On the landing page it says that Catija has modified this question:

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But the timeline on the question doesn't show what modification that was:

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I've never seen that before. Is it a ?

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There was a now-deleted answer on that question which didn't really answer the question. I assume she edited it before it was deleted.

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    Catija edited the answer, but it was a self-delete.
    – JNat StaffMod
    Apr 27, 2021 at 19:34
  • @JNat thanks for checking!
    – Glorfindel
    Apr 27, 2021 at 19:40
  • @JNat Since none of us can see the deleted answer except for CMs and Glorfindel, I wonder if it has something to do with this user having a reputation of 2 including the 1-point default that everyone has. This means they gained a net reputation of 1. Perhaps this can happen by editing a post (+1) and then downvoting an answer once (-1), but the user has never downvoted. If a user never downvotes, how can they gain a reputation of "only 1" ? Apr 27, 2021 at 21:44
  • @NikeDattani FWIW I can't see the answer now either.
    – Glorfindel
    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:17
  • I thought deleted answers on one's own question are still visible, but I could be wrong (perhaps you need more rep). Do you have any idea why that user (from my last comment) had a reputation of 2? It seems it's been decreased back down to 1, but with no history of how it changed. Perhaps @JNat could shed some light on it? Apr 28, 2021 at 5:19
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    @NikeDattani that user now has 1 reputation; also, they weren't involved in this situation.
    – Glorfindel
    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:23
  • @Glorfindel Yea I noticed it's now 1, but it certainly said 2 when I wrote the first comment. It was very bizarre. Apr 28, 2021 at 5:23
  • That user has nothing to do with any of this, @NikeDattani. Catija edited the answer, and it got bumped on the homepage; the author of the answer then deleted it. That's all there is to it. As per this page, "the post's author, developers, moderators, and users with over 1,000 reputation" can see deleted posts, and no one else can — hence why you can't.
    – JNat StaffMod
    Apr 28, 2021 at 8:43

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