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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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Show deleted posts due to account deletion in 10k tools

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.
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Can view parts of deleted posts in SE search

If I make a search on stackexchange.com, I can view parts of deleted posts: For example, this search gives me some text from a deleted post: ... Nuplenish To find a great anti- cream that'll ...
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How about archiving deleted posts in Wayback Machine?

This idea was initially inspired by deleting April Fools' questions post, where funny (sometimes useful) posts (exempt toaster) are get removed from the sites, so only high-rep users can access them. ...
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Is there any way to move my answer from one question to another?

A few days after answering a question on Mathematics, I noticed that it had been marked as duplicate. I know that questions marked as duplicate are sometimes deleted after a while, though I'm not ...
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Deletion banner by underage deleted user displays the original username [duplicate]

On this deleted Arqade question (10k only, of course), the user self-deleted the question, then their account was deleted for being underage. The account name displays as "user106595" in the question ...
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Revision history says these two questions are deleted, but they still exist

While playing around with some SEDE queries, I came across the following two odd questions (both from the same user): 758706: Insert matching parentheses xcode? (revision history) 1101705: Input ...
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Why does “deleted recent questions” not appear for users who have asked only one question?

A user asks a question. It gets downvoted.(to oblivion) And then gets deleted by a mod. This question should then be accessible to the user in the "deleted recent questions" link but this doesn't ...
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Show when members are answering questions before deletion [duplicate]

I was recently on Stack Overflow answering a question about why someone's CSS was not working. The question had only one tag, and may not have been top quality, however I started answering it. ...
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Clarification about the condition for Community user deletion

This is the condition at the timing of writing as cited from this post. If the question is more than 30 days old, and ... has −1 or lower score has no answers is not locked ...
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Prevent questions with bounty from being auto-deleted

Originating from this question on Meta Stack Overflow (Question about the name of a software design pattern was deleted), we wondered why a specific question was deleted, which met all requirements ...
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Notification for when Community is about to delete a Question

I have been notified via comments by another user that Community had been deleting a bunch of my questions. Hey, nothing to do with this post, but FYI, Community has been deleting a number of your ...
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Can't Delete Closed Question Unless With Delete Votes

I get that you can delete your post within 24 hours or with 3 votes for deletion. My question is currently closed: Is Wikipedia A Reliable Source For An Answer, has an answer and been viewed 107 times ...
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What should happen when the marked duplicate of a question is deleted? [duplicate]

This question (which has pending delete votes, but is still visible) was marked as a duplicate of this question (which has already been deleted). The above is an example of when the duplicate system ...
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Don't auto-delete questions from deleted users if there are positive score answers [duplicate]

Recently, when a user deleted his account on Lifehacks, his questions with negative scores and no accepted answers were deleted, including this feature request. However, some users thought that this ...
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Question deleted after eight mintues. What did I do wrong?

Are people here, who VTD questions, read with understanding questions, that they vote to delete? I asked this question. It was deleted within EIGHT minutes. I went to toilet and when I came back, I ...
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Better oversight for self-deleted answered questions

Askers can delete their own question if it has no answer, or if it has a single answer with no upvote. The first case is generally fine: deleting an unanswered question rarely causes collateral ...