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How can I list all my posts both deleted and nondeleted?

In the search box of main site:

user:674 deleted:yes

only shows deleted posts.

user:674 deleted:yes deleted:no

doesn't list both deleted posts and non-deleted posts, but only non-deleted posts.

Does SE deliberately make reasonable operations involving deleted posts hard?

Thanks.

  • I'm guessing the search engine simply reads the options in the order they were given. So the second deleted:no overwrites the first deleted:yes. This is also why user:674 deleted:no deleted:yes will only return deleted posts. – terdon Apr 9 at 13:31
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I'm not sure about the correct syntax for doing searches with deleted:, but putting any string after deleted: which is not yes or no seems to work.

For example

user:674 deleted:*

I don't think there is any deliberate attempt at obfuscation involved here.

I'm at this very moment not 100% sure that deleted posts stay around forever. Someone with more knowledge than me will supply that information, I'm sure.

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If you look in the help the full list of search operators is covered there. The page is titled: help/searching.

Deleted Posts (requires 10,000 reputation) When you earn the Access to Moderator Tools privilege, you may search your own deleted posts by using the deleted: operator.

  • deleted:1 searches only your deleted posts
  • deleted:all searches both deleted and not-deleted posts that you've authored
  • deleted:0 searches only not-deleted posts that you've authored (effectively the same as user:me)

Unfortunately this operator appears to be limited to users with 10k rep or higher for searching amongst all the deleted posts. User's can however see their own deleted posts, they just cannot search for them using the deleted: operator.

References

  • I believe you can always see your deleted posts; the FAQ had wording like "always visible to the author" – Jeff Schaller Apr 9 at 13:38
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    @JeffSchaller you can see them but you can't search them. I just tested with a sock account that has posted a deleted question and searching for user:NNN deleted:all returns nothing. – terdon Apr 9 at 13:40

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