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The difference between “Delete” and “Recommend Deletion”

Until reaching the threshold of 20000 reputation points, during the review process I was presented with the option to "Recommend Deletion". Now that I have reached it, this has turned into "Delete". ...
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Removed comment?

I just answered a comment of Sean Roberson on this question, and everything has disappeared. All in all: Comment of SR, that a product formulat may help, giving a link to this site. I reply that it's ...
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Can I read replies to my comments on deleted answer?

I had notifications on my phone that I had received responses to my comments to an answer by Norbert on Regarding linear independence on a normed-linear space given a condition. When I went to the ...
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Useless crankpot answers

Recently I raised a flag on an answer: Clearly this user is a crankpot; just see the deleted answers by him and the currently accepted answer also by him, and the comments he made saying that this ...
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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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To edit or delete an answer you wish to re-answer after a downvote?

I am asking this as I recently answered a question badly, and on going back to redo it from scratch it had got a deserved downvote. I have two questions: 1) I first deleted my post as my new answer ...
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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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Responding to imperfectly phrased questions

When a question is phrased in a way considered not suitable for m.s.e., often within seconds it collects numerous down-votes and votes to close. There's no way to know who down-voted, nor who voted ...
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Is questioner or answerer advised about comment after latter has been deleted?

If I make a comment, the recipient will be advised. But if he has not read it and I delete it, will he still be advised and able to read it after my deletion?
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Is deletion of unnecessary comments a common practice here?

I have the habit of deleting my comments whenever I find them unnecessary anymore (for instance, I notified the OP that there's a typo, and it got fixed). Mostly, the user replies with (something ...
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Do deletion votes dissolve when a question is reopened? When else?

I recall a time where a question would have standing deletion votes, those would remain until the question is deleted (and thus the owner could abuse the system by deleting and undeleting, thus ...
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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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Should a not well received answer be deleted?

A answer that is not that well received or the one that got tonnes of downvotes, should it be deleted by the answerer ? As such answers don't add any value to the question for the future visitors! ...
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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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Errors when entering text questions

I am a new user stackexchange. I recently set up a problem, but I'm typing text made many mistakes. Can I delete the problem and re-ask it? How to do it?
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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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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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Why can't I delete a question with a bounty that has no answers?

Why can't I delete a question with a bounty that has no answers? It needs only 3 friends to cash the bounty by giving a nonsensical answer and adding 2 upvotes to it. I'd rather like to lose the ...
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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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How to appeal the deletion of a comment thread?

A thread of comments was deleted in bulk, including extensive clarifications to notation used in the answer. How can this decision be appealed/reversed?
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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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My comment disappeared

I believe that a comment that I made on the following MSE post was deleted without any notice to me or any record that I can see of the deletion. Distinction between "if any" and "if ...
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Deleted question (on Meta)

I'm curious why this question was deleted? Sure, it's a little weird, but I'm guessing there's an easy answer to it. (And the OP has asked it again, on main. Again.)
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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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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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Users providing only answers in Maple [duplicate]

This question is about users who stubbornly only provide Maple code and their output as answers, even if the question does not ask for it. Yesterday I decided to review some low-quality posts (there ...
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Some comments are missing

It is happening a couple of times that some of my comments were deleted. In one occasion, there was a discussion on some LaTeX edits that were made to a post of mine (Rudin assumes $(x^a)^b=x^{ab}$(...
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Was it necessary to delete these comments?

First time on Meta. I made (at least) two comments on this question, both of which were deleted. I can't remember which comment was made first. Some context to 'first comment': initially this ...
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Is it possible to withdraw a deletion vote?

Is it possible to withdraw a deletion vote? Most probably not, but I want to be sure. (A few words about the motivation of not permitting this is also welcome.)
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Why is there a rep requirement to delete your question

Why is there a reputation requirement to delete your own question, particularly if it has no answers? It seems like something even unregistered users should have the right to do unilaterally, and I ...
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Comment apocalypse

What's happening? Comments are being deleted all over the place! Has a new moderator been appointed, with an irrational hatred of comments? Is this a bot? Some of the comment threads have been ...
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When a question is nominated for deletion?

These days I've looked a little for the questions eligible for deletion, and I'm very confused. How the system chooses amongst the questions which one can be deleted and which one can't? For instance,...
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Deleting this question

I'd like to delete this question that I asked yesterday. Not only did it receive a response that I'm genuinely unhappy with, but I don't want others to respond. I just want it gone. It seriously ...
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Community-implemented review of questions deleted by votes

Recently there have been a very large number of deletions of older questions (and answers). Occasionally, this has caused some very helpful answers to be deleted - with no review at all. Currently SE ...
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Should on-topic questions, with score $\leq$ 0, be deleted on meta.MSE?

I have recently noted that one of my old questions on meta.MSE has been deleted by the community moderator. I guess, the auto-deletion script deletes posts on meta sites too. Initially I felt that it ...
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Merged questions prevent deletion

Trying to cast a delete vote on https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/204765/show-the-negative-derivative-of-a-function I receive the message[1] When I view linked questions, I find there is ...
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Negative number of delete votes left?

I didn't remember if I had used up all my delete votes today, so I tried to delete one. I was greeted with this: As you can see, I have -1 (negative one) delete votes left today. How did that happen? ...
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Suggestion to improve the quality of questions.

Recently, a contentious discussion has been taken place in Removed Question vs Reputation around the opening of the question Determine if $\frac{k-1}{k}+ \frac{1}{k(k+1)}= \frac{k}{k+1}$ holds. I have ...
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Deleting account, help needed

I would like to delete my account on MSE, but I dont know how to do it. Could anybody help me in this matter. Thank you in advance
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Why is this answer “spam or offensive”?

This reply to Is zero odd or even? was deleted (several years ago) by the Community user, which replaced the content with the remark: This answer was marked as spam or offensive and is therefore ...
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When does the “delete” button appear beneath a post?

Below posts I normally see "share", "edit", and "flag" buttons, but sometimes a "delete" button also appears. How is it decided that this extra button appears?
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Bugs on deletion attribution, notification and tracking

This answer was deleted 2 days ago because 3 users voted to delete the question, but the page wrongly claims that the answer was deleted 2 days ago by the owner. Browsing similar recent examples shows ...
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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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On a certain answer of mine

I provided an answer (whether it really is one or not is a matter of dispute) to the following question: Where does the proof for commutative rings break down in the non-commutative ring when showing ...
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Is it possible/desirable for answers to be preserved when a highly downvoted question is deleted?

Background: As I was viewing this question, I felt it worth drawing the OP's attention to other posts discussing the potential dangers of trying to treat $\infty$ as a number when performing ...
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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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Comments missing from a thread that I didn't delete

I have noticed on a thread where I have had some comments that the comments on the OP and another persons answer are gone. I didn't delete them so why would the be deleted? One comment was about a ...