Questions tagged [deleted-posts]

For questions about questions or answers that are deleted.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
10
votes
0answers
72 views

Comments on deleted and locked posts should not be able to be edited by their authors

This comment was posted by the author of a question, which was deleted and locked as spam/offensive shortly afterwards. Shortly after the deletion and lock, the comment was edited by its author to ask/...
-21
votes
2answers
96 views

How about having the mods / admins document why they deleted a post [duplicate]

In general, there's a lot of push back against documenting why a post gets deleted. In looking at various posts similar to this, it's been explained that nothing really needs to be documented, that ...
-14
votes
1answer
147 views

A question I submitted as a guest was removed. How can I recover the question, and why was it removed without any feedback? [closed]

I submitted this question as a guest, while logged out. For reasons unknown the post was removed. Perhaps it was deemed unsuitable for Superuser or whatever, but in any case I would like to recover ...
3
votes
2answers
181 views

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 ...
63
votes
3answers
690 views

Restrict the delete/undelete vote privilege to once per post

I am aware of the reasons delete has not been restricted before, but the reasoning has begun to unravel on Stack Overflow, where a fairly large pool of users now have access to that privilege. I give ...
-10
votes
1answer
186 views

Why can't users permanently delete their own posts forever?

I've always wanted to know why Stack Exchange doesn't allow us to delete our own questions and answers permanently, forever, not just a dummy soft delete or something like that. I understand when the ...
5
votes
0answers
79 views

Unable to custom flag an author-deleted post that I previously flagged as spam/abusive, as I can't retract my pending red flag

I just flagged a spam post here as spam. The author later self-deleted the post. Due to my as-of-yet pending spam flag (which remains on the post after the author deletion), I'm unable to cast a ...
12
votes
0answers
53 views

Tell unregistered users why they can't delete their post with a disabled delete button

There's this song and dance that I see a lot. A user complains that they can't delete their post, high rep users tell them that they need to click the delete button, the user has no idea how to do ...
13
votes
0answers
50 views

First posts escape review when user deletes and undeletes post

Similar to First posts escape review when new user self-deletes account, it seems to be possible to avoid your first post from being reviewed simply by deleting it, waiting a few minutes (until the ...
41
votes
0answers
259 views

Allow all users to use the deleted:1 operator to find their own deleted posts

This question is not a duplicate of Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted (which I was aware of and referred to it below) in its current state. That post received a status-...
6
votes
1answer
89 views

Reject or approve suggested edits on deleted post?

During reviewing suggested edits an edit on deleted post appeared. The post was removed by the post owner. As I am kind of new to reviewing the suggested edits I firstly thought it is an audit and ...
4
votes
1answer
62 views

Can we have the error shown when close-voting a deleted question use the Stacks Notices component?

When you attempt to up/downvote a deleted post, it shows an error that uses the Stacks Notices component: But if you vote to close a deleted question, it shows an older message: Which... is kind of ...
41
votes
0answers
124 views

Notification when a followed post is deleted

I follow and bookmark quite a lot of posts, so I can find them easily, re-read them etc... but I usually follow them so that I can be notified about actions on that post. There are inbox notes of ...
2
votes
0answers
34 views

Reputation after deleting a post [duplicate]

I just got started on Stack Exchange. What happens to your reputation after deleting a question on a Stack Exchange website? Do you lose the reputation associated with the deleted question? If yes: ...
4
votes
1answer
79 views

Inconsistencies in posts edited count

When looking at my Stack Overflow profile I see I have 64 posts edited: When looking at the statistics of an accepted review, I see I have 74 posts edits: When looking at my reputation, I see my ...
11
votes
1answer
147 views

Sub-10K users can't unfollow deleted posts from “Followed posts” tab

A bug report about this was raised on MSE: I am still seeing notifications of edits on a post I followed, which was deleted: @AdamLear's answer at How do I unfollow a deleted question states that: ...
26
votes
2answers
302 views

Can't unfollow deleted post

I can't unfollow a deleted post. This may be a regression, or a corner case which has not yet been reported. I have very low rep on Economics (currently 105) and my "Following" tab simply ...
32
votes
1answer
279 views

Add the ability to follow deleted posts

I'm reposting my feature-request from the Follow feature announcement as I was asked to by @YaakovEllis in a comment: Can you please add this as a feature request in a separate post. No longer ...
8
votes
3answers
156 views

Adjust the thresholds for automatic deletion of questions closed as duplicates

This may be a duplicate of Should we stop auto-deleting dupe-closed questions? but the wording of the staff answer seems to indicate that it was effectively declined in 2012. It's now 8 years later ...
2
votes
1answer
86 views

Why is it possible to delete my own post with other's contribution? [duplicate]

I thought that even if for the question writer, it's the most impolite thing to delete own question with other's elaborated answers. Since the question has posted, every participants are able to ...
9
votes
0answers
75 views

What happens when a question in the Close Votes review queue is self-deleted (and undeleted)?

I had flagged this now-deleted question on Stack Apps because it appeared to be a duplicate of this question by the same author. The author has now removed their own 'duplicate' question, but my flag ...
4
votes
1answer
101 views

Deleted posts on profile page have broken formatting [duplicate]

Deleted posts (shown in red) have broken formatting on the profile page: The screenshot is from my profile on Arqade Meta, running the latest version of Firefox with all addons disabled.
14
votes
0answers
180 views

New red background for deleted posts is too light and not visible on high-contrast screens

I recently noticed that the red background highlight behind deleted posts is now a much lighter shade of red than it used to be in the past. While I'm generally in favor of having higher contrast ...
19
votes
1answer
406 views

Do some types of deleted posts not show up in the Recently Deleted section in the “deleted posts” 10k tool?

On a site where I have 10,000 reputation the Recently Deleted section of the Tools page shows me only one post deleted 15 hours ago: However, I know that a post was just deleted within the last half ...
62
votes
4answers
1k views

Is posting a screenshot of a deleted post against the rules?

A moderator recently commented, As an aside. Sigh Posting screenshots of deleted stuff is not ok. A link would do just as well, as the pertinent details. You'd get your answer anyway – Journeyman ...
15
votes
3answers
646 views

Has Stack Overflow removed any accounts or content linked to Russian influence?

Today the BBC broke a story stating that A network of social media accounts... has also spread false news stories online... The accounts, which have been linked to Russia, used ... other open-access ...
-34
votes
1answer
241 views

Community Shielding mechanism?

With all the mess currently happening in the Stack Exchange community, it seems like it would be appropriate to give the community more of an ability to "protect" discussions from Stack Exchange Inc. ...
6
votes
2answers
201 views

What happens to a pending suggested edit when a post is deleted?

I just had a suggested edit on a post that was deleted before that edit could be approved or rejected. What happens to a suggested edit in that case? Does it get removed from the queue? Does it count ...
4
votes
1answer
117 views

Do custom flags remain on deleted posts?

I occasionally see suspected underage users posting. Usually these posts get deleted for unrelated issues (if someone's stating their age, they're probably not writing very useful content either). I ...
56
votes
3answers
509 views

Make viewing deleted posts and vote counts more widely available on Meta SE

Meta SE is where a lot of discussion about things that affect the entire network take place. While most privileges should be locked behind the usual rep progression, there are some that shouldn't be. ...
9
votes
0answers
92 views

Reputation league does not take daily reputation limit into account for deleted posts

The reputation league is looking a little weird right now; the #1 spot for October is occupied by a user with 5,352 reputation gained this month (according to the league) but only 1,077 reputation: ...
0
votes
1answer
153 views

User deletes his own question after getting an answer [closed]

I answered a question today on a site (How can I count "\n\n" in a string with Python?) and two minutes after I answered the question, the author thanked users in the comments and deleted ...
31
votes
1answer
273 views

Are moderators no longer able to add comments on deleted posts?

Moderators used to be able to comment on deleted or locked posts. However I've just noticed I am unable to add a comment to a deleted question on Meta Stack Overflow, as the "add comment" link is ...
7
votes
1answer
153 views

Deleted posts still show up in search results (sometimes)

This deleted Mathematics question still appears in the search results if you look for its content, e.g. when searching for "it seems they forgot to take the square root in the denominator": SEDE says ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

Searching deleted posts in the Android app [duplicate]

I would like to know how users with 1k reputation can search deleted posts. I don't think they will be searchable through the regular search icon at the top of the Android app, but I don't know.
7
votes
2answers
297 views

Why is it (is it?) important to make it hard for banned users to check their deleted posts for 6 months (as opposed to 60 days)? [duplicate]

To avoid misunderstanding, I am not really opposed to making life harder for banned users in general. Here I am only trying to figure reasons of making so in one particular case and in certain ...
3
votes
1answer
118 views

Results from SEDE's Posts is the same as PostsWithDeleted

The SEDE is currently reporting the exact same results from Posts and PostsWithDeleted. For example, Query from Posts by UserId Query from PostsWithDeleted by UserId When I include the execution ...
11
votes
0answers
73 views

Raise an autoflag if somebody deletes a post that was previously undeleted by a moderator

Proposal Raise an automatic flag if a post that was undeleted by a moderator gets deleted by anybody other than a moderator. Rationale If a moderator undeletes a post, this usually overrides a ...
3
votes
1answer
57 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
76 views

When commenting before deleting a post, is the comment lost? [duplicate]

Sometimes it is appropriate to delete your own answer or question. That is often because someone explained a problem, and one accepts that the question or answer is not valuable. That is not directly ...
8
votes
1answer
118 views

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 ...
-9
votes
1answer
187 views

Why can 10k users see the so-called “deleted” posts? [duplicate]

Since deleted posts are visible to 10k users why isn't the button called hide or the post really deleted? What is the reason that 10k users can still see them? Isn't the purpose of deleting something ...
3
votes
2answers
129 views

Where can I see how many points of reputation I have lost from all my deleted posts (without doing it manually)?

I'm an active member on Mathematics. Where can I see how much reputation I have lost with all my deleted posts (not to do it manually)?
12
votes
0answers
58 views

Network Profile “Top Answers” showing deleted posts

On my network profile page, under the "Top Answers" heading there is a link to a question I answered titled "What do we call to “non-programmers” ? ( Like “muggle” in HP )". This question/answer pair ...
-8
votes
3answers
125 views

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?...
19
votes
1answer
322 views

Help! I'm being haunted by a non-existent comment

This is a deleted answer. When I open it it shows me one comment, along with the option to "show 1 more comment": However, when I click on "show 1 more comment" nothing happens. That is to say that ...
1
vote
0answers
69 views

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 ...
28
votes
1answer
440 views

What is the policy for DMCA takedowns, and what can we expect in terms of transparency regarding the removed content?

I've encountered this on Anime and Manga SE over a year ago, but figured that we haven't had a follow-up on that in a while, and it applies to more sites than just that one. Content on the network ...
6
votes
0answers
28 views

Deleted post background too narrow when editing

When editing a deleted answer or question, the input field for the edit summary sticks out: The background should be a little bit wider, also to provide some padding around the text area for the body....
5
votes
0answers
76 views

Views counter still working even after question deletion

If you open a deleted question the view count will increase. Is this a bug or status-bydesign?