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Because I have big thumbs and I'm still getting used to the new flag handling interface. I meant to close it, but not delete it, and I'm not certain I know how I actually did that. This just happened to another mod on another site during a migration of a question. Something about resolving a flag happening asynchronously and the DOM updating with the ...


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(Disclaimer: I do have an answer on that question, too ... and I am sad to see the 500 upvotes gone. But my issue is a different one.) That is exactly the opposite of what Stack Exchange Inc. should be doing right now. Just the other day, the company said: "yes, we understand we should listen". Now you come in, and delete all that user input on that ...


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In my not so humble opinion, SE is making a massive mistake deleting the thread. I agree that semantically, historical locking might not be appropriate. However, effectively it's exactly what we need. As the community, reason #1 for spending even a minute of our time on meta is because we want SE to listen to us, so we can work together and make all the ...


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I checked the logs on this to make sure, and did a bit of experimentation to see if I could reproduce. The moderator who deleted this was handling flags from the mod dashboard (the post you reference had a pending flag at the time). They'd expanded a preview on a previous post and then deleted it, after which they deleted both the question and another ...


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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 research. One of the reasons to downvote is asking a question that shows no research and so you're already on track to avoid that fate. In fact better than that, ...


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The original FAQ was written as a supporting document for the blog post; as such, it omitted a great deal of material regarding goals and rationale. However, due to technical limitations, it became the de-facto landing spot for most readers, a role for which it was ill-suited. As a result, it was quickly swamped by unanticipated questions, unaddressed ...


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For those that lack 10K reputation, and thus are unable to see deleted questions, the Wayback Machine is a great tool. (M)SE, and more specifically the post mentioned was frequently captured. The last capture before deletion can be found here. The next capture, ~15 mins later, shows the 404 page to indicate the question was deleted.


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How does deleting a subsequent question help anyone? Whom does it benefit? Conversely, how would leaving a question like mine in place hurt anyone? Stack Exchange is a network of Question & Answer sites. If you have a question no one asked before, you can ask it and hopefully get answers to it. If someone asked it before and received good answers, you ...


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You're right, almost all activities related to deleted posts are not shown in the profile. The only exception I know of are Delete votes and Close votes. This is just my observation, I can't find any reference for this right now. The 'activity logs' are not actually deleted, since questions or answers aren't physicially deleted from the database. ♦ ...


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When a migrated question is closed (as anything other than duplicate) or deleted on the destination site, the migration gets rejected. That returns the question back to its origin site, by unlocking it there and changing it to simply "closed as off-topic" (which is the reason that migration lives under - emphasizing that the question should be off-topic here ...


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