Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 157 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

marked as duplicate by YOU, perbert, ChrisF, juanformoso, George Stocker May 7 '10 at 17:27

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Thanks @Bill, slip of mind. – perbert May 7 '10 at 16:02
No problem. Looking at the history, lots of people have voted to keep that question around. I'm not sure if killing it with my one mod vote is right, so I'm waiting to see what happens. If it gets deleted again, I'll lock it. (Or, I guess if it stays around long enough I'll lock it in its current state.) – Bill the Lizard May 7 '10 at 16:11
This question:… is a really good question, and covers ground not adequately covered by the duplicates; namely that the phrase, "Premature Optimization is the root of all evil" is widely misquoted by people who don't understand what it really means, and is always missing the remainder of the quote that gives it its true meaning. I'm surprised that the community was so adamant about getting it deleted; apparently it has become a religious issue. – Robert Harvey May 7 '10 at 16:32
I don't understand -- how does one do this? – Evan Carroll May 7 '10 at 16:51
@Evan, because 10k+ users can see deleted questions, and have ability to undelete, for more info, see faq :-) – YOU May 7 '10 at 16:56
An interesting point of fact: Apparently the naysayers got their way by flagging the question as spam. That is what caused the Deleted by Community and Locked by Community entries in the edit history. – Robert Harvey May 7 '10 at 16:58
@Robert: I didn't delete, merely vote to close. – perbert May 7 '10 at 16:58

I agree that it doesn't seem to fit the standard set of operational guidelines.

If I delete my own question I should then be able to un-delete with fair ease. However, this is not the case. The question is voted by multiple users to delete - therefore, an equal (if not greater) number of votes should be required to un-delete.

This appears to be too easy.

share|improve this answer

Its by-design, because of upvotes and answers counts according to Jeff here, and yes, I voted to closed as duplicate.

Note: In my case, I have deleted myself instead of keep undeleting it.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .