In help center, I find Why and how are some questions deleted?

However, the number of delete votes required scales to the number of votes on the question and all its answers.

Can someone provide more details about deleting mechanism? I am still a little confused.


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By Jarrod Dixon♦'s answer in Should delete votes be limited like close votes?

popular questions require more deletion votes to be deleted, at a ratio of 20:1 - a question's popularity is defined by the sum of its score plus all its answers' scores. For example, a question with score 20 will require 4 deletion votes (3 base votes + 1 popularity vote).

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