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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 ...
iBug says Reinstate Monica's user avatar
54 votes

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 ...
E.P.'s user avatar
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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 ...
Lightness Races in Orbit's user avatar
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Allow moderators to view close and delete vote history

We added the permissions for moderators to see close/reopen/delete/undelete votes of other users by going to their user activity page > [Votes] subtab > [All] tab. We hope it will help you ...
marrados's user avatar
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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. ...
Shog9's user avatar
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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:
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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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/...
Felippe Rangel's user avatar
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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 ...
rene's user avatar
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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 ...
Catija's user avatar
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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 ...
Spevacus's user avatar
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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 ...
KyleMit's user avatar
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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 ...
Nathan Tuggy's user avatar
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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 ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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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, ...
Shog9's user avatar
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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 ...
Shog9's user avatar
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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 ...
Shog9's user avatar
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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 ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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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 ...
Athari's user avatar
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Make the "delete" button different when you already voted to delete

I made a script to help with this after accidentally retracting my delete vote a couple of times here on Meta SE. I got frustrated enough to pull out my shoddy JavaScript skills. They were just as ...
Spevacus's user avatar
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Should we vote to delete spam posts?

No, don't cast delete votes on clear spam (or rude/abusive) posts. Why? It takes 6 spam flags (or a single one by a ♦ moderator) for the full range of penalties to apply. When that happens, the user ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Don't delete questions!

The reason that I am a passionate contributor (poster, voter, editor, commenter, etc) to Stack Exchange sites is because they do not promote the idea of asking any question any way you like. I value ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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Do I regain reputation from voting to close my own massively downvoted question?

No, closing a question has no effect on your reputation, regardless of whether it is closed by you, by others, or by a moderator. Only deletion refunds lost reputation, and it refunds it regardless of ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
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Allow moderators to view close and delete vote history

I support this feature request, but a small part of it is already visible, even publicly, via the Data Explorer. It's possible to query the database for successful close votes by a specific user, ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Add the ability to retract reopen and delete votes

As of the day this answer was posted, this is now status-completed for reopen votes only per this Meta Stack Overflow announcement: This has been implemented. This reuses the same backend code and ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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How was this user able to delete their own question that was a duplicate target of another question?

This is most likely due to #1 (though I can't prove it since I don't have the mobile app installed or usable on any device). Going to decline it here, as the mobile apps are deprecated. Even though we ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
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How do I vote against pending delete votes?

Instead of trying to vote against a question being deleted I think you should edit it to address the reason(s) those delete votes were cast. Sometimes it’s not obvious why they were cast but in most ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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Is there a reason some moderators don't delete NAAs immediately?

Well, the main general reasons I may do this: I'm flagging a post and putting up a comment, then leaving it up to the community to do the actual deleting through the queue because doing so encourages ...
Tinkeringbell's user avatar
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How should I deal with unregistered users trying to delete their question?

Ideally, this: Should I ask the OP to register their account? Yes, that's the best course of action in my opinion. Ask the OP to register the account, and explain to them that by doing so they can ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar

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