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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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Can we kill off abandoned questions in some circumstances? [duplicate]

The SE sites tend to fill up with questions asked (usually by new folk) which get a number of requests for clarification in the comments, but the OP never returns to the crime scene. I would like to ...
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Why are deleted questions still visible to the created users? [duplicate]

Why are deleted questions still visible to the created users? Does it have any usability? Can a user build upon the question, modify it and repost it as a new question or if he changes the question ...
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Why did Community suddenly delete posts in bulk about an hour ago? [duplicate]

I just opened up Stack Overflow, and realized I had a -4 in my reputation. I thought I'd been downvoted, and clicked on the two posts that showed the -4. Turns out, I hadn't even answered these posts, ...
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Why can I delete some questions, but not others (at >20k rep) [duplicate]

I've noticed with increasing frequency that there are some closed questions that I cannot delete (as in, there is no "Delete" link):
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Question of mine disappeared [duplicate]

This is my profile on Stack Overflow. As I remember recently I had two questions. One about PlayN (still there) and one about sbt-osgi (how can I set a target platform). There were somebody who ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral&...
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Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted

I would really like to see all of my questions and answers on the profile page, even if some of them were deleted, and I don't have enough rep to see them on the site. (Note that some questions are ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Stack Overflow technology makes me write bad answers

Today I had some time and felt like writing a relatively good answer on Stack Overflow; explaining both the underlying mechanisms and good practices, unlike usual declarative answers in a "do that" ...
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Help us make "Not Constructive" and "Not a Real Question" closures more effective [closed]

In the recent off-topic discussion, Pekka 웃 suggested that other close reasons could be further broken out as well . We've got some more specific ideas along those lines, and we want your input and ...
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Enable automatic deletion of old, unanswered, zero-score questions after a year?

Related to Meta Super User efforts: Old unanswered inactive questions with low views/votes and Meta Server Fault efforts: Cleaning house, really old, unloved questions We already auto-remove ...
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Send authors an inbox message if their question is closed

I think it would really help if you get notified that a question of yours was closed. Especially for the multi-site power user, usually (at least for me) a question is asked and then left alone for ...
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Every "close" has its thorn: replace "close" with "on hold" for the first five days

That's right, I'm starting this out with a pun. Featuring a Poison song. I'm good with it. TL;DR We're looking at replacing [closed] with [on hold]. This sort of thing was proposed in a popular post ...
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Help us figure out a way to handle the explosion of comments on Stack Overflow [closed]

As a frequent user of Stack Overflow, I see a lot of conversations that happen in comments. Whole questions are answered in the comments. Often, the comments have useful information, but ultimately, ...
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