I'm a little frustrated that content I've Favorited/bookmarked is no longer available with no redirect or context of what used to be there.
- If people who answer a question are often downvoted for not summarizing the content of an external link, shouldn't the folks who delete historic / highly voted questions (thus breaking the bookmark) need to summarize and replace it with something?
It seems to me that SO's ideology of the broken URI is one sided and inconsiderate of its own users. The one who deletes highly referenced questions should have a 301/2 redirect or summary in place of that question.
What are your thoughts on having a system to promote good deletions and penalize bad deletions for Mods who have that power?
We penalize our own answerers whenever they don't summarize link text. (under the assumption the remote link can be deleted or changed)... but there isn't any control to govern delete behavior to keep up with the user base.
Food for thought:
It would be interesting to see how long it has taken 5 votes to delete a question vs how many active users there are over time. My guess is that 5 votes is insufficient to determine community consensus as the community grew larger
The quantity of 10k users with delete powers has grown significantly over time and therefore have a higher chance to act against community consensus or subject matter expert consensus.