This tag refers to all questions deleted from Stack Exchange sites. The tag "specific-question" should also be used when referencing a specific question that has been deleted.

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Viewing deleted posts in the iOS app [duplicate]

(I suspect this has been asked before, but I can't find it right now, so I look forward to dupe suggestions.) On some SE sites, I have privileges to view deleted questions and answers. In the iOS ...
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Open immediate access to “deleted” posts [duplicate]

I learned just these days that no posts "deleted" on SE are actually deleted completely: they remain immediately accessible to users with (at least) 10K reputations. If other users have enough ...
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Deleting others' work

Recently a question was posted on MathOverflow, which received (I think) more than an average number of upvotes. There was an answer to the question, by someone other than the OP. Next day, the ...
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Preserve comment when post is deleted and I click to reload

I was typing a comment under a question, and the owner deleted the question while I was in the middle of typing. This killed the text I had typed so far, and now I can't get it back. This seems like ...
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Don't delete negatively-scored posts by a deleted user on META [duplicate]

When a user's account is deleted (for any reason), all their negatively-scored posts are automatically deleted by the Community bot. From this post: The system will automatically delete any ...
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Inconsistency between “delete” tooltip and resulting alert

Hovering over the "delete" button on my own post. Clicking the delete button. ? I'm not voting; my own delete "vote" is automatic and definitive. We know the alert dialogue is like that on ...
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1-year-old questions removed by Roomba: what happened if they are re-asked?

When a question is one-year-old, has received 0 upvote, 0 answer, fewer than 2 comments and not many visitors, it gets automatically removed. Has anyone looked at what happened if such questions are ...
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Use of content that may have been deleted for copyright reasons

This question asks about the use* of content which was deleted from StackExchange sites. I wondered, what if the content was deleted because it violated somebody else's copyright, and that copyright ...
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Should I be using content from deleted posts on the Stack Exchange network?

If someone makes a post on any site on the Stack Exchange Network, they grant Stack Exchange a license to (among other things) display and store the work. This license is irrevocable, even if the ...
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MSE missing duplicate targets, other missing PostLinks

I noticed a question here with a missing duplicate target and did a little digging. According to this query (or this similar query on PostsWithDeleted), on MSE, there are: 356 questions whose ...
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Moderator “Recently Self-Deleted Posts” list is missing some questions [duplicate]

I was investigating self-deleted questions and noticed that several are missing from the Recently Self-Deleted Posts list: ...
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Should heavily-edited answers block self-deletion of questions?

I ran into a case today where I felt compelled to restore a question that was deleted by its author. It wasn't that the question itself was remarkable, what was remarkable was the amount of time and ...
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/admin/recently-self-deleted is not showing a self-deleted question

I'm a moderator on Amateur Radio. I recently was surprised to find a question I had ‘helped with’ vanish without a trace from the site (including any references to my actions on it). Now, of course, ...
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Editing a deleted question or should I ask a new question

One of my previous questions was voted to be deleted. It needs one vote to undelete. That question had two answers with more than 10 upvotes, but the question was not well-received (six downvotes). In ...
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Question with answers, deleted by vote

My previous question had 2 answers. I tried to delete it because it was duplicate. An alert like box appeared saying "if you delete answered question continuously you might be banned from asking ...
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Sudden drop in number of deleted questions

I study voting patterns in Stack Exchange. When examining deleted posts I noticed a sudden 50% drop in the relative number of deleted questions in February 2015. The following graph is the result of ...
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Is there any way for users with less than 10,000 rep to see a comments connected to a deleted question after it’s been deleted?

So there have been a few times I have left a comment on a question, got a response to that comment that lands in my inbox and I get an alert. All good and normal, right? But then I click my inbox ...
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In 10k tools, show posts that are automatically deleted when a user's account is deleted

According to point 10 of How does deleting work? negatively voted posts are automatically deleted when a user's account is deleted: The system will automatically delete any question (and its ...
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Can some badges be awarded after the post was deleted?

Is it possible that some badges are awarded even for the posts that have already been deleted for some time? For example, deleted questions can still be viewed by 10k+ users and mods. So the number ...
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System keeps remembering the vote to undelete done from the users who wrote an answer even after the answer was undeleted [duplicate]

For the users who can see deleted questions on Drupal Answers, I am referring to an answer for http://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/185311/how-can-i-use-jquery-or-javascript-in-view. In short: ...
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Auto-fix duplicates of questions deleted by the Roomba

While normal users can no longer vote to delete questions that have other questions closed as duplicates of them, the automatic deletion script (a.k.a. the Roomba) still can, and does, delete such ...
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When the merge master is deleted, shouldn't also the stub be deleted?

I recently came across a question on chemistry.se I previously merged and noticed that the master of that merge was deleted as an "RemovedAbandonedClosed" (10k chem.se). However, the merge stub was ...
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Question removed as spam, but title still remains in HTML, content visible elsewhere [duplicate]

Got a laugh over this one (link for 10k) (just realized I screwed up my Freehand Circle--you can see the original title in the tab, as is shown by the html below) The spam isn't scrubbed from ...
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Question not available in Android app

What does it mean when the app says this? This question is not available it may have been deleted.
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Why is the android app showing links to deleted questions in the feed? [duplicate]

On Stack Overflow site, it's okay that deleted questions stick around since high rep users can see the question and see that it is pink. This visually indicates the question is deleted. However, why ...
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Wait a time before to delete a question is right or wrong?

I made this question in StackOverflow (it's now deleted) and just after I posted it, I found a typo that solved my problem and decided delete the question. In the meantime, someone commented my ...
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Return HTTP 410 Gone for deleted spam questions

Stack Exchange has a pretty good relationship with Google. Often, new questions on Stack Overflow may get indexed by Google within seconds of being posted, or within minutes at most. Usually, this ...
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When can mod undelete an answer?

Can you please tell me if there is a link where the rules for deleting one's own answers are specified? Aren't they the same for all sites int the network? I know by personal experience that one ...
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Deleted Answers Edited Post-Mortem Still Move Question Activity

I noticed an issue recently when cleaning up a deleted answer in a question: The activity on the question updated, moving it to the highest position on the "Active Questions" tab. After I noticed ...
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RemovedAbandonedClosed [duplicate]

Appears that RemovedAbandonedClosed is added after the date of the question removal, if the question is deleted by Community. Though it acts as a reason of removal (:P), I doubt it's intentional?
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Explain the behavior of “undelete” option of deleted questions

I have a deleted question, http://superuser.com/questions/545709/how-to-disable-solid-colours-page-from-windows-10s-wallpaper-personalization I really would like to undelete that question, however, ...
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Is it OK to post as new an improved version of a question that was already deleted for being low quality?

Sometimes, really interesting questions surface that end up getting quickly and heavily downvoted and close-voted, simply because they were so poorly written, showed no evidence of research, etc. Then ...
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Why was I voted down so many times for asking this question?

The question was valid and I didn't find any real good explanation outside of spam, which makes no sense really if you allow questions anyway...as if a spammer cares whether its a comment or a ...
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Does it ever make sense to upvote an answer to a question and vote to delete that same question?

Suppose I see a question I think is a remarkably bad match for the site. It's already closed, but it looks bad enough to vote to delete it, and by fortunate coincidence, I happen to have enough rep to ...
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When the migration stub is deleted, redirection doesn't occur

I was reading this question on Meta Stack Overflow my iPhone, and, when I clicked the link to the question they were talking about, I got an error "question not found". However, I noticed that I was ...
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When Roomba deletes a question, does it always end up in the “deleted recent questions” list?

When Roomba deletes a question, does it always end up in the "deleted recent questions" list? If not, in which cases the question does not end up in the "deleted recent questions" list?
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Be clear in the Stack Exchange Android app error message when a question is deleted [duplicate]

When viewing my feed on the mobile application, I attempted to access a post I'd left a comment on. After following the link, I received an error stating "The post was unable to load." At first I ...
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Link to Chilling Effects on questions taken down by DMCA

I ran across http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30558800/minimum-number-of-steps-needed-for-a-frog-to-reach-at-position-x (10k) today, and was surprised that it was deleted. Turns out it was the ...
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Channels for users to communicate with moderators regarding deleted questions

There should be a way for a question asker and moderator to have some kind of dialogue after the question has been locked or deleted. Should there not be a way for me to shadow edit for the moderator ...
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User with all questions deleted (and no answers) is blocked from answering but not asking

On Android we recently suspended a user for asking 6 low quality and off topic questions, with no other contribution at all. All those questions have been flagged and deleted, and some were closed, ...
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Bug in Area 51 example question deletion and undeletion

I decided to delete one of my example questions on Area 51 since I poorly phrased it and thus received a few downvotes. The question wouldn't be useful either as off-topic example. What happened: ...
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How to access deleted question via data explorer? [duplicate]

Deleted questions only get soft-deleted. They are not shown anymore, (but accessible to >10k-rep-users). Thus, they should be available via the data dump. How would you access, say, ...
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In reputation history, own deleted answers are linked but own deleted questions are not

I have deleted a question and an answer here on Meta: both were mine. Lost some reputation, naturally. In the reputation tab, with "show removed posts" enabled, the answer is hyperlinked but the ...
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Is there a difference between removed and deleted question?

Recently I noticed change in my reputation on stackoverflow and after further investigation it seems that one of my questions was "removed". Here is an entry from reputation history: -3 yesterday ...
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Show “This question has been deleted” in the app while writing new answer

Would it be possible in the android app for the user responding to a question to be notified if the OP decides to delete the question? I just spent 15 minutes typing an answer on Math.SE (involving ...
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Will deleting a question revoke down-votes received? [duplicate]

If a question has a lot of down-votes, like "Should there be a grace-period before you can down-vote a post?," will deleting it revoke the down-votes so you earn back reputation?
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Negative reputation for unknown reason [duplicate]

Below is the screenshot of negative rep on a question I was never part of. It is now deleted. I have never seen this question before. Still the reputation is not restored. Is this a reputation system ...
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In exactly what circumstances can a question be deleted by Community?

Questions can be deleted for a variety of reasons, and by a variety of agents, notably including moderators, 10k+ users, and automatic processes in the server. In most cases, the deletion notice makes ...
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How does the site handle old questions with 0 answers, and won't be deleted under current policy?

From the "How can a post be deleted?" faq answer: The system will automatically delete unlocked, unanswered questions with score of zero (or one if the owner is deleted), fewer than 1.5 views per ...
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'That solved my problem!' doesn't work for deleted questions

Don't display the banner when the question is deleted. This is persistent, despite a refresh.