A self-deleted post is often not a low-quality post and may simply be a mistake noticed by the user, unlike moderator- or community-deleted posts which may indicate serious problems that the user may not recognize or may have intentionally posted. Should they carry less weight in the question ban algorithm?

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Self-deletes already don't matter, provided they are self-deleted after at least 30 days.

We have -- or should I say had -- many, many abusive users who felt they needed to:

  • ask, then delete and ask again so their question would go to the top of the pile and get answered more rapidly.

  • remove 'evidence' of asking many low quality questions. What low quality questions? I don't see any!

Largely a non issue at this point, unless you have specific examples.

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