Why was this question automatically deleted by the Community Bot on 08/13/2022?

(And for no apparent good reason, that is!)

I tried voting to undelete, but it says I can no longer vote to undelete, because I have already voted to undelete, which is weird.

Also, there has been an activity in the question for the past $30$ days, so I would not really call it an automatic deletion by the system due to inactivity.

What is going on?

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    $\begingroup$ I restored the post. $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Aug 14, 2022 at 10:45
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot, @quid! $\endgroup$ Aug 17, 2022 at 2:06

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As you know, some questions are automatically deleted. Indeed, this also happened in this case.

Specifically it seems to fall under 10 in that thread How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?

  1. The system will automatically delete unlocked, unanswered questions older than 365 days on main (non-meta) sites, that have a score of zero (or have a score of 1 and the owner's account is deleted), have fewer than 1.5 views per day on average, and fewer than two comments. (RemoveAbandonedQuestions)

Note that it was deleted just a little over a year past after it was posted; this script does not run daily, as far as I know, so some shift is expected.

That said, I agree it is rather surprising to have a recently edited question with a bounty deleted in this way.

Indeed, it might be a known bug, according to Question with an active bounty was mistakenly deleted by the Roomba which mentions Prevent questions with bounty from being auto-deleted that is an implemented feature request.

  • $\begingroup$ What happened actually was - I did delete the question around a year ago, with the intention of undeleting it "when the right time comes" (i.e. when I have made sure that there are no logical loopholes). At any rate, I do agree that it might be a known bug. (I will read those posts you have linked to later when time permits.) Thanks a lot, @quid. $\endgroup$ Aug 20, 2022 at 2:53

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