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Is there any valid reason to delete the "SE Inc answer" given to "Firing community managers..."?

While it's vastly unwelcomed by the community as indicated by its votes, I see no valid reason to delete it. It remains as an official response and thus should be kept. Perhaps it's an appropriate ...
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Add the ability to retract reopen and delete votes

This would be a good ability to add here. The removal of the reopen vote should act like removing a close vote: you can remove it only once and cannot be used on said post again. Instead of the pop-...
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Allow us to vote to delete from the Android app

This is important - but, more importantly, the app should really let users delete their own posts. This is particularly relevant because self-deletion is usually something that's assumed that other ...
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Is there any valid reason to delete the "SE Inc answer" given to "Firing community managers..."?

No, this is an abuse of delete votes. Some people seem to treat them as "super downvotes". They are not. These people forget that their "another expression of disagreement" is also an active ...
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Restrict the delete/undelete vote privilege to once per post

This was an interesting one! Now, if a user has a vote (deleted or not) of the same type (Delete or Undelete) on a post, they won't be able to vote that same type again. In other words: If a user ...
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Should we vote to delete spam posts?

You should do two things: (1) flag it and (2) if it's really a low-traffic site, consider alerting a moderator or other users who are willing to help it go to 6 flags over spam.* First, Flag It ...
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Why do you need 250 reputation to view close votes on your own posts, but you can always see delete/undelete votes?

So... That's actually a really good question. There is a reason, but it's kinda locked up in the history of the close tool, so it isn't entirely obvious... And perhaps it has outlived its usefulness. ...
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Why shouldn't I delete wrong answers?

There are different kinds of wrong. "Wrong" as in "completely unrelated to the question"? Go ahead and delete those. "Wrong" as in "yes, that will solve the problem, but that's a bad idea"? Those ...
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How can a question banned user fix their questions if they're deleted?

Users can now see recent deleted questions in their profile. We're normally not particularly eager to direct folks in that direction though, since in many cases they'd be hard-put to salvage them: ...
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Add the ability to retract reopen and delete votes

I'd like to start by apologizing for not getting to this sooner! Although we added the ability to retract Close/Reopen votes, Delete/Undelete votes operate very differently within our Data Model. TL/...
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How could a question require 18 people to be finally deleted?

Because the total delete votes needed scale based on score. Doing a quick history score calculation for that question just before it was deleted gives me this: up | down | score | est. voters needed ...
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Make the pop-up for retracting your delete vote different from the pop-up for casting it

I'd go with a custom dialog, like we already have for retracting close votes and when confirming reopen votes:
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Allow us to vote to delete from the Android app

As Kasra Rahjerdi (mobile app team leader) said in a comment: I'm saying I don't want there to be a "delete" button in app unless we have all the logic of what to happens alongside it mapped out ...
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Why shouldn't I delete wrong answers?

In the following I will I will use this example from one of your comments (slightly modified): Question: Is Brazil an actual state? Answer 1: Yes; it is recognised by the UN as such. Answer 2: No, ...
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Has there been a recent change in the ability to vote to delete again, after a post was undeleted?

The CMs have no way to manually override deletion permissions on a per-post basis - short of doing what any mod could do and locking the post - which leaves a post notice explaining the action. As ...
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In which order are delete voters shown?

Having reviewed a fair number of Low Quality Posts here on Meta SE, I think I can provide enough examples to answer this properly. First, it's important to recognize that, when a post is deleted via ...
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It's possible to retract and re-cast a delete vote on answers, contrary to the tooltip's advice

This has been fixed in production. Thanks to all the folks who brought this to our attention, both here and privately via chat. The edge case was introduced a couple months ago when handling voting to ...
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Sudden drop in number of deleted questions

At one year old, a whole bunch of questions suddenly become eligible for automatic deletion. This logic deletes thousands of questions every week. So if you're grouping deleted questions by the month ...
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Don't delete questions!

If I spend my time and it gets deleted, my work was completely in vain. There are few things I despise more in this world than senselessness. And creating something that is destroyed is the the ...
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Why can I vote to both reopen and delete a question at the same time?

Why not? Those are different actions. You can also: Vote to close a question and upvote it. Vote to delete an answer and upvote it. Vote to reopen a question and downvote it. ...and many more things ...
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How do I vote against pending delete votes?

Vote to reopen. If the question is reopened, the delete votes are meaningless since users can vote to delete only on closed questions (and the delete votes get cleared). So, in a very practical sense, ...
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Why I'm casting delete votes in the Low Quality review queue?

Don't really see the problem here. You get X number of delete votes per day (between 5 and 30, depending on reputation - so by the time you can vote to delete answers, you'll have at least 15). You ...
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How do I delete an answer that is locked?

If it's locked and can't be flagged, your only recourse would be to bring it up on the appropriate per-site Meta or, if it's on this site, here. Make your case for why it should be deleted and the ...
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Is there any valid reason to delete the "SE Inc answer" given to "Firing community managers..."?

Users who voted to delete the post need to understand that they're making the situation worse. We as a community need to know opinions of the company's employees and need to see how the community ...
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20k users can vote to delete negatively voted accepted answers

As Michael mentioned, moderators are not restricted from deleting accepted answers... And neither are 20K users. The restriction applies only to the author of the answer itself. A debatable ...
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Users can undelete their own posts when deleted by reviewers

This is by-design. However, author undeletion does trigger an automatic flag so moderators can look into it and verify if it should be deleted or not. You're be surprised how many of these auto-flags ...
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Under what conditions can accepted answers be deleted?

As the FAQ notes, moderators and 20K "trusted" users can delete accepted answers. 20K users can only vote when the answer score drops below 0. Authors, however, cannot delete their own ...
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Don't delete questions!

Not all questions can be deleted by regular users; generally speaking, only downvoted and closed (e.g. as off-topic or unclear) questions. It's generally done to avoid broken-windows; bad questions ...
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