READ: THIS DOES NOT WORK. It has been broken by improvements in privilege enforcement. Sorry!
The only reason I haven't deleted this post is that it would be particularly cruel for people seeking a way to view deleted posts to be met with another inexplicably deleted question.
The original post is included below only for reference.
Stack Exchange Deleted Question Viewer is a user script which allows any users with at least 500 reputation to see most deleted posts, if they have a link to them. It will display the post's title, content, vote counts and comments. If the post has been edited at least once, it will also display the author and editor.
You can try this out with a deleted question and answer of mine on meta.stackoverflow.com, then consider taking a look at the Popular Deleted Questions list on meta.
You will only be able to see answers when you use their permalink, or you voted on them answer before they were deleted. This will fail for locked questions, but should work for all others.
This script relies on certain bugs and design features that are likely to be changed at some point. I'll accommodate these changes if it's possible, but it may not be.
Released under the MIT Open Source License.
Click here to install Stack Exchange Deleted Question Viewer.
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox + Greasemonkey
Stack Exchange Deleted Question Viewer was written me, Jeremy Banks. You can just leave feedback in the comments, but if you would like to email me my address is in my profile.
...if any Stack Exchange folks would prefer that this be deleted, I won't object.