I was wondering why 25 rep. points on SO vanished, and found it was due to a moderator deleting How do I create a GUI based network topology in Java?

What was the reason for deleting the question?

I have reviewed:

The only one that might apply is 'low quality question' based on the question getting a down-vote (note that is one single down-vote, not 7 or 10). OTOH the accepted answer was posted within 3 hours of and never needed editing, which suggests that the question is 'clear enough'.


1 Answer 1


From the history of the question you can tell that the question was closed as "Not a real question" with two down votes at about the same time as your answer was submitted.

After its closure you edited the question to add relevant tags, but you didn't vote to reopen it nor improve the contents. As a result, it was likely removed for the same reasons as the closure itself; I can't tell whether the existence of an accepted answer was considered in the decision to do so.

  • 2
    Silly me for not voting to reopen. Thanks, that makes sense. Commented Feb 24, 2013 at 5:04
  • 3
    FWIW: the closure of this question was the impetus for the deletion of that asker's prior two questions - when someone asks several consecutive questions which are all closed, the system generates a flag so that moderators can do some cleanup / provide guidance / etc.
    – Shog9
    Commented Feb 24, 2013 at 5:07
  • @Shog9 Thanks for the more detailed info. (I missed it somehow, at the time!) Commented Mar 20, 2013 at 5:50

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .