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I was searching for code help, and came to this question: kill another process/application programmatically [duplicate]. This question has one proper answer that has been deleted by moderator.

Following is a screenshot of the deleted answer:

screenshot of deleted answer

What could be the reason to delete such an answer?

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closed as off-topic by CRABOLO, gnat, Martijn Pieters, Azik, senshin Jan 23 '15 at 17:10

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After digging a little, I was able to figure out that the answer was deleted because the user posted exact copies of the answer to a plethora of different questions. 1 2 3 4 5

Since you claim that the answer is helpful for that question, I'll leave that one undeleted since I already undeleted it. But at least you have some sort of explanation.

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I thought about this part but was not able to find other posts of the user that's why I asked this question. – Lucifer Jan 10 '14 at 2:34
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If a moderator leaves a comment (like "please don't post the exact same answer to 5 questions") on a post like this, will it stick around after the deletion to explain to passersby later why the answer was deleted? And is that what should happen? – Kate Gregory Jan 10 '14 at 2:43
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@Kate Comments stick around, yes. But we don't usually post one on every answer. – animuson Jan 10 '14 at 2:44
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But if the comment is on the deleted answer, only passersby with enough rep to see deleted answers would be able to see the comment. – Aaron Bertrand Jan 10 '14 at 4:39

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