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Questions tagged [deleted-questions]

This tag refers to all questions deleted from Stack Exchange sites. The tag 'specific-question' should also be used when referencing a specific question that has been deleted.

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Should duplicate questions be deleted?

Lately, I came across several suggestions for deletion of questions simply because they are duplicates. In my opininion: If the question is somehow a bad question, then it ought to be deleted, and so ...
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Why was this question deleted after it had been “finished”?

This question was recently deleted. The question had positive score, both answers had positive score, and one had been accepted. It had been closed as well (there's a separate question here about the ...
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Why was the question I link below, deleted?

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2926649/what-is-the-value-of-k/2926665 Why was this question deleted? You can just provide a very simple reason. Thanks.
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Is it okay to re-ask a deleted question?

Greetings I went trough some questions here on meta and didn't found something similar so I hope there is no problem with asking here. I'll try to keep it short. I noticed that some questions got ...
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Why this question is deleted?

Here I have posted a problem which was down voted and deleted without noting how much tough the problem is. Also my account is disabled from questioning in math.stack website. Can you enable it again? ...
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Cannot delete a question after deleting its duplicate

Thanks to a recent comment in CRUDE, a duplicate question from a new user was found and deleted. However, I can't cast a deletion vote on its duplicate target, which has been closed and inactive for ...
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Are there some tools to follow deletions on this site?

Main question: Are there some (reasonably easy to use) tools to follow deletions on site? In particular, are there some ways to find self-deleted questions? Are there some ways to see deleted content ...
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A missing question in the list of recently deleted questions

I saw a topology question 15 minutes ago, and I had seen it somewhere else... In fact, the question asker self-deleted her own question and re-posted it. I would like to retrieve the URL of the self-...
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Immediate question deletion to prevent others from seeing an answer

I recently answered a question about a simple strategy game. (Mine was the only answer.) The OP deleted the question about a minute later. It occurs to me that he might not have wanted a potential ...
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Deletion of my answer did not lead to reputation loss [duplicate]

Recently (more than 24 hours have passed) one of my answers got deleted, as collateral damage. However, it is strange that my points +98 (10-2) have not been revoked. In my experience when I was ...
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Deleting questions with answers

A few days ago I posted an answer on this question. After that the original poster deleted it. I undeleted it because it is a terrible idea to delete questions which people have taken the time to ...
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1answer
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How was this question deleted?

I'm aware that sometimes a user will delete their question as soon as they get a useful answer, to hide their tracks. Sometimes I spend time contributing an answer, and it bothers me when my work is ...
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Is deleting a question while it is still on hold too quick?

This is a follow-up (not a duplicate) to an old question on Meta: Are we too trigger-happy about deleting (relatively) new posts? I have noticed recently that there are lots of on-hold questions ...
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I don't understand the deletion of a recent question

Recently, this question was deleted by the asker after I wrote an answer and added further clarification when the asker expressed some confusion about my answer. To be fair, I didn't have to think a ...
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1answer
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I deleted my post. And now?

I recently deleted one of my own posts so I can ask the question again and maybe drive more attention to it, since I put much effort into it. But it seems like deleting a post does not really delete ...
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Looking for a removed question. Can I still find it?

Recently, I noticed that a couple of questions I posted were removed. This is unfortunate, because my questions become a reference for me when I go back into the texts, and reading them again helps ...
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Why was my answer deleted without me knowing about it?

I answered this question yesterday but I noticed that my answer was deleted without my knowledge. My answer was written 13 hours ago and both the question and my answer were deleted 10 hours ago. ...
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Why reputation is returned to a person from deleting a bad question?

I've noticed that if I post a question, and it gets an up vote(+5 rep), and I accidentally delete it, the reputation is deducted from the account. BUT, if it has negative votes(-2 rep), and I delete ...
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1answer
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Will deleting my own downvoted question negatively affect those who responded?

Suppose I ask a question, and get several helpful responses, and select one as best answer. The respondents enjoy upticks in reputation when I and others vote their answers up. Should my question ...
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1answer
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Why was this post deleted [duplicate]

I figure this is a long shot, but I recently came across this post. It was deleted by several users over a month after it had been posted, answered, and closed as a duplicate. Does anyone know why ...
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1answer
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Please delete my duplicate question even though it has an answer?

I asked a question on my cell phone which was very poorly received. The question is very clear in my opinion but it is a duplicate and the answer in retrospective is so obvious, I am embarrassed for ...
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1answer
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Answer to deleted question shows as “deleted by *owner*”?

I happened to notice that this question which I had previously answered has been deleted. That's perfectly fine by me, and I don't mean to question the deletion itself in any way. What I find odd is ...
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1answer
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The use of the phrase “RemoveAbandonedClosed” in deleted questions

I was checking the list of recently deleted questions and then I tripped upon this question. This question, however, has nothing to do with whether the question should be closed or reopened; deleted ...
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Premature Deletion

A while ago a question was deleted for which I had spent quite a while doing the research to answer it correctly. The reason for its deletion appears to be that most people didn't think enough ...
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1answer
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can we do something to stop people from self-deleting stupid questions?

Its really common that someone asks a question which is kind of dumb and turns out to have a "boring" answer, and may even be trivial to someone with a bit of practice in the field. Many times the OP ...
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Questions deleted right after receiving an answer: where to flag the users?

I know there have been several questions about users who delete their question immediately after receiving an answer. I have seen this abusive behavior many times. This and this are two examples. Many ...
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OP Deleting Question Immediately After Answered? [duplicate]

I recently answered a question, Classify stationary points of $f(x,y) =8x^3-3x^4+48xy-12y^2$, and it was deleted immediately after answering. I found previous posts like this, but this is very odd ...
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1answer
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Homework user who deletes their questions - what to do?

A certain user posted a question today, received an answer (from myself), accepted the answer, then deleted the question sometime afterwards. I now find that a very, very similar question has popped ...
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1answer
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How to delete posts on the site?

I would like to delete one of my questions as I managed to solve it. However, I do not know how to delete my post. Can I delete my question? How can I delete a post? Under which circumstances is it ...
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1answer
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Question disappeared?

I asked a question like a year ago. It was pretty detailed. Recently I realized I lost my notes on this so I thought I could just go and look the question. The problem is that I cannot find it. Is ...
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2answers
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Can we make it impossible for the asker to delete a question which has at least one answer (no matter the upvotes)?

There are multiple questions on meta about users deleting their question right after receiving an answer, before this answer can be upvoted. See this and this I don't see any reason to leave this '...
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This question is an exact duplicate of: Page Not Found

I stumbled upon this question which was marked as a duplicate, and rightly so as the OP had realised himself in their comment. Checking out the question that it's an exact duplicate of leads to this. ...
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1answer
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Would using deleted (“hidden”) questions on math.SE for personal use be considered misuse of the site?

Imagine the situation that I have some text which I would like to have available when working on this site. And also I am very comfortable with using MarkDown+MathJax syntax. Would creating a ...
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Why is it considered rude to use all capitals to ask/answer a question? [duplicate]

I'm asking a serious question, sometime the warning even show up when it's not capital letters in the description but equation. For example, even if I just type in $A^2+B^2+C^2+D^2+E^2+F^2+G^2=H^2$ ...
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Why only 10k+ rep users can see all the deleted questions/answers?

I'd like to know what's reason for only 10k+ rep users can see all the deleted questions/answers. I'm quite sure that the admins of SE had something in their mind when set this level.
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Deleting Question After Answered [duplicate]

This question was correctly answered by someone and then the OP deleted it. Is $xy y' = \sqrt{y^2 + 1}$ separable or non-separable? Is there some rule against this? It makes it appear that they ...
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What should I do when my question is marked duplicate?

Is it advised to delete the question? Or should I just leave it alone?
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1answer
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Is it possible to delete an account (together with all posted content)

Is it possible to delete my account and all its activity? If I want my account to disappear with all its questions, comments...etc. from the stackexchange website is that possible?
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I had answered a question yesterday. Today it shows deleted for purposes. Why?

I had answered a question of Normal Clock vs Broken Clock here. Today it shows that it has been deleted for purposes. What does it mean? The question was good and had 4 (now 2) upvotes so there is a ...
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sometimes, deleting a question shouldn't be immediate?

It is the second time it happens to me today, I take 5 minutes to understand a question, then 10 minutes for writing (and editing multiple times) a detailed answer or comment, I'm proud of me, and ...
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Mod-deleted answer is hidden on mobile but not on desktop?

A (meta) answer was deleted by a moderator. When I view it on desktop, it merely appears to be deleted, but when I view it on mobile the content of the answer is hidden with a text saying This ...
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Is it possible to get access to this answer (the question was deleted)?

Some time ago I remember reading an answer by user Bryan to this question. I would really like to re-read that answer, as it has some interesting insights. Could some moderator with a kind soul please ...
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Deleting a question with obvious content

Few days ago I asked this question, that a user – correctly – pointed out was not really the question I had in mind (that can now be found here). Notice also that the answer is really (really!) ...
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Is there an “undelete queue”?

Now Undeleted I have a question deleted by Community due to RemoveAbandonedClosed. I tried editing it so that it becomes on-topic, and I casted "undelete" and "...
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What about the number of deleted recent questions?

This last month (early november-december) I have six questions in my box recent deleted questions. Question. What about this box, what is its purpose? It is not a problem or yes could be a problem ...
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Is it okay to delete unanswered, marked as duplicates questions?

Just what the title says: I've had many questions marked as duplicates when I first started using this site, and I was wondering if it's okay for me to delete them.
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Why do I get a warning when I delete my own post with only my comment in it?

I asked a question 10 minutes ago, I added a comment for more info about the question with a comment. 2 minutes later I was able to solve the problem and wanted to delete my post. I got a warning ...
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1answer
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Edit during deletion period for corrections/improvements

Due to an error noticed too late after posting, can the OP opt to edit to correct it while delete is active, before re-posting?
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I provided answer, edit and comments but the next day the question is deleted. Should I react on this?

This is the question mentioned in the title. It bothers me that - without any explanation - the OP has deleted it. I can communicate this (especially the fact that I dislike it, and wonder about his ...
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System not allowing me to ask questions on math.stackexchange.com

So I got the wait 6 days before posting again issue on math.stackexchange.com: Why won't the system allow me to ask questions for several days? The thing is I have only two questions asked, both with ...