Update: answer deleted

This is my third question about the main site's LQ review.

In this review, six users (including me) has "recommended deletion". From When is a post removed from a review queue? on Meta.SE, it's clear that the 6th "Recommend Deletion" vote has terminated this review.

Nonetheless, I wonder why this link-only answer has not yet been deleted. This post has never been edited, so we are seeing it as what it was during the review.

Thanks for any comments and answers.


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Because the post has a positive score.

According to Shog9's answer on Is “recommend deletion” secretly a vote to delete?

Yes, a sufficient number of delete recommendations (currently 6 on most sites, 4 on Stack Overflow) will cause the post to be deleted immediately, provided it has zero or negative score. (If it has a positive score, it will raise an automatic moderator flag instead.)

(Emphasis mine)

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks Andrew for answer. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 13, 2019 at 15:24
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    $\begingroup$ This leads to the question why it's impossible to vote from the review screen. As this shows, reviewers should strongly consider downvoting when they recommend deletion, but this requires several other clicks. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 13, 2019 at 18:50
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    $\begingroup$ @CarlMummert I've posted your suggestion on Meta.SE since it's about the engine that powers the whole SE network. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 14, 2019 at 11:24

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