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Questions tagged [deleted-questions]

This tag refers to all questions deleted from Stack Exchange sites. The tag "specific-question" should also be used when referencing a specific question that has been deleted.

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Does the site statistic “%answered” take into account deleted questions?

One site statistic available through stackexchange.com or area51 is the % answered. On some sites, many unanswered questions get deleted after a month (if downvoted) or after a year (otherwise). Are ...
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Don't delete questions! [duplicate]

I have a hard time verbalizing how shocked and horrified I am to learn that questions can be and actually are deleted. The only reasonable use case I see is spam or very clear abuse. But anything ...
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How to collect history of deleted posts?

When a question migrates, answers are deleted and the question left as a stub. For example, a question is migrated from site superuser (post id: 82342) to stack overflow (post id: 1894170). I can ...
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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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Where can I find my deleted questions? [duplicate]

Sometimes I ask questions that get downvoted and I delete them to get back the reputation. I did this so much that I got a question ban in the arquade. It told me to try to edit the bad questions and ...
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Can ordinary users with access to moderator tools undelete questions deleted by the Community♦ user? [duplicate]

When moderators delete a post, ordinary users cannot vote to undelete. When a question is dead or abandoned, it may be deleted by the Community♦ user (RemoveDeadQuestions, RemoveAbandonedQuestions). ...
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Does the RemoveDeadQuestions directive apply to meta?

Under the RemoveDeadQuestions directive, any unanswered questions with a score less than 0 get automatically deleted by the Community ♦ user. The RemoveAbandonedQuestions does not run on meta, but ...
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Does undeletion reset the RemoveDeadQuestions clock?

A ~35 day old question with no votes or answers received a downvote resulting in a score of -1, and was deleted under the RemoveDeadQuestions criterion. I have voted to undelete such a question. ...
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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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Do undeleted and re-deleted questions accumulate multiple, negative, hidden flags, and is this a desired behaviour or a bug?

It's not permitted to edit a self-deleted question. To do so, one must first undelete it. Having previously deleted a few of my own questions which the Math Overflow community deemed inappropriate, I ...
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How can I delete a duplicate question? [duplicate]

Here there is a "insightful" question about basic programming with 105 upvotes, and it has got 14 answers. But okay, life is not fair , so asking about the unfairness also gets 75 upvotes. ...
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If questions are closed as being too broad or unclear, should they not be deleted too quick?

I understand the reason to delete unclear or too broad questions. In short, it bases on the broken window theory, which states that minor forms of bad behavior encourage worse ones. A neighborhood ...
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Are bounties refunded on deleted questions? [duplicate]

I've researched here on MSE, but I haven't found a definitive answer to whether bounties are refunded on deleted questions. According to this post, bounties are not refundable. Does this also apply to ...
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Large delay when earning reputation back from deleted question [duplicate]

Whenever I do a question and it receives a large number of downvotes, I usually tend to delete them instead of editing, as I am nervous about losing my reputation. From my past experience with Stack ...
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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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Downvoting off-topic MSE posts is counterproductive

Several times a day, people make clearly off-topic posts on MSE. And I've noticed something of a trend with these posts. Obviously, people vote-to-close them as off-topic. But they also get downvoted ...
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Undeleting a question as opposed to posting anew (possibly elsewhere)

I recently posted a question on the Software Engineering site (Link) that was deleted fairly quickly. The on-hold reason while it was active had noted that they believed I was seeking a software ...
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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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Why is possible for some answered questions to be deleted on some SE sites but not on others? [duplicate]

It didn't fit in the title, but I'm talking about questions answered by others, i.e. not self-answered . On some SE sites (e.g. politics, if I recall correctly) one cannot delete his own question that ...
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How can I alleviate downvotes on a closed, but answered question? [duplicate]

OK, so let me explain this question with an example. I ask a really stupid question that's either duplicate or too broad or something else. Someone answers my question, and the first line of the ...
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Should I delete my question having down votes because the problem was a simple mistake, but with some useful stuff?

Sometimes when I ask a question, I try to provide some basics so that some people can get some help reading my question. Sometimes someone points to me that I have made a simple mistake, that's why I ...
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Deleting question causes loss of answerers' reputation [duplicate]

I was quite baffled by what happened yesterday. On Worldbuilding Stack Exchange there was a line of questions, revolving around alchemists and spoons. Given that it was quite fun, these became quite ...
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Why is the script for deletion called Roomba?

In many posts I see that the script for automatic post deletion is called Roomba: Turn off the roomba for child meta sites Turbocharging the Roomba: solutions for premature deletion Lost 5 questions ...
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Someone claims I plagiarized my own question. What are my options if deletion is no longer possible?

I have posted a question a few months ago and I would like to get it deleted. In the question I have posted my own opinion and views that I have used in an essay. I have been told that there have ...
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Questions voluntarily deleted by their authors, who later delete their accounts show to <10k users as “removed for reasons for moderation”

This question was voluntarily removed by its author. The author then deleted their account. Generally, when the author deletes their own question, the "not found" error message shown to <10k users ...
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Deleting own questions ban [duplicate]

Followup of this question: How can a question banned user fix their questions if they're deleted? And the answer for it: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/230660/ Since I don't have 5 reputation, ...
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Question deleted as soon as it is answered

We have recently run into some questionable behavior on Mathoverflow: occasional users asked a question, it received a valid answer, and then the question was deleted immediately before the answer had ...
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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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What does a brand-new user see when returning to the site when their first post has been deleted?

I know there's a small "deleted recent questions" link at the bottom of a user's Questions list if they click through to it from their Activity on their profile. But a new user may not know to do that....
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Question being closed as answer is written

I'm aware of this topic, but my question is about deleted posts not closed posts... An example: Earlier today, I was reviewing a code project on Code Review. It took about one and a half hour for me ...
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Delete embarrassing posts from long time ago?

It says here that one is not allowed to delete their own post when it has already been answered and that answer got upvoted, or when there have been more than 1 answers. This makes me wonder: Is ...
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Why aren't old, abandoned, negatively-voted answers auto-deleted, like the questions are?

The Roomba process eliminates closed, negatively voted, etc. types of questions after weekly, monthly, yearly checks. However, I do not understand why the similar checks are not applied to answers. ...
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Help page for automatic deletion doesn't explain the rationale for deleting those questions, neither does it explain how to get them undeleted

When users come across their own question that was automatically deleted, they are given a link to the help page on what criteria cause a question to be deleted by the Community user. However, that ...
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Should I close a question with a silly error but some code involved who can potentially be useful (or maybe not)? [duplicate]

I made a silly typo here, but beside that the code works and might be helpful. Better delete the question, auto answer or vote to close it?
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Is there any way to read deleted users' questions? [duplicate]

I was trying to access via Chrome's favourites links to an old question but when I try to do it, it says that the question is unavailable. Seems that the user who asked it has deleted his/her account ...
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What should I do if I find the answer to an old question of mine that was automatically deleted as abandoned?

I originally asked the question Implementing PPPoE half-bridge/ip-passthrough to suit IPSec VPN firewall appliance with Linux a little more than a year ago, which no one was able to answer. The ...
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What to do with deleted question that is off topic for this site

I posted a question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/49772011/no-page-information-in-search-results-magento-2-1-8 Then realised that it doesn't belong on stack-overflow and deleted it. I got the ...
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Is there a time limit to undeleting my own deletable questions?

I refer to only questions that fulfill: Users can delete their own questions if the question: has zero answers has only one answer, but that answer has no upvotes has no bounties that ...
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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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When I shall delete my unanswered questions?

Last week I wrote a question in Game Development, and I noticed that no one has answered it nor comment it (it only has one comment). Maybe my question is too broad, too complex or too strange, I am ...
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Is it possible to view the markdown source of a deleted question that I answered?

Recently, a question and my answer to it has been deleted because the user asking the question had their account deleted and the post received a negative score. While the question had some flaws, I ...
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Changes to bounty rules: removal of double rep-retention, blocking of owner deletion

Adam Lear has been digging into the circumstances behind this feature request, and determined that the behavior described there is likely an oversight: it should not be possible for a bounty to remain ...
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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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Do not refund bounty on question deletion if reputation would be kept on an awarded answer

According to this post and its status-bydesign tag, if a question where someone offered and awarded a bounty is deleted, the bounty is refunded back to the bounty owner. In most cases, this isn't much ...
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Make it possible for <10K users to see timeline/revisions of deleted questions they're able to view

Similar to this question, I've noticed that I'm unable to access the timeline for this question. While I'm not a 10k user, I am able to see this question due to the fact that I've made an answer. I ...
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Is it legit to delete and repost a question that gets no answers?

Is it legit to delete and repost a question that gets no answers, even if the bounty has expired and no one answered, although there were comments before the bounty? I have one such question. I am ...
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Deleted and Closed questions are no longer showing the close reason and votes [duplicate]

When viewing a deleted question that had currently been closed, the close reason(s) and the close voters are no longer displayed. It only shows the deletion action. This question (10k only), for ...
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Why aren't abandoned questions deleted on meta sites?

A long time ago, I asked this question under my old account. It has a score of 0 (but for a long time had a score of 1 with a deleted owner), has no answers, is not locked, has a low view count, and ...
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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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Allow seeing deleted questions in app [duplicate]

I just passed the 10k threshold on SO. Unfortunately though, I can't view deleted questions in the app! I get the standard "... this question make have been deleted" popup. Even if it's not ...