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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 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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Question about differences between React and Angular.js deleted without explanation

When Facebook React.js came out, I was curious to know how it was different from AngularJS and posted a question only to have it "closed as not constructive". I found out that my question has now been ...
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Why has this question been deleted?

I am really curious as to why this question was deleted: Jquery Ajax do not wait for response (callback)
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Off topic and now deleted, with no feedback on how to improve

This is in reference to my question on Stack Overflow; I am willing to change the question such that it is complying with the requirements / rules; despite asking for comments on my edits to remove ...
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Why was question 20155337 deleted?

Question here: Why is this query slow the first time after I start the service? tl;dr: After about an hour, someone swung by and started editing and answering and whatnot, as one does. Pretty ...
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How to encourage users to self-answer rather than delete?

Is there a way to encourage users to answer their questions if they've found an answer, rather than deleting the question. For instance, its owner deleted this question: Buffered I/O in Chicken ...
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Why was my question closed as “opinion-based” and deleted within 5 hours of closing?

My question, http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19178978/what-weaknesses-of-funscript-should-i-be-aware-of, was put on hold as "as primarily opinion-based". Some people left comments within a few ...
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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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I wonder why my question was deleted without any reason

here is my question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18596172/resize-png-image-in-delphi-incorrect-alpha-channel I offered a bounty on it, after i didn't get answers, and it seemed, that nobody ...
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Reasons behind deleting this question

With all due respect to @Gordon as a moderator I would like to hear specific legitimate reasons behind deletion of this ordinary enough question http://stackoverflow.com/q/18426674/1920232. I can ...
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Some feedback on why “How to echo random amounts of dots mixed with spaces?” was deleted?

I noticed that this question got deleted: How to echo random amounts of dots mixed with spaces? It had some good answers, and it seemed to be on topic to me. Any reasons why it could have been ...
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Why is this question unclear (and why is it deleted)?

This question asks "Get the row at 60% of the table". This seems pretty straightforward. If the table has 100 rows, return the 60th row. If it has 500 rows, return the 300th row. For the non-10k ...
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Was this an appropriate use of moderators' binding deletion?

You may remember this discussion from March: Can we nuke this “too localized” question? The discussion was regarding a question concerned with the behaviour of an contrived unrealistic sample of Java ...
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Why was this question closed/deleted?

This really is not a "whine". :-) I think SO is a great site and I look forward to contributing to and benefitting from it. That said, I'm trying to get my head around what is and is not acceptable in ...
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Hindsight bias: An answer reveals my question to be overly simple or off topic. What should I do?

We all have "duh" moments as programmers. I'm asking what to do when a question turns out to be off-topic in hindsight, but it wasn't obviously so up front. Consider the following scenario: I am ...
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Classic question deleted [closed]

Why was this "classic" Stack Overflow question deleted? What's your biggest fear as a programmer? I think it was a good example of mood and spirit of Stack Exchange people, and closing would have ...
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How to improve my question

My question (10k/non-10k) has been removed for reasons of moderation. It seems that I had a precise question. Perl is known to be a perfect fit for a number of applications (which I enumerated). Can ...
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Why was my answered question about self help from experienced users deleted? [closed]

A few seconds ago my question (>10k) was deleted. So I need an explanation. And avoid myself of further explaining this!
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Reasons for deletion of a high-vote question with good answers?

Specific question: why was this question (Best programming aids for a quadriplegic programmer) deleted? I asked that question a number of years ago (April, '10). I just recently went looking for it ...
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Why was this question that I answered removed?

This question had a lot of upvotes and answers--including one I wrote--and was recently removed: HTTP testing tool, easily send POST/GET/PUT Is there a way to get more details on why?
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Why was a question with an accepted answer deleted by a moderator?

I was wondering why 25 rep. points on SO vanished, and found it was due to a moderator deleting How do I create a GUI based network topology in Java? What was the reason for deleting the question? ...
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Could someone explain why the specific question has been deleted?

Why was this question deleted? According to http://stackoverflow.com/faq#deletion Why are some questions or answers removed? Questions that are extremely off topic, or of very low ...
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Why hasn't my question been deleted? [closed]

I asked a lame question. It was closed, and quite correctly. I'm embarrassed by it, I want it to go away. I can't delete it because it has answers. I've flagged it for deletion a couple of times, but ...
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Duplicate asking to explain chunk of code, with more than 400 upvotes, was deleted

My question about a block of JavaScript code, "Can you explain why ++[[]][+[]]+[+[]] = 10", was deleted and I want to know why. It is a programming question with 400+ upvotes that contains a ...
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Question was deleted — why [closed]

Why was this question deleted? There was a reasonable question which I answered. ...
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Why was my question deleted? complete-sql-standard-syntax-diagram

I asked a question on SO and got a lot of negative feedback. Then, after asking some questions, I revised the OP, and got a little bit of positive feedback. After returning to the site a few hours ...
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Why was a question about suggesting syntax highlighting service/library deleted?

My question was the http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4112314/which-syntax-highlighter-with-export-to-html-for-blog-to-choose. I have not much time for SO last year or two, so I just spotted that and ...
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Why was this question deleted so quickly and without feedback?

I asked a question, Adaptive/Structured Content Management Systems (10K Only), on Stack Overflow 4 days ago about content management systems, and it was closed and subsequently deleted. I stated the ...
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Question removed without any reason

My question was removed some 20 minutes after it was posted. Why did this happen? My question was perfectly valid. A copy is provided below. Kindly repost it, please! What are some technical ...
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Valid question deleted because of invalid edit by the author

This question has just been deleted. Although it was possibly not the best question ever, it was specific, answerable and was showing a code snippet. The OP later edited his question to remove the ...
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Why was this perfectly legit question removed without any close votes?

This question here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11097234/firefox-addon-or-other-tool-for-event-monitoring/11097309#11097309 was deleted by @casperOne about 7 hours ago, without going through ...
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Why was my question removed?

Here's the Google Cache of the question, +10k link. I thought it was a good question, and I put serious effort into conveying what I wished to know as clearly as possible. Furthermore, I couldn't ...
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Okay-ish question got deleted

Is there a good reason why this question got deleted? At first sight it seems a little provocative and has probably little use, but: it is a programming question it can be answered (several valid ...
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Question deleted by the poster because the issue is resolved?

This question (10K link) was deleted after I made a comment and the poster replied that it solved the problem. Should it be undeleted? Also, is that OK that I post this on Meta? I mean, the poster ...
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Why was this question, to which I provided a good answer, “removed for reasons of moderation”?

This question (image here) was recently removed for moderation reasons. I lost 70 rep for my answer which also went away with the question. The question was very much answerable in SO format. I'm ...
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Why was the question “parameters and coding”, which consisted solely of that title and an error message, deleted?

I'm talking about the following question: parameters and coding I answered that question properly, and received 5 up-votes for my trouble, only to see the question deleted! I don't know what the ...
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Question closed and now deleted on false grounds

I thought this was a clear abuse of authority (or I can't read straight). This question: Write a program to multiple a matrix of size (n*m) in java? was closed as "not being a real question". The ...
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Why was this question, which seemed reasonable to me, deleted?

I don't understand why this question was deleted: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9862597/c-modulus-operator Could the powers that be please explain why this happened? Note 1: Question has now ...
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Should “What's the difference between JavaScript and Java” have been deleted?

What's the difference between JavaScript and Java? First, thanks to the SE team for the recent changes in rep calculation for old deleted questions. That means this question is not about reputation, ...
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Help me undelete Knuth's answer to a SO question? [closed]

Here's a posting that got deleted a while back... it surprised me since it was a hand-written note from Donald Knuth himself, providing a definitive answer to a question that had been asked on SO. ...
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Where should this “College Degree” question live?

Following up on the recent blog entry and meta post, I'd like to bring up one of the classic questions from early in the history of StackOverflow: What does a college degree provide that experience ...
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New Policy Is Draining My Affection For Stack Overflow [closed]

You might think the new policy is the bee's knees, but personally I find that my reputation is going backwards by the day with each question deleted. ...
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Undelete http://stackoverflow.com/q/866499/41661, is programming a younger person's job?

I would like to propose that http://stackoverflow.com/q/866499/41661 be undeleted. I have two arguments for undeleting this question: I believe that the high voted answers contain information that ...
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Delete policy considered harmful [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the way really old questions are deleted Look guys, this is nuts. Here's a question: ...
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Why was a question I asked about three years ago just deleted?

I had asked a question about three years ago on Stack Overflow that had garnered me 88 points: Is going back to school to get a PhD the best way to "wait out" this economy?. Today I noticed my ...
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Is it OK to delete very high voted questions/answers?

I am referring to Why is Git better than Subversion? on Stack Overflow. Was there any reason to delete this question? Or was it just decided by a few (17) people? This question had 395 upvotes, was ...
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Why was this question about new features in .NET 4.5 deleted?

I am trying to understand what specifically was wrong with the now-deleted question on new features in .NET 4.5. It was claimed that it won't help someone in the future. What does this mean exactly? ...
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Has a consensus been reached on whether or not some questions are too simple?

As far as I understand things, the founders disagreed as to whether or not some questions are too simple. Joel asked a simple question to prove his point that was highly upvoted but has apparently ...
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Great question got deleted

This is a cross-post from meta.programmers. I think the discussion also belongs here and to be honest, I’m really angry at the moment and I want this to get some attention. Executive summary: ...