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Before I ask a question on Stack Overflow, I try googling. When I google for "visibility of panel in," I got this link in Google. When I click on that link I got:

This question was voluntarily removed by its author.

I know what it means. Why did the search engine show that link, if the question was already removed? Is there any mechanism to hide questions from search engines, when they are removed?

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closed as off topic by Time Traveling Bobby, Robert Harvey Jun 12 '12 at 15:10

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Probably because the search engine indexed it before it was removed? The question is 3 hours old and was removed half an hour ago before it got any answers - Google simply didn't manage to recrawl it yet. – Wladimir Palant Jun 12 '12 at 7:36

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