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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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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 did an answer stating reasons for the questions eventual deletion get deleted & earn negative reputation? [migrated]

I answered to the question below pointing out the exact reasons why the question got put on hold and deleted eventually. My answer had 10 upvote events, 2 downvote events and a comment with the same ...
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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 ...
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Distinguish automated vs mod vs community deletions in the 10k tools

I've recently been trying to make the Recently Deleted section of the 10k tools a semi-regular port of call for auditing site moderation, and I find it to be rather less useful than it could be. At ...
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Community User deleted a question I answered [duplicate]

The Community user deleted a question I had an accepted answer on. If it was a low quality post, I would have expected a close reason and then the delete votes. That didn't happen here, though. Why ...
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As a low rep user on meta or chat, how can I follow a link to a question after deletion?

I think everyone knows this problem. There is a discussion on meta with references to example questions. Let's say, the purpose of the discussion is to establish, if those referenced questions are off ...
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Which deletions are not shown in 10k-tools? Are posts deleted by roomba shown there?

As I learned from some other discussions, self-deleted posts are not shown in moderator tools available to 10k+ users. For example: Why are self-deleted posts not shown in the 10k Tools? Are there ...
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How is it possible that a +2 question gets deleted? [duplicate]

I answered this question on SO. Now I see that it got deleted - but the upvote count for the question shows +2. How is it possible that non-moderators would see the "delete" link ... that only shows ...
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Find own answers in somebody else's deleted questions

I could make use of my own older post but I cannot find it neither in my answer list nor in my deleted answer list (https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=user%3Ame+deleted%3A1+is%3Aanswer). I have a ...
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If I have a post with delete votes, I delete it myself, and then I undelete it, what will happen? [duplicate]

It is a hyphotetical idea. I have no intent to do this with any of my posts. Thus, consider the following events: I make a post. It is voted down. It gets delete votes, but not enough to be deleted. ...
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I really want to remove a single old post - the site refuses [closed]

The site I posted a question on started hitting the question with frequent downvotes and sarcastic reactions. It was originally taken to -5 - so in theory it has no merit, but they won't let me remove ...
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How to delete the post posted as guest into a stackexchange site? [duplicate]

I asked a question as a guest and now I have to delete the post since it contains some research data. Since I post it as a guest I can not delete it. I can confirm my email address to show that I am ...
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Why you can delete your questions?

Deleting your questions only ban you from asking questions, so why you can delete your questions at all if it is not helpful at all?
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AJAX issue piling up activity indicators on each click of a deleted question review

Edge case and minor technical issue. use an account with less than 10k reputation visit a review of a deleted question, like https://stackoverflow.com/review/reopen/16294284 click on inline and side-...
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Deleting questions and answers in android [duplicate]

Questions and answers with lots of downvote and still counting Should be Removable..This is not possible in android
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How do I delete a question that has been labeled a duplicate? [duplicate]

I asked a question. It was put on hold. I rephrased the question but later decided to repost the edited question. It was flagged as a duplicate. Now, I would like to delete one of them. How can I ...
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Should I delete some of my old, downvoted questions - having low-positive-vote answers?

I have a couple of questions with a negative (say, -4 or -5) vote score which, with the passage of time and the arrival of wisdom (or apathy perhaps) I no longer feel I should have asked to begin with,...
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Can moderators comment or vote on deleted posts? Can moderators answer deleted questions? [duplicate]

I am only curious, how the general lock on deleted posts interacts with the diamond.
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Can a deleted question be accessed indefinitely with its URL?

If I delete one of my questions, can I access it indefinitely with its URL, or can only access it for 60 days after deletion? This SE answer seems to indicate the answer is "can access indefinitely ...
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Question deletion doesn't notify users composing an answer

I was just writing an answer to a quickly-deleted question. When you are writing an answer to a question that gets closed, your Post Your Answer gets disabled. When you are writing an answer to a ...
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How can I apologize for a deleted question?

I had posted a question, and five minutes later had found that the problem was not a real one, and had deleted the post. But somebody could already have read the post and spent some time working on ...
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Can I see my removed answers if I am under 10K through reputation tab?

A while ago, I managed to scrape together a decent answer on History SE. The question was kind of controversial and people are touchy about that stuff so the OP flipped out when s/he didn't like the ...
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How many days will an unanswered question with single up-vote stay?

I read this answer, and actually it is very confusing. The system will automatically delete unlocked, unanswered questions with score of zero (or one if the owner is deleted), blah blah blah ...