How long will an account's "recently deleted questions" be kept? Will that be the same for all SE sites, or vary? I wish they are kept forever.

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SE just soft-delete (the post is there, just that isn't visible) all the posts, so they are kept in the databases forever. Now, in your "recently deleted questions/answers" that appears in your user profile, that will only be kept for 60 days.

  • Thanks. Why 60 days? not 0 day or forever?
    – Tim
    Oct 20, 2014 at 22:35
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    @Tim see what Shog said
    – Braiam
    Oct 20, 2014 at 22:39

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