There were approximately 12 024 questions about 18 hours ago; now there are 12 002. What happened?

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  • That's a lot of deleted questions, though.
    – user11550
    Dec 18, 2011 at 17:31
  • @JasperLoy True enough.
    – user11550
    Dec 18, 2011 at 17:33
  • I noticed that my rep dropped by about 200 and that my "answers" tally had gone down by one (happened to have that open in a tab before a refresh so noticed). Presumably a question that I answered was deleted, but if that was the source then in was a pretty high-scoring answer so I'm confused. I've found no way that I can find out which of my own answers (or questions, if I had any) have been deleted. Dec 18, 2011 at 21:32
  • @JasperLoy, thanks. I know that rep recalc exists but have no idea what triggers it. This is the first unexplained change I've seen. How do I contact a moderator to ask what happened? Dec 19, 2011 at 2:28
  • @MonicaCellio Ping one in chat, perhaps?
    – user11550
    Dec 19, 2011 at 2:31
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    Doubtless mods can delete questions straight off, but if three high-rep users vote to delete, that also does it. I only noticed a few days ago that I have this "superpower" - I may have been throwing my weight around, but there must be at least a couple of others doing the same. Dec 19, 2011 at 14:38
  • ...also note that if one other person votes to deletes something, that's brought to my attention in my "Tools" screen. In most cases I've simply agreed with others voting to delete - it's not like I've spent ages mining the past for rubbishy questions. Dec 19, 2011 at 14:45

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I'm about to board a plane, so I can't really elaborate, but there have been a lot of flags in the past two days.

  • Well, enjoy your travels, and thank you for the insight.
    – user11550
    Dec 18, 2011 at 19:42

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