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When should a question be deleted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should I vote to delete? I've been getting a lot of privileges lately, and I don't really know how some of them should be used. For example, voting to close a ...
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When should a closed question be flagged for deletion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should I vote to delete? When is it appropriate to flag closed questions for deletion? Here are 4 closed "give me the code" questions. (contains text "give me the ...
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How can I flag a closed question for deletion? [duplicate]

On what basis can I flag for moderation attention to delete a closed question? I know there is no grace period between closed questions and deletion so now I just want to know how to phrase my ...
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Turbocharging the Roomba: solutions for premature deletion

A couple weeks ago, I asked for help: How can we stop premature deletion? And I got some fantastic responses. A big thanks to everyone who participated in that discussion - you're the reason I don't ...
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The Great Question Deletion Audit of 2010

First, let me go on record saying I absolutely support the concept that closed questions which are not useful in either content or as a search term variety duplicate, absolutely should be deleted. ...
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How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?

What circumstances can cause a question or answer to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? How can a post be deleted? When can't I delete my own post? Can I see a list of my deleted posts? ...
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Why are we deleting instead of merging?

Those answers were so useful to me. If I knew it would be deleted, I would have saved the answers. I googled my question and found a link to it, but it gives a 404. ...
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How long should I wait before deleting a closed question?

Consider a run-of-the-mill closed question. Not an egregious case like spam or nonsense or a repost, and not a duplicate that should remain on the site. The question should eventually be deleted, ...
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What is a “locked” post?

A post can be locked. What does it mean to lock a post? Who can lock a post? When should a post be locked? Return to FAQ index
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Where should the balance be between reputation of a question, and the jugment of high rep users and mods when in comes to deleting it?

I'm mostly active in Matlab related questions, and recently I checked the highest votes for that tag (disclaimer, I have a high ranking question there too). I have found that the #1 question: What can ...
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Should I vote to close a question if it has an accepted answer?

The Stack Overflow close queue is at 68K question, and some questions voted for closure reach reviewers sometimes 6-10 hours after being posted. I don't actually know how long since the first ...
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When should I delete an answer?

In When should I vote to delete?, we only cover questions. When should 20k users vote to delete answers? Should this be discussed on a site-by-site basis? Why?
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Are closed questions considered useful?

What are the advantages of closing a question for a specific reason versus just deleting it? One benefit I can think of, if the question is closed as exact duplicate, is that it provides some ...
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Why aren't closed questions automatically deleted after some time?

To summarise this post from the network blog, closed questions in great numbers add noise, are toxic, and reduce confidence in the system. (Exact duplicates are excepted as they arguably do add ...
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Should off-topic questions be retained if they are too old to migrate?

Recently, I accidentally posted a question on Stack Overflow, when I actually intended to post it on superuser.com (where it would almost certainly have been useful and relevant). The question was ...

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