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Questions tagged [vote-to-delete]

The process by which high-reputation users and moderators can vote to delete a post from the site.

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Do delete/undelete votes age away? [duplicate]

This doesn't seem to be specificed in the docs and the FAQ. I see this suggested in Let's Plan the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project! (10.2016) and mentioned as an existing ...
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Subsequent offensive-deletion of post you voted to delete normally incorrectly attributes intent

This is a small bug but nonetheless. There was an answer where I felt it was teetering on the edge of merely NAA and rude & abusive. I downvoted it and cast a delete vote. It was latter destroyed ...
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Client-side error when attempting to delete own question

My question has no answers, only a comment. The button seems completely unresponsive and does not delete it. I remember that a while ago I was able to delete all my questions. For example, I have a ...
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Under what conditions can accepted answers be deleted?

I was under the impression that accepted answers could not be deleted (except by diamond mods). However, on RPG.SE we had a question in which it seems like the answer was deleted by the community ...
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“You have already voted to delete this post” not shown in mobile view

In the desktop view, whenever you try to vote to delete a post on which you've already cast a delete vote, you get an error message: You have already voted to delete this post The mobile view ...
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How to delete questions on the Android app? [duplicate]

It may sound simple, but how do I delete questions on the Android app? Normally the button is next to 'edit', but I can't find a delete button.
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SEDE Query to find posts I have cast delete vote on but aren't yet deleted?

Related to 10k "Most Delete Votes" List - Don't Show Questions I Can't Vote For, I'd like to be able to identify posts I've cast delete votes on, but which aren't yet deleted. My ...
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Recommend deletion of old answer

I encountered something like this with this review item. I would now like to recommend deletion, because it might be speculation, but it's more likely a "me too" comment. However, I only get the ...
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Make extra delete votes affected by beta privilege scaling

Currently, you gain the privilege to delete questions on beta sites at 2000 reputation, starting out with 5 delete votes per day. You gain 1 additional delete vote for every 1.000 reputation past ...
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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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Indicate already delete voted posts in the 10k moderator tools [duplicate]

There needs to be a way to identify questions that have been delete voted on the deleted votes page of the 10k moderator tools. It would be nice to see less of the text in the red box: I get it ...
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How can I delete my question when it is very simple? [duplicate]

I have come to the conclusion that Stack Exchange websites are for really highly trained professionals dealing with really high tech questions and most of the time, I have the feeling, that ...
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How can I remove/delete an answer on the mobile App? [duplicate]

I'm using the Android App of Stack Exchange. Today I wanted to comment on a question (on Ask Ubuntu), but instead I accidentally hit the Answer button. When I realized I wanted to delete my Answer, I ...
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How could a question require 18 people to be finally deleted?

Digging a little bit in the Data SE, I found this old post. In 2011-11-18, it required 18 people to be finally deleted. At least, there are so many voters in the corresponding PostHistory record (id ...
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Can we make delete votes work the same as close votes?

Normally, if users A, B, C, D, and E close a question, and V, W, X, Y, and Z reopen it again, A can't vote to close again (same for the rest of the original closers). However, with delete votes, you ...
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Why can't I undo a delete vote? [duplicate]

I regularly vote for deletion on "non answers". Sometimes I am too quick; and would prefer to undo that action. But when I click delete again; I am told that I already voted here; so there is no way ...
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I deleted my own question, but it's still in search results! [duplicate]

I have deleted a question because of being on hold and also my own misunderstanding of the question type which might be considered as "proofreading". here I want to know: "How can I delete it ...
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Why can I vote to both reopen and delete a question at the same time?

I voted to reopen this question (Merry Christmas to all and God bless). My reopen vote was recorded, but I saw that the 'delete' option was still available. Out of curiosity, I decided to "vote" to ...
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Pre-register delete vote

Sometimes (more often than one would like), completely off-topic, unsalvagable questions get asked in the tags I monitor on Stack Overflow. Naturally, I vote to close these and usually post a comment ...
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Mod deletion from review queue isn't working

I just came across a non-answer in the Low Quality Posts review queue on the site where I'm a mod. I clicked "Delete", picked one of the auto-comment options, and got a little red error message (whose ...
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Should I use the “Question posted as answer” comment when the question would be likely to be closed?

Often, new users think SE is a forum and consequently post questions using the answer field (also, probably, because they can't comment.) These "answers" are quite a common sight in the Low Quality ...
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Should we vote to delete spam posts?

If a post accumulates six spam flags, it will be automatically deleted, and its content hidden even from users with the “see deleted posts” privilege (10k+ on regular sites, 2k+ on beta sites). In ...
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Incomplete handling of spam flags if an answer is 20-k-deleted

Here (link only visible to moderators), the following thing happened: An answer received three spam flags. The answer was deleted by three “regular” delete votes from 20 k users. Due to this, the ...
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Cross-posts, egregiously off-topic questions and the vanishing delete link

Having been a participant on Programmers for quite some time now, I am no stranger to new users and drive-by posters. Despite Programmers' reputation as "the least understood site on the network," ...
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Change the tooltip of “delete” link on your own post

When hovering the "delete" link over my own post, I see: Text: vote to delete this post However, when deleting my own post, the vote is binding and causes instant deletion, so the "vote" part ...
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How to find closed questions that will not be auto-deleted

There is an auto-deletion process that removes open, abandoned questions, and under certain circumstances, closed questions. But there are many closed questions that are preserved. Looking for those ...
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Am I really still voting to delete my own post?

I was looking about for possible duplicates of the question I was about to ask, and I found Make it clear a self-delete vote isn't a "vote", it's just deleting, which is exactly what ...
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Sudden drop in number of deleted questions

I study voting patterns in Stack Exchange. When examining deleted posts I noticed a sudden 50% drop in the relative number of deleted questions in February 2015. The following graph is the result of ...
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Allow unregistered accounts to delete their own posts

I feel that unregistered users should have the ability to delete their own posts subject to the usual rules of registered users namely a question not having an upvoted / multiple answers. I can't ...
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Votes, deleted content and “Vote Early, Vote Often”

So, I vote on a lot of material. I also delete vote a fair bit of material that I've voted on too. I know from experience that when you delete a post you have voted on within the same day, you get ...
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Adding the prefab Delete comments to the regular Delete link

When one goes into Review > Low Quality Posts and decided to delete an answer they are given a pop-up window of a bunch of pre-fabricated comments to post along with the delete vote. Alot of the time ...
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When should I vote to delete answers that I wouldn't flag?

When should I delete an answer? has an early exploration of a rationale for when answers should be deleted by 20k voting. Unfortunately, time marches on and the reasons explored in the sole answer ...
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A review that completes with an unanimous deletion recommendation does not delete the answer

I recently flagged some positively-scored answers that weren't answers by our local policy for that kind of question. All reviews are completed by now, but regardless of the reviewers' votes, nothing ...
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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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Does it ever make sense to upvote an answer to a question and vote to delete that same question?

Suppose I see a question I think is a remarkably bad match for the site. It's already closed, but it looks bad enough to vote to delete it, and by fortunate coincidence, I happen to have enough rep to ...
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Why shouldn't I delete wrong answers?

The FAQ says that wrong answers should be downvoted, not deleted: For answers, any post that is not an answer (should be a comment, doesn't answer the question, etc.) should be deleted. Answers ...
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When/how should a new user flag their own question as not useful?

I recently posted a question at https://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/107255/postgresql-hot-standby-changing-password-out-from-under-me. As you can see in the latest edit, I still don't know the ...
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Why am I getting “you may delete this post in 2 days” when trying to delete my question

I've just tried to delete my previous question. Instead of being deleted, this naughty question throws this error: Why is that? today I deleted only one post of mine today I voted to delete two ...
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Minor change to the delete-vote limit box

When I use all my delete votes, I am presented with this box: You've reached the maximum of <#> Deletion votes per day; come back in <time> There are two very minor things we could ...
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How do I delete an answer that is locked?

I'd like to withdraw my answer from a question by deleting it. The answer is locked so I can't access it. In addition, the flag button is grayed out so I can't raise a flag to have it deleted. How do ...
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Correct tooltip for deleting own question

Hovering the Delete of my own question, I get And when I click on it, it allows me to delete my question immediately. Can this tooltip be fixed to say "delete this post" for the OP?
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How to remove my post that has an upvoted answer? [duplicate]

I can't remove my post in SO because it has the answer. Is there a way to remove it? Why I want remove: I want to do things as perfect as possible, but I found out one of my posts was downvoted 1 ...
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“Delete this answered question?” when the only answer is deleted

Looks like there's a small bug in the UI: I posted a question here on meta.SE which ended up being just something dumb I was doing and no use to anyone in the future. At first I posted an answer ...
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Deleting a question which is answered and must be deleted for company reasons [duplicate]

I want to delete my question which is answered. I breached my company policy by sharing the original code! Now my account is suspended for 2 days! How do I delete an answered questions?
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Useless prompt when trying to delete answered question? [duplicate]

If you try to delete an answered question, the site asks if you are sure about it. However, even if you click yes, it will just tell you that you can't delete it because it's an answered question. Why ...
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Delete vote confirmation dialog displays incorrect remaining vote count

When I vote to delete a question, the confirmation dialog states that I have 2 votes remaining: When I choose "OK", however, the vote limit error pops up: I can confirm, from my profile, that I have ...
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Delete question with OWN answer

I can't delete my own question if it has answers. Should the same limit be applied where my own answer is the same? If so, then why? Scenario: Let's say that I wanted to prove how cool I am and show ...
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Can I see my own answer's deletion reason? [duplicate]

Can I see or be informed of deletion request reason(s)? On sites where I have deletion request privileges, for someone else's post, I can click on the "delete (n)" link and see what's been suggested (...
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Cannot be deleted because of duplicate lean

I attempted to cast a delete vote on this question. I got the error shown below: I understand this to mean other questions were closed as a duplicate of this one, but have a few questions: How did ...
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Making sense of the delete review queue

I am having trouble interpreting the information in the 10K delete review queue. The help center entry doesn't really go into detail about the UI. In particular, it is missing the following things, ...