6

Why was this question about usage of twofold/threefold deleted?

No explanation is given. I find it hard to imagine this one is General Reference, when I compare it to countless other really trivial questions that don't get deleted.

2
  • It could be related to the "voting irregularities" that user was involved with maybe? It was mod deleted
    – user10893
    Commented Jun 21, 2012 at 12:12
  • 1
    @simchona: You're absolutely right! I see the OP's account has been suspended. Not sure of the etiquette here, but I've just re-posted it myself (along with my own answer! :) Commented Jun 21, 2012 at 16:52

2 Answers 2

4

This seems to be exactly the kind of question we do want. It asks about grammar and the answers involve discussions of semantics, usage, and definitions.

8

The question was plagiarized from another online forum. Based on this user's previous behavior, deletion was the appropriate course of action. The question itself is not necessarily close-worthy, which is why I didn't close it before deleting.

4
  • Is there a difference between "closed and deleted" and just "deleted"? Commented Jun 21, 2012 at 18:05
  • @MarkBeadles Closing usually provides an explanation for why something was eventually deleted, and serves as a barrier if the question were to be undeleted if the question should remain closed even though it was undeleted.
    – waiwai933
    Commented Jun 21, 2012 at 18:21
  • Aha! That explanation makes sense, I've always wondered about that, thanks. Commented Jun 21, 2012 at 18:25
  • Um, plagiarized? It's just a short question, how can that be plagiarized? So it was copied. Is that bad? As long as we can come up with interesting answers, is it a problem? I realize that this user is problematic, but still, if you look at the question itself... [edit:] Oh, I see FF has reposted it under his own name. Commented Jul 1, 2012 at 19:21

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .