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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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 ...
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Why obsolete faq on gender pronouns was deleted? [duplicate]

I understand that this question contains obsolete information, but a lot of people spend time on it and answering there, near 2 000 people voted on it. I think it's wrong to simply delete it. It ...
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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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If a moderator deletes a question, is there a way to appeal for it? [duplicate]

Recently, a question I posted on one of the Stack Exchange sites got deleted by one or more moderators, on the grounds that it was believed to be cross-posted from another Stack Exchange. However, I ...
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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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What does the “help post localization backfill” automatic deletion reason mean?

I noticed this question (10k-only) that was apparently deleted by Community more than five years after it was originally deleted, but no events (neither undeletion nor anything else) have occurred ...
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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 (and should) duplicate questions be automatically 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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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. ...