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Why a new question appears to be a duplicate of a deleted question?

I made a mistake and ask a question with my personal account while I wanted to ask it anonymously. So I delete the question just after the post, log off, and then try to ask it again anonymously. But ...
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Trying to edit a deleted question fails silently; there should be a banner

When I try to edit a question that's deleted, it just fails silently and returns me to the question page when I click the "Save Edits" button. Instead, there should be a banner, similar to the "This ...
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How does deletion affect previous unawarded bounties?

I see When a question that had bounties is deleted, are they automatically refunded? is very similar, but this is discussing bounties that expired and were awarded and may have been refunded by a ...
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Expand the roomba scripts to delete year or more old, up voted, closed questions

Currently the roomba has a criteria that deletes quite a bit of open questions that are considered abandoned after a year: If the question is more than 365 days old, and ... has a score of ...
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Delete the popular popular deleted Stack Overflow and Programmers questions

The justification for keeping Popular Deleted Stack Overflow questions on Meta.SE is: So those two Programmers questions are the only justification for keeping this on Meta instead of SO meta or ...
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Should I remove my post or should I give my solution there? [duplicate]

I've just asked something here: Can't connect to a Oracle db instance via SQLDeveloper In the meantime I figured it out myself, so I don't know what is the proper process at times like this? ...
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Change to operation of Roomba when deleting duplicates

Earlier I noticed the question 12 v xbox connection on Electrical Engineering that is now a “Duplicate of…[deleted post]”. The question followed a pattern I've seen repeated many times: User posts a ...
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How share a deleted post (with someone interested in, but having no access)?

I know a person who would like to read one of my deleted post (more precisely, the comments on it), unfortunately he has no access to it. Question: How can I share my deleted post with this ...
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Is there a reason to expose links between two deleted posts in PostLinks table?

Playing with PostLinks table, I found a number of links between deleted posts: over 20000 on Stack Overflow, for example. The post Id numbers are given, though there is nothing else in the public ...
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Provide overview over own answers to deleted questions

Today I wanted to link an old answer of mine in a comment. I knew very well that I had written it and it gained a couple of upvotes, but no way I could find it! I've tried everything in the search, ...
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Refund close votes for questions deleted on the same day

When a question is deleted the same vote-day as it was closed, refund the close votes cast on the question. There are three situations where this comes up: Question has a close vote or two, a ...
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Keep negative score for offensive deleted posts

When someone posts something offensive, in a responsible community they get a flood of downvotes before someone can swoop in and delete their post. Then, the reputation loss from the downvotes is ...
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Should I salvage purged questions?

An OP asked a question some time ago, then asked to be purged of the database because it revealed a bit of corporative information and was asked by their employees to do so. And the revision was ...
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Why can I vote to reopen a deleted question? [duplicate]

I've just voted to reopen this question even though it has been deleted. Screenshot (there were 2 reopen votes already, mine is the third one): Is this a bug?
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Users can undelete their own posts when deleted by reviewers [duplicate]

According to this post: If a post was deleted by users other than its owner, the owner's undelete vote will no longer instantly undelete - it will be counted just like other users' votes to ...
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Is the automatic question deletion routine broken?

I believe Roomba (aka automatic question deletion) is broken. While working on some delete vote therapy(TM), I ran across 5 questions that met the criteria for being automatically deleted but had not ...
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Confusion about how many votes are needed to undelete a post [duplicate]

I went to this question (deleted, so 10K+ only) and pressed the "undelete" link. As you can see in the following screenshots, there are discrepancies in what it tells me about how many votes are ...
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Posts deleted since 2nd June 2014 can no longer be found via a search of `deleted:1` [duplicate]

As a mod on http://ux.stackexchange.com/ I often do a search of deleted:1 to see what posts have been removed that I may not know about, or to refresh my memory of any spammy nonsense. Just doing a ...
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Regular users should be able to undelete moderator-deleted posts

When a moderator deletes a post, nobody except a diamond moderator can undelete that post. There is a pretty good reason for this behaviour, as before this was implemented it happened rather regularly ...
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Question with unsatisfying answers put on hold - should I delete?

I asked this question. I was hoping for a trick which would help me manage a code full of #ifdefs. I quickly got a comment warning me about the opinion-based character of my question. I also got two ...
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When an account is deleted, don't auto delete its negatively scored questions in the meta site

Meta is different. Negatively scored questions are not always bad questions, and sometimes they have merit and draw good answers, especially discussions. When an account (in the main site) is ...
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Lifespan of Tags on Deleted Questions

Taken from the Create Tags help on Math.stackexchange: On some sites, new tags will be automatically culled and removed from the system if they are not used by at least 1 other question in a 6 ...
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Lower the “see my answer to deleted question” reputation threshold for longer-time members?

EDIT: Martijn Pieters posted the text of the specific deleted answer that motivated my request (thanks!) However, my general question still stands - should we allow longer-time contributors see their ...
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Is there a way for normal, non-moderator users to search for deleted questions, or could one be added?

This is a fairly straight-forward question/request that I couldn't find a direct, specifically on point answer to with the search, though it seems like there would be one by now. I've seen the meta ...
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Disable deletion ability for 20k users for unanswered closed questions

Background Current deletion rules indicate that a 20k user can vote to delete a question instantly if it's scored -3 or less, or if it's 2(?) days or older. Problems It's really not that difficult ...
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Can't see my own deleted answer anymore after question is moderator-deleted

I recently asked for a moderator to delete a question that I asked, and it was deleted. On this question, I had also given my own answer, which I deleted myself before I flagged the question to be ...
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What could have triggered a question ban in this case? [duplicate]

I would like to know what triggers a question ban? Is it based on votes? After self deleting a question on programmers, I got a question ban. What's the reason? This question is submitted at MSO per ...
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Should an old, popular C# Static Analysis Tools question be deleted or locked?

This question currently has some re-open and delete votes on it: What static analysis tools are available for C#?. There is some debate between users in the comments about whether the question should ...
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Why was my “newbie getting started” post deleted?

I recently made a post on Stack Overflow that was kind of a "getting started newbie" question regarding XMPP and Google GCM servers. Someone gave me a vague answer and that was about all that ...
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Reopen deleted questions [duplicate]

What happens if a deleted question is nominated for reopening by 5 users? Why can we vote for reopening if the question is deleted? (I voted for reopening after the question was deleted. Just ...
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will the protected question be deleted if the user gets deleted [duplicate]

I have one doubt. I know that if the user has delete his account all his voting will be reversed. I also assume that question and their answers will also be deleted. But what if there is a ...
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Prevent duplicate-question link rot [duplicate]

I've come across this a few times, the most recent being this chain: Where should I declare variables used in for-loops in Java for maximum efficiency? [duplicate] Does it make a difference if I ...
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How to retrieve a deleted question

I asked a question at stackoverflow a while back with tag "antlr". Some guru in that topic believed my question was negative and marked so, as I recall, the question score is -2 or so. Now I need to ...
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Can deleted posts be queried on data explorer? [duplicate]

For various reasons, I would like to search though posts including deleted ones, however it seems that deleted posts are not exported. If there a way to query them? If not, why aren't deleted posts ...
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Allow undelete votes on posts deleted by automated clean-up [duplicate]

If a post is deleted by automated system, user can not vote to undelete because the deletion is made by the "moderator" Community ♦. Users should be able to cast undelete votes in this case, rather ...
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Any recourse for automatically deleted questions?

Regarding an unloved question of mine here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21551092/tuple-unpacking-combined-with-ipython-shell-escape It had a drive-by downvote for some time, not sure why (no ...
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Is there a “checkout” on SE, especially for deleted questions/rants?

Stack Exchange is addictive, and has an audience that could make a change. Although there are strict guidelines in place in most communities over here, we are all human, and sometimes we post ranting ...
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Why did the Community user delete a question? [duplicate]

It's regarding this recent question It does not fit under any guidelines listed by Jeff I agree it's a poor question but IMO it could be solved. Any ideas why the Community user decided to delete ...
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Question was flagged and deleted, but reputation not restored

I have asked a question that got 1 downvote, and I have flagged it for deletion, since I have accepted that it is not formatted well for an SE question. In my profile, this question is now listed ...
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Moderator deleting three year old question immediately after closing

While I understand that there are many questions asked on SO that are way too broad, and they must be closed, I've never seen a question that was closed and deleted by the sole discretion of a ...
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Why does my reputation go down when someone else's answer gets deleted? [duplicate]

I was looking at my recent reputation changes today, and it said that I received -2 reputation because "Python program keeps hanging, no error message, just stalls at the same point" got deleted. The ...
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Change the link to deleted recent answer in case the question has been deleted

Currently if a question is deleted, users with <10K will see a broken link in their list of deleted answers. For example, on one of the sites a link to one of my answers results into a 404 page. ...
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Why did a user delete their own question? [duplicate]

I'm disappointed that a couple days ago I answered a reasonable question about git, only to have the user then delete the question instead up upvoting or accepting my answer. I had responded to ...
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Question of mine disappeared [duplicate]

This is my profile on Stack Overflow. As I remember recently I had two questions. One about PlayN (still there) and one about sbt-osgi (how can I set a target platform). There were somebody who ...
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problem with reasonable question asking

I've been in learning Java for only a few months now. I've NEVER become an advanced coder, though I've learned the beginnings of a FEW languages but don't really remember them that well. I know that ...
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Allow 20k users to see deleted posts from other users profiles (particularly for post banned users)

Background Anyone who has spent any time on meta will have experienced a user who has been question or answer banned and is looking for help. Often letting them know how to improve is what they need ...
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Are similar questions archived when you delete them?

I was wondering whether the questions you delete are archived after deletion. I am still getting used to stack overflow and meta stack overflow, so would any of you be able to explain exactly what ...
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Why are question that no longer fit the faq being deleted instead of “historically locked” when they have value for many? [duplicate]

A couple of recent blog posts pointed me to Hidden Features of the Delphi IDE. This question was deleted and is now only visible to users with 10k+ reputation. What is the reasoning for deleting it ...
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Reviews of deleted questions affect reputation but help centre doesn't mention that

I was investigating a change in my reputation; I got -4 points but it doesn't show up in my reputation summary on my User page. The more detailed daily view tells me that I lost the points due to ...
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Auto-flag duplicates of deleted questions for reopening / deletion

OK, so this is the second time I've come across a perfectly valid bug report here on meta.SO that was closed as a duplicate, and the question it was closed as a duplicate of then deleted. Since I ...