Many times I have had answers and found out they were invalid due to a obscure meta post. But people have said things like: "This is the 3rd time people have done this and it is still not funny", "This is still invalid just like the other removed answers". I can't see those answers and I believe ~500+ should be able to see removed answers to help avoid this. BUT they can't see who made this answer.

  • \$\begingroup\$ This was prompted by me, I assume? \$\endgroup\$ – Okx Jun 27 '17 at 10:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ +1 because I'd like to see this problem discussed, even if I don't necessarily think the suggested solution is the best one. \$\endgroup\$ – trichoplax Jun 27 '17 at 10:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ Personally I think 1000 would be a more reasonable threshold \$\endgroup\$ – Skidsdev Jun 27 '17 at 10:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ Do people usually view the deleted answers, especially on highly answered questions, before posting? \$\endgroup\$ – TheLethalCoder Jun 27 '17 at 10:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ @TheLethalCoder Well, I won't post an answer if I see than an identical solution has been deleted... \$\endgroup\$ – Erik the Outgolfer Jun 27 '17 at 10:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ @EriktheOutgolfer Yeah and me too but that doesn't mean everyone looks into the deleted answers before posting. \$\endgroup\$ – TheLethalCoder Jun 27 '17 at 10:21
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    \$\begingroup\$ Just an FYI, I'm pretty sure that if (when) we fully graduate, rep thresholds for deleted answers/questions, by default, go up. SO has mod tools at 10,000 rep. \$\endgroup\$ – Stephen Jun 27 '17 at 13:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Okx partially but those comments are from other unnamed users \$\endgroup\$ – Christopher Jun 27 '17 at 16:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ @TheLethalCoder yeah I just gave my best idea \$\endgroup\$ – Christopher Jun 27 '17 at 16:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ @StephenS Yeah that is true please don't do that SE \$\endgroup\$ – Christopher Jun 27 '17 at 16:42
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    \$\begingroup\$ Is this really such a big problem? If anything, deleted answers just create clutter and are an eyesore \$\endgroup\$ – Beta Decay Jun 28 '17 at 13:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ @BetaDecay well if answers you think are valid are not and others have tried that it reduces the eyesore \$\endgroup\$ – Christopher Jun 28 '17 at 18:02

There's nothing we can do about this

The perk of seeing deleted answers are set on 2000 rep, and is set by the SE team. It's not a local rule to set reputations for these perks.


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