I suggest that it might be useful to implement the ability to flag deleted posts as "bad deletion" (and possibly "good deletion"). This would be a harmless way for users to show their distaste at (or favor of) a deletion without starting yet another Meta thread on the subject.
posted by gilrain to Feature Requests at 11:43 AM (151 comments total)
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As with normal flagging, the mods would not be obligated to act on or disclose the flags, but could use them as fairly drama-free form of community input. The numbers wouldn't be immediately useful, but over time the mods would get a feel for what is standard pushback against a deletion, and what is a genuine outlier that indicates a large amount of resentment.