I've deleted a question,but the number of views is still changing. Who can see my deleted question? Aren't they permanently deleted?
Questions that are deleted are not visible to most users, but there are some users who can see deleted posts, including:
- The original author of the post
- Users with 10,000 or more reputation (see the help center's privileges list for 10k rep)
- Elected Moderators (like myself)
- StackExchange Employees
This has always been the case. Deleted questions are not permanently deleted, in that deleted posts can still be viewed by those certain groups of users for historical and/or moderation purposes.
They can also be undeleted under certain circumstances, though this is a much more rare occurrence.
And heck, they can even be undeleted :D Jun 6, 2018 at 17:54
2I think OP with < 10k gets to see it for a limited time (60 days?) from their profile (OP can directly visit the address following the URL always).– pomskyJun 6, 2018 at 21:02