Some disconcerting issues about deleting:
- Question with high visibility do not have any weight on decisions to delete
- Questions with significant upvotes carry no weight
- Good (read high quality) answers obviously have no bearing on the decision to delete
- Deletion of the questions produces orphan objects/references
In particular, deletion of this question left me with a badge for which no one can see why I have it:
I understand that clean-up happens and I am thrilled that rep recalcs are a thing of the past. I am more upset over the deletion of the question and loss of a lot of work by myself and others who had input. Why wouldn't some questions be rolled/merged rather than deleted. Especially when there are so many 'struct' questions on SO that are closed?
It simply is not fair to delete (apparently without any regard) questions and throw away the efforts of those who answered. I know I was not the only one to lose out on this particular deletion. I (and those who upvoted) felt that the answer provided credible information that is now gone.