I had a deleted question (with no answer) two months ago and it could be found always in my recently deleted questions link. Today, I needed a good comment on that post but the post (the question) is missing from "recently deleted questions". Where has it gone? Is it erased forever?

  • $\begingroup$ According to this answer, recent means last 60 days. $\endgroup$ Jun 13, 2021 at 10:09
  • $\begingroup$ @ArcticChar, Is it erased forever? I mean no one can see it? $\endgroup$ Jun 13, 2021 at 10:11
  • $\begingroup$ You can see the question if you have a link. And with a link, any user with 10k+ reputation can see the question. (And moderators can search also among deleted posts.) $\endgroup$ Jun 13, 2021 at 10:15
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak, Unfortunately, I don't have a link. It means there is no way I can see my own question? $\endgroup$ Jun 13, 2021 at 10:17
  • $\begingroup$ Probably that's the post in question math.stackexchange.com/questions/4073939/… $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Jun 13, 2021 at 10:18
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    $\begingroup$ @quid, Thank you very much. I saved the link. Now, I can find it easily. Thanks again. $\endgroup$ Jun 13, 2021 at 10:20
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    $\begingroup$ @LoopCorrections You could try Google Cache or Wayback Machined. If you remember something about the question, you could search a bit using SEDE. And, users with 10k+ reputation can search among their own deleted posts. But there is no easy way to find deleted question of another user or for users below 10k. You can find some SEDE queries to see what I mean here: Is there any way to see my deleted questions or answers? and Are there some tools to follow deletions on this site? $\endgroup$ Jun 13, 2021 at 10:21
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak, You are right! I remember them. Thanks for your information. $\endgroup$ Jun 13, 2021 at 10:23
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    $\begingroup$ Now that quid linked the question, I can include one example: If you remember that (convex-analysis) was used on the question, you could get the links to all of questions in this tag deleted this year. As you see, you get 270 results - unless you remember also something else about that question, then the only things that remains is to go through the links one-by-one. $\endgroup$ Jun 13, 2021 at 10:25
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak, I tried that; it worked. Interesting! Thanks so much for your help. $\endgroup$ Jun 13, 2021 at 10:38
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak, perhaps that link could be added to the accepted answer Answer. $\endgroup$ Jun 13, 2021 at 12:53
  • $\begingroup$ @RayButterworth - My problem is solved. Thanks. $\endgroup$ Jun 13, 2021 at 14:22
  • $\begingroup$ just go to your username and in the top put is:deleted $\endgroup$
    – Asinomás
    Jun 13, 2021 at 17:35
  • $\begingroup$ @Yorch As explained in the linked post, this works only for users with at least 10k reputation points. $\endgroup$ Jun 13, 2021 at 17:42
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, my bad ${}{}{}$ $\endgroup$
    – Asinomás
    Jun 13, 2021 at 17:46

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The page gives links to certain deleted questions, namely those that are "recent." At some point the "recent" does not longer apply and thus the link is dropped from that list.

The question persists on the site just as before, the sole problem is to find it. The main way to do this is by preserving a direct link, via bookmarking the question.

Thus, during the period of time it was on the list you should have bookmarked it. Chances are you could still find it in your browser history, but to make things simple I'll try to give you a direct link in a comment.


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