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What can cause an answer to get deleted without information about who actually deleted it?

Usually when answer gets deleted directly (i.e. not as side effect of its parent question deleted) it says "deleted by [name here] [time stamp]". Plus, it always leave a revision. However, I just ...
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Why were these “Very low quality” flags declined?

I flagged both this and that answers for "very low quality". The former because it's just a link without even a minimal summary, and the second because it isn't comprehensible whatsoever. Both were ...
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How did this answer manage to garner 50 incorrect “not an answer” flags in less than an hour?

Here's the original answer: Thank you guys for all your help, it seems that the error was on the gridview1.rows(i).cells(4), it was hidden that is why there was nothing to compare to. anyways, i ...
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Why was my answer deleted without any appropriate reason?

My answer with 2 days old and over 200 up votes, pretty well structured and also funny* was deleted by a mod, without any appropriate reason. Why did it take 2 days and 200+ up votes to remove my ...
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Recommend MVVM or just answer the question?

There's a question that was recently asked found here: How can I bind a C# WPF TextBox to different properties depending on a condition? The question asks about bindings in WPF but makes no mention ...
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Is this really not spam?

Today I flagged this answer as spam. I thought it was really obvious, user linking to a site with same name as the user, the link was also in the profile. Additionally the answer seemed rather content-...
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Why did my answer become Community Wiki, history says I did that, but I didn't? [closed]

This is rather odd. For some reason, my answer became Community Wiki all of a sudden. In the history of the page is says so that I did, but I wouldn't even know how to, so I'm pretty sure I didn't. ...
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Why was my answer deleted by a moderator? [closed]

Please don't take this the wrong way, I am not judging but just trying to understand how to improve myself and how to become a more helpful member to this community. I saw a question on MySQL and ...
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Declined flag, but accepted in practice

I flagged this answer (> 10k only) for being a link-only answer (using the other flag option) and the flag got declined with the following motivation: Let's give him a chance to fix it. It's been 3 ...
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Why does Stack Overflow make all my answers community wiki? [duplicate]

My recent answers got turned into community wiki (CW) state automatically. I know about answers getting turned into community wikis after 10 edits - which I think is not right anyway if I was the only ...
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Why was my answer deleted and turned into a comment? [closed]

My answer to this question was deleted and turned into a comment: GroupBy doesn't enumerate the list ToLookup enumerates it the same way ToList / ToArray Moderator casperOne indicated that I should ...
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Where did I go wrong flagging this answer?

We have the following question on Stack Overflow: Convert a video to MP4 (H.264/AAC) with ffmpeg If I don't make a mistake, Safari currently need MP4 (H.264/AAC) video encoded for the HTML5 <...
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Why was my 'Be Best' Winter Bash knitting removed?

Earlier this month, I posted a Winter Bash knitting (10k only link) based on the First Lady's Be Best campaign promoting well-being and online safety, containing the knitted text 'Be Best' in red/blue ...
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Is this copy/paste from an offline but not CC-licensed source acceptable?

This question about virtual table tables in C++ spawned a handful of answers that quoted an apparently authoritative or well-regarded source back in 2011. Since then, the source website has gone ...
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Should my original answer be seen as a “link-only” answer?

My original answer was: Code expression explicitly answering the question [MSDN link to details] (This looks to me suspiciously like the valid answer described here. Of course I only found that "...
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Should this answer be deleted due to linking to (potentially) malicious content

The accepted answer to Integrating Prolog with C# has a link when clicking that link. Chrome reports the server to be known for malware. Is that reason to delete the answer/link. I believe the project ...
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Please undelete my answer [closed]

As per the advice at How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion? I would like to politely ask if anyone could ...
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“Not an Answer” flag

I have recently had a Not an Answer flag on this response declined on the grounds of "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer". The answer is a ...
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Automatic community-wiki-ing of answers not consistent?

It appears to me that there is a single answer to this question that is not community wiki: https://stackoverflow.com/a/1218429/1858225 All the other questions' edit histories (or at least, the ones ...
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My edit of an existing answer to turn it into a more general solution was rolled back because said to be addressing a specific case issue [closed]

I edited an answer on Stack Overflow, because I encountered an issue in a specific case where the original solution wasn't working: the change I made helps to make the solution work in a wider range ...
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Why was this +999 answer deleted?

Why was this answer to a very popular question about the --> operator in C++ deleted? It seems to me that it provides good sarcasm and references to solve the question. Here's the answer (for ...
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Upvoted answer to a very specific question deleted

My answer to this question has been deleted. This is a very relevant question (with 2 upvotes) and my answer specifically addressed what was asked and I provided a working solution. I suppose that's ...
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Why was my answer deleted by a moderator [closed]

This looks not good. I have answered a question last week. https://stackoverflow.com/q/11469085/603744. But this question was closed by a moderator today and my answer to this question was deleted to ...
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Wondering why what appears to be valid answer got deleted

This old question got a quick answer which explained nicely the question at stake and got 11 upvotes in total. The answer was deleted one hour ago. Worth to mention the answer contains a link to "...
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Can someone fix a truncated post?

I am new to Stack Overflow, so I have no reputation. I am trying to view a post that I think has been truncated. Here's a link to the post. It explains how to create a C# client for a WCF service ...
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Is this really an acceptable answer?

I had just failed a review audit for the first time which had the following post: https://stackoverflow.com/a/18868306/2074608 Shouldn't this be a comment, and if this was a comment, be flagged as "...
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Why was my answer converted to a comment?

I asked a question and answered it myself to help other people, because there was no such question on SO. People got a little bit offended and my question and answer were seriously down-voted to the ...
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Is this a real answer?

Regarding this answer: How to play .mov file in Android devices using default player? .MOV not supported in android. I've flagged it as NAA, because it basically reiterates that .mov files are ...
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Why was my upvoted answer deleted? [duplicate]

My answer on Using C# to check if string contains a string in string array was deleted by a moderator despite having 1 up vote. I would like to understand why?
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Why was an accepted answer I wrote deleted?

A moderator deleted my accepted answer and I wanted to know why it got deleted. I've read the FAQ but I don't think I've crossed any lines.
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Why was my answer deleted by a moderator on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I answered a question about URL Rewriting in asp.net. The question URL is how to remove the extension .aspx of first login page on my web application My answer to the question was pretty simple. "...
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Why was my good answer deleted?

On the question How to Ping External IP from Java Android I posted the following answer: Thanks your solution with execute ping on works fine. You even need no root permissions (tested on Android 4....