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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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/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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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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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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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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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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Under what circumstances is it appropriate to delete a question that has received a good answer?

I would like to have a discussion about the following question: When is it appropriate to delete a question which has been closed as "missing context or details," but which has generated ...
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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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Two feature requests regarding deleted questions

There are two feature requests that I have been meaning to make for quite some time about deleted questions. Is it appropriate to downvote answers for the sake of deleting a question? talks about ...
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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 any way to see my deleted questions or answers?

Previously I deleted some of my questions, I wonder if there is a way to see (only) my deleted questions?
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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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Closed questions being deleted and re-asked as new questions

This seems to be a phenomenon: Someone posts a question. Others ask them what they've tried / put the question on hold. The OP simply deletes the question, and re-asks it as a new question (and gets ...
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Are there some possibilities for users below 10k to see deleted posts of other users?

Users that have at least 10k reputation can view deleted questions and answers. IIRC every user can see their own deleted recent questions on their profile page. (For more details, see: Is there any ...
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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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Question “voluntarily removed by author” immediately after answer

So this topic has been discussed multiple times on Meta. I am posting this to report a specific incident. This homework question was deleted by its author shortly after an answer was posted. Yes, the ...
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Question deleted and reposted by same user.

A user just asked this question but removed it after it was heavily downvoted. Then he proceeded to post the same question again with no apparent change whatsoever. Is this allowed? It seems like ...
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Question deleted by OP for no apparent reason; how to find out why?

Yesterday I was surprised to find that this question was deleted by the time I had finished writing an answer to it, so that the answer could not be posted. Apparently it was OP himself who deleted ...
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Is there a way to punish users for posting and then immediately deleting a question?

It's happened to me again, and I'm severely pissed now. A user (with a rather high reputation, about seven thousand or so) just posted a question about a probability problem (something with people ...
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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 ...
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Question deleted by Community

This question is interesting, but I found it deleted by Community. I'd like to know who actually delete the questions under this generic name, and what are the the reasons behind such decisions.
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A question of mine has apparently vanished

It was titled something like: 3-d representation of CQHRL(5). If I deleted this, it was not intentional. Can someone restore this question? Thanks in advance.
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Why did Community decide to delete this question?

Deleted question: How can I show by Induction The best reason that I can see, is that it got 3 down votes and 0 up votes. Was that the trigger?
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Deleting questions with answers and no upvotes?

I recently answered a question: Matrix Algebra Question (Linear Algebra) The author, now that they have an answer, immediately deleted the question. Is this the way the site was intended to work? ...
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How do I find my old questions on here?

I asked a couple of questions on here that I want to find, but I can't find them because I don't see any options that let me review my old questions. Thank you
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On deleting a question

My meta question seemed to be deleted. Where can I find an explanation on deleting a question(on meta or main)? I would like to know on what conditions a question can be deleted. I searched help, meta,...
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Reputation points from a bounty after deleting the question.

I had a question for which I put $500$ points in a bounty. The bounty wasn't taken by anyone. I deleted the question just now and it seems that I got the points back. At least my rep. went up pretty ...
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How to find the recently deleted questions in some section?

Today an user (I can't remember his username) have posted two interesting questions in the Commutative Algebra section, but these were not very well formulated, so he got few downvotes. Then he ...
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Problem in posting my questiom

Yesterday I have posted a question then I deleted today. Right after I tried to repost my question with a different title because somehow I wasn't specific. The problem is that I can't post it anymore ...
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Why was this question deleted?

I'm just curious, beyond the loss of 65 points. Bayes' Theorem question
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Is there need to patrol for deleted questions?

In a recent discussion Mariano Suárez-Alvarez told us, that if we are aware of users, who delete their questions after receiving an answer, we should bring them to the attention of mods. (IIRC the OP ...
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Why do some users delete their questions after receiving an answer?

It has happened several times now that a question is deleted by its author a few minutes after I post an answer. I suspect it's because the question is a homework question and the user wants to ...
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Question on a deleted question, google's cache and SE betas…

As I opened my account today I found: hmm, ok. I tried to have a look at it, without success. Ok that was expected. Then I tried the Advanced Ninja Search, resp the Google search. The question was ...
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How to delete my question

I just posted this question on SE: How to make two vectors orthogonal? I want to delete it because I have come up with a way to word it better and manipulate it so people can understand what I'm ...
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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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Deleted questions

I had previously posted some questions, and they have now been deleted without notice. I am not certain of what happened to them. If I could be shown the questions and given an explanation by a ...
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Reposting a (mathematical) question that disappeared

Yesterday I posted a comment on a recent math.SE question that interested me, suggesting a "perhaps.. fruitful" approach. Later with a bit more insight I looked back and found the question had ...
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What's going to happen with my questions when they're deleted?

I've read that some questions are deleted after some time due to low number of upvotes. If this happens, will it be possible to retrieve them some way? I guess some of my questions may not have a big ...
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A re-post and a delete of the original question

About an hour ago I answered this (now deleted) post: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/220018/showing-fx-is-constant But after I answered (and there were a few comments) the OP posted a ...
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Why was my question about integral binary quadratic forms removed?

The title of the question is probably: Relations between fractional ideals of an order of a quadratic number field and binary quadratic forms
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Why was my question removed?

I asked a question about the possibility of writing a good mathematical textbook which consists of series of exercises(it contains no proofs and the readers are expected to prove all the propositions ...
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Question about post that was closed and deleted.

Sorry I can't link to the question. I knew going in that I would get a few down-votes because the question was a little abstruse. I was willing to take my lumps. However, when the thread was ...
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Why can't I revisit my own deleted question?

I posted a question and then deleted it. The text block turned red, and the "delete" button changed into "undelete". Presumably if I click the "undelete" link it will undelete the question; this has ...
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People who ask homework questions and then remove them

It just happened (again) that someone removed a homework question after getting responses in comments. I realized this because the OP had responded to my comment before deleting the question, so that ...