Considering that Stack Exchange automatically deletes "dead" questions and deleted questions/answers are removed from user profiles after a certain time period (30 days?), active long-time users likely have lost some of their content unless they manually keep track of URLs. How can I access my complete post history?


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Stack Exchange has recently made some changes that allow users to see their full deleted question and answer history, regardless of how long ago the post was deleted.

There's a list for both questions and answers. You can navigate to these pages yourself by opening your questions and answers pages, scrolling to the bottom, and clicking the "Deleted questions" or "Deleted answers" link, which will take you to a page for that post type.

The direct links to these pages are:

  • Answers: gaming.stackexchange.com/users/deleted-answers/current (link)
  • Questions: gaming.stackexchange.com/users/deleted-questions/current (link)

Though this addition makes your deleted posts more visible regardless of reputation, the deleted:1 search operator still requires having earned the access to moderator tools privilege.


You can search Arqade's automated bot Lazers 2.0's post history by appending your username to the search field:

Lazers 2.0

Because the bot doesn't share answers, you have to contact a moderator or a user with over 10 000 reputation (see user privileges) to access your full history.

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