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I understand question deletion by moderators, but I cannot understand why this question was deleted by the Community user: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19208544/

Please could somebody explain this to me.

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marked as duplicate by Josh Caswell, hims056, Lance Roberts, gnat, Martijn Pieters Oct 26 '13 at 9:10

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Interesting. It has upvoted answers, so it shouldn't get auto-deleted. – Mysticial Oct 25 '13 at 20:18

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The user account from which the question was posted was deleted by SE, at the account owner's request. Questions with a score below zero are automatically deleted by the system when an account deletion takes place. That's what happened here.

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I thought questions that are upvoted or have upvoted answers are spared. hmm... – Mysticial Oct 25 '13 at 20:20
The question was at -1 when it was deleted. The answers seems to suggest a mundane syntax error. – Robert Harvey Oct 25 '13 at 20:20
Right, but I (wrongly) believed that having upvoted answers would be enough to block the auto-deletion. (since we don't want to "lose valuable answers") – Mysticial Oct 25 '13 at 20:21
Not for a destroy operation. – Robert Harvey Oct 25 '13 at 20:22
Ah. Good to know. – Mysticial Oct 25 '13 at 20:22
Yeah, destroy is not mostly dead. Destroy is check the pockets for loose change. – Robert Harvey Oct 25 '13 at 20:23
Was this a reflection on the quality of the question, the user's profile or is it following some principle that SE will delete all content including related content when asked? – Some Helpful Commenter Oct 25 '13 at 20:56
@SomeHelpfulCommenter: The OP posted two questions before requesting account deletion. Both questions were very basic; both had a score of -1 at time of deletion. See my answer update. – Robert Harvey Oct 25 '13 at 21:25

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