Hey everyone - this topic is an announcement for a feature that just hit master. Also, this only applies to forum admins/staff - if you aren’t staff, you won’t notice any of this.
Once you update the next time, you should start noticing “
1 post hidden” showing up on some topics, and clicking it will expand a deleted post. This is because deleted posts will now be collapsed by default.
Also, there will be a “Unhide Deleted Posts” button at the start of the topic, which will effectively expand all of the deleted posts at once.
Screenshot example here on Meta:
(Note that many forums that have gone offline were deleted from that topic.)
Additionally, to further assist in reviewing a thread after the fact, if you filter a topic to a single user’s posts, the deleted posts filter will be disabled (i.e. the user’s deleted posts are shown). You can also share a link to a topic with the deleted posts expanded with your fellow admins by adding
?show_deleted=1 to the URL.
I’m sure that this will be a welcome change for many.