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I made a mistake and ask a question with my personal account while I wanted to ask it anonymously. So I delete the question just after the post, log off, and then try to ask it again anonymously.

But when I try to post my question I've got the following error :

This post appears to be a duplicate of ...

And if I click on the link of the question I get

Page Not Found

This question was voluntarily removed by its author.

So why can I not ask the question if the deleted question is, fortunately, not visible ? What is the point of blocking my post ?

May be I have to wait several minutes/hours/days before ask a question with the same title (even if the first is deleted). But I don't have any further information about this and I think it's a bit disconcerting for the user.

  • Might be caching, try again in an hour or so. No repro here for question that was deleted four hours ago. – Shadow Oct 20 '14 at 14:10
  • I suppose you don't want to link to the question, because that would defeat the purpose of having asked it anonymously...... – Shokhet Oct 20 '14 at 14:29

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