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
    – user10893
    Commented Jun 21, 2012 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! :) Commented Jun 21, 2012 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.


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"? 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

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