There is a question with an image answer that does not exist anymore. Due to the question being locked, I cannot flag the answer for removal.

Could this answer be removed?


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    Can we now delete that question? Please? I mean, I like it as much as everyone else...but pretty please? – Time Traveling Bobby Apr 17 '12 at 14:23
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    @TimCooper: Apparently you missed the "fun" on meta over the last few months. I applaud your gumption...kicking the hornets nest of Reputation Farmers and Bike Shed Conservationists is not to be taken lightly. – user7116 Apr 17 '12 at 14:49
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    We don't do significant edits that change the entire meaning of the post. If you do it again, we'll lock this post. If you want to delete the specific questions, then bring it up as a separate question. SO rules still apply (for the most part) here (even though they are a little bit more lax). Also, use one question on meta per question and tag it specific-question. – casperOne Apr 17 '12 at 14:57

Fixed that for you. Moderators can still delete posts on locked questions. I've deleted those answers for now.

This question was created way before imgur came into the picture at Stack Overflow so there's probably a number of broken images out there.

If you have a copy (and the rights) of the image I'd recommend uploading it to imgur (through the image box on the page) so it's stored there for posterity and then bringing it up on meta with the link to the image and we'll restore the answer on the post with the working image link.

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    You missed...that delete button you're looking for is close to the top of the page, a little bit underneath the question text. – Time Traveling Bobby Apr 17 '12 at 14:40
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    There was a significant edit in the question, it's now asking for the question to be deleted... Could you please? – yannis Apr 17 '12 at 14:41
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    Missed this one – ChrisF Apr 17 '12 at 14:57
  • @ChrisF Fixed.. – casperOne Apr 17 '12 at 14:59
  • @Kobobby That should be a separate question. – casperOne Apr 17 '12 at 14:59
  • @YahooAnswersenthusiast That should be a separate question. This is about broken answers on that question. – casperOne Apr 17 '12 at 14:59
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    @casperOne: the broken answers are merely a symptom. You could have solved it by deleting the whole question :) – user7116 Apr 17 '12 at 15:05
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    @sixlettervariables Yes, and create how many other problems in the process? I'm not saying if I'm for or against, but if you want a question deleted, then make a post getting the community's reaction. Even if the community agrees with the deletion, SE might keep it up under the mandate that it would "break" the internet given there are too many inbound links to it. – casperOne Apr 17 '12 at 15:28
  • @casperOne: we're not the Wayback Machine. (besides I was just baiting the Bike Shed Conservationists) – user7116 Apr 17 '12 at 15:29
  • @Won't What, I have to choose? YOU choose. – casperOne Apr 17 '12 at 17:32
  • What about this one? There is a dead image. I can't either edit or flag it. The image is on stack imgur, but still missing. – kenorb Oct 9 '15 at 16:37
  • @kenorb I'm not a mod on unix.se nor do I have edit permissions, I suggest you ask one of the mods there to do it. – casperOne Oct 9 '15 at 19:39

Removing the lock just to remove a single answer (or ten) is a bit of a hassle, not really worth it.

Deleting the question on the other hand...

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    Can't we just migrate it to programmers ;) – Daniel Fischer Apr 17 '12 at 14:30
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    @Daniel Fischer: Count me in. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Apr 17 '12 at 14:32
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    @DanielFischer Actually that's a great idea, that beast will be a lot easier to kill on Programmers... – yannis Apr 17 '12 at 14:37
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    @DanielFischer: I'm pretty sure our children will know this moment as "the beginning of the Stack Exchange Civil War"... – Time Traveling Bobby Apr 17 '12 at 14:39
  • @DanielFischer "Programmers... appears to be degrading into fairly stupid water-cooler nonsense..." (Joel's blog post) – gnat Apr 17 '12 at 14:49
  • @DanielFischer - no. It was resked and deleted - programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/154/… – ChrisF Apr 17 '12 at 14:56
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    @BoltClock'saUnicorn - you should know better – ChrisF Apr 17 '12 at 14:56
  • @ChrisF Okay, I give up. Were you being serious or was that the awesomest deadpan I've seen in years? – Daniel Fischer Apr 17 '12 at 23:54

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