Questions tagged [deletion]

for questions about questions, answers and comments that have been deleted, or nominated for deletion.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-6
votes
1answer
269 views

Why is it allowed for users to delete questions that others created?

I opened a question and was marked as duplicate. But what I find surprising is that some users actually deleted my question! Why is this allowed? From my perspective the linked question does not ...
-11
votes
0answers
256 views

Why delete when closed is just fine?

Question with correct amswer https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4144556/when-does-this-method-fail , could only get the correct answer on 3rd time trying to ask a simple question in a "...
-8
votes
0answers
219 views

Voting to delete questions without citing reasons

Asked the question https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4144196/wrong-proof-lim-n-to-infty-left-frac1-frac12-frac13-cdots With tags of summability theory and citing a reference to a lecture, all ...
1
vote
1answer
99 views

What privileges can get after reaching 25k reputation?

I am interested especially in whether one can get the right to delete the others' comments. Unfortunately, from what I read there are no more privileges after 25k reputation. Is this right?
8
votes
2answers
820 views

Should I delete my answer to a downvoted and closed question?

I've recently answered two questions (here and here) that were subsequently closed and downvoted to -5 (one for being opinion-based and the other for not meeting the MSE guidelines). Though the ...
13
votes
0answers
730 views

Avalanche of deletions

[I expect the point I raise here has been raised before. I searched but didn't find it. Maybe all I need is a pointer to an earlier thread.] I was looking for a question on which I had recently made a ...
8
votes
1answer
69 views

Deletion of flagged comments

Suppose I flag a comment, and the user subsequently deletes the comment before the flag is resolved. Do the moderators still see my flag? (I tried searching previously asked meta questions, but could ...
1
vote
3answers
390 views

My answer was deleted…

I am puzzled why my answer to "a consistent notation for algebraic numbers" was deleted. I've moved the answer to the comments, as suggested by the boilerplate. I was tempted to just repost ...
-15
votes
1answer
207 views

Should members of the forum be able to delete answers in a topic that is outside of their field? [closed]

I the following thread in the field "algebraic geometry" Why isn't every finite locally free morphism etale? an answer to a question was deleted by two people that are not doing ...
2
votes
1answer
116 views

Order in the list of users who recommended deletion of a post

I "recommended deletion" in a recent LQ review. As mine is the 6th one, the concerned post has been deleted. I observed that the users who "recommended deletion" in the blue box ...
8
votes
2answers
456 views

Should I edit the question, or delete it and repost the question?

I am speaking on reference to this question :- In $\Delta ABC,$ side $AC$ and the perpendicular bisector of $BC$ meet at $D$, where $BD$ bisects $\angle ABC$. The Problem is that others had discussed ...
32
votes
2answers
1k views

Self-deleted answer undeleted by other users

I deleted one of my answers a little less than three years ago. Today I discovered that the answer had been undeleted by three high-reputation users in August of this year. To the best of my knowledge ...
1
vote
1answer
101 views

Why cannot I delete a duplicate (and low in quality) post with answers while the other posts with my answers were deleted in the past?

I recently asked this question on MSE. Afterward, some community members found out that it was a duplicate question. Now, I also see that it's kind of a low-quality question, so wanted to delete it. ...
1
vote
1answer
125 views

Can I eliminate an answer after its deletion?

I know that users with $10$k reputation can view other user's deleted answers. My question: Is there a way to completely delete an answer so that no one can view it?
11
votes
1answer
570 views

Self-Answer, or Delete my Question?

Two days ago I asked a question about some notation that I did not understand in a textbook. Yesterday I sat down for a while and slowly worked through the proof while trying out some of my 'best ...
0
votes
1answer
123 views

Comment deleted and reputation loss

I made a comment in a post several minutes ago. Very soon, before I had the time to edit, it got deleted and I also noticed that I lost about 40~50 reputation, without any notification. Nothing is ...
4
votes
1answer
170 views

How can I delete some of my old questions?

I want to delete some of my old questions that are off-topic and received downvotes. Frankly, they were bad questions because I was not so mature 3 years ago. Can someone please tell me what I should ...
0
votes
2answers
89 views

Deleting a community wiki answer to repost it as a normal post?

I have accidentally tapped on the community wiki button in one of my answers. I want it to be deleted and I will repost the answer. The link to that answer is this
10
votes
1answer
448 views

Deleting questions with upvotes, or with upvoted answers.

Sometimes, poorly formulated questions contain enough information to answer them and, more importantly, for the community to find them interesting enough. Then I found that there is a race between ...
2
votes
1answer
81 views

Why did my comment(s) get deleted?

I recently gave this answer to a question. Initially, I gave a sloppy answer—the kernel was there, but I didn't set it up properly. Someone pointed this out, and after some time, I was able to ...
16
votes
3answers
1k views

Is it no longer considered OK to post a comment of more than 600 characters as an answer?

On more than one occasion, always with an explicit disclaimer, I have posted a comment of more than 600 characters as an "answer". I have done this because I have quite often seen other ...
1
vote
1answer
104 views

If I post a question or an answer, which gets upvotes, and I delete said post do I lose reputation?

My Question (most likely a duplicate, but I couldn't find such): If I post something (i.e a question or an answer) and it gets say 2 upvotes, and I delete said post do I then lose all the reputation ...
1
vote
1answer
207 views

Why aren't duplicates deleted?

Let's say a question is closed as duplicate and someone provided the link of the original question: Wouldn't it be better that duplicates are deleted off of the site? Or deleting them would be a ...
2
votes
1answer
95 views

Should a question asked for finding out error be deleted after solved?

Let's say there is a question I asked to find out the error I made in my solution of a problem. Someone then answers, pointing out a "silly error" I made (like simple calculation error, or switching +...
4
votes
0answers
194 views

Please don't delete your question [duplicate]

This is not a question; it is simply that something happened that annoyed me and I wanted to record it. Moments ago, I was typing an answer to https://math.stackexchange.com/q/3672909/8157 when ...
0
votes
2answers
159 views

Answer deleted. Should I just ask a new question showing more detail?

My answer was deleted to this question: Minimax problem for optimization $\inf \sup \frac{x f(x)}{\int_0^1 f(t) dt}$ I see why it was deleted. It was because I could not form the question in the ...
17
votes
0answers
441 views

User keeps deleting most of the original text of the question after getting an answer

I would like to ask whether it is within the rules that a user keeps deleting most of the original text of a question after getting an answer. I have in mind for example these questions (of the same ...
3
votes
1answer
82 views

Locking & deleting

Recently, a question was deleted while locked. The Help Center says, In most cases, a post which is "locked" cannot be modified in any way. Locking prevents... ...voting on the post (...
-2
votes
1answer
153 views

A deleted question had 9 undelete votes and still stayed deleted. How could this happen?

I noted a question that had 9 undelete votes, yet it was still deleted, and it was deleted by 10 people. Logically one could expect that it requires 10 votes to undelete, but the question still ...
1
vote
1answer
99 views

Why can't we delete our own post on the phone app (Android)?

In this period of forced quarantine (april 2020, province of Québec) I only have my phone to access Stack Exchange. On a phone, I'm much slower and it sometimes happen that I post an answer at the ...
6
votes
1answer
338 views

Advance knowledge of community deletions?

My answer to a question from 2016, https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1792625/is-the-sine-of-a-transcendental-angle-transcendental-or-algebraic was downvoted a couple of hours ago, and then a ...
20
votes
0answers
540 views

Anything to be done about (bad?) question deletion

I just had this experience and was wondering if there is anything to be done about it: I see a question on the front page. Have (what I think is) a nice approach to it so spend 5-10 minutes writing ...
-18
votes
2answers
513 views

Why is this question completely disappearing where I have answered and got a bounty of 200?

The hidden question was: New numeration system, mapping to binary numeration system Where I have answered with the copyright notice that must be always respected and not only for my topics, and my ...
2
votes
0answers
97 views

What advice do you give to someone who's written an incomplete question below any understanding?

It happened recently and again today (post now deleted) that someone submitted a question with so little content that it was close to impossible to guess anything from it. We all know that by the ...
-11
votes
1answer
149 views

Post getting down-votes, because it's a duplicate. Can't delete.

I posted a question regarding a "new discovery" with divisibility tests and it was marked as duplicate by a user because it is very similar to other divisibility tests. I am losing reputation because ...
24
votes
1answer
551 views

Comment etiquette: Should one delete a comment about a minor error after correction has been made?

I recently commented on a solution and pointed out a small error; the author soon commented back, thanked me and corrected the error. He/she was perfectly nice, and I'm not asking the question because ...
1
vote
0answers
103 views

I would like to delete this question of mine, community deletion.

I would like to delete this embarassing older question of mine: $\lim_{x\to -\infty} f(x)=L$, definition But I can not delete it, since it has an answer and I do not have 10.000 reputation (I guess)....
-10
votes
1answer
159 views

Removing closed questions, abuse of moderation(?)

I recently wondered about a loss in reputation (-28), and I was confused, because I did not get a notification. Since the reputation loss was a little bit higher, I assumed that some user was deleted....
12
votes
1answer
583 views

Question Deleted After Receiving Answer

This is another example of an OP deleting a question after receiving an answer. https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/3334999/find-a-jordan-basis-for-a-linear-operator This has been discussed ...
8
votes
1answer
364 views

Why community in SE deleted my comment related to the below duplicate question?

Really am sorry for the behavior of community of stackexchange math, I am the first who has marked this question as a duplicate question and I have got some up vote for this comment After sometimes,...
-9
votes
2answers
151 views

Modifying or deleting a stupid and trivial but answered question should be allowed for the person that asked it

Asking a math question is an effort of exploration into the delicate world of mathematics. Sometimes a person fails at making a sensible effort and asks a stupid and trivial question due to his/her ...
-2
votes
1answer
124 views

Relating to create a new tag

I have created a tag named "significance" and gave the full details (all of them are approved by others after some time) and also I fit there 8 questions (different authors posted in different ...
2
votes
1answer
130 views

How can an answer that is not downvoted receive a delete-vote?

My answer of this question : Partition with identical parts was upvoted , but received also a delete vote. How can an answer that is not downvoted, receive a delete-vote ?
17
votes
1answer
592 views

Why was this duplicate question deleted?

When does a function NOT have an antiderivative? This question was closed as a duplicate. I agree that the question was a duplicate (although I would have also added a second link, one to some post ...
106
votes
4answers
3k views

Can we please STOP closing and deleting old posts with answers?

This is a follow-up for a recent questions of mine: What are the merits, if there is any, of deleting (correctly) answered questions in the main site of MSE? I have noticed recently that quite a few ...
8
votes
1answer
104 views

Why can a question be deleted (by non-moderator users) without being closed?

I noticed that this question: How to solve $\ln t = t-1$ to get $t=1$? was deleted by three users without even being closed. How could that happen? Is that a system bug? Note:it was closed and ...
-2
votes
2answers
159 views

Comment disappeared

In the following question: Are there any irrational/transcendental numbers for which the distribution of decimal digits is not uniform?, I distinctly remember adding a comment about "God being lazy ...
-1
votes
1answer
166 views

Why are questions with no downvotes deleted?

I can understand that questions with downvotes or closing votes are closed since they might not meet MSE quality standards. However, why should "upvoted" questions with upvoted answers be deleted? ...
168
votes
8answers
5k views

Can we please be more generous to elementary beginners?

This question: Given that $\arctan(1/5) + \arctan(1/8) = \arctan(1/p)$, how to find the value of $p$? (now deleted again) was originally closed as "off-topic". Here is the original title: ...
3
votes
1answer
76 views

My delete votes aren't registering nor does the delete vote option appear without a prior vote.

My delete votes aren't registering nor does the delete vote option appear without a prior vote. The problem is on both the mobile and the desktop sites. I can see deleted questions & answers, ...

1
2 3 4 5