Mysterious sync problem & lack of 'trash bin'

A few days ago I had a bunch of notes go missing. I was in a panic until I figured out that the recently added Note History had them saved. Unfortunately, the lack of a trash bin meant I had to use a tool to open up the sqlite database to rummage around and recover the data, having to convert a lot of encoded symbols (e.g. &) in the process.

I don’t see anything in the sync log that would be at all suspect, and I don’t really know when it happened. But it makes me think that the trash bin for notes should be prioritized more highly.

Go missing? Can you please elaborate?

They were there, and then they weren’t. At no point did I delete them. I just went looking for them and they weren’t there anymore. I had to open up the database file to find them.