# On deleting a question

My meta question seemed to be deleted. Where can I find an explanation on deleting a question(on meta or main)? I would like to know on what conditions a question can be deleted. I searched help, meta, but I could not find it.

• Which question are you referring to? – Jonas Meyer Aug 19 '13 at 16:08
• @JonasMeyer "Should a near-duplicate meta question not be posted?" or something like that. – Makoto Kato Aug 19 '13 at 16:35
• This one. I'll add the link. – Jonas Meyer Aug 19 '13 at 16:36
• @JonasMeyer Thanks. – Makoto Kato Aug 19 '13 at 16:37
• Should you need to locate deleted materials in the future: this page lists your recent deleted questions, and this one lists recently deleted answers. (Of course, nobody can use these links but you). – user90090 Aug 19 '13 at 16:45
• @user90090 Thanks! – Makoto Kato Aug 19 '13 at 16:46
• @Makoto: Users with at least 10,000 points can see all questions and answers that were recently deleted not by the poster using the review menu, and that includes your case here. – Jonas Meyer Aug 19 '13 at 16:48
• @JonasMeyer Thanks again. – Makoto Kato Aug 19 '13 at 16:49
• – Lord_Farin Aug 19 '13 at 17:01
• @MakotoKato "I searched help, meta, but I could not find it." For future reference, Google often does a better job of turning up relevant links than does the SE search interface. The relevant thread (linked by quid below) is the second result here – Scott H. Aug 19 '13 at 20:03
• @ScottH. Great. Thanks. – Makoto Kato Aug 19 '13 at 20:16

• Thanks. [Perhaps a discussion on guidelines for when to delete questions could be useful, but before starting such I would recommend searching first for other meta posts on the matter (I have not done so). ] I searched the help and meta, but could not find it. – Makoto Kato Aug 19 '13 at 17:04
• @quid: Thank you for the correction. I've had 20k+ for long enough to have forgotten the difference (and didn't look it up), but I thought I knew from experience that $\leq -1$ suffices for 20k+. Your link is to this thread. I made it vague for now, with the intention that later I'll make sure a link to definitive rules is included. – Jonas Meyer Aug 19 '13 at 18:01