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The following meta question was deleted last night by the Community user.
Normally, I wouldn't see an issue with this, but for this particular deletion, I can see three issues:
- We try not to delete good content
- There are multiple upvoted answers
- We often use previous answers on Meta (as well as badly asked questions) to form the precedent (and to use as duplicates) when users ask questions like this in the future
On a personal note, I find it easier to link to one of my previous answers whenever possible.
This seems like a bug with the deletion algorithm, because as far as I know, the deletion algorithm should never delete questions with upvoted answers.
I'm going to go ahead and undelete it, but I'm bringing this up in case there was either:
- A policy change
- A bug
So is it either of the above or something else?