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Do not delete good duplicates!

This question (currently deleted (visible only to 10kers)) is a great example of a duplicate question that should not be deleted. [Note: this question was later merged into this one, which resulted in ...
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How can we stop premature deletion?

Update: discussion on specific changes to how deletion works is here: Turbocharging the Roomba: solutions for premature deletion This needs to stop: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/15348333/...
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When to vote to delete question?

I've recently reached enough reputation on one of the sites to be able to cast delete votes. I am not sure when a question is supposed to be deleted as opposed to just remain closed. What criteria ...
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Why are we deleting instead of merging?

Those answers were so useful to me. If I knew it would be deleted, I would have saved the answers. I googled my question and found a link to it, but it gives a 404. https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Why was this perfectly legit question removed without any close votes?

This question here: Using Firefox, how can I monitor all JavaScript events that are fired? was deleted by @casperOne about 7 hours ago, without going through the normal close process or getting any ...
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Restore the 10k ability to see all closed/deleted posts in a list

A bunch of 10k links were removed early this month because: The other routes were not used (we're talking < 10 times in 3 days on the entire network) and were also crazy expensive to render. ...
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Shouldn't we help fix bad questions instead of mocking them?

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15568562/speeding-up-the-if-statment-by-eliminating-else The poster made a trivial mistake and almost everyone answering gleefully pointed it out instead of fixing ...
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5answers
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Put a time window on deleted questions before performing the delete

A recent trend seems to be delete voting a question immediately after it's closed. While I like the sentiment, it has caused issues. Quite often, the question will be deleted within minutes of ...
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Can Community Managers contact deleted users?

The short version: This question over on Ask Ubuntu got downvoted into oblivion (-6 is oblivion for AU) and subsequently deleted. I posted an AU meta question to prevent other users from deleting ...
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Should we give users a chance to improve their own questions before deleting them? [duplicate]

I'm a bit concerned by the rapid deletion of certain questions such as this one - it appears that it was deleted only 3 minutes after it was posted, so the original poster of this question didn't even ...
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2answers
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Should I vote to close a question if it has an accepted answer?

The Stack Overflow close queue is at 68K question, and some questions voted for closure reach reviewers sometimes 6-10 hours after being posted. I don't actually know how long since the first flag/...
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Why do I have to wait before nominating a question for deletion?

For one thing, the whole deletion thing for questions and answers needs to be totally revamped, since it's beyond broken, but one thing at a time, IMO. I should be able to mark any closed question as ...
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Why are decent questions being deleted immediately after they are closed?

Recently I see a lot more questions being deleted immediately after being closed. I can understand this for negatively scored questions, but I see this with positively scored questions that I think ...
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Interface for questions who were closed and their 2-day grace period for deletion has expired

In an effort to contribute to cleaning up questions on SO, I'd like to go back to questions that were closed more than two days ago and vote to delete ones that are useless. My motivation is that I'd ...
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Should “valuable” old posts get closed

Motivated by the review I've just seen of this: https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/1493474 The question probably is a NARQ/Not Constructive but its also valuable enough that it's been protected, ...