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Cesar M in his role of moderator can delete any post, but, according to the system, he deleted the question being in a role of author, which is not allowed. This makes the system message wrong, not Cesar's actions. The system indeed does not allow authors to undelete questions with upvoted answers (try it, you can't delete yours now), so the only way Cesar ...


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I'll refer to Jeff's old post on a theory of moderation Even with active community self-regulation, moderators occasionally need to intervene. Moderators are human exception handlers, there to deal with those (hopefully rare) exceptional conditions that should not normally happen, but when they do, they can bring your entire community to a screaming halt ...


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Now what happens when users with moderation powers delete their own posts that already have upvoted answers? Perhaps they shouldn't? I'm reluctant to use moderator powers on content that's associated with me as a user. I wouldn't, for example, handle or clear a flag that someone might raise against something I posted. If a regular user couldn't delete ...


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We can't have multiple posts with different, contradicting policies. I think it was the right call to delete it, because there is no other sensible way to withdraw the old policy. Locked means "can't be changed", which is usually reserved for important posts, not for archiving old junk. This is appropriate for a current policy in effect. It can also be ...


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I never thought I would actually find anything to compare to Holocaust denialism, the systematic hiding and ignoring of painful history. With this deletion SE is perpetrating user dissatisfaction denialism. I read the new FAQ and when compared to the old FAQ there is not much substantive change, however I keep thinking the advice looks much more like what ...


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This is a gesture of disrespectfulness towards community. A lot of people put some effort and spend some time of their life contributing to the feedback the management actually requested. To add to that, question with a magnitude of negative feedback is still valuable asset that does have historical significance. We learn on our errors, we document our ...


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It looks like the same bug has caused the monthly reputation league page to show incorrect numbers for the reputation earned this month. (I came across this because I happened to be scrolling through the page just as the UTC day was rolling over. I was going to post this as a new question, but as I explain below, I believe that this is an instance of the ...


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The short answer is: Because SE is showing their true color in its full glory. OR for a shorter version: Complete lack of integrity.


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This might be an unpopular opinion, but here goes: While it might have made sense for SE to keep the question up to prevent angering certain parts of the community, the obsolete FAQ and the answers commenting on it are no longer relevant and no longer have value to the discussion. The original version of the FAQ had serious problems. The community ...


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I don't know why I but I can tell you my reaction. Next time I will think twice before devoting as much time to write an answer. Writing and rewriting to cut the cruft and leave the essential message. Formatting. Orthography. Checking comments and incorporating suggestions for improvement. All down the drain. Why do I devote effort here if this is the ...


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This is only speculation, but could it simply be that this particular page shows gains or losses without considering the daily rep cap, and instead used the net rep gain (rep from upvotes - rep from downvotes). This wouldn't be the first query is less accurate/simpler to reduce load. (I am assuming that a question or answer that gets so many votes quickly ...


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Luckily, you lost "only" ~800 rep, not 8,000 The post was less than 60 days old, which is why any reputation was lost From How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?: reputation earned for posts with a score of 3 or higher, and where the post has been visible on the ...


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As the top voted answer owner on the question, it makes me incredibly concerned that the question was deleted without obvious warning. Combined with the fact that my (semi controversial) answer had its comments wiped out 3 times without explanation while other highly voted answer comments remained intact is concerning to me. I’m not saying we’re being ...


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I would contend that retaining a massively downvoted post related to pronouns is harmful. Future readers won't necessarily understand the context in which it was written. Future readers might simply think there is widespread disagreement with pronoun usage consistent with a user's request. That particular post has certainly left me with some doubts, ...


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It doesn't make any difference if the deletion is what would normally be done (and I might even dispute that); that it was done now, in the current climate, is unconsidered and only bound to feed into ideas of skepticism, doubt, and mistrust. If nothing more, the appearance of its deletion is that (1) SE doesn't like the bad image it's getting, (2) isn't ...


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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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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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(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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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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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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