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Is there any way to see my deleted questions or answers?

Previously I deleted some of my questions, I wonder if there is a way to see (only) my deleted questions?
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Under what circumstances is it appropriate to delete a question that has received a good answer?

I would like to have a discussion about the following question: When is it appropriate to delete a question which has been closed as "missing context or details," but which has generated ...
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Should we vote to delete wrong answers?

It is not difficult to notice that sometimes an answer is deleted (by users other than the OP)1 simply on the grounds that it is considered incorrect by the users who voted to delete. (Probably if you ...
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Are there some possibilities for users below 10k to see deleted posts of other users?

Users that have at least 10k reputation can view deleted questions and answers. IIRC every user can see their own deleted recent questions on their profile page. (For more details, see: Is there any ...
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Does reputation change if an answer gets deleted due to deletion of original post by vote(s)?

I recently found that the following post $\lim_{x\rightarrow +\infty}\sqrt{x}e^{-x}\left(\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{x^{k}}{k!\sqrt{k}}\right)$ was deleted by vote(s) and as a result my answer also got ...
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How to deal with ignored answers

In some situations, I have experienced the following: I have answered a question. Then, after a couple of days (say a week for example), there has still been no feedback to the answer (no comments, no ...
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Question answered in comments

I asked a question, linked here on MSE, and then later realised where I could be going wrong. I asked about this in the comments, and it was confirmed to me in the comments by the user Random Variable ...
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What can I do if the problem is deleted when I tried to edit my answer?

Yesterday ($8$ hours ago) there was a problem asking to find the residue of $\exp (\csc(1/z))$ at each of its singularity. I answered that problem and then today morning, I thought to edit my answer ...
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Deletion of on-topic answers only because they contain mathematical errors.

Are mathematical errors in an answer that is otherwise reasonable and on-topic ever a sufficient reason for users (other than the answer-author) to delete that answer? For a recent answer, the ...
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How come a user can undelete something that was deleted from the Review system?

I was roaming around the site, and I ran into an answer which had a substantial negative score. Apparently the answer was deleted before through a review queue. In fact, it was a unanimous vote to ...
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When is it appropriate to delete a very brief book recommendation answer?

I was reviewing an answer to a question asking for references of books in Real Analysis. The answer was very brief saying "Lalji prasad" was the best book. I never heard of Lalji prasad before ... so ...
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Is it possible to see deleted answers?

Someone posted an incorrect answer and later deleted it after I posted a correct answer. Is there any way for me to see the deleted answer, or is it gone forever?
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I don't understand this audit.

Recently, when going through the Low Quality Posts review queue, I failed an audit. Of course, audits have notoriously been inaccurate at times and I have failed other review audits before, but those ...
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Post new answer or significantly edit old wrong answer?

Here's the situation I ran into: I posted an answer to Maximum $C$ such that every shape in $\Bbb R^2$ with area $<C$ can be placed to avoid $\Bbb Z^2$ and it garnered a few upvotes before I ...
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Suggest adding complete list of recently deleted posts

It seems to come up once in a while that someone is asking about whether it is possible to see ones deleted posts. It is possible to see for example the deleted recent questions, but there is no ...
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If I delete my own downvoted question or answer will I regain lost reputation? [duplicate]

I lose reputation for a statement that's deemed to be of poor quality. I suppose I could delete it to prevent further downvotes. If I do, do I also regain what I lost?
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Getting reputation back after deleting answer

Today it happened to me 2 times, I posted answer to questions and I got 3 (and 1 on another answer) downvotes on my answer. After that I deleted my answers. Then after some time when I check my ...
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Why was my answer deleted by a moderator?

My answer to Fitting a closed curve on the roots of ${x \choose k}-c$ was short but I do not see why it was deleted by a moderator. In fact, I think it correctly answers the question, though I would ...
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If I post a question or an answer, which gets upvotes, and I delete said post do I lose reputation?

My Question (most likely a duplicate, but I couldn't find such): If I post something (i.e a question or an answer) and it gets say 2 upvotes, and I delete said post do I then lose all the reputation ...
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Deletion of my answer did not lead to reputation loss [duplicate]

Recently (more than 24 hours have passed) one of my answers got deleted, as collateral damage. However, it is strange that my points +98 (10-2) have not been revoked. In my experience when I was ...
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Why do people delete answers that seem useful and how should one react?

This question is intended to help me and others that experience this behavior to understand these action and (hopefully) therefore be a better members to this valuable mathematics community. I wish to ...