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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Can OP see the list of users who voted for deletion on their question? [duplicate]

My question is simple: is it possible for OP to see the list of users who voted for deleting their question in the question's timeline? If this answer is still correct, the OP can see the names of ...
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What can I do if I have a feature idea that was already requested, but the author removed the suggestion in the meantime? [duplicate]

I've come up with a feature suggestion for the Stack Exchange engine. After searching the site to ensure my suggestion wasn't already requested, I found an existing post requesting the same thing. The ...
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Why did this uploaded image disappear?

A post on Super User was deleted. Its final revision contained an uploaded image, which has since been deleted from Stack Exchange's image host (Imgur): Why did this image disappear? The original ...
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Is there a way to find a link to a user-deleted question?

A new user asked a question and I commented to ask for clarification. The question later disappeared from the home page. My comment disappeared from my user page. The question was not listed under ...
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Is it a bug? Deleted question was undeleted by another user [duplicate]

I asked a question on Stack Overflow and deleted it because I found the answer myself. At the same time, someone had already posted an answer. This is of course unfortunate but I wanted to delete the ...
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Add option "ask a new question" to page not found

The page "Page not found [newline] This question was removed from Stack Overflow for reasons of moderation." list various options how to continue but fails to list the option to ask the same ...
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"Anyone can answer it now" in question reopen notification is not true if it's a deleted question

For a while now, users have been notified when a question of theirs is reopened: Hooray, this question was reopened! Anyone can answer it now. This notification is also issued even if it gets ...
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System gets confused when I try to close a deleted question

After reopening a deleted question to see if doing so would cause the author to be notified, I tried to re-close the deleted question. The Close dialog is functional, but when I click the "Close ...
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Deleting questions and answers [closed]

According to the current rules, users cannot delete their own questions if there is an upvoted answer and users cannot delete an answer if it is accepted (even if the question turned out to be a ...
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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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How can I view all my automatically deleted questions [duplicate]

Scenario 1: I ask a Stack Overflow question Link it to a GitHub issue The GitHub project maintainer is unresponsive for one year The question does not get much attention After one year the question ...
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With limited remaining brain cells, how can I work in a more roomba-aware way (and not lose track of questions permanently)?

I've asked more SE questions than I have remaining brain cells to keep track of them. Sometimes I remember enough about the question to ask for assistance in a site's meta How to get a link to an old ...
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How do I answer a comment that was made to a deleted question? [duplicate]

A question I posted a while ago was closed because it "needs details or clarity", and it is now deleted. While I think the question is clear, a user posted the comment "Could you be a ...
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Alert dialog for self-undeleting a post should be clearer: '5 votes remaining' are daily votes, and the post is insta-restored

Give that users can self-(un)delete their own posts, why does the alert pop up a) say I am voting when it's instantly undeleted, and b) that there are '5 votes remaining' not a clearer message like '...
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Serious mistakes in question and deletion in case of no answers/comments [duplicate]

This is regarding a question I had posted on Math SE. After an hour or so, I realized that there were serious errors in the question (that may lead to misinterpretation). I was unaware of what the ...
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Was this question auto-deleted (roomba'ed) while being a duplicate? [duplicate]

I thought duplicates with no answers aren't deleted, but if negative score they're deleted. This was confirmed by this example: But the FAQ led me here which says otherwise, namely it checks: not ...
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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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Proof of DMCA Violation? [duplicate]

The following StackOverflow post was just hidden because of a supposed DMCA takedown request: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/69411535/solving-a-jigzaw-puzzle-with-python/69412120#69412120 I find ...
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Has there been a recent change in the ability to vote to delete again, after a post was undeleted?

Clarification: This question did not promote any change, as did @Machavity's question posted eight months ago. That post received an "answer" approving the feature request. My question ...
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What can I do if I disagree on the reason a question was closed, and believe it should have instead been closed as a duplicate? [duplicate]

What can I do if a question was closed for reason A but I believe that it should have been closed for reason B? Is the only option to vote to reopen it and then vote to close it again with reason B? ...
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Accidentally asked a question from my company account, deleted it and trying to post it from my personal account but says it's a duplicate [duplicate]

I have been trying to post my question with my personal account rather than the company's Stack Overflow Teams account after deleting it, but it says this question is a duplicate of a deleted one. ...
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If I delete a question, will it count towards the 50 questions a month limit or not?

On Stack Overflow you can ask 50 questions in 30 days. If I ask a question and delete it, will it be treated as an asked question or not? Will I have 49 opportunities to ask a question left, or 50?
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Recover a deleted question [duplicate]

I remember asking a question on Stack Overflow and deleting it a long while back (more than 60 days ago) and I'm trying to recover it, but I don't know how. I read that users with high enough ...
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To prevent link rot, don't roomba posts that are linked by other posts

Over on Skeptics.SE I've been following this question, which is part of a series and links to four other related questions, as indicated in this handy table: Unfortunately, three of those questions ...
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Moderators can undelete answers to deleted questions

When a question is deleted, this automatically deletes all answers as well. However, moderators are able to undelete answers, as I did for science here (screenshot for <10k users). This leads e.g. ...
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Page not found suggestions should include linked questions

The question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20839622/notifications-for-new-github-project-releases is deleted, and for low rep users it gives a list of "similar questions". However, ...
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Warn a user about to delete a question if someone is writing an answer?

Today I posted a question, but half an hour later thought better of it and chose to delete it. It had only 6 views and no interaction (e.g. comments or votes) so I don't think someone was typing an ...
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Was a question of mine deleted / removed? How do I tell?

I THINK I asked a question on Stack Overflow years ago, but I can't find it. Was it deleted / removed? How do I tell? From my memory (which could be false), the question was about "entropy" ...
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Should I delete my question if it had mistakes?

I had posted a question, but later realised through the comments and the answers, that my question's fundamental assumptions were wrong. When this happens on other platforms, I delete my question but ...
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Deleting old no-answer questions? [duplicate]

I deleted some old questions of mine with no answers from stackoverflow.com. Is this OK?, as I don't want a question ban.
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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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The wording of "this question is now deleted" is misleading and should be changed

If you try to close a question that is already deleted, you get the following popup message: This question is now deleted This sounds like it means one of two things: The action you just took has ...
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Why can deleted questions be reopened but not closed?

You can vote to reopen a deleted question, as shown in the below screenshots: However, you cannot vote to close deleted questions; if you try you just get a popup that says "this question is now ...
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Question with an active bounty was mistakenly deleted by the Roomba

How does Canada's radiotelescope CHIME manage polarization-dependent apodization of the fast f/0.25 optics? was previously automatically deleted RemoveAbandonedQuestions and I'd recently found it with ...
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If a Roomba-deleted question gets undeleted, please make it exempt from its next runs

If a question deleted by the Roomba gets undeleted, that means that a strong part of the community (at least two 10k+ users, possibly more, possibly also mods) think, yes it should exist. This is ...
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Option To Delete Question Even If There Is One Answer

I find it very annoying that you are not able to remove a question you posted even if it has a single answer that is of low quality or has been down voted. There are many questions that have been ...
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Add an option to sort the Recently Deleted Questions by deletion date

Feature request: Add an option to sort the Recently Deleted Questions by deletion date. That'd be useful when the page contains several questions, e.g. Example of Recently Deleted Questions page: ...
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Find author of deleted question

There was a low-quality Stack Overflow question (along the lines of 'how do I ...' without showing effort). After several people pointed it out and getting close-votes, the author took the initiative ...
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Should I repost somebody else's deleted question if it looks recoverable?

Suppose I know about or find out about a deleted question. I might remember visiting it before it got deleted, or found a reference to it. It may have been deleted for being low quality or having ...
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What percentage of questions which are deleted by the Roomba later get undeleted?

I'd like to know the percentage of questions that are deleted by Stack Exchange's automated deletion scripts, which later get undeleted, on each site. Initially, I thought I could query for this in ...
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Deleted duplicates should show the duplicate target(s)

Some questions on Stack Exchange sites get deleted, but they are still linked from various other places on the internet. I will use this deleted question from Mathematics Stack Exchange as an example....
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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: ...
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No warning about existing answers when answer is undeleted while I'm deleting the question

Althoug the site will confirm for a deletion of a question with answer, but maybe there is still some race conditions. What happenned: I deleted one of my own question. The question is deleted without ...
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How to figure out who has deleted a question [duplicate]

To the best of my understanding, there are three roles on Stack Exchange family websites who are able to delete a question: Moderators Voting users with reputation > 10000 Question owners Are ...
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Reopen votes can be cast on deleted questions [duplicate]

Fiddling around on this deleted question, I accidentally hit the "Reopen" button. Curious, I followed through, and it actually appeared to cast my vote, without screaming at me: Why doesn't ...
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The votes table doesn't have the votes for deleted posts, does it?

Over the weekend I had a major mishap in my understanding what the Votes table in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer actually contains. For the last 6 to 8 years I assumed the schema only contains data ...
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404 error on deleted question's timeline

So, I was looking at a question on the network. Specifically, I was looking at its timeline. As I was looking at it, the question got deleted. I didn't realize at the time, but I did notice when I ...
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Are answer drafts kept if a question is deleted?

Say I am writing an answer and it is successfully saved as a draft. Then the OP deletes the question before I post my draft. What happens then? Is my draft available anywhere? Will I see it if I am a ...
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How was this user able to delete their own question that was a duplicate target of another question?

A user recently deleted their own unanswered question (later undeleted by the community, but deleted again by the Roomba). However, there was this other question that had been closed as a duplicate of ...
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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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