50 votes

Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted

We've been slowly moving towards completing this request over the years and have made incremental improvements to allow users to see content of their own that was deleted. The TL;DR here is that we ...
Catija's user avatar
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27 votes

Could you tell me what was rude about my answer and how I can avoid making the same mistake in future?

My answer too was deleted by a staff member. I flagged it for attention explaining that it did answer the OP's questions, but the flag was declined without further explanation. It received 11+ and -...
Mari-Lou A Слава Україні's user avatar
25 votes

Stack Overflow has engaged in ideological censorship and unwelcoming behavior

As a fellow community member who hates the whole welcoming debacle, I feel you. I'm right there with you, and I've been extremely vocal about how I dislike SE's current direction; it feels like ...
fbueckert's user avatar
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23 votes

Deletion by someone outside the community

You already got a bit of context from the comments as to why I deleted the answer. Two things worth clearing up: Yours wasn't the only answer I deleted; The first thing I did before touching any of ...
JNat's user avatar
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21 votes

Could you tell me what was rude about my answer and how I can avoid making the same mistake in future?

Its as much about what you say it as how you say it. I don't want to particularly dissect it bit by bit - and give the ideas in the answer a direct airing but the answer was pretty much an attack on ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
21 votes

Are opinions not allowed on meta.SE?

Opinions are allowed, but answers should answer the question, even on Meta Stack Exchange. You merely state you agree with the feature request; the correct way to do that is by upvoting the question. ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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19 votes

Could we hide who deleted a post from normal users?

I am mostly in favour of keeping the status quo and transparently displaying the responsible users, but I see how this got a problem in the situation described in the question. So maybe we should ...
Byte Commander's user avatar
19 votes

Should copy-pasted answers be deleted?

Yes. They should be deleted. There are many reasons why copy paste answers are not useful. Some of them are: Lack of effort. These answers do not show any effort. If the answers are just a copy ...
Nog Shine's user avatar
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18 votes

I want to see all my Stack Exchange linked deleted questions

Im just wondering why my codegolf account was killed I even contributed a game concept tiny.cc/ZeVeRoH all history deleted on that site. You did not contribute a game concept, you spammed the main ...
Dennis's user avatar
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17 votes
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Deleting and undeleting an answer clears the edit history

Deletion does not ever clear revision history. What happened is that you edited your post within the 5-minute grace period, which overrides the current revision rather than creating a new one. There ...
animuson's user avatar
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17 votes
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This post is hidden. No, it's not. (SE has a weird definition of "hidden"...)

You see this because you have earned the access to moderator tools privilege. If you don't want to see those posts, you can do one of those things: Waste reputation until you have less than the ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
16 votes

Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted

This request was made in 2009. Times are different now in some regards. More and more companies realize that respect for user data is good business, and offer export options. Google, for instance, has ...
Dan Dascalescu's user avatar
16 votes
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Can moderators comment or vote on deleted posts? Can moderators answer deleted questions?

Moderators can comment on deleted posts. In limited circumstances, this ability allows Moderators to leave feedback or let users know why their post was deleted. But other than that, Moderators ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
16 votes

Could you tell me what was rude about my answer and how I can avoid making the same mistake in future?

I believe it's still possible to answer you without seeing the actual content of the answer, but based on the content you describe: anything that criticizes the LGBT+ community (or some of its ...
Diane M's user avatar
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15 votes
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How to deal with an answer deleted and reintroduced in order to got rid of down-votes?

Well, it depends. If the user has a heavily down-voted post and decides to delete it and post a heavily improved version (because the old one was unsalvageable), that fixes the issues with the ...
Mr. Xcoder's user avatar
15 votes

Can my answer about current events be undeleted?

Here is your answer: This was probably deleted because it's not really an answer, it's more like a comment
bobobobo's user avatar
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14 votes

Do I need to quote zero-width spaces that I copied from Wikipedia?

No, you don't need to acknowledge the zero-width spaces that you copied from Wikipedia. You need to acknowledge creative content that you took from elsewhere. If you copy, say, a sentence, you need to ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
14 votes
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Help! A moderator asked me to undelete my "answer", but it seems I can't

You voted to undelete, you didn't flag to undelete. Pressing the "undelete" button is voting to undelete your answer. You need to use the flag dialog and submit a custom moderator flag to ask for it ...
Pika Supports Ukraine's user avatar
14 votes
Accepted

Could you tell me what was rude about my answer and how I can avoid making the same mistake in future?

I can agree with the general idea of your deleted answer ("all users should be treated equally, all flags should be treated equally") and I wouldn't flag it as offensive, however it's easy to ...
Athari's user avatar
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14 votes
Accepted

Answers/comments were not copied during migration to another site

One of the answers was deleted by its author prior to migration. Deleted answers aren't migrated.
Shog9's user avatar
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14 votes
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How can I oblige a request by a moderator, who has deleted one of my answers and made a request at the same time

Deleted posts can still be flagged. Use 'In need of moderator intervention' and type a custom comment, referring to the comments underneath your post and your actual request. Moderators on the site ...
Tinkeringbell's user avatar
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13 votes
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Do the posts deleted by an ex-mod become undeletable?

Here's a question where this is demonstrated. It was closed by a mod, then years later deleted by a mod. Neither are mods now, but I'm able to cast reopen and undelete votes. Per these questions: ...
Pollyanna's user avatar
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13 votes
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Why does this post appear as deleted from a user who is not its author?

The user had an account merge shortly after that deletion (probably an unregistered user, but I don't feel like looking into it further from mobile). That user's name was Xio and the user had deleted ...
animuson's user avatar
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13 votes

Is it not OK to tell someone to delete their question/answer?

I think we can sometimes help new users understand how things work here, and explain to them it is better to delete an obvious wrong or 'NAA' answer. I don't think it is necessary to do so on a large ...
Patrick Hofman's user avatar
13 votes
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My answer to my own question was deleted. What did I do wrong, and what can I do to answer it properly?

You did nothing wrong, this is what happened: You self answered with a bold title No, it is not working properly. A random user at Stack Overflow, thought that it was not an answer but instead ...
Petter Friberg's user avatar
13 votes

Help! A moderator asked me to undelete my "answer", but it seems I can't

You should flag it as “in need of moderator intervention” and ask for undeletion. This will alert some moderator to undelete your answer. Regular users can’t undelete things deleted by moderators so ...
Laurel's user avatar
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13 votes

How is anyone *helped* by deleting relevant questions added to a post?

There's nothing stopping you from asking a question and referencing the original question in it while describing how your question differs from that. That's not only a valid question but it shows ...
Robert Longson's user avatar

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