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Turbocharging the Roomba: solutions for premature deletion

A couple weeks ago, I asked for help: How can we stop premature deletion? And I got some fantastic responses. A big thanks to everyone who participated in that discussion - you're the reason I don't ...
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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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What is a “closed”, “on hold”, or “duplicate” question?

Questions can be put on hold, closed, or marked as duplicate. What does it mean for a question to be closed or “on hold”? What does it mean for a question to be "marked as duplicate"? Who can put a ...
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Sudden increase in off-topic posts on MSE

It seems that the Updated Terms of Service message linking to the MSE post discussing it had a undesired side effect: there is a huge increase in off-topic (mostly programming) questions. (Not to ...
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Why do users often ask blatantly off-topic questions here on Meta?

For quite some time, newer users seem to ask a lot of blatantly off-topic questions here on Meta. They are mostly programming questions that should have been closed asked on Stack Overflow, along with ...
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Let's Start An Annual Meta Survey!

No, we're not going to survey a survey, as much fun as that might be. We'd like to toss out the idea of running a survey that asks folks about their experiences here, expectations when coming here, ...
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People get lost and crash into meta - maybe we need roadblocks for their safety

I used to think that Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's idea of a survey was a terrible idea - it didn't actually fix anything, and I suspect most folks asking off-topic questions here are drivebys. On ...
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If question gets deleted by moderator, why not include user with reason as to why?

If a question gets deleted by a moderator, why doesn't the user who submitted question get notified as to why? I have submitted a question, and it was deleted without warning. Why not at least notify ...
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Ensure that users can access feedback on deleted questions

When a user tries to acces a deleted question, if they don't have 10k+ reputation or diamond moderator privileges, they'll only see a generic message like "this post has been deleted for reasons of ...
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Close vote review audit with an actual close vote on it

I was under the impression that questions with real close votes aren't used for "known good" review audits. I just failed a close vote review audit for looking for a duplicate, when in fact the ...