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Questions tagged [deletion]

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

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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 ...
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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? ...
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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: Tricky ...
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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, ...
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What are the merits, if there is any, of deleting (correctly) answered questions in the main site of MSE?

Note 2: † This is NOT a duplicate of the linked question: I am NOT asking at all "Under what circumstances is it appropriate to delete a question that has received a good answer?" Again, this ...
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How (if at all) can I vote to undelete a question (and its answers) without also voting to reopen it?

A question with several answers, including one by me, was closed, and shortly afterwards it was deleted. I can see what appears to be an active "reopen" button on the question itself. There is an ...
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1answer
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Reviewing an answer that says the same thing as a comment?

I was reviewing the low-quality posts queue, and came across this answer. It's a hint answer that very closely resembles a comment made a minute prior under the question. Should I recommend deletion? ...
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Answer not deleted after six “Recommend Deletion”

Update: answer deleted This is my third question about the main site's LQ review. In this review, six users (including me) has "recommended deletion". From When is a post removed from a review ...
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Why would a question with an upvoted and accepted answer be deleted?

This is a question on MSE which I had answered a month or so ago. It was an interesting question and it took me some effort to write the answer. The answer got upvoted twice and accepted. Two weeks ...
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3answers
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What is our question deletion policy?

I've recently become a 10k plus user, and I was taking a look at the moderation tools, specifically the deletion votes section. As I was looking at the questions nominated for deletion, it struck me ...
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Anyone else having a problem deleting comments?

I am running Safari on a Mac. The last few days I have made some comments on questions or answers which I would normally simply have deleted, because they were dealt with. But every time I now go to ...
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Do we need an additional close reason for posts that turned out not to add value?

As many of you are aware, there are people active on Maths.SE that close and delete posts. The CRUDE chat is probably the best known concentration point of them. As part of the activities, also old(...
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Delete my old (and wrong) accepted answer [duplicate]

How do I delete this old answer of mine? Not only it's wrong but there's also a way better (and correct) answer below. Note: That answer is now moderator deleted. The OP of the Question involved ...
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2answers
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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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0answers
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Could questions we have already voted to delete be greyed out as well?

I have already voted to delete this question and it is 'highlighted' on the list of questions with delete votes as shown. For the sake of our convenience, could questions we have already voted to ...
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Should I delete question that is an open problem and has been discussed in papers?

Related question:Finding $\max |A|$ with $a_{ij}=\pm 1$ I have asked this question before I searched OEIS. After I have asked this question, I found this problem called "Hadamard maximal determinant ...
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Should questions with a score -10 or worse be deleted?

Currently, $3$ questions on math stack exchange have a score -10 or worse, bot are not yet deleted. Should questions with a score of -10 or worse be deleted ? Or even automatically deleted ? A ...
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1answer
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Cannot delete this question

I cannot delete the following question: Uniqueness of finite field Most probably, I clicked the reopen button by mistake. It says ...
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Where did my reputation go?

I just noticed, that I lost $15$ reputation points. It is common that you lose some reputations points from time to time due to the deletion of members. Normally the loss is shown on your profile. But ...
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1answer
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What is the problem with this post? [closed]

I asked this question: How to find the fraction of integers with the smallest denominator matching an interval? Maybe you looked over something? What "context or other details" are missing? Why ...
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1answer
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What to do with a question that is no longer relevant?

Refer to this question I asked a little while ago. I thought I spotted a mistake in a textbook, but actually I made a mistake myself when I tried to write a counterexample. There is no longer a ...
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1answer
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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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0answers
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Moderator powers prior to moderator status

I cast an undelete vote for this question but was auto-informed that the question could not be undeleted, since it was deleted by a moderator. Looking at the folks who deleted it, I did notice quid on ...
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2answers
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Downvote / Close / Delete

Down voting, closing, and deleting content on this site are important tools to help ensure the quality of this site. My impression is that there is a distinction between these tools, though. We ...
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6answers
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How can we, as a community, reduce some of the tension on the site?

It feels like there's a lot of tension on this site, broadly about closing/downvoting/deleting questions. I am quite prolific in closing/downvoting/deleting questions myself because well...there's a ...
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1answer
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Some objections [closed]

I'd like to object to the deletion of the comments on my answer here. If memory serves, Bill Dubuque commented there that he was concerned about over-eager deletion of material on the website, and ...
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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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Is closure a prelude to deletion?

When I was particularly active on meta, the topic of debate was about whether we should close low quality questions. If and when to delete questions didn't really come up. I've recently gotten the ...
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1answer
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Where did all the comments go?

Most of the comments on what I thought was a useful exchange on the (in my opinion, unjustified) closure of How to compute $(2^k)!\pmod{n}$ fast? just disappeared. How? Why?
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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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0answers
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Undeletable posts

Why on my laptop and my accout, I click "delete" to delele my questions and answers, but it never works? More details: When I click "delete" for my questions and answers, nothing shows up at all (...
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2answers
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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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Should this answer (such style of answers) be deleted?

I've just come across an answer § to a question on Ramanujan summation, which seems to me to be simply a long suada of sentences - even although the verbal content is mathematics terminology. There is ...
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When to recommend deletion of low quality posts

Having recently gotten to 2,000 reputation, I have been able to review questions tagged as low quality with the possibility of recommending deletion. While certainly some questions/answers are good ...
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Deleting meaningless answers?

I saw recent thread on whether incorrect answers should be deleted. What about answers that are "not even wrong", because they use notation in ways that simply make no sense? I'm thinking about two of ...
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3answers
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Should we vote to delete wrong answers?

It is not difficult to notice that sometimes an answer is deleted (by users other than the OP)1 simply on the grounds that it is considered incorrect by the users who voted to delete. (Probably if you ...
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1answer
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How to recover unsaved in-progress text from my answer to deleted question, still visible in my local client?

I was in the midst of a lengthy edit to my answer to a question, when the question was deleted before I had saved the new text. The webpage was dynamically updated in my browser tab with an overlay ...
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0answers
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Can I see deleted answers to my questions? [duplicate]

I received an answer the other day and, while I didn't finish reading it, it was really helpful insofar as it answered my proof-verification question. I didn't accept the answer, however, and now it's ...
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1answer
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Which actions by moderators cannot be reversed by community?

There are some actions where a vote from moderator has immediate effect (i.e., there is no need for votes from other users). This is the case for closing and reopening posts. However, in these cases ...
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What are details of deleting comments by flags from regular users?

It was mentioned several times here on meta that moderators can delete comments. However, comments can be deleted also by regular users. For example, one of the answers to Who has the power to delete ...
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Completely normal comments being deleted by administrator?

Today I commented on a question if the OP knew what the definitions of a question were. (The question was on group theory and knowing the definitions was an important part of the question). I went ...
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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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1answer
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How long should a non-answer with picture be allowed as an answer

I have come across this answer which begins with "This is not an answer". [remark: the post has now been edited and the phrasing has been changed] The answer with pictures is posted as an answer ...
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1answer
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Should we delete the worst of questions?

One may view some arguably delete-worthy questions by sorting questions by votes, then going to the last page. As of this moment, that page is 16440, https://math.stackexchange.com/questions?page=...
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Targeted deletion of questions

On my reputation tab in Math SE, I found out that I have lost 28 reputation in total from deleted questions, which is more than 20% of my total reputation. I think that this is an important issue, ...
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Deleted comment tab and notification

After a few months on this website, I have had a few of my comments deleted. As it happens, I agree with the deletions in all of those cases. However, there was no notification that they were deleted, ...
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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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Is there a way to actually delete the posts I deleted?

Well, the question is clear. I deleted some answers I myself wrote because they missed the point or were stupid or simply lacked some thing I considered important. Those answers aren't deleted at all ...
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Missing answer, no response

Today, I'd asked a question regarding the intersections of confocal Parabolas under certain conditions. There was an answer, which apparently partially answered the problem, seems to be missing. Also, ...
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Please help me find my missing comment

In this thread What are hyperreal numbers? (Clarifying an already answered question) someone, I believe @Noah Schweber, explained a very interesting point to me regarding the question of separating ...