions (as of ...
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Being able to easily see how many deleted versus non-deleted posts I acted on

I am often curious how many total questions I have closed/reopened/edited/etc regardless which ones were later deleted. You can view these statistics on your profile, and selecting the desired tab, to ...
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As a moderator, "Delete" in the review queues clears custom flags that you may not have seen

Outside of the queue, it makes sense that a moderator deletion would clear any custom flags, since the wafflebar is at the bottom showing all the pending flags and a flag count for all flags. In ...
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Why can I not see my approved suggested edits on posts that have been deleted?

I recently noticed that I lost 2 points of reputation. I clicked on the reputation tab to see why and I came to the conclusion it was connected with a post that I had edited (as a <2K user on SO) ...
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Deleted posts showing in the Earned Bounties list

Normally, one can only search their own deleted posts or they need a direct link to the deleted post. However, I've stumbled on a case where in the list of earned bounties on someone else's profile ...
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Incorrectly encoded message about editing deleted post

An attempt to edit a deleted post by a direct link (when you don't have enough reputation to see deleted posts, or you're an owner of deleted post), e.g., here gives a raw text page stated: This post ...
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Are moderators now allowed to delete ChatGPT-generated posts?

I've flagged some ChatGPT-generated posts (in June) on Stack Overflow. Recently they've been reviewed, and most of my flags were helpful. Then the posts I flagged were deleted. Are moderators now ...
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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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Ability for users without the moderator tools privilege to see deleted posts they reviewed doesn't work for "Share feedback" reviews

In the review queue history, when you open a review task you performed, you can always see the content of the post, even if that post is now deleted and you don't have the privilege to view deleted ...
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Duplicate "This post has been deleted and is no longer viewable" banner when reviewing a first answer

When reviewing a first answer, you only see the answer and its comments on the 'Answer' tab; nothing related to the question. However, if both the question and the answer get deleted while reviewing, ...
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Please provide communities with custom post-delete-reasons as a moderation tool

Communities (or rather their moderators as representatives of us) can currently set three custom post-close-reasons — in the same manner, I would welcome custom post-delete-reasons as a moderation ...
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Anonymous user can see deleted post in Suggested edits queue [duplicate]

If a post that has a suggested edit in review gets deleted, anyone can still see the post via the suggested edit, including anonymous users. Is it expected behavior that anonymous users (not logged in)...
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Should any flag on an eventually-deleted post be marked as helpful, even if it was declined by a moderator?

Should we have it be that if a post is deleted, any flag on that post is marked helpful, even if it was declined by a moderator? In other words, say I flag an answer, and the flag is declined by a ...
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Find posts deleted by authors, that deleted their own account later

How can we find posts deleted by their author that deleted their own account later?
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Error when reviewing suggested edit on a deleted post from Q&A page

A post that, after an edit was suggested, is deleted, still has the "Edit (1)" link in the post menu. When you try to review that suggested edit from the Q&A page, and click 'Approve' in ...
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Alignment issue in the low quality review post

There is an alignment issue in the low quality review post. When a post was deleted already and a user is viewing the review post, the highlighted area for the deleted post is not aligned correctly ...
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"You don't have the permission to use this type of flag" when casting a spam flag

Today I attempted to flag a question as spam on Stack Overflow; however, it was deleted the same moment as I cast the flag. The UI shows a popup You don't have the permission to use this type of flag ...
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Distinguish between deleted and non-deleted posts in bookmarks and followed posts

Here is a screenshot of what I see of the first few bookmarks I have on Stack Overflow: Bookmarks tab: Summary Page: Since I have more than 10k reputation on Stack Overflow, I have the ability to ...
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Posts Removed as Spam Still Appear in Network Profile

I know it is quite likely that this post is a duplicate of Question still appears in my top network posts even after having it disassociated from my account at least with regard to how these posts are ...
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Deleting answers, reloading pages, and changing focus

This question is closely related to the recent changes in answer sort ordering, but I think it’s different enough (or niche enough) to warrant its own question. Here is the workflow: Be a moderator ...
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Can we have a way to distinguish between deleted and undeleted posts on the review history page?

Can you guess which of these closed posts are deleted? This screenshot is taken from https://meta.stackexchange.com/review/close/history. Several of the posts in this screenshot are deleted, for good ...
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Is there any situation where it's appropriate to flag a comment on a deleted post as "No longer needed"?

I know that deleted posts are hidden from the majority of the viewers, and same goes for the comments that were on the posts before they got deleted. There is still the option to flag such comments, ...
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Make your deleted questions and answers more discoverable

As of a recent change one can now see all their deleted posts. The link to this page is however quite hidden. You first need to go to either your questions or answers page, scroll all the way to the ...
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Should I be able to read/interact with a deleted post?

I was on the Biology Stack Exchange (where I have in the low 100 area of rep currently) and stumbled across a deleted answer: It's harder to read the text through the screenshot, but it states: i ...
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Indicate reason and origin of small reputation decrease due to removal of an edited question [duplicate]

When one edited (redacted, enhanced) a question and the edit has been accepted, a small reputation (2 points) will be given. It is not very rare that the question is deleted at a later time, which ...
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Post notice should indicate a self-deletion even if the author's account has been deleted

When a user deletes their own post, the banner at the top of the post will clearly tell it was done by the post author: However, when the account has been deleted, it will revert back to showing the ...
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"This post has been deleted" message while viewing a post in a deleted state

While viewing a recently deleted post, I got a "This post has been deleted - click to refresh the page" message. I was confused because I was already viewing the post in a "deleted ...
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200% of posts with this tag?

I was browsing users on Stack Overflow who had earned the Peer Pressure badge, and I randomly visited this user, when I noticed that Though only one post was visible, the tag-score summaries reported ...
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Keyboard shortcut has wrong description for undeleting a post

It's possible to delete/undelete a post with the keyboard shortcut M+D. After pressing M on a deleted post, the menu says D is for 'delete', but it should say 'undelete' in this case.
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'Show full post' links in list of recently deleted posts are missing or not working

♦ moderators have access to a list of recently self-deleted posts on their site. Answers in that list have a 'show full answer' link but it does not do anything, except take you to the top of the list....
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Replace "The post could not be loaded" by a more informative error message when trying to edit one's deleted question

When trying to edit a question that one deleted earlier, one receives the error message "The post could not be loaded", as illustrated below. I'd suggest to replace it by a more informative ...
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Comments on deleted and locked posts should not be able to be edited by their authors

This comment was posted by the author of a question, which was deleted and locked as spam/offensive shortly afterwards. Shortly after the deletion and lock, the comment was edited by its author to ask/...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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How about having the mods / admins document why they deleted a post [duplicate]

In general, there's a lot of push back against documenting why a post gets deleted. In looking at various posts similar to this, it's been explained that nothing really needs to be documented, that ...
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A question I submitted as a guest was removed. How can I recover the question, and why was it removed without any feedback? [closed]

I submitted this question as a guest, while logged out. For reasons unknown the post was removed. Perhaps it was deemed unsuitable for Superuser or whatever, but in any case I would like to recover ...
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"This post is hidden" but it's not

Why does Stack Exchange leave posts around claiming they are "hidden", when in reality they are totally visible, but just have a pink background? Example: Obviously the author of this post ...
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Restrict the delete/undelete vote privilege to once per post

I am aware of the reasons delete has not been restricted before, but the reasoning has begun to unravel on Stack Overflow, where a fairly large pool of users now have access to that privilege. I give ...
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Why can't users permanently delete their own posts forever?

I've always wanted to know why Stack Exchange doesn't allow us to delete our own questions and answers permanently, forever, not just a dummy soft delete or something like that. I understand when the ...
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Unable to custom flag an author-deleted post that I previously flagged as spam/abusive, as I can't retract my pending red flag

I just flagged a spam post here as spam. The author later self-deleted the post. Due to my as-of-yet pending spam flag (which remains on the post after the author deletion), I'm unable to cast a ...
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Tell unregistered users why they can't delete their post with a disabled delete button

There's this song and dance that I see a lot. A user complains that they can't delete their post, high rep users tell them that they need to click the delete button, the user has no idea how to do ...
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First posts escape review when user deletes and undeletes post

Similar to First posts escape review when new user self-deletes account, it seems to be possible to avoid your first post from being reviewed simply by deleting it, waiting a few minutes (until the ...
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Allow all users to use the deleted:1 operator to find their own deleted posts

This question is not a duplicate of Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted (which I was aware of and referred to it below) in its current state. That post received a status-...
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Reject or approve suggested edits on deleted post?

During reviewing suggested edits an edit on deleted post appeared. The post was removed by the post owner. As I am kind of new to reviewing the suggested edits I firstly thought it is an audit and ...
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Can we have the error shown when close-voting a deleted question use the Stacks Notices component?

When you attempt to up/downvote a deleted post, it shows an error that uses the Stacks Notices component: But if you vote to close a deleted question, it shows an older message: Which... is kind of ...
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Notification when a followed post is deleted

I follow and bookmark quite a lot of posts, so I can find them easily, re-read them etc... but I usually follow them so that I can be notified about actions on that post. There are inbox notes of ...
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Reputation after deleting a post [duplicate]

I just got started on Stack Exchange. What happens to your reputation after deleting a question on a Stack Exchange website? Do you lose the reputation associated with the deleted question? If yes: ...
Joris Limonier's user avatar
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Inconsistencies in posts edited count

When looking at my Stack Overflow profile I see I have 64 posts edited: When looking at the statistics of an accepted review, I see I have 74 posts edits: When looking at my reputation, I see my ...
Tomer Shetah's user avatar
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Sub-10K users can't unfollow deleted posts from "Followed posts" tab

A bug report about this was raised on MSE: I am still seeing notifications of edits on a post I followed, which was deleted: @AdamLear's answer at How do I unfollow a deleted question states that: ...
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