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Questions tagged [deleted-questions]

This tag refers to all questions deleted from Stack Exchange sites. You can also use this tag along with [specific-question] and [meta] to ask why a specific question on Meta Stack Exchange was deleted.

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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 ...
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With Announcer, do links to deleted questions work? [duplicate]

Can I get the Announcer badge from sharing a link to a deleted question? If so, does it only count if 10K users follow it, or does it track all clicks on the link by unique IP addresses?
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I read the FAQ about deletion but something's not right…

I was casually looking at my bounty stats when I noticed one of the questions I answered had been deleted. The question was posted in March 2016. For the sake of brevity, below are the facts. The ...
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Why are we happy to delete open questions with 0 score but not terrible, incorrect answers?

I’ve come across some really bad answers on Stack Exchange, including quite a few that are just one sentence with no sources or badly written speculation with no basis. From what I understand, our ...
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RemoveDeadQuestions should not apply to Meta posts

There is an automated system that eventually deletes all unanswered negative scoring questions (as long as they're not locked). I understand why this exists for regular sites – a negative score ...
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“Show x more comments” button doesn’t work on deleted posts

One of my questions was recently deleted. When I viewed it on the mobile site, I tried to click the “view 4 more comments” button on the answer, but it didn’t work. I tried reloading and the like, but ...
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Why was this question deleted twice?

The question Will Stack Overflow's engine be (someday, or ever) open sourced? was recently bumped to the top of the homepage. Glancing idly at the revision history, I noticed the following ...
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Can duplicate questions be deleted? [duplicate]

Yesterday a question of mine, Is “shipping” today's equivalent of “matchmaking”? [duplicate] , which had been closed as a duplicate, was deleted automatically by the system. deleted by Community♦ ...
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When a question is deleted, why doesn't the author get notified? [duplicate]

Question #255137 has this topic discussed about comments, and the main reasoning there for not notifying users about deleted comments, is that comments are second-class citizens, are not posts, and ...
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What happens to the accepted answer when a question is deleted?

If a question has an accepted answer and the question is deleted, what happens to the accepted answer and with the reputation coming from accepting that answer? More specifically: Is the accept sign ...
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Inconsistency for “cancel” button on question delete popup

Trying to delete your own question when it has answers shows me a popup: The "cancel" link (button?) is written in lower case. In the same time while editing the "Cancel" link is started from the ...
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Let me edit my own self-deleted question

I asked a question, and then realised the premise of my question was wrong. I want to first delete it, then edit it, then undelete it. If I edit it while it is live, there is a risk of users wasting ...
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URLs for deleted questions get SEO'd automatically - is this a security issue? [duplicate]

When a user visits the link of a deleted questions, he can still see the title in the address bar. For example, when I go to https://stackoverflow.com/q/1, which is a deleted question, it redirects ...
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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 deletion. I ...
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Bug: lost reputation points after deleting a question and undeleting it! [duplicate]

When we delete a question the reputation gained or lost because of the question is recovered. But, when we un-delete the question the reputation is not changed! E.g., You have 100 reputation points ...
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Why the OP does not get link to the deleted post in the reputation tab?

The following is from the FAQ item How do I read the history of my reputation? (current revision) in the part related to removed posts: "When a post gets deleted, the question's title will be shown in ...
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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?...
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What kind of questions warrant manual or immediate deletion on Meta?

Unlike main sites, (heavily) downvoted questions on Meta aren't necessarily of low quality, and therefore don't always warrant deletion. Then, what kind of questions should 20k users and moderators ...
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What happens to my answer when the question is deleted? [duplicate]

Let's say I answer a question. And there are upvotes for my answer (so, I get reputation points for my answer). Now, the question is deleted. What happens to my answer and what happens to the ...
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Can I see my own self-deleted posts in the delete votes tab only if I have 10k+ reputation?

For users who have privilege to see deleted posts (=10k+ on graduated sites), it is easy to find their own deleted posts simply by searching for deleted:1. For users with lower reputation, there is ...
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Can't see other pages of answers on a certain deleted question

While browsing a specific deleted question on MSE I noticed something strange: it's almost impossible to get to the second page of results. There are supposed to be 34 answers. The first page shows 30....
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Why are actions on deleted questions not shown in my activity list?

I made a comment on a question in Stack Overflow. Then some minutes later I wanted to navigate to the question again for making another comment. So, I went to my profile / Activity / all actions / ...
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Deleted question doesn't look deleted in Post Feedback

There is a question on one of the Post Feedback pages that is deleted, but it doesn't look like it is (unless you "show full question", and then you can see the red highlight): This question isn'...
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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 ...