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I asked a question on Stack Overflow and it never showed up and my profile page never indicated that it was asked. What gives?

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There's probably a blockage in one of the tubes. – mmyers Jul 24 '09 at 16:42
Deploy Liquid Plumber Internet Edition! – TheTXI Jul 24 '09 at 16:42
Do you have cookies disabled? Are you sure it was asked as "you"? Can you give us the title or text strings we can search on? – Jeff Atwood Jul 26 '09 at 7:56

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Assuming that you asked the question as the same account... there are no deleted questions against your account; therefore, the most logical explanation is that your question was merged with another (very similar) question. Currently, merged questions leave no traces... which is unfortunate.

@Jeff: this raises the point; should a merge perhaps leave a place-holder, like migrate does?

The only other option I can think is that the submit button failed...

So that we can investigate properly... a "roughly when" and a "roughly what" would be hugely useful.

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ah yes I did not consider merging – Jeff Atwood Jul 26 '09 at 8:42

It may have been deleted by moderators. That would be the most logical one.

It may have also been migrated (but I believe that these remain on your profile) to one of the other sites.

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But even if it were deleted it would have shown up, at least initially. Unless the moderators have more powers than I think. – mmyers Jul 24 '09 at 16:43
mmyers: I was under the assumption that he asked it and then went back and it never showed it as being asked (perhaps I misread). My only other idea would be that he somehow didn't actually ask the question because of a bad request or something (which would keep it from registering since it technically never happened). – TheTXI Jul 24 '09 at 16:47
The question was submitted, no question. How long does it take to show up? – user132221 Jul 24 '09 at 17:05
It should appear immediately, in my experience. – mmyers Jul 24 '09 at 17:08
Deleted questions are still visible to ♦ moderators on the profile page. It isn't "deleted". – Marc Gravell Jul 26 '09 at 8:08

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