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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How/why did community delete a question? And how to prevent it?

I just realized that a question of mine was deleted by community. In contrast to this meta-question there were neither downvotes nor am I deleted. Since this happened around one year after I posted ...
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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 ...
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A question I answered seems to have been deleted [duplicate]

From what I understand, based on my read of this answer and this question, a question with an upvoted answer cannot be auto-deleted or manually deleted by the poster, but one of those things seems to ...
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Is there any way to find and view a deleted question that I commented on recently

Recently I commented on a question which was about tiling a 100 by 100 grid with a 1 x 8 square. (Actually to prove this was impossible.) One of our users posted a link to a very interesting looking ...
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Can't find post about propositional logic, probably deleted.

There was a post on m.se a few days ago, I want to say Thursday or Friday night (SEpt 17th or 18th 2015) where a user was asking for help showing some propositional logic result without using truth ...
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How many posts get deleted, and what are they?

Stack Exchange Data Explorer now includes the table PostsWithDeleted, which, as the name suggests, includes some data on deleted posts. (Meta announcement.) The content of deleted posts is not made ...
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There was a post that was recently voluntarily deleted, but I want to answer it. Can anyone help find it?

There was a question trying to find a closed form solution for, $$F(n)=\sum_i^n \lfloor i/5 \rfloor$$ I got that for $n$ in the range $[5 \cdot k-6,5 \cdot k-1]$, where $k$ is a positive natural ...
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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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Undeletion of deleted question

Can I undelete a question I deleted on meta SE? If I can will I be able to get back all answers and comments on that question?
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Will Stack Exchange keep record of every question I ever ask?

I was wondering if Stack-Exchange will allow me to access my questions at any point in the future even if I end up asking huge number of questions as I go along? Or is it the case that the site can ...
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Disappearing apollonian-gasket

Apollonian gasket disappeared although it had a detailed answer by achille hui. Anyone knows the reason?
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Is it possible to edit the deleted post

After a long period a post is deleted, is it still possible to edit the deleted post?
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What happened to my question asking about the integral closure of an algebra of finite type over the ring of algebraic integers?

What happened to my question asking about the following question? It seems to be deleted. Why if that is the case? Let $A$ be the ring of algebraic integers in a finite dimensional algebraic number ...
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What happens with the deleted questions?

Let's suppose a question was deleted by the Community. What's going on with that question? Can this be undeleted by the OP? How long does it stay on M.SE, that is, after how much time is it totally ...
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What happened to my question on discrete valuation rings?

I asked a question whose title was Two discrete valuation rings one of which is contained in another(Two discrete valuation rings, one contained into another). It was closed, but I have no idea why it ...
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Question I answered about 3 hours ago has disappeared

I answered this question here about 3 hours ago correctly. The user seems to have deleted the entire thread including my answer. Is this really what happened and if so, is this behaviour accepted on ...
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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 to keep track of the questions I've voted for deletion?

The title says all: I want to see what's going on with the questions I've voted to delete. This is important for me, because I want to know if other users think like me, or maybe I've to review ...
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Losing rep when a Q is removed

this post: 'How to Solve It: Add Your Heuristics' has been removed. I had an answer on it which made me 20rep, which I have now lost. But it wasn't my question, so why has my rep been lost?
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Provide a way to search for a user's answers to closed questions

The only notification one gets that a question they've answered has met with others' dissatisfaction is when it has been deleted and their reputation is reduced. It would be nice if a user, who has ...
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What's the reason for deleting a particular thread twice?

I'm just curious why this thread was deleted twice. I mean, what's the motivation and how this happened? (Someone proposed it for deletion or something else happened?)
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undelete missing for a posting recently deleted

I have just deleted " Towards generalization of Euler relation ". I wish to fix it and re-post it , but it is missing from " ask questions " or other headings. How to recover the same? TIA
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What to do when OP deletes a question right after you have posted a correct answer [duplicate]

Just a moment ago I answered a basic question that involved finding the derivative of $\sin(1/x)$. A comment hinted at the chain rule, the likely best way of going about it. I took my time to spell ...
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How to find old deleted posts of my own?

I recently noted that one of my questions on meta.MSE has been deleted. Seems like it has been a victim of the auto-deletion script. I usually keep improving the English my old posts. The same issue ...
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Deleteing a bad question with answers

I asked a question which I latter realized was silly. It had already received answers. Should it be deleted or should an answer be accepted?
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Duplicate of a deleted question

I just came across this question, and it made me wonder what the policy is for deleting questions which have duplicates pointing to them. I don't have any particular stake in this specific question, ...
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Viewing deleted questions from the user profile

I would like to verify claims like this easily by going to a user's profile page and looking at the question list. The problem is, deleted questions aren't shown there. It might be helpful to include ...
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Can I view all recent deletions, especially self-deleted questions?

A few minutes ago I put a comment on a question by https://math.stackexchange.com/users/50707/kalima asking where he found his problem. The problem was something along the lines of Diophantine $4 a^2 (...
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Removed Question vs Reputation

Recently, I lost $60$ points of my reputation because a question was removed. The question wasn't a Spam, it was a simple question of fractions but useful for the OP. The question was Determine if $\...
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User insists in deleting his answered question

There are already a lot of questions here on Meta about users deleting their questions promptly after getting an answer. It happened to me twice this weekend. (I even thought they were the same user, ...
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How many votes are needed to delete a question?

I've noticed here that only three votes have been enough to delete a question. Isn't this too few? (To be clear: I don't care about my answer there, although I care about the comments under the ...
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Deletion votes retroactively become irreversible when a user becomes a moderator

While browsing the 10K tools undeletion queue I just noticed that a handful of questions with two undeletion votes are now stuck in limbo, impossible to get the final undeletion vote, because they ...
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What is going on with undeletion lately?

Some questions have been undeleted that... frankly, shouldn't have been. 10k users can see the whole list here, but here they are for the pleasure of everyone else: https://math.stackexchange.com/...
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Recovering deleted answered questions

There were 2 questions which were answered, but the author deleted them almost instantly. Original questions: Alternatively eliminating vertexes from graph https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Warning about deleting own answered question

I would like to delete my question here since the problem was due to human error but I am being warned that I could be blocked: How serious is the warning? Or can I just proceed without worry?
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Why was this question deleted by Community, after being closed but with score not below $0$?

There was a question: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/987284/fuel-level-in-horizontal-cylindrical-tank/987290#987290 It was closed but wasn't downvoted below 0. So Why has it been ...
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How to retain posted contents for later reference

I wish to retain a copy of posting (for a question posted earlier, but now deleting) for record. How to copy and save with all Tex/MathJax symbols?
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A question's life after being deleted

I realize this site is primarily for questions and answers. However, assume for the sake of argument that a question was deleted for lack of interest (as sometimes happen) but an identical subject ...
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Deleted question. How to recover some information?

Not so long ago I have posted an answer to this question, and the OP deleted it immediately after. I don't want to comment on this behavior, instead I'd like to repost it for the benefit of other ...
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Can a question having upvoted answer be auto-deleted?

I thought that the question with an upvoted answer cannot be auto-deleted. (And that it can be deleted only by votes of users who have privilege to vote for deletion.) In faq entry How does deleting ...
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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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Should I delete this question?

Today I asked the following question here: Domain of multiplication operator As it turned out, it was a foolish question on my part. I had made a silly mistake. Should I delete it now because future ...
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Is there a policy regarding the deletion of one's own question?

I sometimes find myself asking questions that are of the following kind: I am looking for confirmation because I'm not sure about something After reading an answer/comment I realise I've overlooked ...
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Returning lost reputation after removal of downvoted question or answer.

I noticed that today my reptutation was lower than it was yesterday. As a result of a user removing his or her account, I had lost some reputation. This got me looking at my reputation history. ...
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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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Is there a way to see all the closed or deleted questions?

Is there a way to see all the closed or deleted questions both in the main and the meta? I searched the meta to see if the same(or similar) question was asked before, but I couldn't find it. If the ...
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Access and see deleted questions - Feature request

I wanted to search for ♯ http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/12334/are-these-two-questions-on-gcd-of-powers-of-a-and-b-duplicates and ♯ http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/12330/...
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Should I undelete my posts?

Today, I received a message, in which I was informed that posts should not be deleted without any significant reason. If I had a good reason, I should send an e-mail. Is it against the etiquette to ...