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Is deleting a question while it is still on hold too quick?

There's a lot to process here, from the question (and the examples therein), the comments and the answers. I'll try to divide this answer in order to organize my thoughts. First and foremost: Is ...
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Is it okay to re-ask a deleted question?

I have on occasion re-asked someone's deleted question, trying to ask it in such a way as to engage with the criticisms levelled at the deleted version, and being sure to state explicitly that I was ...
Gerry Myerson's user avatar
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Common problem: OP deletes question immediately upon receiving answer

That is a very rude behaviour. What I do in this situation (yes, I've been there too) is to flag the question, telling the moderators that they should warn the OP that this is an inappropriate ...
José Carlos Santos's user avatar
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A question quickly closed and deleted

There is a very simple reason why we should not encourage posting about open problems by plain amateurs. If we allow just one, to be consistent we would need to allow a hundred. With the recent ...
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Should duplicate questions be deleted?

If a duplicate will improve search then it should be left. There are questions on the site whose title bears little relation to the general form of the question it answers, or to a number of different ...
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Why was this question automatically deleted by the Community Bot on 08/13/2022?

As you know, some questions are automatically deleted. Indeed, this also happened in this case. Specifically it seems to fall under 10 in that thread How does deleting work? What can cause a post to ...
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Answer to deleted question shows as "deleted by *owner*"?

You did delete your answer 15 seconds after you posted it, and undeleted it about two and a half minutes thereafter. For some unfathomable reason, the software shows "deleted by owner" and the ...
Daniel Fischer's user avatar
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I don't understand the deletion of a recent question

From my experience on Math Help Boards as an admin, I'd say that such behavior is often indicative of cheating. They get help real quick, then delete the post so that their professor doesn't catch ...
Adrian Keister's user avatar
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Are there some tools to follow deletions on this site?

Data explorer includes also the PostsWithDeleted table. See: Database schema documentation for the public data dump and SEDE and also the corresponding feature request Can some metadata about deleted ...
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Why was this duplicate question deleted?

I've had calc students make the $e^{x^2}=e^{2x}$ mistake before, as non-associativity of exponentiation does not come up very often in lower level coursework. Beings that $\int e^{x^2}$ is often ...
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Does reputation change if an answer gets deleted due to deletion of original post by vote(s)?

In general, yes, points gained on answers that get deleted because the question gets deleted are lost. Following an undeletion the points are restored. However, if your post satisfies both of: has ...
quid's user avatar
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I deleted my post. And now?

Moderators and users with sufficiently high reputation can see deleted posts. But the point of deleting a post is for the post to be deleted. Please don't delete a question just so you can repost it ...
Michael Greinecker's user avatar
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Is it okay to re-ask a deleted question?

I think you should wait a week, then re-ask the question. If you are going to re-ask a deleted question then you have to remember that it was closed for a reason. If a question is no-effort and no-...
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About "question deleted by user"

Do these guys have no shame asking ongoing competition qustions? Some people simply don't. Whatever it takes to get ahead, I guess. Cheating has always been a thing in any form of competition - ...
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This question is an exact duplicate of: Page Not Found

Usually, duplicate targets are not deleted. They cannot be deleted by votes. Only, auto-deletion can happen, yet usually duplicate targets are not eligible for auto-deletion as they need to be ...
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Self-deletion of question while typing answer

Due to CC-BY-SA 3.0 license on SE network, once a post is published to the SE network, then it's released to the community. Therefore, everyone has the right to use the contents of every post ...
GNUSupporter 8964民主女神 地下教會's user avatar
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How was this question deleted?

The answers were both deleted by their authors before the question was deleted. Answers that are deleted when the question author tries to delete the question don't hinder it.
Daniel Fischer's user avatar
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Is There a Reason We Can't Edit Our Recently Deleted Questions?

Yes, there is a reason. Edits bump your question to the top of the page. Deletion and undeletion doesn't. If you delete your question, edit it, say to include racial slurs, illegal links, and the ...
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Voting to delete a Question after it has been reopened and reclosed

This has now been fixed. Users are now again able to cast a subsequent delete vote if the post in question has been reopened and reclosed without an actual deletion event. Thanks for bringing this to ...
Tyler McEntee's user avatar
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Is deleting a question while it is still on hold too quick?

Nasse-setä is very angry. While I largely agree with the quality standards of C.R.U.D.E. activists, and won't really shed tears for the listed threads, the speed of deletion makes me uncomfortable: ...
Jyrki Lahtonen's user avatar
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Questions deleted right after receiving an answer: where to flag the users?

The OP (msm) got access to the deleted Question URLs through viewing ones own "deleted recent answers" (linked below each page of ones own Answers) despite having less than 10K reputation, but the ...
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Removing closed questions, abuse of moderation(?)

The question you refer to were closed and deleted by regular users (with exactly one person voting on both actions, which is entirely allowed). There is no abuse, this is how community-moderation ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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Is there any way to see my deleted questions or answers?

EDIT: Since now (January 2022) any user can get a list of all their deleted questions (answers), this answer is no longer relevant if you want to find one of your own deleted posts. I will still leave ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Is deleting a question while it is still on hold too quick?

My feeling is that quick deletion, as organized by folks in the CRUDE chatroom is a bit too quick. As a teacher of mathematics, I too am irritated that some folks get away with cheating here and I ...
Mark McClure's user avatar
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Deletion of question

See here: The system will automatically delete closed, unlocked, and non-migrated questions that have zero or negative score, have no positively scored or accepted answers or pending reopen votes, ...
Noah Schweber's user avatar
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In search of a possibly deleted question

DISCLAIMER: As you can see, only some of the suggestions I have given below would actually help you to find this specific question. (And some of them only during the next week - after the next update ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Deleting questions with answers

I am prepared to bet a beer that while users have left for the bad quality of some questions, immensely more have come and remained for the good quality of our answers. My question is, precisely, how ...
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