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Can we replace the deleting-a-question with a "make me anonymous" option? [duplicate]

Suppose that someone posts a question on Stack Overflow. Next, someone writes a substantial answer to the question. After that, the original poster deletes their own question. The original poster got ...
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Improve workflow for converting a deleted answer into a comment

I was trying to convert a deleted answer to a comment via the moderator menu for the post. That didn't work, I get a message answer deleted; can't be converted to comment Because a (non-deleted) ...
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How can I recover an answer to my question, which was deleted by a moderator?

I asked a question regarding R and .libPaths() resolving symbolic links. There was an answer that appears to have been correct (from my memory), that I should accept. However, it was deleted by a ...
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'modified ... ago' does not always link to last activity

Normally, when the last activity on a question is a deleted answer, like in this case: the link under (in this case) 'modified 2 days ago' contains a lastactivity parameter: https://meta....
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On-topic (non-closed & non-locked) posts that you're not allowed to answer?

Is it true that there are types of (meta) posts that are on-topic, non-closed, and non-locked, that you're not allowed to answer? I saw this discussion post on a per-site meta, and all the answers ...
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Should deleted answers prevent a question from being Roomba'ed?

This question should qualify as an abandoned question eligible to be Roomba'ed: it seems to satisfy all criteria. (It has quite some views, but certainly less than the threshold, because it's already ...
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Titles cut off on deleted answers page

On the page https://site.stackexchange.com/users/deleted-answers/current, the titles of the questions that go with my deleted answers are cut off, probably because I'm on a phone and there's no scroll:...
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What behaviour would you intuitively expect from the `deleted:no` search operator?

Appending deleted:no to a search query does not simply "exclude deleted posts", as one might expect (based on the "Advanced Search Tips" collapsible found on the the search page). ...
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A Share link does not populate the "Linked" questions when added before undeletion

I was perplexed why a shared link to an answer in an answer was not populating the Linked section on the right-hand side. It turns out, it's because I edited in the link while the post was deleted ...
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A bit of `padding-bottom` for `.deleted-answer` would be better

Currently, the .deleted-answer div has no padding-bottom, looks kind of broken:
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Migrated answers are shown as having been converted to comments [duplicate]

Seems like something has gone wrong recently with the banner displayed on answers that get automatically deleted on the source site when their question is migrated to another site. See here (link is ...
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Orphan notification of answer on followed question - not in timeline - expected behaviour?

I received a notification from a question on Skeptics from a few months, clicking on that notification takes me to the question. The answer from the notification is absent, I figure it's been deleted ...
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Wrong banner on migrated answer [duplicate]

This deleted answer is decorated with a banner which says it has been converted to a comment: That is not what happened. The question was migrated to another site, and the answer was migrated away ...
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Answers that were deleted from the low quality queue before April 2014 incorrectly show as "converted to a comment"

On answers deleted from the low quality posts/answers review queue, there is normally a history event recording when the answer was deleted. However, such history events only began to be recorded in ...
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Do deleted answers sort by score among visible answers here on MSE?

Above: sorting by votes (link for the 10k users) No user scripts Do deleted answers sort by score among visible answers here on MSE? Or is it something being rolled out? A bug? It's never been like ...
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In the top answers list on my network profile, an answer deleted five years ago shows up

When displaying my own top network questions and answers on place 7 a deleted answer shows up. I tested that this behaviour is the same when I am not logged in, so it has nothing to do with some ...
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Are opinions not allowed on meta.SE?

Though there's no reason mentioned, the most probable one from my POV is opinion-based. Is that assumption correct? https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/368569/273829 (for those who can see it) Where can ...
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Why is there an inconsistency in the display order of delete voters? Can it be made consistent?

When an answer is deleted, not by the answer poster themselves or by the Community bot, the users who contributed to deleting the answer are shown in the following order: If the post was deleted by ...
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Can we have a "toast" notification when visiting a direct link to a deleted answer/comment?

Background: Because users with <10k reputation cannot see deleted posts, visiting a link to a deleted answer, silently opens the parent question without a clear indication that the linked answer ...
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Questions with new activity on deleted answers shouldn't be bumped to users with <10k rep

When checking the home page ('Active' tab), I keep seeing questions with new activities on deleted answers (new answer, edit, etc). The only problem is I don't have the privilege to view those ...
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On the persistence of links upon deletion of answers [duplicate]

Suppose that I answer a question. In my answer, I link to another question or answer on the same Stack Exchange site. Then, I delete my answer. It seems that, even upon deletion of the answer, the ...
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“Add a Comment” link is available on deleted answer

I’ve deleted my own answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/66607772/52277 and then decided to explain why I deleted(I moved my answer to more appropriate question as this question is actually a duplicate)....
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Has the sort order of deleted answers been changed intentionally?

I was going to request that deleted answers always be placed at the end of the answers list for the people that can see them, when I came across this post which is marked "status-completed": ...
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This post is hidden. No, it's not. (SE has a weird definition of "hidden"...)

Why does Stack Exchange leave junk posts around claiming they are "hidden", when in reality they are totally visible, but just have a pink background? This is something I have been ...
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Can the question asker (<10K rep) see deleted answers to their own questions?

I realise that users with less than 10K rep can't usually see deleted answers, but I'm wondering if there is an exception when a user asks a question? Can they see deleted answers (from other users) ...
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Question is available, but the answer and its comments are not visible [closed]

Yesterday I asked a question and someone had replied as comments. More than 10 or 11 comments are shared with me and the one who helped me to solve my question. But today I am not able to view the ...
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When does the Community user delete an answer? [duplicate]

This must've been answered before somewhere but I couldn't find a duplicate. I just noticed that the Community♦ user had deleted and locked this answer (which has since been undeleted and unlocked by ...
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Are moderators allowed to delete questions and answers without (giving) reasons? [closed]

I've been trying to ask questions on https://interpersonal.stackexchange.com/. Some are well received with answers and up votes but they kept getting closed. The close reasons were very unclear like &...
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"Close as duplicate" dialog doesn't count deleted answers but Duplicate tab does, in the close-vote review queue

UPDATE With the restyling of the Close/Reopen review queues, this appears to have been fixed, as that particular dropdown doesn't (seem to) exist anymore. When reviewing this close vote, I saw that ...
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How do I undelete an answer, after editing, that has been deleted by a moderator? [duplicate]

How do I undelete an answer, after editing, that has been deleted by a moderator? https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/168211/36568
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Cannot see an answer to my own question for which I received a notification

On December 20th I started a bounty (the very first bounty I have ever started) on my own question at this link and then I went on holidays. During the bounty period I would swear I received a ...
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Dealing with a question you've answered, but have partially / completely misunderstood?

I'm pretty sure this happens to someone out there now and then: You've read a question, done the work with writing a pretty decent answer, at least you think you have, then you find some detail in the ...
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Clicking on the "accept answer" check mark is not a vote

Clicking on the "accept answer" check mark is not a vote from the user's standpoint, but this error message says so: This post has been deleted; deleted posts can't be voted on I would ...
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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 0:44. ...
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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" [duplicate]

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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