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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): https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16760317/what-is-the-first-...
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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"). As ...
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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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Asking days badges

A couple of months ago, I suggested a set of badges for asking questions. The responses were... mixed. The top answer can be summarized: In practice, all this would do is encourage people to ask yet ...
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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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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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The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide

I noticed that I can only perform certain actions such as commenting a finite number of times in a given period of time. Obviously, rate limiting is in place to prevent accidental misuse or ...
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What drives me away from here

Most of the time if a question is poorly written, doesn't show any research effort, doesn't demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem, and simply asks for a solution like: I need this - do ...
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Should delete votes be limited like close votes?

First off, let me say that I am not against deleting questions. I have done a fair bit of it in the past. However, I think that when the same three or four people account for 80% of the deleted ...
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When should I vote to delete a 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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In “network hot” questions formula, discard answers when voting evidence indicates that these are not good data points

TL;DR When votes of 20... 30... 100 users clearly indicate that only one or two answers are popular, it does not make sense to pretend that other answers are popular too. In current version of “...
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General Reference questions create low-quality dead ends for Googlers

Introducing a "general reference" close reason was rejected by Jeff and Joel for fears of abuse. Jeff said in a comment: Joel is very concerned it will be abused. I have concerns as well, since ...
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Allow diamond moderators to comment on deleted or locked items

Moderators should be able to comment on things after normal users are unable to, such as when a post is deleted or locked. As a moderator on Programmers, I try to leave a comment (if necessary) before ...
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Around how many questions get deleted in Stack Exchange and by whom?

Someone argued with me that people in the SE network don't try to delete stuff actively (voting to delete) and leave that work to the Community user. I'm not convinced. So… I would like some ...
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What is the 'deleted recent questions' page in the user profile?

On the bottom of questions tab of the user profile, there is a link that states "Deleted recent questions". This links to http://site.stackexchange.com/users/recently-deleted-questions/xxxxx. The ...
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Can some metadata about deleted posts be included in Data.SE?

I like to use Data.SE to view usage stats for some of the sites, however deleted posts are not included on Data.SE and I think this skews the numbers quite a bit, particularly on sites with a lot of ...
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Unicorn Meta Zoo #3: How do we grade questions?

Welcome to the Unicorn Meta Zoo, a podcast by members of the Stack Exchange community team. If you want to avoid spoilers, jump straight to the audio. Participants We're talking about whether or not ...
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Can the owner of a question undelete it with their vote alone? Can they undelete it many times?

I understood that in order to delete or undelete, you need the votes of three 10k+ users. If the person who votes to undelete it is the owner, can they do it with just their vote alone? (Here is the ...
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Auto-deletion a bit trigger happy?

I just had the only question I've ever asked on SO deleted. I can only assume this is because it was both reasonably old, and negatively scored. The problem I have with this, is that until a few days ...
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Why is the script for deletion called Roomba?

In many posts I see that the script for automatic post deletion is called Roomba: Turn off the roomba for child meta sites Turbocharging the Roomba: solutions for premature deletion Lost 5 questions ...
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(How) Can SE sites change their reputation payout?

A recent question on Puzzling Meta reminded me that there is a longstanding meta post at PPCG about awarding 10 rep per question upvote. This is mainly due to the relative difficulty and usefulness of ...
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Treat comments on deleted posts from moderating users like comments from diamond moderators

Comments on deleted posts don't reliably notify the owner of the deleted post about their existence, depending on the exact timing the post owner might never be informed about that comment. There is ...
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Make users pass a review assessment as final stage before question ban

A different proposal in response to the problem documented in Warn new users when they ask a question after a previous question is closed, downvoted, or deleted. After a user has had a first or ...
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Can the system leave a deletion reason when it deletes a question?

A user asked why they were question banned; it turned out it (in part) it was because of deleted questions. One of the deleted questions was deleted by the Community user. I'm aware it will delete ...
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Is the automatic question deletion routine broken?

I believe Roomba (aka automatic question deletion) is broken. While working on some delete vote therapy(TM), I ran across 5 questions that met the criteria for being automatically deleted but had not ...
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Pre-register delete vote

Sometimes (more often than one would like), completely off-topic, unsalvagable questions get asked in the tags I monitor on Stack Overflow. Naturally, I vote to close these and usually post a comment ...
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Very bad questions with multiple answers [duplicate]

This question is very low-quality. As the comments state, the code provided does not compile. Furthermore, it fails to ask (in my opinion) a specific question, show any additional attempted code (...
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Would any other people want to remove downvoting

As far as I can tell downvoting is mostly useless. For questions the only people who get downvoted are lower rep users, or incredibly stupid questions most questions that are downvoted get closed ...
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Why downvoting on questions that are sure to get close or flagged

I was always curious about what is the sense in downvoting on a question in following case: The OP has 1 rep and the question is clearly a spam or off-topic, generally a question to be flagged/...
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Expand the roomba scripts to delete year or more old, up voted, closed questions

Currently the roomba has a criteria that deletes quite a bit of open questions that are considered abandoned after a year: If the question is more than 365 days old, and ... has a score of ...
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How is question quality measured in A/B tests?

As sites grow, there's a noticeable increase in community unhappiness with question quality. Quite a bit of the problem is simply a matter of scale, but sites sometimes optimize for extremes. Bad ...
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Why do we put “minimal understanding” questions on hold?

While perusing the Close Votes queue that is nearing 90k questions, I found that I was marking a good number of the questions with this reason: Questions asking for code must demonstrate a minimal ...
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Moderator deletion comments on questions are fairly useless

Right now this is what happens when your post gets closed and deleted: If the deleter also left a comment, If the deleter is a moderator, or If the deleter is a 10k user who used a canned message, ...
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What's the point in closing questions if they are not deleted?

I see a lot of questions that are closed due to often not being constructive/ too localized etc. But what does this achieve? A lot of these questions become really popular and are not deleted or ...
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Should I vote to close as duplicate if another question has good advice?

Suppose there is a Stack Overflow question like the following: What is wrong with my program? I have a program like this, to ask the user to quit or continue: public class QuitOrContinue { ...
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Couple of issues with Roomba Turbocharging

Recently, a major change was announced: Deleted questions will be visible to their authors, regardless of those authors' reputation. They won't be linked to anywhere that they're not already ...
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New reason to close a question: “Abandoned question”

The issue has been addressed ealier. I'm mainly active on tex.stackexchange. There are some thousands of unanswered questions. I suggested to introduce a new reason for closing questions: an abandoned ...
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Sudden influx of automatically deleted questions

I've noticed two things this morning that appear to be related: There have been more than the usual number of "why did I lose reputation" questions here on Meta Stack Overflow, all apparently related ...

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