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Does downvoting reputation loss get regained when an answer is deleted? [duplicate]

Obviously, reputation is regained when a question or answer is deleted. And reputation is subtracted (-1) on my downvote- as in when I downvote a post. But what happens if I downvoted a answer, lost 2 ...
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Why do questions remain visible after answers are deleted?

While browsing SE sites, I often see questions (some quite old) that have been bumped because answers have been deleted. I did originally assume these were pending edits, but they're not. Should ...
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I wanted to give a bounty to an answer, but it was deleted by CommunityBot, and the author is temporarily suspended. What should I do?

I wanted to give a bounty to an answer to my question. But the answer was unexpectedly deleted by CommunityBot. Its author is temporarily suspended. What should I do? The answer looks excellent and ...
Timur Shtatland's user avatar
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Too small margins between user names on the timeline

In the post timeline, the margins between usernames are too small, especially when a moderator (with the additional displayed icon) has participated:
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Why was this spam post locked and deleted twice by the Community bot?

Looking at the revision history of some spam, it was deleted and locked twice: Checking another spam post, that one was only locked and deleted once. What caused this one to get deleted & locked ...
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Could altering the level of reputation required to view and comment on deleted answers improve people's trust in the impartiality of the site?

I believe that trust in this platform and the quality and impartiality of the information it provides is very important. For this question, my assumption is that one of the things we want to do is to ...
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Make saves listing visually indicate deleted answers

In the current Saves List UI, deleted answers are shown the same as non-deleted answers. If an answer is deleted along with its parent question, then the question and the answer are highlighted in red ...
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Unable to delete my answer

I wrote this answer to a SO question. Then I learned that I misunderstood the question, so I tried to delete my answer. The confirmation dialog popped up, I clicked on OK, but it wasn't deleted. The ...
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Add support to the API to do all non-moderator actions that a user can do

It does not appear that the API supports viewing of deleted posts, which is what a 10k user or moderator can do on a site. Although I don't expect diamond moderator actions to be exposed, I would ...
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Please split the answer count shown on posts to distinguish between deleted and undeleted answers

Note: this is not a request to hide deleted answers (which has been requested in the past). The answer count under a question currently has code that tracks which answers are deleted and which answers ...
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Automatic retracting delete and undelete votes to questions and answers [duplicate]

I suggest automatic retracting all delete and undelete votes to every question and answer which has no delete or undelete vote in the last 365 days. This is to prevent deleting and undeleting the same ...
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Last modification by Community user, but actually not [duplicate]

The last modification here was done by Journeyman Geek (mod): But for some reason, in the question list, the last modification is stated to be by Community (actually a currently deleted user): Is ...
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How can I delete my wrong accepted answer? [duplicate]

Similar questions were asked before, but the answers recommend to edit the wrong answer to make it correct which does not suit me: after reading the question again I noticed that the question is ...
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How can I oblige a request by a moderator, who has deleted one of my answers and made a request at the same time

This question has been unlocked today after remained locked for a week. A moderator (@robjohn) has deleted my answer (actually it was a too long comment) and at the same time asked me to let the mod ...
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Collapse deleted answers

One or two answers that I've posted are (upon reflection) so bad and unrectifiable, that I've had to delete them. Fortunately there is a button for this. However, on the question page I can still see ...
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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 [duplicate]

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)....
Michael Freidgeim's user avatar
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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" but it's not

Why does Stack Exchange leave posts around claiming they are "hidden", when in reality they are totally visible, but just have a pink background? Example: Obviously the author of this post ...
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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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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 ...
Sederqvist's user avatar
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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 ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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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 &...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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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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