Under the RemoveDeadQuestions directive, any unanswered questions with a score less than 0 get automatically deleted by the Community ♦ user. The RemoveAbandonedQuestions does not run on meta, but does the RemoveDeadQuestions apply on MSE and on per-site metas? On meta, downvoting may simply indicate disagreement, but a proposal that people disagree with may still have value to retain, compared to a question that people consider a bad one.

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    Note that they are not deleted by the community, they are deleted by Community ♦. This user is so notorious that they were recently Suspended elsewhere on the network. Nov 28, 2018 at 15:25
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    @RobertColumbia Right, I know. My formulation was sloppy. Corrected now.
    – gerrit
    Nov 28, 2018 at 15:34

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Quoting Shog9 here:

This only applies to the RemoveAbandonedQuestions check; all other automated question deletion routines documented on that page run on both main and meta sites.

So yes, RemoveDeadQuestions runs on Meta, and here's a live example:


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