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OP defaced their question, after an answer was given. [duplicate]

I came across a thread with the question post erased by the asker. There was an answer at the time of defacement. So I rolled back to the original post. But my suggested edit was rejected. Should I ...
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Why was my suggested edit rejected?

I recently proposed an edit to this answer, but my edit was rejected. Can anyone help me understand why my edit was rejected? The rejection message states "This edit defaces the post in order to ...
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Questions edited in such a way that they cannot be recognized

I specifically refer to this question, but this is not the first time I observe the following behavior: after a question is answered it is changed by the author in such a way that it cannot be anymore ...
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What is the policy for users who deliberately vandalise their own posts?

I came across this post today: proving $L^\infty$ norm inequality (disprove $\Vert f\Vert_\infty\le\sqrt{n}$) The user deliberately deleted a large chunk of his/her own post, making the question ...
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Does that count as defacement?

I noticed that there is a recent habit of a particular user to edit old questions and add his own questions on the topic instead of opening a new question. I suppose that this is a precaution to ...
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User defacing their question

I recently noticed a question, its title was "norm of the operator". I wanted to know what the question details were. To my surprise, I found this: Dghggfssrrrrtiij Ffhjhhh ggssfvg guijvcd I ...
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Is it within policy for instructors to edit post text to remove questions from active exams?

I am teaching an intro math class this semester, and today was the final, which was given remotely due to the pandemic. A few exam questions popped up on this site (the posts were word-for-word ...
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Defacing a downclosed post

I'm curious what the right response is to the situation where a post gets downclosed, and then the OP defaces it. For example, Complexity of finding a hamiltonian circuit in a Great ...
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What can moderators do when a user defaces his/her own post?

Recently, there have been a number of users who deface their own questions soon after posting them. In some cases, members of the community have invested time and effort in order to answer these ...
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Vandalizing question posted by others

Today I found a rather weird case where a question had been vandalized by another user to a completely different question. I did a search here and saw a lot of posts on vandalizing questions posted by ...
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Defacement/Censorship of peoples answers

yesterday the following edit was made https://math.stackexchange.com/posts/33730/revisions which deletes content from an (very old) answer. Taking liberty to edit and perform such censorship/deletion ...
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On the response to self-vandalised questions

I have noticed that occasionally someone will deface their own question, presumably in an attempt to cover their tracks. I have also noticed that when someone does this the question attracts plenty of ...
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