# Recovering just for me my deleted question (or answer)

I am sorry to ask. There was an MO Q. by me (which addressed in an elementary way the infinity axiom, actually by just providing another formulation of algebraic flavor). I have carelessly deleted my Q. without quite committing it to memory or other media.

I see that there is a bunch of related meta-questions about the deleted MO-posts but somehow I am not able to take advantage of them and the answers. I just see that any moderator can help--thus, please, help. Thank you.

• For general reference: due to a recent change 10k+ users can search for their own deleted content with deleted:1 – user9072 Feb 12 '16 at 1:48
• You have 11 deleted questions and 31 deleted answers, none of which seem to match your description. – François G. Dorais Feb 12 '16 at 3:46
• @FrançoisG.Dorais -thank you for your time. It was definitely a Q. The question & answer format skews the text away from amplifying its intention or main point. Nevertheless there was something about groups and their finiteness or infiniteness, either way. I have presented what I believe was an original treatment of finiteness (or infiniteness)--it was all very simple & elementary. Possibly it was about a monoid (or semigroup) being forced to be a group. I hope that only $\mathbf 1$ my deleted Question fits my rough description while the remaining $\mathbf {10}$ are clearly not related. – Włodzimierz Holsztyński Feb 12 '16 at 6:28
• The closest "question" I could find was this one. – S. Carnahan Feb 12 '16 at 14:10
• @S. Carnagan -- this is it, thank you very much. – Włodzimierz Holsztyński Feb 21 '16 at 8:33

## 1 Answer

As far as I know, in situations like this - when you deleted the post yourself, all you have to do is to check the tab with delete votes in your profile. If you do not have too deleted your posts too often, you'll see only a few posts there, so this might be a reasonable way to find the one you're interested in.

This tab contains both self-deletions and votes to delete cast on other users' posts. But the latter is only relevant for 10k+ users - who have easier access to their own deleted stuff anyway - simply by including deleted:1 in the search query. I will also mention that among the delete votes you will also see posts that you have deleted and later undeleted.

A situation would be different for posts deleted by roomba or by other users who can delete posts. (Privilege to cast delete votes on question obtained at 10k reputation points. Starting from 20k reputation points users can also deleted answers and there are less restrictions on deleting questions.) Obviously, in such cases you will not find the post among your own deletion votes.

More information about searching for deleted posts: Can I somewhere see my own deleted questions?