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Feb 19 '21 at 14:40 comment added VLAZ @Laurel the post asked for why weren't problematic posts deleted. The first comment already mentioned that not all should be deleted. I tried to explain why some that should instead aren't because there is no feasible way to cover the requirements for deletion. Overall, the point is that deletion isn't a solution. There was a perhaps unintentional subtext that users with delete privilege are just not doing their jobs (enough). Yet that's not the case - sometimes users shouldn't delete stuff, sometimes users cannot delete stuff.
Feb 19 '21 at 14:21 comment added Laurel @VLAZ If the answer doesn’t have deeper problems (namely security problems), then you probably don’t need to delete it, just get it below the better answers. Still, not an easy task and impossible if the answer is accepted (much like deletion).
Feb 19 '21 at 7:51 comment added VLAZ Another aspect here is that a lot of answers that are "outdated" in the sense that they were never great to begin with, also attracted a lot of upvotes by virtue of being visible longer. Deleting those is quite hard as you need hundreds of downvotes to flip the score and bring it down to delete range.
Feb 18 '21 at 18:12 comment added 41686d6564 Most, if not all, outdated answers don't need to be deleted (at least not by someone other than the author). The linked Meta.SO post lists different kinds of "outdated answers". See also Nick's comment under said post. Also, check out the "When should I vote to delete an answer?" section of the 20k - Trusted User privilege.
Feb 18 '21 at 18:10 history answered bad_coder CC BY-SA 4.0