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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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. However, there was this other question that had been closed as a duplicate of that question (and one other question) some minutes prior to the ...
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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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Is there inaccurate information in the SO help page on deleted questions?

The help page on deleted questions on (English) stackoverflow states: Questions that have been closed within the past 48 hours cannot be deleted, so as to allow for editing and possible reopening. [...
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Make whether a deleted question was deleted voluntarily or for moderation reasons available in the API and SEDE

When a <10k user browses to a deleted question, they are told whether the question was deleted voluntarily by its author, or by others moderating the site (i.e. "for reasons of moderation"...
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What does 'via Vote' mean in the timeline of a deleted post?

On a certain SE site, following my report of a CoC violation, an SE employee appears to have deleted the post. The timeline shows a comment, 'via Vote'. What does this mean?
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Why was the recent question about where to ask questions about Metasmoke and Smoke Detector deleted so quickly?

Another user recently asked the question Where can I ask questions about Metasmoke and Smoke Detector? and it was promptly closed as a duplicate of my older question Where can questions about our ...
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Is a question deleted automatically once the downvote threshold has been met? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question in the wrong place (which has since been closed), and as a result my reputation has suffered a bombardment of downvotes. Ok, oops, wrong place, but now I cant even delete ...
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Asker deletes his question a minute after I answered it. What can I do? Is this a common pattern? [duplicate]

I'm new to this platform, please bear with me. I answered a question on SO today, where the asker needed a specific SQL query. As soon as I had answered it and before anyone else could read or upvote ...
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How can I see my “Recently Deleted Questions” and “Recently Deleted Answers” on all Stack Exchange websites at once?

How can I see my deleted-recent-posts on all Stack Exchange websites at once?
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Can we have the ability to retract a flag on a deleted post? [duplicate]

Can we introduce a way to retract a flag on a deleted post or comment, or on any post, from the "Flags Raised" page? Right now, you have to go to the post to retract your flag, but it might ...
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If a moderator unilaterally deletes Meta questions about deleted main site questions, where ought I post my worries? [duplicate]

I'm addled why there are comments with "you falsely claimed", and they're upvoted. The title of post unmistakably states "a moderator unilaterally deletes Meta questions", and I've ...
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What does “deleted” / “undeleted” mean in a question about DNS on Web Applications? Is this related to a migration rejection? [duplicate]

Why does 1.1.1.1 not resolve archive.is? was migrated to Super User but then it was returned to Web Applications. Then it shows that it was "deleted" by a diamond moderator but later was ...
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How does one accrue votes to undelete a question silently deleted due to lack of activity in order to edit and reactivate it? [duplicate]

My question How far will Hayabusa-2 back off before the “bomb” goes off? was silently deleted by the community bot for lack of activity and votes. I've revised it and would like to reactivate. I voted ...
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Where can I find statistics about deleted questions related to Stack Overflow? [closed]

For my research, I need statistics on deletions between July 1 2013 and March 4 2019 related to Stack Overflow questions. Since the repositories do not contain deleted questions and this data is not ...
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About system auto delete on old post (more than 3 months ago) [closed]

I like to know what happens if I don't update my question: It got deleted automatically and I might not be able to reach it for editing in the future. I have seen this post which was about the ...
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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 ...
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Lost many reputation points because my answer was deleted - what to do now? [duplicate]

I answered a question on Mathematics Stack Exchange and gained around 80 reputation from it. This was the first time I gained points and earned a decent number of privileges. But now that question ...
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How do I access my deleted posts? [duplicate]

I recently deleted a post after discovering the information in it was irrelevant to others, but I now need to access it as there is relevant information about an ongoing issue I am having with my ...
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How do I unfollow a deleted question?

The new follow feature for questions is great. I changed my workflow for questions without enough information to: Leave a comment about what information I am missing. Vote to close for "requires ...
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Should I be asked to review edits on deleted posts? [duplicate]

I just got asked to review an edit on this post: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/60459678/tweet-an-image-using-twitter-package-in-r after it had been deleted. At least, I'm pretty sure I was ...
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Finding a deleted question

I do not have 10k+ on any exchange site, so I can’t search deleted questions I posted answers to. I am looking for a question in one of the many Math sites, which asked for suggestions for the “...
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Delete an answered question, when I cannot safely comment on the answer? [duplicate]

I have run into the awkward situation, where I've posted a programming question, and received an answer, that I cannot apply due to project guidelines. The account under which I posted the question ...
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How to handle a question that was asked in good faith, deleted, and then vandalized while deleted?

A user asked a question on a Stack Exchange site in good faith, but it was a very poor-quality question and ended up getting deleted by the community. Shortly after it was deleted, the asker edited it,...
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What is the rationale behind RemoveAbandonedQuestions?

There are a number of reasons why the system will delete posts. One of these reasons is called RemoveAbandonedQuestions: The system will automatically delete unlocked, unanswered questions older ...
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Why was “An Update to our Community and an Apology” deleted?

Recently, Sara Chipps posted her message Update: an agreement with Monica Cellio. After reading it, I wanted to compare it with her previous post about this subject. It turns out that she deleted it. ...
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Picking post numbers reveals titles of deleted questions [duplicate]

If you change the post number in any question URL to a number of a deleted question, you will be redirected to a 404 page, but the URL in your address bar will change to contain the title of the ...
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Should users be able to re-delete their question after they delete it and it's undeleted by the community/mods?

Consider these questions (I'm sure there's way more examples, but I was a firsthand witness to these two; feel free to edit if you have more): Trouble converting recursive case to Haskell Nested Loop ...
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Warning before deleting a question [duplicate]

This has already happened to me several times: a user posts a question; I provide an answer; the user deletes the question. I know that the person who asked the question can do this at will if my ...
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Can we kill off abandoned questions in some circumstances? [duplicate]

The SE sites tend to fill up with questions asked (usually by new folk) which get a number of requests for clarification in the comments, but the OP never returns to the crime scene. I would like to ...
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What causes Community to destroy non RA or spam-flagged questions?

On Politics, a troll used to like to spam some weird question about urbanization and homicide in South America or some similar incoherent nonsense. Looking through some deleted questions in moderation ...
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Delete own questions with upvoted answers is not allowed [duplicate]

The comment "The Code of Conduct change has been pushed through and the network-wide F.A.Q. has been announced. – Tonepoet Oct 10 at 16:39" (as a few others) refers to deleted https://meta....
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Questions deleted by authors who happen to be moderators should show as “removed for reasons of moderation” if the author can't normally delete

When regular users delete their questions, users with less than 10,000 reputation that stumble across the link are shown the following message: Page not found This question was voluntarily removed by ...
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Why does it incorrectly say I lost 8,000 rep?

How'd this happen? I thought that these votes were old enough to not cause such a significant loss. Due to the daily rep cap of 200, I didn't even gain 8000 rep from that answer which was posted less ...
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Is restricting access to controversial information beneficial to both the community and company? [duplicate]

The question Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes was recently deleted by its poster (a CM, if that matters). And an another revision of CoC was introduced. What I want to ...
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Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?

I noticed that the original-now-replaced CoC FAQ was deleted. When the new CoC FAQ came out, I tried to look for my old answer as well as others for comparison. Why not just mark the old one ...
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Why was “What did Monica do to violate the CoC” deleted?

What did Monica do to violate the CoC? Was asking what Monica had done to violate the CoC, the alleged reason for her dismissal. Tim Post briefly posted an answer of “We don't discuss these things ...
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Why was a moved question deleted? Moderator to whom deletion is attributed claims they didn't do it

A question on archive.is on Web Apps appears to have been deleted, and deletion is attributed to a moderator, deleted by Sathyajith Bhat♦ 12 hours ago , however, they claim that they didn't do it (...
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Strange course of actions with migrated and deleted question

Can someone please explain the course of actions with this question for me: Stack Overflow - Developer Story Tab It's the second time I see that now within a week. The question received a (...
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How is anyone *helped* by deleting relevant questions added to a post? [closed]

I recently viewed a question that was nearly identical to a question I have (requesting AppleScript solutions), and there were at least three helpful responses. My question is essentially the same--...
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What happens to activity logs related to deleted questions?

One or two days ago I posted some comments. Now, I am not able to find them in the activity log (the 'activity' tab on the profile page). I assume that is because the question was deleted. The FAQ ...
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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 ...
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How should we handle questions that have been reposted after being deleted due to one downvote + SE's automated process to remove questions?

How should we handle questions that: have been reposted after being deleted due to one downvote + Stack Exchange's automated process to remove questions? received no comments (or all comments were ...
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“This post has been deleted - no more edits are allowed” when editing own Roomba'd question

While editing one of my questions which got Roomba'd, I got a "This post has been deleted - no more edits are allowed" banner, and the 'Save Edits' button was disabled: As mentioned here, I could ...
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No content displayed for a low quality review item when the question has been deleted

For this low quality review item, there is not content displayed. Usually 10k+ user can able to see the deleted posts, but for this review there is no content displayed. Why the content is not ...
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Allow unique titles of automatically deleted duplicate questions to remain as signposts for searchability even after the questions are gone

This is a synthesis of two feature requests, one quite recent and the other quite old: Request: Don't delete duplicate questions and please think twice before downvoting them Can we have the ability ...
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Why this question shows removed “for reasons of moderation” rather than “voluntarily removed by its author”? [duplicate]

The post Don't show “removed from [site name] for reasons of moderation” for self-deleted posts is marked status-completed and if I understand it correctly, if a question was self-deleted then users ...
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Archive Stack Exchange posts (or make them private)

Is there a way to archive posts on Stack Exchange? I want them to be private.

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