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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.

  • It could be related to the "voting irregularities" that user was involved with maybe? It was mod deleted – simchona Jun 21 '12 at 12:12
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    @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! :) – FumbleFingers Jun 21 '12 at 16:52
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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.

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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.

  • Is there a difference between "closed and deleted" and just "deleted"? – Mark Beadles Jun 21 '12 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 Jun 21 '12 at 18:21
  • Aha! That explanation makes sense, I've always wondered about that, thanks. – Mark Beadles Jun 21 '12 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. – Cerberus Jul 1 '12 at 19:21

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