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Community-led deletionism: a protocol for sanity

A couple of events in the past few days have caused me to reflect - yet again - on the direction we're headed with regard to deletion on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange. First, a moderator on one of ...
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Building an archive of deleted questions

Back when the first discussion about deleted questions came up, I promised to look into building an official unofficial read-only archive for good deleted SE content. I had a plan to build something ...
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Deleted posts should not influence reputation

A major change was suddenly introduced in the way reputation is calculated yesterday: if you’ve contributed something worthwhile to the site, you should keep the reputation for that even if it ...
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Why were some historical non-constructive questions undeleted?

I notice that What is the single most influential book every programmer should read? and Strangest language feature have been undeleted by a Stack Exchange developer. After long months of framing ...
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how to deal with link rot caused by deletion of popular off-topic questions?

While I am all for deletion of off-topic questions, I am not comfortable with some consequences related to the way how it is done now. Namely, I am concerned about the fact that popular questions tend ...
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Add the alternative of “delisting” questions; deletion is usually harmful overkill

There has been a lot of debate about deleted posts over the years. The classic example is the old discussion about handling old popular posts, upon which consensus has never been reached and the ...
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Automatic visual indication of old questions

Should there be a better, more noticeable visual indication that a question is old? I know that the question will have the post date on it, but many many users either don't notice the post date or ...
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Improve the historical significance banner

Some highly popular questions were recently un-deleted, and put into a locked mode with a banner announcing that they exist for their historical significance only. This question exists because it ...
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A modest proposal for voting about controversial historical questions

The new plan is intended to use more democracy and less moderation to achieve a happy medium in making decisions about historical content. Unfortunately, the voting system designed as a sanity check ...
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Allow questions to become unlisted

An "unlisted" question is deleted for all practical purposes, except it's visible to people who have a link to it. This would allow us to have a graceful way to "retire" questions about topics that ...
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The irony of “vote to delete” VS asking people to copy link text into the answer in case the link changes

I'm a little frustrated that content I've Favorited/bookmarked is no longer available with no redirect or context of what used to be there. If people who answer a question are often downvoted for ...
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Historical notice locked posts should look different

Posts with a historical lock notice look almost like ordinary posts. All that distinguishes them is: The absence of voting arrows, a minor detail, especially to people who are not habitual Stack ...
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Do historically noticed posts contribute to reputation?

Do historically noticed posts contribute to reputation? If they do, consider this a feature request so that they do not. A historically noticed question “is not considered a good, on-topic question ...
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“Full Time Employee versus Contract Work?” on SO should have been migrated to Programmers instead of deleted [closed]

NOTE A Programmers moderator on meta there told me to bring this here, as they can't do anything about it. I've been a long time SO and stack user in general. I'm REALLY disappointed that Full Time ...