Questions tagged [deleted-questions]

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Question with vote to undelete isn't visible in 10k tool

I have a roomba-deleted question with an active vote to undelete: I'm expecting to see it in the list of questions with undelete votes in 10k tools page. But for some reason I don't see it: From my ...
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Are manually undeleted questions eligible to auto deletion by roomba script again if other deletion conditions not changed? [duplicate]

I have questions (the recent one here) that has been deleted by Roomba. I'm curious will these questions be eligible to auto deletion again if they will be undeleted manually by users? Will be there ...
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Update/recreate question with unhelpful answers [duplicate]

I asked a question a couple of months ago: How to mitigate risk of having cash with you when abroad? The answers were unhelpful ...as I added on a comment: "be street-smart" and similar ...
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How can I see other users' answers to a deleted question that I posted?

In the list of deleted questions that I posted, I can sometimes see that the question had answers. But when I click on the question, I can see both the question and the comments, but I cannot see the ...
forgodsakehold's user avatar
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Deleted questions don't show as deleted on the home page

Repeatedly in the recent past, when I reloaded the home page and clicked on something, I was taken to a deleted post. Here is one example, from just now: In this image, I have selected the title of a ...
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Why was "An Update to our Community and an Apology" originally deleted and can it be undeleted?

For those voting to close this as a dupe, it's not a dupe, I'm looking for non-speculative answers (an official one) and more importantly I'm looking for it to be undeleted or at the very least an ...
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Add support to the API to do all non-moderator actions that a user can do

It does not appear that the API supports viewing of deleted posts, which is what a 10k user or moderator can do on a site. Although I don't expect diamond moderator actions to be exposed, I would ...
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Automatic retracting delete and undelete votes to questions and answers [duplicate]

I suggest automatic retracting all delete and undelete votes to every question and answer which has no delete or undelete vote in the last 365 days. This is to prevent deleting and undeleting the same ...
Jovan Radenkovic's user avatar
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Automatic deleting of highly inactive questions

This question is not a duplicate of Enable automatic deletion of old, unanswered, zero-score questions after a year? since it is only for questions with low score. This question asks for automatic ...
Jovan Radenkovic's user avatar
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Post deleted after migration didn't result in migration rejection

I have an example on ruSO.meta, but logic seems would be same on any SE site. The question was posted on ruSO.meta and migrated later to the main site. After that, the question was deleted by author ...
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How often do visitors land on "Page not found" pages due to deleted questions?

From time to time, questions are deleted. This results in "Page not found" pages. Are there any public stats on how often people land on "Page not found" pages?
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Two actions (edit + delete) by seemingly the same user attributed to different users

Consider these two timelines (a user cross-posted the same question, then defaced both copies): https://superuser.com/posts/1730319/timeline (screenshot) https://stackoverflow.com/posts/72891625/...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Why are we deleting off-topic closed questions at all?

What is the benefit of deleting off-topic closed questions at all? What is wrong with the idea that they couldn't stay in closed state forever? Closed question are searchable by the entire community (...
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Deleting closed off-topic questions and the post ban

tl;dr We're very quick (at some sites) in deleting closed off-topic questions. By doing so we're closing doors for people with "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"...
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Why does the delete button hovertext say it is a vote, while the button itself doesn't?

Question I asked a question on Physics Stack Exchange, and it was bad and I wanted to delete it, so I hovered the "delete" button, Which clearly says Vote to delete this post The ...
William Martens's user avatar
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Comments on deleted questions should appear in profile comment histories when viewed by 10k+ users

I have the 10k privilege of seeing deleted posts on Math.SE. If I have bookmarked a question, and it is later deleted, I can still see it in my bookmark list (although it is visibly marked as deleted),...
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Make deleted posts available via link

I have asked some questions that I want to delete but link to from another place. However, as apparent from what I've found, other people can't view deleted posts even by link. Please make them ...
Orisphera's user avatar
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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 ...
Black Soul's user avatar
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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 ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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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 ...
Maik Lowrey's user avatar
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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 ...
Joachim Wagner's user avatar
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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 ...
Ionică Bizău's user avatar
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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 ...
HelloGoodbye's user avatar
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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 '...
AncientSwordRage's user avatar
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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 ...
Tim Roberts's user avatar
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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. ...
AlpUygur's user avatar
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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 ...
LostPositron's user avatar
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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" ...
Jeff Parker's user avatar
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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 ...
Andhavarapu Balu's user avatar
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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 &...
Poaceous's user avatar
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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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