I've asked a question here about the links for all my other user accounts on the network, that has disappeared from my profile.

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Some comments had been placed, confirming the veracity of the reported issue. One of those comments also referred that "someone" had broken the API, and by following the provided link to another issue related with the broken API, an answer provided by a moderator, informed that the API issue could bring up unexpected results for a short period of time across the network.
Even a few minutes later the issue that I've reported was starting to appear resolved!

Today, I can't find any trace of the question and any related interaction with it!

Did the question get deleted... or something else?

  • If it was, shouldn't , or some from of information have been passed to me?
  • If not, where's the question?

3 Answers 3


Your question did get deleted right after being marked status-completed. I'm guessing it was deleted because that bug was reported several times by different people and there's no use keeping duplicate bug reports around. (This is one of the ways Meta is a little bit different from other sites in the SE network. Sometimes duplicates are deleted.)

You probably should have been notified via comment, but it looks like someone forgot. Here are the links to the related bug reports.

  • Tks for your prompt answer. Just thought that on these cases I would get a short notification, or, as you mentioned, someone forgot about it :)
    – Zuul
    Jun 16, 2012 at 11:57

It actually was , then closed as a (spiritual) duplicate of this question, then deleted.

The issue was very localised in time, so I assume the feeling was that keeping multiple questions around which all described the API being broken for a few minutes wasn't particularly useful.

  • Tks for the clarification! Just thought that on these cases I would get a short notification, as mentioned by @Bill the Lizard.
    – Zuul
    Jun 16, 2012 at 12:01
  • Accepted Bill's answer because it was more detailed, no hard feelings! ;)
    – Zuul
    Jun 16, 2012 at 12:09

StackExchange staff regularly and massively deletes questions related to issues they consider fixed or irrelevant.

  • 1
    No, they don't, actually.
    – jcolebrand
    Jun 16, 2012 at 11:56
  • 1
    @jcolebrand, Jeff openly admits it an encourages this behaviour. Jun 16, 2012 at 12:19
  • Jeff is no longer there.
    – jcolebrand
    Jun 16, 2012 at 12:21

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