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Questions tagged [deleted-questions]

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Can we delete and re-post unanswered questions?

Sometimes questions that seem valid and interesting seem to just pass people by—it has happened to some of my own questions, and I have seen it with other questions too. Often, I think it is a ...
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Why was this question not automatically deleted?

I was reading up on the difference between whoever and whomever today and came across a question with zero net vote, and no answers. I thought that the periodic automatic deletion process would ...
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Deleted Upvoted and Popular Question: Why?

The question is now Undeleted I am very grateful to tchrist, who undeleted the post. P.S. Several answers, consisting of one liners, have been deleted because they fail to reflect the site's ...
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“confused in using ON or Open” merged with deleted question

The question confused in using ON or Open (submitted three months ago) was merged with a question that was deleted at some point in time after the merge action. It still cannot be answered or edited. ...
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Question deleted with multiple up-voted answers, why?

Recently there was a question that attracted a lot of answers: Is there a word for a person who can't do things right? Or can't handle things, and ends up messing up? It was nicely coming along. ...
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Is this question sufficiently improved to be undeleted?

I'm interested in reviving my question Meaning of phrase "Early/late in the piece". It was closed and then automatically deleted. I've tried to edit it to improve it. Is this question any good now, or ...
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Is there a way to ask questions specifically to SE managers?

I have recently come across situations on this site that I would've liked to ask and bring up to SE managers/creators without it being to the public or raising a flag. I specifically would like to ...
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Why was my question about improving this site deleted by “Community ♦”?

This is the deleted question: https://english.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6709/a-simple-proposal-to-encourage-people-to-ask-better-questions Can it be re-opened? Well, I didn't get much support ...
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Request for aggregate data regarding deleted questions with subjects containing CORRECT, GRAMMA, or RIGHT

This support request will require the assistance of a Stack Exchange employee, probably a kindly Community Manager. As shown at the bottom of this answer, I present some SEDE results on just how many ...
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What are the “rules” for deleting questions? And should “What does ‘TL;DR:’ mean?” be undeleted?

I stumbled (to my utter amazement) on a question which was linked to a comment posted on Meta, namely https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/10659/what-does-tldr-mean For those who do not have ...
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Please undelete and reopen “Recover against” vs. “recover from”

I've since emended the question; 'commonly-available references' don't answer it. Why was it closed and deleted? This was closed and deleted by members of the community. Maybe different members have ...
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Why I lost my 'question'?

I have posted a question regarding cockney some while ago. As a learner, I always need the history of my posts, including the answers and responses so I can make sort of review about my progress. Now,...
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“are you dumb bruv” deleted

Recently, I asked a question about the phrase "are you dumb bruv", it has been deleted https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/144708/are-you-dumb-bruv When I try to undelete it, a message comes ...
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Duplicate of deleted question

I recently came across a duplicate question. However, the question it a a duplicate of is deleted. What is the right thing to do in this case? Should I flag the the duplicate for unduplication? Should ...
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Why was the question “Go Missing At In” deleted?

I notice that the question "Go Missing At In" was deleted by a mod ~20 minutes after being posted. Why was this done? Shouldn't it have been closed first? Edit: Now we appear to have a dupe.
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How is deletion policy applied?

A few days ago, I asked a question which got closed for being too basic. When I tried to improve it, it got silently deleted (which implies disappearing from historical records as well), apparently ...
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How was question 79065 deleted?

Just as a matter of curiosity, how was question #79065, Identifying the implied gender of nouns, deleted? So far as I recall, all other deleted questions I've looked at have a “deleted by” indication;...
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Post disappeared, no indication given

I had recently made a post (link here) and came to check the status of it. According to the page, it's been deleted for moderation reasons. Apparently things are deleted when they are 'extremely off ...
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Is there a way to find out why questions have been deleted?

I recently lost a bunch of reputation because two questions I'd offered answers for had been deleted. This seemed to happen very quickly, without their first being closed (I think). I would love to ...
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What constitutes an “exact duplicate”?

Recently, one of my answers was deleted from this question: Why "meth-", "eth-", "prop-", when there is "uni-","di-","tri-"? My best guess ...
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Why is this question listed as deleted twice by the same user?

OK, the user is RegDwight. This deleted question (you can only see it if you have >=10000 rep) has a notification which states: deleted by RegDwight Ѭſ道♦, RegDwight Ѭſ道♦ Mar 2 at 11:42 Oh, and ...
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Can I have all my closed questions deleted?

I don't like having them there taunting me. I find them to be useless if they are closed. Is there a way to delete the questions I've asked that were closed?
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Why 'Meaning of “I've gotten over X” recently' was removed

I do not mean to stir up any commotion here, but today I looked at the list of my answers and realised that one had disappeared on its own. Curious I went to check it out and discovered that the ...
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Why was my question closed?

I am referring to my question here. Within minutes of posting the question it was closed, and I am still confused about why. There are the comments: Maybe it's me, but I don't see the question ...
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Why were my questions on English meaning, usage and grammar closed and deleted?

I'd like to understand why my questions on English phrases, expressions, words usage, meaning, grammar and/or definitions were closed. What are out of this english.stackexchange.com board in them? ...
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Can't copies of deleted threads be Emailed to authors?

I found many answers to my deleted questions extremely useful and interesting. Can't the copy of deleted threads be email-ed to all authors? or authors be warned to backup them before deleting? ...
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Etiquette on duplicate questions

Sometimes we may miss a previous post that contains the answer to one of our questions or even miss an identical previous question. Do you recommend: Deleting the question (what would happen to ...