Is it possible to get results of a particular SEDE query executed against an older data snapshot? I am interested in these in order to perform sort of retrospective study.

Query I would like to run is Marginal short answers with links. I would like to see results of this query executed against data snapshot taken in the beginning of March / end of February, when the query was introduced. A close enough data dump seems to be one uploaded on March 18, 2013 here: http://www.clearbits.net/torrents/2121-mar-2013

Per my recollection, back then query has been showing about one or two (maybe three) thousands posts. Today, it shows less than 60 posts.

I would like to learn what happened to thousands posts that are not there anymore, how many was there back then, how many of these were deleted, edited, historically locked.

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There's no way to do this via SEDE, so comparing data dumps is pretty much your only half-way sane option.

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