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I posted a question with the following contents :

Google Chrome version (10.6):

I am working on a plugin it stopped working on MAC 10.5.8 I ran Chrome with logging enabled and saw the following in the log file:

[15465:2055:214114067914856:VERBOSE1:tab_contents.cc(1694)] Failed Provisional Load: http://mysite.co...gic_osx_254.crx, error_code: -3 is_main_frame: 1 showing_repost_interstitial: 0 frame_id: 1 what can be the problem ?

My question got deleted, and I didn't get any notification. Why not? Is it due to dummy site link that I used by mistake instead of example.com?

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Yeah, I don't get it either. And by Jeff no less. Interested to see why –  Pëkka Apr 18 '11 at 12:19
    
Probably, because it is off-topic –  YOU Apr 18 '11 at 12:20
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@YOU but why on earth would a question about plug-in programming be off-topic? –  Pëkka Apr 18 '11 at 12:20
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Formatting is odd, and the link looks "trojanish". Maybe it triggered some content monitoring script, and the deletion was of the better-safe-than-sorry kind. –  mario Apr 18 '11 at 12:22
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@Pekka, the question looks like plugin is broken on his browser, not much looks like programming question? –  YOU Apr 18 '11 at 12:23
    
@You I am working on a plugin it stopped working on MAC 10.5.8 does not look like a programming question to you? –  Pëkka Apr 18 '11 at 12:24
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@Pekka's other trolling account @Vivek, are you aware that your profile link points to a placeholder page? sorry I didn't get you. –  Vivek Goel Apr 18 '11 at 12:24
    
aha ok. I removed that. –  Vivek Goel Apr 18 '11 at 12:26
    
I could edit the link (so it looks less "trojanish"), but couldn't vote to undelete because a blue diamond mod deleted it... Sorry. –  Bart Kiers Apr 18 '11 at 12:27
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Aw, but the placeholder page had the most popular girl on the internet :( –  David Apr 18 '11 at 12:27
    
@Pekka, I saw that. But a quick read could miss that IMHO. –  YOU Apr 18 '11 at 12:29
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I've flagged it now asking for undelete - only moderator can do that so this is about the only option. –  Shadow Wizard May 14 '12 at 8:36
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@Vivek in case you didn't notice, Bill just undeleted your question. If still relevant consider bumping it (e.g. starting a bounty) so it's back to the front for a while. –  Shadow Wizard May 14 '12 at 14:17
    
@Sha Dow Wiz Ard Thanks but I am no more looking for the solution of that question. –  Vivek Goel May 14 '12 at 14:31
    
@Vivek oh, so why did you edit this question of yours (here on Meta) today? –  Shadow Wizard May 14 '12 at 15:08

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And it was deleted by Jeff Atwood himself. You must have really offended somebody :)

In all seriousness, though...

It doesn't say on the question, and maybe Jeff or a co-worker will be able to answer here, but my best guess would be the URL. It's generally a good idea to mask those when pasting things into SO. Two potential things wrong with that URL are:

  1. It's broken. This is both a good thing (doesn't make it a spam link) and a bad thing (it's a broken link).
  2. If it was a full URL, it looks potentially spammy/phishy/etc.

Additionally, the question could use a lot more context and content about the plugin, including any code you've narrowed the problem to through your own debugging.

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Also, quickly reading the question might make one think it's about using a plugin, rather than about developing one. But even when it's about developing, I doubt it's a useful question until some details about what the thing is supposed to do are added to the question. –  Arjan Apr 18 '11 at 12:25
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@Arjan: Agreed, definitely. Even if it wasn't deleted, it would be at high risk for being closed for exactly that reason. It's pretty much impossible for us to help fix code we can't see. –  David Apr 18 '11 at 12:27
    
@^ but s quick comment might not be use full , in place of deleting the message ? –  Vivek Goel Apr 18 '11 at 12:41

I don't see why this had to be mod deleted - it was probably a mistake.

The question has issues (such as the complete absence of code), but those are by definition for the community to handle, and possibly close.

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@mario's comment above may be spot-on. Possibly a better-safe-than-sorry script. Note that it happened at approximately midnight Jeff's time (Pacific). –  David Apr 18 '11 at 12:32
    
@David yeah, it was probably a mistake. –  Pëkka Apr 18 '11 at 12:34
    
@^ so with what more information . should I repost my question ? –  Vivek Goel Apr 18 '11 at 12:42
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@Vivek if it's not life-or-death urgent, maybe wait to see whether Jeff or one of the mods undeletes it. –  Pëkka Apr 18 '11 at 12:44
    
@ Pekka's other trolling account still waiting for response :( –  Vivek Goel Apr 20 '11 at 5:23
    
@Vivek in that case, I don't think anyone can blame you if you post it again. If anybody gives you any trouble, point them to this question. –  Pëkka Apr 20 '11 at 7:46

There is a (broken) link with .crx which is chrome extensions' extension, so I think Jeff thought that or someone reported that you are posting chrome exploit, by linking to a malicious/crafted chrome extension. So that could be the reason, why he deleted your post.

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Or he just didn't like the formatting, or the lack of that! ;-) –  Arjan Apr 18 '11 at 12:36
    
@Arjan only lack of formatting :( . –  Vivek Goel Apr 18 '11 at 12:43
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Well, @Vivek, getting one poor question deleted is better than getting a total and permanent question-asking-ban. So, whatever the reason was for this deletion: please put some effort into your questions or soon you might find yourself at What can I do when getting “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account”?. (My opinion only based on the example you posted above; but you want to read "How do I avoid getting a question ban?" from that link.) –  Arjan Apr 18 '11 at 12:46

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