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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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Can we get an official statement regarding career advice questions?

I'm looking at the following question: Am I a dinosaur programmer? It has 4 close votes (at the time of writing), and I've been waffling over whether or not to put in a 5th. By convention, at least,...
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Fear of Closing

I'm now have trepidation about closing, since that's the first step to deletion, and we all know how that's been going. I have always tried to do my part to close questions that deserved it, but feel ...
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Why are people closing “What <x> is best?” questions? [closed]

What JavaScript framework is best? Can anyone recommend books that are best? Etc... Obviously these questions involve a lot of opinion but well-informed opinions from a large body of developers are ...
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Will the gold “Great Answers” badges be removed after the deletion of popular questions?

One side-effect of programmers.stackexchange.com has been to discuss the migration of questions from SO to P.SE. One side-effect of said side-effect has been the removal (deletion, not migration) of ...
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Duplicate answers are tolerated?

If so, in what conditions? Look at the book question. It's a duplicate hell. It can't be true that they were all posted in same minutes(I didn't check). There wasn't so many duplicates when I read the ...
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How many votes are needed to undelete?

Based on the new rules for deletion, a question with a high total score (on itself and its answers) takes more votes to delete. But how many does it take to then undelete it? Still just 3 undelete ...
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Shouldn't responsible/sensible deletion of (old) questions imply looking at related ones too?

Admittedly I promised myself to stay clean of the inherently difficult recent discussions regarding deletion of questions (e.g. Question deletions are getting out of hand and The Great Question ...
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How can I see my merged question? Why was it merged?

I know it is offtopic and I will delete my question as soon as I get any answer, but somebody merged my question. The question was opened for the whole day, but when I got 3 reopens and edited my ...
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Allow faster deleting of obviously bad questions

10k users can't vote to delete questions until they've been closed for two days, to give 3k users a chance to reopen. This is useful for most posts, but for obviously terrible posts that get closed in ...
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2answers
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The new delete-votes limit should not apply to one's own answers

The new rules for delete votes kicked in today but they also apply to deleting one's own answers. From the discussion I gather that this new rule is intended to protect valuable questions. As it ...
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2answers
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This post still needs 11 vote(s) from other users to delete

I have always thought that a nice feature would be to pre-emptively un-delete or un-vote-to-close questions. Some questions just polarize people and instead of having it cycle between close/delete/...
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Should we remove generic deleted content tags on Meta?

The recent discussions about deleted questions have reminded me of a bit of a tag-nag I had a month ago. So let's discuss something about deleted stuff that doesn't have to do with whether we're doing ...
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An interesting test case for delete vote numbers

Consider https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6012373/recursion-adding-numbers/6012538#6012538. It appears that the vast number of upvotes on a humorous answer push up the delete threshold on this ...
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1answer
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Why allow closed questions to be voted on?

In seeing some of the potential solutions and problems related to this answer and question I noticed something. Why are closed questions allowed to obtain more reputation for a user? So my ...

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