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I have had to delete a few questions and answers and really wanted to make mods know why I deleted them, as it stands I would have to revive my answer to explain the reason. With questions once its gone its gone.

It would be nice to have a little field that allows you to select why you deleted something:

Eg. "Deleted cause I answered the wrong question", "Deleted cause I made a trivial logic mistake" etc..

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As long as it's optional, it's fine by me. – Shadow Wizard Nov 22 '14 at 12:47

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Just edit your answer or put it in a comment before you delete it. Very few things in the system are really deleted - mods and users with 10k+ rep can still see deleted questions, answers, and their attached comments, so there's no need to create an additional mechanism to do this.

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With a question I can not get it back. Once deleted it is gone. With answers I often forget and then have to go through a multi-step process – waffles Jul 19 '09 at 1:59
True, but I don't think that's reason enough to create a whole system so you don't forget to leave a note, especially since a note is neither requested nor required. Are you afraid that other people will judge you by your deleted posts unless you qualify them? – Kyle Cronin Jul 19 '09 at 2:11
It's more that I'm afraid people will find it odd that I deleted something ... and would like to qualify the reason – waffles Jul 19 '09 at 2:16

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