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Questions tagged [self-delete]

For questions regarding deleting your own question/answer.

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Why would a user post answers and then delete them?

On two different beta sites, I've seen the same low-rep user post an answer and then very soon after delete the answer. One answer was certainly valid with no other answer or even good comment (to my ...
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Add option to delete messages in the mobile app [duplicate]

Add option to delete messages in the mobile app. I often use a mobile Stack Exchange app on Android, but when there is a need to delete your question or answer, I can't do it. You have to go to the ...
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Show more posts on the “Recently Self Deleted” admin page

I've been futilely searching for a couple of questions that I know were posted on Interpersonal Skills over the weekend - one just this morning. In my search I discovered that we don't show self-...
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Do deletions within the grace period count towards one's personal statistics?

If I post a question or an answer and then self-delete it within the 5-minute grace period, will the deleted post be counted into my statistics (like the "Curious" badge)?
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Should I do anything about self-deleted spam?

I just came across this post: It's spam (It's a vague statement related to the question, but it's not an answer, and the link points to a commercial sales page). It was posted and instantly self-...
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Why are self-deleted posts not shown in the 10k Tools?

I noticed on Retrocomputing that self-deleted posts do not show up in the Deleted section of the 10k Tools. Why is this? It seems like it would be useful to have all deleted posts show up in this ...
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When deleting own question, do I lose reputation points?

If someone posts a question and then decides to withdraw/delete it, do they suffer a reputation penalty? Note the following message: Delete this answered question? We do not recommend ...
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Is it OK to remove my own low quality question with decent/good answers?

Some time ago, I have put this low quality question. It received a two decent answers, one providing a link to a query that retrieves relevant information related to the subject. Question: Is it OK ...
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Should I close/delete a question that cannot be answered?

Over a year ago, I posted this question in DB: Issues with MySQL installation I updated a couple of times since, with new information that I deemed relevant. During the weekend, my computer died, ...
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Don't invalidate NAA flags on answers simply deleted and then undeleted by OP [duplicate]

Quite often I've flagged answers as NAA and my flag has been marked as helpful but the answer has remained days later. Most of the time it's because the answer has been edited, and I can see some ...
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/admin/recently-self-deleted is not showing a self-deleted question

I'm a moderator on Amateur Radio. I recently was surprised to find a question I had ‘helped with’ vanish without a trace from the site (including any references to my actions on it). Now, of course, ...
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Wrong mouse-over message for self-delete link

The mouse-over text for the delete or undelete link on a user's own question or answer confusingly states “Vote to (un)delete this post”. Clicking the link performs the expected action (message asking ...
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Self-deletion gives warning because of negative-score answer

The following question https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/298164/what-does-club-mean-in-this-context gives me a warning when I try to delete it, because there's an answer there. The problem ...
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Self delete on target side shouldn't reject a migration

Aside from the giant mess of revisions, closes, migrations, reopen, reclose and delete that this question is (sorry, 10k Programmers.SE link - though other parts may be visible in the self deleted ...
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Deleting closed questions [duplicate]

I searched before asking, and there are indeed similar questions, however I could not find one that matches exactly my situation. Feel free to point me to the right question answer / close this one, ...
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Is vandalism of own deleted posts tolerated?

Now and then a user will delete their own posts; if they do this too much, they’ll get caught at it. Similarly, if they vandalize their own posts by replacing them with garbage, they’ll get caught if ...
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Delete own answer bug?

I've just attempted to delete an answer of mine (now deleted so only seen by 10K rep users), but on the first click of the "delete" link, instead of the answer being deleted the "delete" link just ...
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Should I delete an upvoted answer that another, better answer has shown to be quite incorrect? [duplicate]

I have a +7/-0 answer, written based on a reasonably careful reading of a particular authoritative text (not the question itself, which was straightforward). Unfortunately, I wasn't careful enough, ...
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Display date/time of deletion at /admin/recently-self-deleted

The "Recently Self-Deleted Posts" tool for diamond mods (/admin/recently-self-deleted) doesn't actually tell us when the posts in question were self-deleted - we have to click through to each ...
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Migrations can be unilaterally rejected by OP under certain conditions

One of our users posted a meta question on main, so one of our mods migrated it to our meta site. The interesting thing is that the user (owning an account on both meta and main by default), deleted ...
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Better oversight for self-deleted answered questions

Askers can delete their own question if it has no answer, or if it has a single answer with no upvote. The first case is generally fine: deleting an unanswered question rarely causes collateral damage....
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Deleting self-answered question gets “Delete this answered question” warning

While attempting to delete a question which was answered by myself, and with no other answers, I got the following warning: Delete this answered question? We do not recommend deleting ...
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Bug in self-deleting a question?

Here are the steps to reproduce this: Post a question (make it a good one) Wait for a reply Wait for it to get an up vote Down vote it (or wait for it to be down voted; although I have not tried this)...
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Is it safe to delete an old post which has no answer?

I have old questions that have no answers, and I want to delete them. Is it safe, or will it deduct from my reputation points, or will it be a reason for blocking my account?
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What could have triggered a question ban in this case? [duplicate]

I would like to know what triggers a question ban? Is it based on votes? After self deleting a question on programmers, I got a question ban. What's the reason? This question is submitted at MSO per ...
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Should I delete an answer of mine that was accepted but might not be helpful for further visitors?

I read a lot about deleting the own posts, for example: Under which circumstances should I delete my own question or answer When should I delete my posts? Should I delete my answers? But I think I ...
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Encourage OP to post a self-answer when they vote to delete their question

There are times when a person has a problem, searches, does not find a solution and proceeds to post a question somewhere on the Stack Exchange network, only to soon after figure out what the answer ...
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Will deleting/flagging my own post give me back my reputation? [duplicate]

I created a post which was down-voted multiple times. If I delete or flag my post and it is deleted by a moderator, will I get my reputation back?
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Why did a user delete their own question? [duplicate]

I'm disappointed that a couple days ago I answered a reasonable question about git, only to have the user then delete the question instead up upvoting or accepting my answer. I had responded to ...
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How to remedy this situation, user self answers then deletes answer

A newish (2 months) user asked a question. It was answerable it seemed, even garnished an upvote from a viewer. Here is the question: Trigger Similar JQuery element on different span element About ...
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Issue with deleting my own question [duplicate]

I consider this question of mine badly shaped, so I flagged it to kindly ask for delete. It was declined with reason None of the answers are upvoted, you can delete it yourself. However, I can't: a ...
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Why can't you delete your own question? Why is such a restriction? [duplicate]

I have posted a question Which down-voted and closed. Now I want to delete the question. However I am getting error. Why is such a restriction? Error which I am getting
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Should I delete old questions that never received an answer? [duplicate]

I have asked a few questions that never received an answer. For some of those I have moved on, and don't really care any more, if I ever will get an answer. Should I delete those questions?
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Remove downvoted question

Recently I asked a question on Stack Overflow that has been downvoted. Yes, the solution for the problem I had was not the best, but I just asked to get a better understanding of some things and ...
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Why I am not allowed to delete more than 5 answers in a day [duplicate]

I want to cleanup my answer due to whatever reasons. I get an error something like I have already deleted 5 post...... Why is this restriction.
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Is it better to delete or to edit a downvoted answered question?

I have a question that shows poor research. Due to this and my first steps at Stack Overflow I got banned from asking questions. Ever since I'm trying to earn my way back to asking. Recently, I ...
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Allow moderators to see delete/undelete activity on users' profiles

We get auto flags for 'possible vandalism' related to deletes, and these can be helpful at times in finding 'rage quit' users, or other potential problems. But often, I would like to know if there is ...
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The community generated “Duplicate Answers” flag should be auto-dismissed if the user deletes their answer

If a user duplicates their answer in another post, we get an automatically generated flag in the queue that states "duplicate answers - <link to answer>". Sometimes when this happens, the user ...
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Can't remove own question

I got -4 and there's a badge for removing under peer pressure. I was thinking it's a good time to get it now (first time I get so downed, haha). However, I can't do that. It says that I need to talk ...
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Why prevent deleting own questions thus forcing the asker to possible more loss of rep?

I asked a question with genuine good intention but overlooked the possible endless debate and flame-warring issues (because I am not the kind of guy to get into them). The question is getting several ...
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Can't delete my own question, and mod flags keep getting declined

I've tried multiple times to delete my question: Storing data locally - doesn't work? When I try to delete it I get the error: I followed the error's instructions and flagged the post, but it ...
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Is there any way to delete a question which has answers?

I was wondering if there is any way of deleting a question which has answers? As if you do you cannot delete them, I understand that someone has taken the time to reply to my question and thus it's ...
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Why is my request to remove my own duplicate question denied? [duplicate]

I asked several questions here at meta. Some of them were duplicates and marked as such. I do not want to add to the cluttering, and they are downvoted (the community didn't like the questions), so I ...
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Should I delete my heavily-downvoted question?

I previously asked a question that got a lot of negative votes. I've read about rules on deleting posts, and it seems reasonable that I should delete my question since it is probably not useful to ...
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Disciplined and peer pressure badges [duplicate]

The Peer Pressure badge is awarded if you delete your own post with a score of -3 or less. The Disciplined badge is awarded if you delete your own post with a score of 3 or more. My question is, how ...
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My Own Question; Not Really Stupid, Just Normally Stupid; Now What?

In Stack Overflow I had a real quandary which I was unable to solve. I'm about at the level on the topic involved where I should be answering questions, not asking them. This was a two processor ...
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10 rep penalty for deleting your own answers? [duplicate]

I've been doing a cleanup of my answers when they were covered in other answers and added no particular value. After reaching the 5 deletes-per-day limit I noticed I'm 10 rep under my score. I ...
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I want to delete my own cross-posted question but I don't know how [duplicate]

I cross-posted the same question on Stack Overflow and Statistics Stack Exchange not knowing it's not allowed. I want to delete one of them but I don't know how to do it. What should I do? Can I ...
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Should I delete a post with no real answer?

I recently posted a question to Stack Overflow looking for a language translation utility. After a few days and a lot of searching, I believe there is no such utility. But, now I have to wonder ...
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Why can I not delete a question posted by myself? [duplicate]

I need to delete a question which was posted by myself. And the question is closed already. Why am I not able to do it?