Questions tagged [deleted-answers]

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Notification of undeletion

A post of mine that I deleted later got undeleted by three other users, but I only became aware of the undeletion a couple of months afterwards when the post received an upvote. Would there be a way ...
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Deleted answers and Enlightened badge [duplicate]

Suppose that these events occur by this order: Someone posts a question. User A posts an answer. User B posts an answer. The answer posted by user A gets deleted. The answer posted by user B gets ...
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Indicate publicly why questions with deleted answers are bumped

When an old question gets a new spam answer, that answer gets deleted quickly and the question gets bumped to the home page. Only users with 10,000 reputation can tell why that question is listed as &...
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How can I delete an answer explicitly, even after the question has already been deleted, so it's not restored if the question is undeleted?

Take the following scenario: You post an answer. The author deletes the question. This automatically deletes your answer as well, but (as I understand it), your answer would later be undeleted if the ...
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Can a user submit a second answer on the same question after the first was deleted?

I routinely delete one-line answers that are more like throw-away comments. I do leave a comment explaining why, but I don't usually give them a warning because it means I have to check back later if ...
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Can I undelete an answer myself if it was deleted via Recommend deletion votes from review?

In the FAQ it says: Depending on who deleted your post, you may or may not be able to undelete it. If it was deleted by [...] from review (without three trusted users voting to delete): you can ...
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Lost many reputation points because my answer was deleted - what to do now? [duplicate]

I answered a question on Mathematics Stack Exchange and gained around 80 reputation from it. This was the first time I gained points and earned a decent number of privileges. But now that question ...
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Post deleted but Not an Answer flag is still pending

Not sure if this is somehow related to all the wonkiness going on with the CSS updates recently but a recent deleted post on SFF was deleted (via 3 users) but the flags haven't been marked as helpful ...
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Ghost downvotes?

On my phone I always use the responsive design; that might cause the bug. There’s a weird bug or something that causes the scores of deleted answers (and maybe deleted questions, and maybe non-deleted ...
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Why was my 'Be Best' Winter Bash knitting removed?

Earlier this month, I posted a Winter Bash knitting (10k only link) based on the First Lady's Be Best campaign promoting well-being and online safety, containing the knitted text 'Be Best' in red/blue ...
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Why is an answer only an “answer” if it was deleted from review?

With the new post notices showing above posts, I am noticing an interesting discrepancy. As a user with 10,000 reputation on some sites I can see deleted answers, and they now are accompanied by a ...
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Shall we add some background color for the code block in the deleted answers too?

The code block in the deleted answer are not have any grey background color. The code block looks like normal text. Example deleted answer (10k+ users) Shall we add some background color for the code ...
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Can my answer about current events be undeleted?

In mid-November, SE staff posted a Q&A style announcement "Why is SE removing links and community ads about legal issues?" here on meta. To my knowledge, this was the first "official" post from SE ...
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Answers/comments were not copied during migration to another site

My question What are the correct pronouns for referring to someone whom I have never met in person when the gender is apparent? has a banner migrated from english.stackexchange.com  Oct 25 at 0:...
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Why was the Weekly Day of Silence post deleted? [duplicate]

Why was the Weekly Day of Silence post deleted? It was an answer to the question Monica's situation continues unresolved, is SE hoping the problem just goes away?. The system didn't allow me to ...
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Answers deleted via review, then undeleted, then re-deleted by a moderator still show as “deleted via review”

This is the exact opposite of this prior bug report. This answer was deleted via review, as a result of six users recommending deletion from the Low Quality Posts queue. It was subsequently undeleted ...
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Could you tell me what was rude about my answer and how I can avoid making the same mistake in future?

Yesterday, I posted a now deleted answer to Does Stack Exchange, Inc. really care about the LGBTQ+ community?. It has been removed by the Community user with a penalty of loosing 100 rep which ...
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Deletion by someone outside the community

Note that I have posted this in the SE Meta rather than the Spanish Meta with prompting from one of the Spanish moderators after I complained about it. His suggestion was the following: Mi ...
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How is anyone *helped* by deleting relevant questions added to a post? [closed]

I recently viewed a question that was nearly identical to a question I have (requesting AppleScript solutions), and there were at least three helpful responses. My question is essentially the same--...
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How to clean up Stack overflow account, means delete all deleted answers or Posts on my account permanently from SO? [duplicate]

I know if we delete any post or answer it is not deleted permanently, Suppose for example this post which is deleted including my answer but still the post is visible to users having 10K+ reputations. ...
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Do deleted or closed posts interfere with an account merge?

A new, unregistered user showed up a few days ago on another Stack Exchange site. That user posted a question, and then, about an hour later, a separate, registered account posted a non-answer "answer"...
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Why can't 10K users search for others' deleted posts? [duplicate]

I have been trying to get to 10 thousand reputation for a while on Science Fiction & Fantasy (taking a while :P) but learned something weird a few weeks ago: users with 10,000 reputation can't ...
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No last activity link when the only answers are deleted

On questions that have answers, links that say "modified x mins ago" point to https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/####/slug/?lastactivity On questions where there are no (undeleted) answers, ...
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Why are we happy to delete open questions with 0 score but not terrible, incorrect answers?

I’ve come across some really bad answers on Stack Exchange, including quite a few that are just one sentence with no sources or badly written speculation with no basis. From what I understand, our ...
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“Show x more comments” button doesn’t work on deleted posts

One of my questions was recently deleted. When I viewed it on the mobile site, I tried to click the “view 4 more comments” button on the answer, but it didn’t work. I tried reloading and the like, but ...
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What happens to the accepted answer when a question is deleted?

If a question has an accepted answer and the question is deleted, what happens to the accepted answer and with the reputation coming from accepting that answer? More specifically: Is the accept sign ...
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How can I get a deleted answer undeleted? [duplicate]

I answered this question with a link to the vendor documentation that I believed addressed the issue. Adding description to a web intelligence document in BOBJ 42sp6 using restapi My answer was ...
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Conditions for keeping reputation in case of post deletion

In an answer for Deleted Question: Impact to Reputation, it's quoted that reputation earned from posts with score ≥ 3 "visible on the site for ≥ 60 days" would be retained despite their ...
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Why are deleted answers not counted on questions list, but counted on the question page?

Almost everybody here know that 10k+ users can see deleted posts. For example when a question has deleted answers the total number of answers is counted on the question page (where the list of answers ...
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Bug: lost reputation points after deleting a question and undeleting it! [duplicate]

When we delete a question the reputation gained or lost because of the question is recovered. But, when we un-delete the question the reputation is not changed! E.g., You have 100 reputation points ...
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Stack Overflow has engaged in ideological censorship and unwelcoming behavior

What happened? On April 10, 2019, a user posted a response to a Meta question discussing how SO might take action in response to the gender disparity in the programming industry. The post essentially ...
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Do recommended deletions turn into delete votes when the delete privilege is earned?

Users with >2k rep but <20k (1k and 4k respectively on beta sites) can recommend deletion on low quality answers. Once the upper bound is reached, users unlock the ability to cast delete votes on ...
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Wrong answer count for some questions: deleted answers calculated, but not visible

When I opened Entity framework large data set, out of memory exception ( on Windows 10 laptop with Chrome browser), the page shows "3 Answers", but actually only 1 answer is visible. I am 10K+ user ...
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Why the OP does not get link to the deleted post in the reputation tab?

The following is from the FAQ item How do I read the history of my reputation? (current revision) in the part related to removed posts: "When a post gets deleted, the question's title will be shown in ...
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Is resources reduction one of the important reasons that questions/answers are deleted?

Today I clicked a link to a question on SO and got, 404 - This question was removed from Stack Overflow for reasons of moderation. That took me to another page, Why and how are some questions deleted?...
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Reputation Retained After Deleting Answer on Migrated Question?

A couple of years ago, I answered a question (*) on EE.SE that was subsequently migrated to Home Improvement. Prior to migration my answer had IIRC about 5 upvotes. I didn't have an account on Home ...
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Answers disappearing, by the Roomba process

With this post in mind, and particular its answer, I found answers of mine suddenly disappearing, and no where to be found. My own "recently deleted answers" were though, but it seems that answers ...
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Enable up/down-voting during reviews

This is a follow-up post of Answer not deleted after six "Recommend Deletion". In the linked question, an LQ review has ended with six "Recommend Deletion". However, the post has not been ...
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Can I see my own self-deleted posts in the delete votes tab only if I have 10k+ reputation?

For users who have privilege to see deleted posts (=10k+ on graduated sites), it is easy to find their own deleted posts simply by searching for deleted:1. For users with lower reputation, there is ...
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Someone answered my question and then deleted it, but I need his/her answer

I asked a question here, a while ago. Someone answered my question and actually his/her answer was helpful and I was studying it, but then she/he deleted the answer! How can I figure out who answered? ...
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Can't see other pages of answers on a certain deleted question

While browsing a specific deleted question on MSE I noticed something strange: it's almost impossible to get to the second page of results. There are supposed to be 34 answers. The first page shows 30....
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Deleting and undeleting an answer clears the edit history

I posted this answer to a question. The question was then edited by a roving well-wisher, which invalidated my answer. So I edited the question to reflect this, and deleted my answer. The original ...
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Should an Answer deleted by a moderator have a different/informative “can't undelete” message when voted to undelete?

Background: This question originated here as a genuine point of confusion from a UX message. The confusion was cleared up and the problem solved, but then a UX discussion came up and included ...
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Help! A moderator asked me to undelete my “answer”, but it seems I can't

Most users might not be able to see my deleted answer here, to this question. My answer (linked above) was one of my first on SE, I was new, it really needed improvement. One of the new moderators ...
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What's the reason for a deleted question without any notification to delete its answer? [duplicate]

I answered a question, but after two days the question was deleted, so its answers deleted after also without any notification to me. I found my deleted answer in Deleted Recent Answers list, then I ...
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Add deleted timeline entry for answers that were deleted due to question deletion

See this timeline here: Right now, there is no current way to tell that this post was deleted. Can we add another entry in here, to show that this answer was deleted on Oct 3 at 21:19 when the ...
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I want to see all my Stack Exchange linked deleted questions [duplicate]

Searching "deleted:1" yielded 217,625 results. I am not informed why my account is suspended. I have no question or answer history here: https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/feeds/user/83785 Solution ...
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Why can't own answers be deleted in the Android app? [duplicate]

I seem to recall asking for this feature some years ago and being told it wasn't going to happen, but it seems silly to me that if I suddenly realize I posted a stupid answer that can't be redeemed, I ...
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Should copy-pasted answers be deleted?

Answer with a link only is bad, but if it's copy-pasted from that link, should it be deleted? I think its value isn't lost and it should be kept. The question What to do when plagiarism is discovered ...
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Will you introduce (or do you already have) a deletion review process?

I recently contributed an answer to a question on a Stack Exchange site which clearly helped the OP solve the problem they were having, and in the easiest possible way, but did so using a free third ...

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