Some time ago, I have asked this question, and the comments contain the information I was looking for.
Later on, that question has been deleted by somebody else.

Now I would like to be able to search for that question (in order to find the information in the comments), but that seems not to be possible:

  • When launching a search (search string user:547147 "od", meaning my own questions about the "od" command), deleted questions are not shown.
  • The "Advanced Search Tips" don't give me the possibility to enable search for deleted questions.

(As I am not the one who has decided to delete that question,) I would like it to be possible to find it back in a search.

Is that possible?

  • 2
    Deleted questions are not shown in search results. If you like to ask for the feature to be added then you may need to ask at meta.stackexchange.com
    – Mokubai Mod
    Commented Apr 24, 2023 at 12:48
  • 1
    Question was deleted because it wasn't modified once it was closed. Since the question was not improved, which means it cannot be undeleted, here is a list of the comments.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Apr 24, 2023 at 14:18
  • I should clarify my last comment, the question could be improved and undeleted, I just don't foresee that happening. Which is the reason I took a screenshot of the comments and linked to it. Since I cannot in good faith vote to reverse the deletion of the question in it's current form.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Apr 24, 2023 at 18:17

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Searching your own deleted posts is only possible when the user has access to moderator tools privilege on 10k rep.

You also have a new search operator available to find your own deleted posts: deleted:1.

Aside from that, users can only browse their deleted questions on https://superuser.com/users/deleted-questions/current

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