Is there a method to search for deleted answers, at least for those that have access to them? Did not see anything under the Advanced Super Ninja Search Options on the Search Options Page.

I don't recall what the question was about, but I know I answered it, then later deleted it, as a problem with the solution was pointed out to me. I also remember the user who pointed out the problem in a comment to the now deleted answer.

Is there any way to locate it?

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    You should be able to see them on your activity page under you list of answers. Of course, you can only go through by hand.
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Nov 22, 2011 at 6:53
  • @JosephWright: Nope, deleted answers are not listed. I just did a test and answered my ensuremath question. It showed up in my answers. I deleted the answer, and then it no longer shows up in my answers... Nov 23, 2011 at 5:06
  • I checked on my profile, just in case the rules had changed, but can see my deleted answers there. Can someone else who's not a mod check this?
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Nov 23, 2011 at 6:57

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I think there is no way, see Can we have an isdeleted:1 search option/operator? on Meta.SO.

  • Thanks for that link. I think we should still at least be able to locate our own deleted answers since we can see them if we come across them. I guess I'll just start keeping a list when I delete an answer, so I can step through them. Nov 22, 2011 at 5:13

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