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Deletion of Zombie Questions [duplicate]

This 12-year-old question was just resurrected by a brand-new user: fatal error C1034: windows.h: no include path set The Community system user has a habit of providing attention to un-answered ...
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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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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 (and should) duplicate questions be automatically deleted? [duplicate]

Yesterday a question of mine on EL&U, Is “shipping” today's equivalent of “matchmaking”? [duplicate], which had been closed as a duplicate, was deleted automatically by the system. deleted by ...
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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 should we steer lost users?

Here is a thing I see fairly often here on Meta.SE: The question isn't remotely on-topic and was rightly, and quickly, put on hold. Somebody left a comment (not shown) pointing out what Meta.SE is ...
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Old unanswered upvoted questions remaining that way potentially forever?

For questions which are old and unanswered and with a score less than zero, the Roomba may provide automated deletion. For questions which are sometimes many years old and unanswered and sometimes ...
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Visibility of deleted answers to deleted questions

Suppose someone posts a question, and then someone answers it, and then a moderator deletes the question. Can the original poster still read the answer as well as the question? (I think the answer is ...
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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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Do some of the SE moderators get addicted to trolling? [closed]

It was with interest that I read this article today: Can You Get Addicted to Trolling? (Motherboard) Excerpt: "There's a high in getting to be right, and trolls chase that rush," says Dave "...
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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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1answer
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How to find closed questions that will not be auto-deleted

There is an auto-deletion process that removes open, abandoned questions, and under certain circumstances, closed questions. But there are many closed questions that are preserved. Looking for those ...
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Auto-fix duplicates of questions deleted by the Roomba

While normal users can no longer vote to delete questions that have other questions closed as duplicates of them, the automatic deletion script (a.k.a. the Roomba) still can, and does, delete such ...
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When Roomba deletes a question, does it always end up in the “deleted recent questions” list?

When Roomba deletes a question, does it always end up in the "deleted recent questions" list? If not, in which cases will the question not end up in the "deleted recent questions" ...
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1answer
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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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