I asked several questions here at meta. Some of them were duplicates and marked as such.

I do not want to add to the cluttering, and they are downvoted (the community didn't like the questions), so I flagged them to be removed. Those request where denied.

I am wondering, what is the policy of removing questions? Why can't I remove my own question (by a moderator)?

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    Dupes are not always a bad thing. Stop worrying. Move on. blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/…
    – Bart
    May 10, 2013 at 9:41
  • @Bart: I can move on, but since they are not really appreciated (they were downvoted) I cannot imagine why anyone wants to keep them. May 10, 2013 at 9:45
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    Because they might make good signposts to the duplicate. Or because they contain valuable answers. At most they should be merged. If not, leave them alone.
    – Bart
    May 10, 2013 at 9:47
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  • Also: people gave good answers to your questions. Should we take away their reputation because you asked questions that were received badly by the community? May 10, 2013 at 12:23
  • @George+Bart: You have some good points! May 10, 2013 at 12:24