Linked Questions

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Should we reopen a question if it is closed with a wrong reason?

The question in question: Triple Less Than Sign in Bash It is closed as "Questions asking for code must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Include attempted ...
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RemoveDeadQuestions should not apply to Meta posts

There is an automated system that eventually deletes all unanswered negative scoring questions (as long as they're not locked). I understand why this exists for regular sites – a negative score ...
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Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account [duplicate]

When I am posting my question I am getting the following error: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. What can I do?
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Are answers ever deleted permanently? [duplicate]

I can see my deleted answers. Will they ever be purged from the system, either manually or automatically? Does this kind of "deleted post cleanup" occur periodically, or will all deleted answers ...
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Should old questions with a solution in the comments but no posted answer be answered?

I've been searching through old, unanswered (i.e. zero answers) in the ``mysql-error-1064` tag (just as an example), and I've across several questions that: have been answered in the comments could ...
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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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Why is the Community user in a deletion war with a mod?

We have a closed question with 0 sum votes (+2/-2). It got deleted by the Community user. Fine. Then came along DoubleAA (a mod) and undeleted it. Then comes Community and deletes it a few hour later....
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Five answers downvoted, without any comment

Me and 4 others answered this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19081760/php-form-validation-gives-parse-error (Note: the question deleted) You can see that all of them downvoted, this is ...
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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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Should we really have RemoveDeadQuestions on smaller sites?

Related: Please undelete this question on String Theory According to this post If the question is more than 30 days old, and ... has −1 or lower score has no answers is not locked ...
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What happened to the accept rate one year ago?

While discussing the effect of a beta site, attention turned to accept rates on SO. There's a sharp fall in global accept rate (not per-user) in early 2015: This is also true of Ask Ubuntu: And ...
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Should I improve questions that are not mine by adding information?

First it sounds like, yeah of course. But here's an example: bot not playing music This question has almost no information. But what I can read out of it, it's about a discord bot that refuses to ...
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Tweaking close requirements to manage the close queue

There have been no shortage of ideas to get the close queue manageable. Here's one more: let's fundamentally re-think how many votes it takes to close a question. Currently, diamond mods can close ...
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1answer
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What did Stack Exchange/Overflow change in May 2016 that cut low-quality questions so dramatically on the flagship sites?

So, I'll confess, I'm addicted to SEDE. To date, I've spent most of my time crafting queries to help with Spring Cleaning over on Chem.SE. However, alongside the site cleanup efforts, it appears that ...
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Should we stop auto-deleting dupe-closed questions?

In this meta posting, Shog9 writes: But don't delete duplicates Seriously, don't. Unless they're literally word-for-word duplicates, just leave them be - folks tend to find all sorts of different ...

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