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Could you please provide a way to retrieve deleted questions/answers?

Your database contains that data, until you hard delete it, so it would be useful for us to have the chance to play with it.

I'm suggesting to add a parameter like:

deleted (optional)

    * When "true", will include deleted id where available.
    * boolean

Why I'm asking it?
Well, because a lot of questions were recently deleted and it would be cool to have access to them without using the data dumps.

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+1 - That would be quite useful indeed, but I wouldn't hold my breath ... It seems about time to expose these dumps regularly elsewhere for this and similar needs, i.e. something along the lines of the most excellent Stack Exchange Data Explorer (including the ability to persist queries and/or a respective API), but with access to historical dumps as well. –  Steffen Opel Jan 14 '11 at 12:39
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This goes hand in hand with authentication.

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And updates on this feature? –  TheLQ Feb 23 '13 at 14:57
    
And again, is this live and just undocumented or dead? –  Oli May 23 at 10:50
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