Why was this question deleted? It had some pretty interesting "hacks" and things in it. The question has ~1k upvotes.
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Basically what Mr Disappointment said. More generally, it's tagged with polls. Almost everything in this tag automatically sucks by simple nature of being a poll, which are now explicitly off-topic for stack exchange:
Other forms of this:
You might wonder "but there's interesting information in there". Yes, that's a given. However:
The best thing to happen would be for interesting snippets to be their own question and answer.
Because it got the required deletion votes, a decision made by the community:
Anna's vote would have been binding anyway, but she didn't act unilaterally in the capacity of a moderator, but rather as a contributor in agreement with other members of the community.
Likewise, the community (those with high enough reputation to see the question, at least) can cast undelete votes - if they gain traction, then so be it.
It was more of a Reddit-type thread, anyway. Had this been asked today, it would have been closed nigh immediately, and then a candidate for deletion by implication, and the FAQ sums up why:
It didn't concern:
Note that I'm not lying by omission when leaving out software tools commonly used by programmers, it's just that you could stretch that (with a great imagination and wicked tongue) to encompass this, but alas, it doesn't do justice in way of any of the other requirements, with no particular specificity to be practically useful.