For background info, read about the current roomba that runs automatically to delete questions.
If the question is more than
60 days old, and ...
- has only 1 answer which was posted by the same user who asked the question
- the self-answer is accepted
- both the question and answer have a score of <= 0
- has a view count < the age of the question in days / 2 (this is more strict than the other roomba's)
... it will be automatically deleted
There are currently :
248,766 questions that meet the above standards for auto-deletion on Stack Overflow.
4,259 on Super User
3,034 on Server Fault
2,900 on Ask Ubuntu
146 on Web Applications
35 on English Language & Usage
Why should we add this?
Clean up the sites from questions that are likely no help to anyone else and probably not even any help to the OP anymore
This is a convert way to spam/promote your things. All you have to do to stop your seed question and the answer from being deleted is to accept your answer and hope that the question doesn't get enough close votes which could make it eligible for deletion with the roomba for closed questions. If no one upvotes the question or answer within 60 days, it's likely both the question and answer aren't that helpful to anyone else in the future.
There is no community approval of these questions/answers. Visitors to the site that may possibly end up on these low-viewed questions will see the accepted answer and possibly take that to mean the answer actually works. But only 1 person was involved in this. No upvotes from others, experts, in the community agreeing with the answer the questioner posted.
If you'd like to see some of the questions that would be auto-deleted with this roomba script, please refer to this query, which is for Stack Overflow. To see the results for another site, simply type that site name in the switch site input box.