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Should I delete the question that is similar to the others asked before?

For example, I asked this Is $\{(x,y)|y=\sin(\frac{1}{x})\}\cup(0,1)$ connected on $R^2$?, in the answer someone points out that a similar question was asked and discussed before. The title looks ...
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Holding one's own answer hostage

Recently, this paragraph appeared in an answer: Now, the author of this edit thankfully removed this portion from their answer, but it prompted the question: is this sort of behavior OK? I ...
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Are we too trigger-happy about deleting (relatively) new posts?

I was directed just now to a post with the following abbreviated time-line: Question was posted 21 hours ago Question was closed as "unclear what you are asking" 19 hours ago Question was deleted by ...
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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 an MSE-like site that is more pleasant to work in? Or are there other solutions?

The Problem: It becomes more difficult to help people on a site in which there is mass closing of questions. And I am disturbed that a small group of people is engaged in trying to delete permanently ...
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Deleting Wrong Answers in “Low Quality” Queue

It is decided[1] that deleting answers just because they're wrong/incorrect is not condoned in StackExchange-land. However, I feel it is a different situation when the answer is a borderline low-...
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Does one need to consider the details of the autodeletion script when downvoting?

It is possible that downvoting a post results in deletion of of a question; the precise rules are however a bit tricky. Before downvoting, is it necessary to check if a downvote would lead to (very ...
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How to repair the close-delete pipeline?

In a recent discussion the issue of scale of deletions was brought up. I remarked there that over the $12$-month period ending in February this year, $10$K users deleted $218$ questions altogether, ...
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Is it appropriate to downvote answers for the sake of deleting a question?

I have noticed that sometimes answers are downvoted in order to cause the automatic deletion of a question by the community user. In particular, there are closed questions with $1$-point answers - ...
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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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Question deleted without “no reasons”?

I just noticed that this question was deleted but I can't understand why. https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/752079/recursion-as-function-valued-of-function What can be the reason and how I ...
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Deleting a post

Today I encountered a person writing his comment as an answer as because he only have 35 bounties. So is there anyway by which you can delete such kind of answers OR any other user who is capable of ...
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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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Deleting a downvoted answer?

Is it right to delete a downvoted answer of one's own? I have only done this once (I actually got the "Peer pressure" badge from that), but I am afraid that this is not allowed. I do have an accepted ...
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deletions and so

Recently it is driving me a bit mad: There was a question, something about Datalog and logic, I post a comment, think about it for an evening, the next day I have thought about it but I cannot find ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I answered my own question and the answer was deleted by a moderator. The answer is an adequate solution to the question asked, but I am looking for other solutions. I feel that my answer could have ...
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Is vote counted if a post is deleted?

On your user profile, there is a vote count. I am just curious about this: If you give a vote on a post and the post is deleted, does it decrease your count? (This effect certain badges) The ...
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Double-voting on delete/undelete status of questions.

Delete/undelete reversal cycles can be prolonged (and the ultimate outcome altered) by double voting, in which users undo the defeat of their earlier votes by casting the same vote a second time. For ...
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Should a question with a flaw be deleted?

Suppose I put up a question which I think contains some flaw. If the question is proved to contain a flaw by others, thus making it unanswerable, should I delete the question, or should I let it stay?
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Are the old posts deleted?

I am wondering if there is a time upper limit for a post such that after that time it is going to be deleted. I mean is every post last forever? If some posts are long lasting what are their ...
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Should I delete my Dumb question?

I read a post here recently (sorry I can't find it), where the issue of a high increase in low quality questions was brought to our attention. I have a final coming shortly, so there is a question I ...
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Should I delete my answer containing a result and a hint, if a complete answer is posted later?

I'm asking about this question. I posted my answer a while ago, containing only the final result and a hint about where to search for a proof. I intended that I would post the full proof later, but ...
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Comments being deleted mysteriously

I don't know why my comments I placed on a question made by an asker are being deleted. I would like to hear an explanation. I think I should be informed first that my comment probably does not like ...
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Please get rid of this answer ASAP

A user named "FeelingSick" posted an "answer" with some extremely unsuitable content at the question How do "proofs" work in mathematics, down to the basic level?. [Warning: the image might ...
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Why was my answer deleted and then duplicated as a comment?

My answer to this question has been deleted by a moderator, apparently, and made into a comment. I would like to know why, as I cannot see a good reason for it. The OP asked for a hint, and that's ...
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How should I handle changing my vague, general question into a specific, answerable one?

About a week ago I posted this question, which in hindsight is vague and over-broad, both for what I really want to know and for what can be reasonably answered in one question. The example is also ...
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Recent deletion of a question

There was a recent homework question that went along the lines of finding integer solutions to $(4x^2-1)(4y^2-1)=(4z^2-1)^2$, but it seems to be deleted now. Is this correct? I don't have 10k ...
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What's the motivation for keeping the deleted answers?

I wonder why this site keeps the deleted answers? If some user decide to delete his answer I think he wants to do it for some good reasons, and hoping that his answer is gone, but after achieving ...
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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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Why my comments were deleted from this question?

Why my comments were deleted from this question? I asked the OP the definition of the principal $n$-th root of $x$, where $x$ is a real number. I exchanged comments with the OP on that.
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Ban or delay close votes from users who answered a question

Where a user has answered a question, I propose that either that user cannot vote to close the question or the user's close vote ability is suspended on that question for one week ...
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A feature request:Blocking the removal of a comment which was already quoted

It happens sometimes that a user removes his comment(s). I think it is okay when nobody replied to them. However, when other people already replied to them, their time writing the replies was spent ...
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A very small favor to ask re downvoted answers

In this question, I initially messed up and put in an incorrect result. Blindingly fast, the answer was downvoted. I raced to correct the result, but by then there was already a correct result. So I ...
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When do network moderators delete questions?

I have been going over the list of recently deleted posts, to see what new there since my last visit, and I have noticed something strange. One of the network-wide moderator has deleted a question. ...
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Should moderators intervene when the accepted answer is blatantly wrong?

Generally the moderators have nothing to do with the actual mathematical content of the posts. Their work is when the posts are incorrectly made (e.g. questions in answers, or comments in answers), or ...
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How to produce a list of my own deleted answers?

From a previous thread, it seems that the functionality to list deleted answers has been removed. Is this true? What if I only want to see a list of my own deleted answers?
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Deletion of a question with upvoted answers

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/414036/rationals-and-irrationals-on-the-real-number-line/ is not very well-posed, but all the answers seemed to interpret it the same way: prove that for every ...
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How do I get a post removed?

I have been asked by my University Mathematics department to remove a post that I made a while ago, how can I go about doing this?
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Missing comments

If I've noticed correctly, some of my comments seem to be deleted by somebody else. The first time I didn't pay attention to this event, but I believe it happened again here. I've asked OP in the ...
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How to delete an accepted answer? [duplicate]

That's the question. I would like to delete some of my answers that have been accepted. How can I do that? Everytime I hit delete it is not possible for me to do so.
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My comment was removed and I don't know why

I don't remember the exact words and perhaps the moderator who removed my comment would care to explain why he did so and paste my comment somewhere on the thread. In this answer I left a comment ...
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Losing votes despite being over the 200 rep limit

I was a little surprised to have found that I lost 132 rep due to some user that was deleted (!). What I do not understand, however, is that this has happened on a day that I am (so far) 17 votes ...
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Delete My Account

I would appreciate if my account could be deleted. From other meta posts it seems that a moderator needs to do it. Thanks. I really see no reason whatsoever for not being able to do this ourselves ...
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How do I delete my question?

I tried to contribute to the math forum by providing a question and an answer that I thought was insightful, I am getting a lot of down votes without any explanations. I want to take my question down. ...
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Deleting my accepted answer and contacting the mod

I wish to delete my accepted answer here. When I flagged it for mod attention, the review was that there was there was no evidence to support my contention. I do not know what to do at this stage. ...
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Re-asking a question

I asked Why $p$-adically interpolate? while I wasn't signed in - this unknown user is me. Although this is a pretty general question, and should probably be easy to answer by an expert in that field, ...
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What should I do about a question I asked, which I now realize is a bad question?

I posted this the other day because it seemed like a good idea at the time. However, I now realize it was an incredibly stupid question! What's good etiquette in situations like this? Deletion? ...
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Vulgar Username

I think necessary steps should be taken against the profile https://math.stackexchange.com/users/26920/urine-soaked-pajamas as the user name and avatar are offensive and go against the dignity of the ...
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Do deleted answers live forever?

From what I understand a 10K+ user can see all deleted answers. Does a deleted answer remain visible to the 10K+ users forever?