I've been surprised how many questions I've seen with only one or two
delete votes, especially when users post exact duplicates of their questions if they don't get "good enough" answers quickly. I'd expect these to be deleted very quickly, but they often aren't deleted for a while.
These are often closed within minutes, and very often people downvote the duplicate, sometimes with a comment similar to:
-1 for posting the exact same question you posted an hour ago.
The duplicate question should be deleted. It contains nothing new and cannot serve as a signpost for the future.
delete votes being held back because deleted posts no longer count for reputation during a recalc?
If I downvote a question, I want it to stick. Voting is very immediate: a -1 is a tangible event.
Vague threats of future question bans "if the community deletes too many questions" are not as tangible (to me or questioners).
delete votes for these posts being held back because users cannot view their deleted questions? If people give feedback about how to ask better questions (I must use Jon's handy http://tinyurl.com/so-hints link several times each day) there is no way for the questioner to ever see the feedback and know that their behavior was not welcomed in our community if the post is deleted before their return.
delete votes being held back because people don't re-visit posts they've voted to close? (I've wanted some way to flag, vote to close, or vote to delete in an hour if a post isn't edited...) Perhaps we could use another mechanism like vote to close this post and cast a delete vote once it is closed?
Is anyone else curious or concerned about why such obvious duplicates live for as long as they do?