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It's because you answered it, yes. You can always see your own deleted posts if you have a link. Because it doesn't make sense to see an answer in isolation, if your deleted post is an answer, you see the question too. (And any other answers, I suppose; I don't think there's code to show subsets of pages like that.) You can see your own recent deleted ...


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If you're seeing +1s as a result of deletions, those would have to have been votes on answers as voting on questions is free. I just checked the list of recently-deleted posts (requires 10k to see), and it appears that on average 2-3 posts per day are getting deleted. When a question is deleted so are its answers, but most of the questions I see there are ...


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If the question has been voted down into negative numbers, and no one has answered anything (and the other criteria mentioned apply), it is an indication that the question needs improvement. [Even if it was a difficult question that had no answer, it would still be voted up if it was a decent question.] The onus is on the questioner to improve the question. ...


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Deleted posts (questions and answers) are only available to users with at least 10k rep; they're not visible to the public. So most people following the link from the comment won't see anything. You can see the question (even though you don't have 10k rep) because you asked it. Nobody else under 10k can see it. Comments are second-class citizens on Stack ...


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I unmerged the question, but unfortunately that does not restore comments. It's also still marked as a duplicate of a deleted question, so at the very least it ought to be reopened and (potentially) closed for some other reason. I don't know off the top of my head why this isn't an option for moderators. Perhaps it's because merges are intended to be rather ...


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I recently asked this on Meta.SE, and it was answered by one of their mods over there. I’m really not sure why I didn’t post this sooner, but here it is. This is actually by design. The whole point of seeing deleted posts isn't really to ensure that the delete feature is being used correctly, so much as it gives high-reputation users the opportunity to find ...


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It was closed because questions about Jewish people, which questions don't relate to Judaism per se, are off-topic. That's irrespective of what other questions may (perhaps inappropriately) remain open or have upvotes. And it was deleted automatically by a Stack Exchange script that deletes closed questions that aren't upvoted, and not by a human.


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How can I undelete one of my posts? Self-deleted posts can be viewed and undeleted by their original authors. However, self-deleted questions cannot be edited by their authors unless undeleted first. Self-deleted answers can be edited by the author without undeleting. Normally, if your deleted post is not self-deleted, you can't undelete it yourself (though ...


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These things often don't see enough velocity for closure, which is why they're culled iteratively. If we restricted the reach to only closed questions, a significant amount of stuff that's not likely to help anyone (or worse, blocking someone from asking a better question altogether) wouldn't get deleted. As Shog notes in comments, they get a pretty long ...


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When you move your mouse cursor over the grayed-out edit link, you should see a tooltip saying You cannot edit your own deleted question. Undelete before editing. As to the reasons for this, see the comments and answer on this question on Meta.SE.


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According to the text in the question, the answer is "yes; it is possible to edit a deleted quesiton."


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I say you should let it lie unless a user has specifically flagged for revival.


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The question was removed because it violated the site rules in a way that necessitated its removal, and your (good) answer was unfortunately also therefore removed. Nothing to do about it, I'm afraid. I'm sorry you wasted your time writing an answer; don't let this deter you from writing others, as it's the kind of thing that happens but rarely. That ...


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The question was deleted by its asker and only he can say why he deleted it. Note that the Stack Exchange software allows any question author to delete his question so long as it has no more than one answer and that answer has no more upvotes than downvotes. In this case, the only answer was yours, and it the same number of upvotes and downvotes, so the ...


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