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Why was an answer to my question deleted before I could read it?

I posted a Bounty Question last week that only got one response. Someone commented that the only posted answer would be taken down because it was a link to a solution. A hour later, the only answer ...
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If I delete my own downvoted question or answer will I regain lost reputation? [duplicate]

I lose reputation for a statement that's deemed to be of poor quality. I suppose I could delete it to prevent further downvotes. If I do, do I also regain what I lost?
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Why do people delete answers that seem useful and how should one react?

This question is intended to help me and others that experience this behavior to understand these action and (hopefully) therefore be a better members to this valuable mathematics community. I wish to ...
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Post new answer or significantly edit old wrong answer?

Here's the situation I ran into: I posted an answer to Maximum $C$ such that every shape in $\Bbb R^2$ with area $<C$ can be placed to avoid $\Bbb Z^2$ and it garnered a few upvotes before I ...
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Notification when questions/answers will be or are deleted

I just realized that one of my question was deleted by Community. I can't remember being been notified about that. And since happens already at least the second time, I would be nice if SE could ...
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How do I retrieve answers that I deleted? [duplicate]

Sometimes I delete an answer of mine to a question because some later answer is better. The problem is that I then often forget who gave that better answer and the quickest way to recover the answer ...
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Is my joke offensive?

My answer to the question Why is "mathematical induction" called "mathematical"? was immediately removed. It is intentionally a joke and that seems to be obvious. The reason of ...
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Deleted Answer From Question

I posted from a guest account this question: Linear Diophantine Equations in Three Variables It got one useful answer, but the answer got deleted? I don't know why, the answer seemed to be useful. ...
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How to deal with ignored answers

In some situations, I have experienced the following: I have answered a question. Then, after a couple of days (say a week for example), there has still been no feedback to the answer (no comments, no ...
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Someone edited my answer… years after I deleted it!

So I just got a notification that someone made an edit to one of my answers. It's a minor formatting that would probably improve the quality of my answer... except for the fact that I deleted that ...
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Answer deleted when flagged as “Should be Comment”

A new user, someone whom I introduced the site/community to, posted an answer to this question. It basically said: "I don't know about the overall problem, but for specific example you give, the ...
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On a certain answer of mine

I provided an answer (whether it really is one or not is a matter of dispute) to the following question: Where does the proof for commutative rings break down in the non-commutative ring when showing ...
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How should I respond to a moderator's comment on a deleted answer?

Arthur Fischer commented on one of my deleted answers asking why it was deleted. I do not know how he expects me to answer, since I seem unable to comment on it and I do not know of a way to PM other ...
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About the deletion of my answer [duplicate]

I am referring to my answer here (undeleted now, so everyone can see it). I had originally posted an erroneous answer, but later edited it to give the following hint: $\left(u^3-2u^2+1\right)=\left(...
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Why was my answer deleted by a moderator?

My answer to Fitting a closed curve on the roots of ${x \choose k}-c$ was short but I do not see why it was deleted by a moderator. In fact, I think it correctly answers the question, though I would ...
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Can (should) answer from an autodeleted question be migrated to a duplicate?

Suppose that I encounter the following situation: I see a question which was ´autodeleted, and together with the questions also some answers, which I consider keeping on the site have been deleted. ...
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When is it appropriate to delete a very brief book recommendation answer?

I was reviewing an answer to a question asking for references of books in Real Analysis. The answer was very brief saying "Lalji prasad" was the best book. I never heard of Lalji prasad before ... so ...
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Flagging confusion

There was an answer to this question, which I flagged as low-quality, since I thought it was beyond repair and full of nonsense. It was not the case that it contained an error or so, it was as if it ...
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Suggest adding complete list of recently deleted posts

It seems to come up once in a while that someone is asking about whether it is possible to see ones deleted posts. It is possible to see for example the deleted recent questions, but there is no ...
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How come a user can undelete something that was deleted from the Review system?

I was roaming around the site, and I ran into an answer which had a substantial negative score. Apparently the answer was deleted before through a review queue. In fact, it was a unanimous vote to ...
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Unusual deletion of an answer and user account

In the active question "Abuse of site with homework assignments ", an answer was posted and very quickly deleted, together with the account of the answer author (user114176), by the Community user. ...
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Is it possible to see deleted answers?

Someone posted an incorrect answer and later deleted it after I posted a correct answer. Is there any way for me to see the deleted answer, or is it gone forever?

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