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I am aware that unanswered questions with a score of 0 are automatically deleted after 30 days. Does this mean that those questions will be deleted even if they contain useful information that has been posted as a comment, instead of being posted as an answer?

I've noticed that some 0-score unanswered questions contain useful information that has been posted in comments instead of being posted as an answer, and I certainly don't want this information to be lost forever. For example, I got some useful advice from another user in this question here, so I don't want my question to be automatically deleted even if its score never rises above 0.

marked as duplicate by ben is uǝq backwards, animuson, Toon Krijthe, Rory, Martijn Pieters Apr 21 '13 at 22:37

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    Unanswered, zero-scored questions are deleted after one year. Unanswered, negative-scored questions are deleted after 30 days. – animuson Apr 21 '13 at 18:18
  • @Bart What qualifies as "something to indicate that it's useful"? Would a single upvoted comment be enough to save a question from automatic deletion, or would the comments be lost even if they had been upvoted? – Anderson Green Apr 21 '13 at 18:18
  • Only if the question has a max of 1 comment – juergen d Apr 21 '13 at 18:19
  • Unanswered zero-scored questions with 1 or 0 comments and low views are deleted after 1 year. – ben is uǝq backwards Apr 21 '13 at 18:19
  • @benisuǝqbackwards Does this mean that questions with at least one comment will never be automatically deleted? – Anderson Green Apr 21 '13 at 18:20
  • Read the answer you link yourself. – Bart Apr 21 '13 at 18:20
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    No @AndersonGreen, it means that questions with a score of 0 or higher and at least one comment will never be automatically deleted... – ben is uǝq backwards Apr 21 '13 at 18:20
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    If the information is useful why don't you take it and post it as an answer?! – Hugo Dozois Apr 21 '13 at 18:26
  • @HugoDozois The comment doesn't directly answer the question, but instead offers a useful workaround for the problem, so I'm not sure if it would be appropriate to post it as an answer to that question. – Anderson Green Apr 21 '13 at 18:28
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    Well a work around is still an answer you could put it as an answer telling it's a work around. An nothing obliges you to accept that answer, but it would offer the information in a clearer way than just comments – Hugo Dozois Apr 21 '13 at 18:30
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Yes, that is exactly what it means.

If you feel the information is worth saving, improve the question, post an answer, raise the overall quality level, then it won't be deleted.

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