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Questions tagged [deleted-answers]

is the tag to use for any questions related to deleted answers specifically.

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Is it a good idea to delete a question or answer as soon as it gets a downvote?

I have asked a low quality question or one that has an obvious answer or an otherwise question likely to be downvoted. These you should delete if the question itself is bad not about it being worded ...
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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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How can I find my own answer to a deleted question?

Sometimes questions are deleted, like this here. When someone like me invests some work to answer such question, it is not nice that the answer isn't readable in the personal activity. Or are answers ...
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Hide 'convert to comment' from the mod menu on deleted answers

♦ moderators can convert answers to comments. Converting a deleted answer to a comment is not possible; you'll get a message answer deleted; can't be converted to comment This makes sense; ...
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notify in inbox on deleted answer

I noticed that one of my answers was deleted by a moderator (without comment) and I never got any notice of the occurrence. How can I profile C++ code running on Linux? If we get notifications in ...
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Deleted Old Answers

How can one undelete an deleted answer when the answer is months old? I have already looked at the list of deleted answers but that goes back for only a short time.
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Subsequent offensive-deletion of post you voted to delete normally incorrectly attributes intent

This is a small bug but nonetheless. There was an answer where I felt it was teetering on the edge of merely NAA and rude & abusive. I downvoted it and cast a delete vote. It was latter destroyed ...
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My answer to my own question was deleted. What did I do wrong, and what can I do to answer it properly?

A long time ago, I asked a question about the behaviour of a basic Java function in a particular environment to ensure that my code was going to behave as I intended. The answers led me to believe ...
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Protection against instant deletion of a question which gets an answer [duplicate]

I've recently answered a question which got deleted in a few minutes after I posted my answer (and as result, my answer and all comments made by others were removed as well). Although I enjoyed ...
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Could we hide who deleted a post from normal users?

So... I've had multiple users turn up on my blog, asking why posts were deleted - which is linked on my SU profile. Some are a little abusive. Another just threatened to hack my blog. I'm not engaging,...
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Is it not OK to tell someone to delete their question/answer?

Recently I've been approached by a moderator, telling me you have no right to tell people to delete their questions, comments or answers. Most of time I tell to delete the answer, here are some ...
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Deleted answers in newsletter

Today I noticed this is the Meta Stack Exchange newsletter: I remembered that answer was deleted more than 14 hours before that email was sent: I don't think we should see the "answered by" ...
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Can we clarify the 'Delete an answer' criteria?

https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/trusted-user When should I vote to delete an answer? You may vote to delete answers in the following cases: The answer is extremely low ...
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Clicking “comments disabled” shows the UI to post a comment, but you actually can't

Related: "Comments disabled" should not be a link Find a deleted post with enough comments to have "show X more comments" appearing, and click the "link". You'll see this box. Enter some ...
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Undeleting an answer doesn't preserve the upvotes and downvotes correctly - Bug in Reputation Calculation [closed]

I deleted an answer which had 1 upvote and 2 downvotes (Total reputation -> 10-4 = 6), so my reputation decreased by 6. Then after undeleting the answer my reputation should increase by 6, but instead ...
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Statistics about closures/deletions with a binding vote by a ♦ moderator

I would like to know if it is possible to see a count of question closures and answer deletions that occurred by the normal queue vote process (where some number of community members all voted until ...
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Can I still see my own answers that I deleted? [duplicate]

ADDED. There was the question What is the 'deleted recent questions' page in the user profile? referring to the links to recent questions only that is apparently only visible to moderators or ...
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Cannot edit self-deleted answers if there was a pending edit at the time of deletion

After I wrote a not so good answer I decided to delete it. At the time of deletion there was a pending edit which I didn't bother to check. Assuming I want to salvage my answer before I undelete it I ...
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Allow OPs to see deleted answers on their questions [duplicate]

There are a lot of questions here about people being able to see their own deleted posts. This is not that. Sometimes when I ask a question on a site where I don't have 10k rep, I'll get a ...
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Link of “modified” should refers to answer in case of modification by deletion [duplicate]

In case when user has deleted his answer the "modified" link on the main page refers to the question instead of to the deleted answer: I think it should refers to the deleted post itself. Because ...
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Don't show deleted answers in the close as duplicate dialog

Just noticed earlier that when closing as duplicate and choosing a source question, users who can see deleted posts can see deleted answers on the source question, in the dialog: Apart of such ...
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Visibility of deleted answers to deleted questions

Suppose someone posts a question, and then someone answers it, and then a moderator deletes the question. Can the original poster still read the answer as well as the question? (I think the answer is ...
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Prevent answer ban from kicking in for a single honest mistake for a new user

I ran in to a very unfortunate issue recently on Video Production. We had a new user who asked a question regarding a problem they were facing. A high-reputation user asked for a full log in a comment....
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Deleted by Community not shown on review (audit?) page

This question on Meta Stack Overflow: Why is this answer spam? concerns a failed review audit (link, SO 10k only). It looks a little bit strange, because it doesn't show that the Community ♦ ...
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Distinguish automated vs mod vs community deletions in the 10k tools

I've recently been trying to make the Recently Deleted section of the 10k tools a semi-regular port of call for auditing site moderation, and I find it to be rather less useful than it could be. At ...
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Why was a useful answer that clarified the use case of the question deleted? [closed]

In this question, there is a comment asking the motivation/use case of the question. So I (who asked the question) added an answer to clarify that. But unfortunately, it was deleted, under the ...
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Community User deleted a question I answered [duplicate]

The Community user deleted a question I had an accepted answer on. If it was a low quality post, I would have expected a close reason and then the delete votes. That didn't happen here, though. Why ...
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As a low rep user on meta or chat, how can I follow a link to a question after deletion?

I think everyone knows this problem. There is a discussion on meta with references to example questions. Let's say, the purpose of the discussion is to establish, if those referenced questions are off ...
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Do 10k+ users see the pings if they were already deleted? Do mods see them? [duplicate]

Consider the following scenario: User A writes a comment to User B, or answers the question of User B. This could ping user B, i.e. (s)he would see the comment in his inbox. However, User B is not ...
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Why do people delete their answer when criticised?

I have encountered this behavior multiple times when asking questions on Stack Overflow. There are times when I get sloppy, poor answers to my questions. When I start explaining (in comments) why ...
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How many answers deleted as spam or rude does it take to automatically protect a question?

It takes three deleted answers on a question for the question to be automatically protected. Automatically protect questions with three or more low-rep-user deleted answers Does the same apply for ...
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If I have a post with delete votes, I delete it myself, and then I undelete it, what will happen? [duplicate]

It is a hyphotetical idea. I have no intent to do this with any of my posts. Thus, consider the following events: I make a post. It is voted down. It gets delete votes, but not enough to be deleted. ...
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Deleting questions and answers in android [duplicate]

Questions and answers with lots of downvote and still counting Should be Removable..This is not possible in android
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How should we handle a post with NSFW contents that was deleted by owner right after posting it?

I just saw an answer with highly NSFW content, that was deleted by its owner shortly after being posted, before it even gathered any downvotes. Of course that while not deleted we should flag those ...
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Can moderators comment or vote on deleted posts? Can moderators answer deleted questions? [duplicate]

I am only curious, how the general lock on deleted posts interacts with the diamond.
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Can I see my removed answers if I am under 10K through reputation tab?

A while ago, I managed to scrape together a decent answer on History SE. The question was kind of controversial and people are touchy about that stuff so the OP flipped out when s/he didn't like the ...
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How to deal with an answer deleted and reintroduced in order to got rid of down-votes?

Here's the situation: User provides a lengthy answer which is moderately down-voted by the community Hoping to get rid of the doom of down-votes, user deletes the answer and introduces a new one, ...
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Comment that appears deleted to user is not marked as deleted in mod tools

I recently wrote an answer on an SE site. Voting and comments got a bit heated and I posted a comment that was not "nice". It was on my own answer and had no mentions, so nobody got pinged. After ten ...
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Why a question with answers can be deleted by the author?

Recently I answered a question in one of the Stack Exchange sites, the author came to accept and comment the answer. However, after a while he undid the accept and erased the question, erasing my ...
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I have been banned from stack overflow - should I undelete my posts?

I was recently banned form stack overflow. Before I got banned, I would delete any post that was received negatively (I now know that was a very bad idea). I am wondering if it would be better for me ...
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Mod deletion after a review deletion is attributed incorrectly [duplicate]

I just deleted this answer in response to a disputed review flag: After seeing the deleted-by label, I assumed that review had somehow beaten me to the deletion. The timeline disproves that: It ...
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Flag dialogue popup is stacked behind realtime-post-deleted-notification banners [duplicate]

There is a little bug that becomes visible when a page contains realtime-post-deleted-notification banners (that's the CSS classname of these red banners appearing on answers which just got deleted, ...
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Is it OK to write a new answer after I deleted a downvoted one earlier on?

I answered a question in a rush recently. For good or bad, the answer received a downvote quickly. I deleted the answer soon thereafter... but kept thinking about the question during the weekend. Now ...
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Answer deleted by low quality review queue, for how long I can see other's deleted answer [duplicate]

I was recommended to delete an answer from the low quality review queue on Feb 1. If I visit to my low quality review queue history tab still I can see the deleted answer. As I aware 10K+ users can ...
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Should under 10k users be allowed to see select deleted answers?

The opposite of this question, I would be interested in allowing all users to see deleted posts that were flagged as poor questions. Obviously rude & abusive answers should be hidden away, but ...