Automatic deletion is useful and great on main sites, but on child metas it deletes my negatively voted feature-requests. >:(

Can it be turned off for child metas?


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There are a seemingly-endless number of bad ideas; we don't really need to archive them.

Of course... If someone writes up a really good explanation for why an idea is bad, that can be worth keeping around.

So if you see a meta question you don't want lost, write a good answer to it.

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    Meh. They'll just be duplicated. It doesn't cause any harm if it's so useless that nobody bumps it…
    – bjb568
    Dec 5, 2014 at 21:00
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    Yup, and there is even a shiny gold badge encouraging exactly this. Dec 5, 2014 at 21:00
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    Can it at least be not rerumba'd when it was rumba'd then undeleted?
    – bjb568
    Dec 5, 2014 at 21:02
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    Absolutely, @bjb568! ...If you answer it after undeleting it, that is.
    – Shog9
    Dec 5, 2014 at 21:07
  • Now if I could find that question about vote confidence so I could add an answer…
    – bjb568
    Dec 5, 2014 at 21:10
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    Can this please be reconsidered? This can result in perfectly reasonable posts getting deleted, such as arcane bug reports and controversial discussions. Another employee once upvoted such a question at the same time as undeleting it because of this behavior. Jan 19, 2019 at 20:49
  • A very minor cosmetic bug in a browser we're not going to be able to support much longer doesn't strike me as worth spending time on, @sonic. Maybe I'm wrong, but nothing in your report suggests otherwise. For next time, I recommend referring to this guide when reporting bugs that you want to see fixed: sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/1920/…
    – Shog9
    Jan 20, 2019 at 0:14
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    @Shog9 How about the other discussion I linked there? The one that was undeleted and upvoted by Tim Post in order to bypass the deletion criteria on a valid question? Jan 20, 2019 at 0:23
  • The discussion that, in the nearly three months since it was undeleted, has yet to attract any answers, any comments, any votes... Anything even remotely similar to a "discussion"? I donno, @Sonic... I think you can figure that one out for yourself.
    – Shog9
    Jan 20, 2019 at 0:26
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    @Shog9 It hasn't been bumped in the time after the undeletion, so it's natural that it hasn't received any attention yet. (I deleted my prior comment since I realized you were referring to the time after the undeletion.) Jan 20, 2019 at 0:29

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