I saw many times at SO, and finally decided to ask, why questions deleted by owners are not marked as "deleted by owner"? One recent example:

In fact, I don't know how to consider my question. I believe there might be a reason for such behaviour, however I didn't find any clear explanation on Meta (if it exists, just close the question by duplication).

Nevertheless, I'd prefer to see "deleted by owner" instead of name repetition.

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    But is the OP the owner of the post? Seeing as all content on SE is CC? – Oded Jan 7 '13 at 12:44
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    In that case there's a bug when one deletes ones answer @Oded; it shouldn't say "deleted by owner". I'm with this; it's extremely minor, but the behaviour should be consistent... it's also a bit like the OP approving an edit from a UI. Why can one person successfully delete a post? It makes sense if it's rendered in the same way as answers. – ben is uǝq backwards Jan 7 '13 at 12:48
  • @Oded Agreed with Ben's comment. Personally deleted answers are marked with "deleted by owner", so possibly CC is not the main point here. – VisioN Jan 7 '13 at 16:34
  • @hims056 This question is not a duplicate of that, it is vice versa according to the date of posting. I have asked this question on 7 January 2013, while that question was asked on 18 August 2013. – VisioN Feb 13 '14 at 8:03
  • @VisioN posting dates of the duplicates don't matter, see eg Should I vote to close a duplicate question, even though it's much newer, and has more up to date answers? – gnat Feb 13 '14 at 12:21
  • @gnat OK. Then which criteria have you used for identifying my question to be a duplicate? Both don't have a valid an answer as far as I see. – VisioN Feb 13 '14 at 17:08
  • @VisioN hard to tell; per my understanding, when there is no clear and strong preference, dupe direction is determined quite randomly. It probably helps that, as opposed to other kinds of question closures, duplicates are considered respectable (I for one feel 100% fine when my own questions, or questions I answered are dupe-closed) – gnat Feb 13 '14 at 20:03

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