I asked a question some time ago about dismissing multiple notifications on OS X. I still have the issue, but my question appears to have been deleted.

It's not showing on my recently deleted questions list - I guess it was probably deleted some time ago as well.

Does it still exist somewhere? Can anyone tell if/why it was deleted? I know I did get a couple of "random" downvotes at one point, so it may have been at -1 - would that, combined with low activity, have been sufficient for it to have been automatically deleted at some point?

EDIT: Here's what I see when I follow @bmike's link

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and if I follow the "deleted recent questions" I get

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Your questions should all be listed at https://apple.stackexchange.com/users/51900/cupawntae?tab=questions&sort=newest

Only two are deleted. Is it one of those?

See The Community user deleted my question! What gives? for the definition of the deletion reasons.

Also, see Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted and the related questions on the Linked column at the right of it for a lot of discussions, opinions and decisions on this topic. To keep it short: It is intentional.

  • I don't see any deleted questions on that list - only 6 open questions. Is there a rep threshold to see them? – CupawnTae Jul 14 '16 at 11:26
  • (pasted screenshot into question) – CupawnTae Jul 14 '16 at 11:31
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    See links in the post above :) – bmike Jul 14 '16 at 11:32
  • Thanks, yes, I can get to the questions via the direct links, but I can't see them on any list - any idea why? – CupawnTae Jul 14 '16 at 11:34
  • No - you need a higher reputation to see all deleted questions, but I was under the impression that any rep account can see their deleted questions. Perhaps you have two accounts or it's a bug. – bmike Jul 14 '16 at 11:51
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    Any reputation can see recently deleted questions. The deleted questions by @CupawnTae were too old to be shown in the list. All deleted questions are hidden from the questions list in a user's activity except to a moderator. You can view all your own deleted questions of any age once you reach 10k reputation. – grg Jul 14 '16 at 19:17
  • @grgarside is it the recency of deletion or the age of the question that determines it? If it's the latter (which it seems to be, based on the text of the link), it's a bit unfortunate since the questions just suddenly vanish without a trace as far as the user is concerned. I happen to actually still want answers to both of these, so I would have liked the opportunity to reopen-vote them at the very least. – CupawnTae Jul 14 '16 at 20:16
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    Notifying the user in case of auto-deletion might be a feature request, I didn't have time yet to look at meta.stackexchange.com whether this has come up before. – nohillside Jul 15 '16 at 7:24
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    We can undelete the questions if you wish. But keep in mind that the questions have been sitting there for some months (display) or a year (notifiations) without getting a lot of attention, so they might not do better this time. And at least the notification question would require some updates (assuming you are no longer on Yosemite). – nohillside Jul 15 '16 at 7:26
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    @CupawnTae It shows questions posted in the last 60 days which have been deleted, irrespective of deletion date. patrix has addressed the undeletion. – grg Jul 15 '16 at 10:08
  • Thanks for the info guys. I've updated the notifications Q to include El Capitan. The Thunderbolt one is also still relevant (and the one downvote on it was one of a number that "mysteriously" happened immediately after a disagreement on a completely unrelated topic) - not sure what else I can add to it... I'm aware they probably won't get much attention as they are pretty niche, but I believe them to be valid and on-topic, and at least if they're left open it's vaguely possible that someone will find them via google at some point and I might get an answer. – CupawnTae Jul 15 '16 at 13:42
  • (BTW, the only reason I'm not marking this accepted is that it still implies I should be able to see my deleted questions on the list (still not sure what the reasoning is behind hiding them from the author, but that's another discussion)) – CupawnTae Jul 15 '16 at 13:48
  • @CupawnTae I've updated the answer with a link to the related question on the Meta site. – nohillside Jul 16 '16 at 13:01
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    @patrix great stuff, thanks again - intentional and highly unpopular by the looks of it. – CupawnTae Jul 16 '16 at 16:17

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