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Asker deletes his question a minute after I answered it. What can I do? Is this a common pattern? [duplicate]

I'm new to this platform, please bear with me. I answered a question on SO today, where the asker needed a specific SQL query. As soon as I had answered it and before anyone else could read or upvote ...
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1answer
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Protection against instant deletion of a question which gets an answer [duplicate]

I've recently answered a question which got deleted in a few minutes after I posted my answer (and as result, my answer and all comments made by others were removed as well). Although I enjoyed ...
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2answers
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Why did a user delete their own question? [duplicate]

I'm disappointed that a couple days ago I answered a reasonable question about git, only to have the user then delete the question instead up upvoting or accepting my answer. I had responded to ...
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4answers
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Disallow deletion of questions for 24 hours after last answer was posted

Currently, authors can't delete their own question if it has multiple answers if it has a single answer with one or more upvotes, even if it has a negative score if it has an answer with an awarded ...
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2answers
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How should I flag a user account if it has no posts to flag?

It came up in chat that a spammer's account needed destroyed; their posts had been deleted but their name (which was offensive) still showed up on the front page as updates to posts and their user ...
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2answers
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What to do when the OP mutilates their own question?

I've occasionally noticed an OP who will edit their own question and destroy it completely, always leaving some kind of graffiti-like scrawl in its place. This seems to happen on low-quality ...
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1answer
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What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"?

If you are reading this, you may have been affected by one of our post quality bans. If so, it is important that you read the following information to understand what has happened and how to regain ...
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4answers
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Does systematic self-deleting need to be prevented?

This case (and other similar recent ones) makes me think something must be done about users systematically both deleting their questions after they've received a satisfactory answer, and deleting and ...
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1answer
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User systematically deleting and re-posting questions

There are users asking questions, deletes and re-asks them if he doesn't get an answer, and also deletes them as soon as he gets a satisfactory one. Examples for solved questions he deleted (I ...
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4answers
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Flag abusive users

I think the community does a great job policing questions/answers, etc. and the community has some good tools available to do this. Between flagging questions with some reasons behind it and editing ...