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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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If I'm not mistaken, the OP can't delete a post unilaterally if there are any upvoted answers. If this is becoming a widespread problem, people need to vote more. From the FAQ: You can't delet …
answered Oct 7 '11 by Bill the Lizard
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Yes, “making the internet a better place” is still a useful and relevant test for individual questions. It's the vision statement of the entire organization. As such, it's designed to be the guiding p …
answered Mar 5 '12 by Bill the Lizard
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There's no question that good content is being deleted more often lately. I still stand by my original judgment that Why do people think functional programming will catch on? is fundamentally the sam …
answered May 24 '10 by Bill the Lizard
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...or will this get the user into even more trouble because they will trigger the "ragequit" alarm? Yes, this might cause a little bit of confusion. If a user deletes five of their posts in one …
answered Dec 23 '12 by Bill the Lizard
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Just for those who can't see deleted posts, here's the question. Hello World in Java without semicolons I've seen that it's possible to write "Hello World" without any semicolons in C, but I' …
answered May 22 '12 by Bill the Lizard
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I'm against completely disabling the deletion ability for unanswered questions. This is a clean-up task that would either fall to moderators or wouldn't be done at all if higher-reputation users could …
answered Apr 19 '14 by Bill the Lizard
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I'm a little surprised this question (for those with enough rep to see it) got deleted so soon after being closed. I'm leaning towards opening it back up, but we should be prepared for a bevy of slip …
answered Oct 15 '09 by Bill the Lizard
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Here's a link to your question for those who can see it: Download JDK 5 without Oracle Web Account? Your question was closed for the following reason. "Questions asking us to recommend or find a …
answered Nov 11 '13 by Bill the Lizard
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The question was first closed as "too localized" by five non-moderator votes. This question is unlikely to ever help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific …
answered May 16 '12 by Bill the Lizard
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If it's a useful resource that: was linked heavily from outside Stack Overflow is not available somewhere else on the Internet was content created by Stack Overflow community members I wouldn't ha …
answered Mar 15 '12 by Bill the Lizard
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First, the vote to close mechanism is democratic. Experienced users of the site can vote to close a question that they think isn't a good question for the site, or they can vote to reopen one they th …
answered May 10 '10 by Bill the Lizard
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It was right for the community to delete that question. People searching for Derby tutorials through Google should not be directed to an old, unanswered, closed Stack Overflow question. They should b …
answered Mar 26 '13 by Bill the Lizard
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I disagree. We don't get to keep credit for edits that are subsequently deleted or if the post is further edited by someone else. I think the same should apply to reviews. If I accept or reject an …
answered Jul 24 '12 by Bill the Lizard
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It looks like it got merged with "What are your favorite programming-related academic papers?"
answered May 21 '10 by Bill the Lizard
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I think it should remain at 3. The reason for the change is to make popular questions a little harder to delete. I don't think it makes sense to also make them harder to undelete.
answered May 26 '10 by Bill the Lizard

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