Some ten years ago, I've created about a dozen of wikipedia articles, especially on the Russian Wikipedia.

Years went by, and almost all of them got deleted, for completely ridiculous reasons, and very often without adequate notifications to any field experts, or sometimes outright against the consensus of the community and in the presence of reputable sources, which is the primary reason I completely abandoned wasting any more time on those people.

Many of the articles I've created from scratch; some did contain original research (e.g., against the official policies of Wikipedia, but a good source for my own site); none included any copyvio or personal information; all were done from a registered account; is there any way to recover all such edits?

Additionally, is there any way to preserve years-old articles that are yet to be removed?

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    Duplicate with How to access deleted pages on Wikipedia? – Ainali Dec 10 '15 at 8:20
  • @Ainali, I think this one is different, because it's me who authored the content, and in any sanely designed system, the author is kinda supposed to be able to view stuff they've authored... Especially if the article wasn't deleted for copyvio or doxing. – cnst Dec 10 '15 at 9:19
  • Well, that is not possible on Wikipedia (and that does not change whether you regard it as sane or not), and hence a duplicate. There is no way for an admin to set different levels of access to the deleted page depending on the reason for deletion. It is either deleted or not. – Ainali Dec 10 '15 at 22:57
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    Did you look in the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine? – Jerry101 Dec 11 '15 at 5:11

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