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One of my questions seems to have disappeared (presumably deleted?). When I googled it to try and see why it was gone, I noticed that google's summary of the page says there are 5 answers to the question, but I wasn't notified about them or the question being deleted. What's going on here?

I believe It's question 11130565. For now, the first hit on google for "git - gitolite ports (freeBSD) install - Stack Overflow" shows what I'm talking about.

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No there are no answers there. Only some comments. And you replied last so must have seen them all. Not sure where Google extracts the "5 answers" from. –  Martin Smith Jul 21 '12 at 7:56
    
@Pekka Ah didn't come across that one in my pre-ask search. This question is about my specific question though, while the other is about google's issue in general. –  Matthew Adams Jul 21 '12 at 8:02
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Your question was "autodeleted" see: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/78048/… for more info. –  nemesv Jul 21 '12 at 8:05
    
@MatthewAdams - The answer there answers your question though. It has no answer so Google counts number of comments up to a max of 5. –  Martin Smith Jul 21 '12 at 8:07
    
@MartinSmith OK, so should I delete this question then? –  Matthew Adams Jul 21 '12 at 8:10
    
@nemesv I see- that's fair, thanks for looking that up. –  Matthew Adams Jul 21 '12 at 8:12
    
Humorously, I got distracted from the project that prompted the deleted question because of a burgeoning SO addiction... –  Matthew Adams Jul 21 '12 at 8:19

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Google is wrong. (Cue shocked intakes of breath!) For example, Google claims that this other question has five answers, it only has two (none showing as deleted).

Your question appears to have no answers at all associated with it. It also appears that you were responsible for deleting it (as it doesn't indicate that it was deleted by others!). IF that is the case, you should be able to follow the link and click "undelete".

Note that it was only deleted 3 hours ago, perhaps inadvertently?

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Following the link just gives me the 404 page... –  Matthew Adams Jul 21 '12 at 8:03
    
Odd - I thought everyone could see their own deleted questions... :/ –  Rob Jul 21 '12 at 8:05
    
Questions deleted by their author show the author name. This isn't the case here. –  Mat Jul 21 '12 at 8:11
    
+1 for Google is wrong, I didnt know that part. –  Lucifer Jul 21 '12 at 8:27
    
@Lucifer, it ocasionally warrants saying. Usually to the same people that claim that "it's on Wikipedia, it must be true!" ;-) –  Rob Jul 21 '12 at 15:54
    
@Rob The question was deleted automatically since it's negatively scored, has no answers, and is over 30 days old. –  Anna Lear Jul 22 '12 at 3:28

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