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Why was this (native, not migrated) question deleted by Community? [duplicate]

This question on Mi Yodeya was asked on our site on Feb 27 (last edited then too), remained open, and was deleted by Community on March 30. It was not migrated (to or away from us), and there is ...
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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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Old unanswered inactive questions with low views/votes [duplicate]

On Super User; @IvoFlipse was looking for a query to find old unanswered inactive questions with low views/votes. Because those kind of questions clutter the site and keep the unanswered question ...
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Where is my question? (After marked as too broad) [duplicate]

In 13th of December 2016 I signed up for Cognitive Sciences Beta and asked a question about empathy of humans for animals and the reasons for it. The question was quite broad and marked as such. I got ...
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Is the Roomba broken? [duplicate]

I know that there is a system for auto-deletion of certain closed and unanswered questions, as described by Shog9 in "Turbocharging the Roomba: solutions for premature deletion", but it was my ...
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Why was this question “deleted by Community”? [duplicate]

This question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19471650/ms-vs-2010-omit-frame-pointer-optimization-doesnt It seems perfectly reasonable, but then, I posed it. It didn't have a lot of upvotes, ...
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Will unanswered questions with helpful comments be automatically deleted? [duplicate]

I am aware that unanswered questions with a score of 0 are automatically deleted after 30 days. Does this mean that those questions will be deleted even if they contain useful information that has ...
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My question was deleted by Community♦ [duplicate]

My question* (10k+ link) was deleted by Community♦. Why? I searched a little and found reasons for deletion like rejected migration or account deletion. But I can't see why my post was deleted. I ...
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Why was “Multiple config.ru files and nginx/passenger” deleted? [duplicate]

I just noticed this post was deleted: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9010309/multiple-config-ru-files-and-nginx-passenger I found this by googling for a problem I had. And this question is ...
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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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Algorithm for Community deletion of questions [duplicate]

Is the algorithm for Community deletion of questions documented anywhere? I'm interested in both the SO and MSO algorithms, in case they are different. If it matters, the trigger for this question is ...
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Delete Many Unanswered Questions [duplicate]

Why doesn't Stack Exchange delete posts that have no comments, answers, or activity for a long period of time. The number of unanswered questions continues to grow on each community (Stack Overflow: 2,...
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Where do unanswered questions go to die? [duplicate]

I was checking back and my original unanswered question "Scrub PDF Malware Files to XPS Format" seems to have been removed from Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange (as in I've searched everywhere and can't ...
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23answers
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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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26answers
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Should Stack Exchange in general be awarding “A”s for Effort?

This just came up again: homework is not acceptable if the asker has made no effort whatsoever I'm developing a bit of an involuntary twitch that manifests itself when I encounter the word "effort"...
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24answers
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A proposed philosophy of question migration

We spend a fair amount of time talking about question migrations between sites. These conversations happen internally, publicly and semi-publicly in the network-wide moderator chat room. In the ...
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10answers
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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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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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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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10answers
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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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7answers
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Should one downvote answers to off-topic questions?

It annoys me when people post answers to obviously off-topic questions like this one, especially after those questions have already received several close votes. Migrations seem to happen rather ...
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7answers
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Are code questions without an attempt now on topic [closed]

Background The close reasons have recently been changed, this includes the removal of the old close reason: Questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Tell ...
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1answer
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What is migration and how does it work?

I posted a question which was closed as off-topic and it seems like it could fit on another site in the network. How can I go about moving it there? What is migration? When can a question be migrated,...
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Convert non-answers into new questions?

We see a lot of occasions where a new user posts an answer when in fact they should be asking a question; for example here or here. Given that: we want to make life as comfortable as possible for ...
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1answer
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Who is the Community user?

I see the Community user on the user page. It seems to edit posts sometimes. What is it? And why has it downvoted over 1800 times? See also: What are “Community Wiki” posts? Return to FAQ Index
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What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?

If you are reading this, you may have been affected by one of our post quality bans. If so, it is important that you read the following information to understand what has happened and how to regain ...
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3answers
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Allow diamond moderators to reverse question migrations?

It has happened on occasion, due to the high amount of 10K moderators on SO that questions are migrated to the wrong site, and needs to be reversed. Although currently it is possible to re-open the ...
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6answers
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Are unanswered questions a problem yet?

Two years ago I asked an adorable question: is 180,000 unanswered questions too many? Now there are 704,563 questions with no up-voted answers and counting. I've had the feeling that this flood was ...
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10answers
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What limits should we place on automated voting?

This has come up a few times now in moderator circles, but with the exception of Andy's Robot there hasn't been a lot of public discussion that's applicable. That feels kinda negligent to me, so... ...
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Automatically delete old closed questions, regardless of question score

According to https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/92006/141361, we automatically delete old question with negative/0/1 scores (depending on time passed) and no answers. I'd like to suggest extending ...

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