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I clicked "follow" on a curious post yesterday. It was deleted, but apparently it's still getting edited, because I have received multiple alerts in my inbox.

My recent inbox notifications, 3/4 about GOLD VALUE

I don't have enough reputation to view the deleted post, so I get a 404 when I click the notification.

Thus I can't unfollow the question, either!

This is mainly a curiosity (please don't manually unfollow it on my behalf even if you can - if nothing else it allows for future troubleshooting) but surely also a bug in how the follow logic is implemented. Or is there a way to unfollow this post without visiting it?

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According to the answer to Cannot unfollow locked post from Following tab on Meta Stack Exchange, you should be able to unfollow the post from the Following tab in your user profile.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the pointer. Unfortunately, it doesn't work; it says I'm not following any posts. $\endgroup$
    – tripleee
    Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 14:54
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    $\begingroup$ Too bad, perhaps because you don't have the privilege to see the post. $\endgroup$
    – Glorfindel
    Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 16:11
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    $\begingroup$ Posted a separate bug report: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/354289/… $\endgroup$
    – tripleee
    Commented Sep 17, 2020 at 7:06
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This is now as per https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/366525/169312 in the sense that you can now unfollow deleted posts even if you don't have enough rep to otherwise see them.

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