This has happened to me with a question titled "Understand error codes in Linux".

I asked this question, one user commented to migrate it to Unix/Linux section..another user answered it very correctly. Along with me one more person +voted for that answer and after a total of 4 comments to that answer, I accepted that answer and marked accordingly.. And now I see that question is NOT listed anywhere...neither under StackOverflow nor under Unix/Linux.

Can somebody explain this to me...?

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    Was it ever really there?
    – random
    Feb 28, 2011 at 20:28
  • It got moved 25 seconds ago: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/8355/… Feb 28, 2011 at 20:33
  • Yes, I just saw that..I think when migration happens, it would be good to notify the original place (SO in my case) of this change. Feb 28, 2011 at 20:36
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    There is a recently implemented system which does actually alert the author of a question about migration, via top-bar announcement. It might not be immediate, though.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Feb 28, 2011 at 20:38
  • Thanks, @random - it was nice one! +1 from myside :) @Grace Note: Thank you for letting know this feature. Yes, later I saw that..as you rightly said it was shown much later..this question cropped up in between that time! Mar 5, 2011 at 3:54

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Yes, that got deleted, which makes it only visible to users with over 10k rep. I undeleted it and migrated it to Unix and Linux for you. Understand error codes in Linux

  • Thanks @Bill the Lizard! Any reason it got deleted?? I can understand migration..though! Feb 28, 2011 at 20:39
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    @TheCottonSilk: It was closed as 'off-topic' so I can only assume that was also the reason for deletion. Feb 28, 2011 at 20:46
  • I think we the users need to take actions diligently after understanding the true meanings of close, migrate and delete. Mar 1, 2011 at 5:40

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