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Time constraint before allowing low-rep users to delete own question with an answer [duplicate]

I would like to propose that new users not be able to delete their own questions too soon after receiving an answer. If we're going to prohibit a user from deleting their own question with an up-voted ...
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How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?

What circumstances can cause a question or answer to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? How can a post be deleted? When can't I delete my own post? Can I still see my post even after it's ...
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Are we creating divisions in our quest to make new users welcome?

One of the more frequent accusations that get leveled against long-time users of various sites is that we treat new user questions differently. That we downvote and close vote them maliciously, to "...
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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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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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My work has been deleted - how can we discourage that? [duplicate]

I answered a question and just after commenting "Yep that seems to be working! Thank you so much!" the question author deleted the question (and, thus, my answer). Is this behavior considered ...
sds's user avatar
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People deleting their own questions once they have an answer

This has happened to me at least 3 times in the past few weeks. Basically, a user asks a question. I put some time and thought in an answer and reply to their question. I come back a bit later to see ...
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Require a minimum rep to delete your own question

One of the things new users of SO have trouble with is that deleting questions is rarely the right thing to do. I see newcomers: delete a question and ask it again delete a question and ask it again ...
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Where do I report people for deleting their questions on purpose after they get an answer

Today I was looking at the question of this user. The question was pretty simple, he was looking for the eval function in php not knowing of it's existence. He received a comment and while I was ...
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1 answer
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Answer disappeared without any clue about the reason

Yesterday, I came to a question in StackOverflow about how to sort a data array with different fields and render into an html table using JavaScript. I provided an answer posting a function and some ...
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Question deleted as soon as it is answered

We have recently run into some questionable behavior on Mathoverflow: occasional users asked a question, it received a valid answer, and then the question was deleted immediately before the answer had ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
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Question removed by OP after I answered it

The OP removed this question after I posted an answer (and an useful edit) to it. Not sure if this is too un-common as I faced it only second time. (can't get the first instance details as it was ...
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Soft question: code of ethics of using answers in writing an academic paper

Do we have any code of ethics about using the answers in Stack Exchange for writing the academic paper? Situation 1. Someone is writing a paper, but stuck. He found several answers in the Stack ...
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Should users be able to re-delete their question after they delete it and it's undeleted by the community/mods?

Consider these questions (I'm sure there's way more examples, but I was a firsthand witness to these two; feel free to edit if you have more): Trouble converting recursive case to Haskell Nested Loop ...
Joseph Sible-Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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1 answer
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Why was this post deleted?

Array evaluating to nil Was it an issue of low-quality/someone-just-doesn't-know-Ruby? (I was one of the post answerers, I'm aware of the post's content--I'm asking about this post specifically, not ...
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