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Question deleted with multiple up-voted answers, why?

Why the question was judged unsuitable for this site This question did not meet the criteria for single word requests, and the original poster never edited it or returned to it in the approximately ...
herisson's user avatar
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Need help in understanding why my question was deleted

Your question was deleted by an automated process known as Roomba: If the question is more than 30 days old, and ... has −1 or lower score has no answers is not locked ... ... it will be ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Deleted Upvoted and Popular Question: Why?

Based on advice from the help center on question deletion, as well as from these SE Meta discussions... How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? ...
RaceYouAnytime's user avatar
7 votes

Deleted Upvoted and Popular Question: Why?

What’s the policy on deleting closed questions? Closed questions should ultimately be either deleted or else fixed up so they can be reöpened. The one referenced in this question simply went the ...
tchrist's user avatar
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Question deleted with multiple up-voted answers, why?

(This answer simply states the general principles. I didn't vote to close or delete the question, so I'll leave it to those who did to confirm.) Whether a question is suitable for the site is decided ...
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Why was my question about proper english terminology migrated to a software engineering discussion?

I migrated it because it is off-topic on our site, but I had hoped that it might be acceptable elsewhere. It is off-topic here because we do not accept requests for help in choosing names of elements ...
tchrist's user avatar
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5 votes
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Why was the following question automatically deleted as "spam or offensive"?

Posts that have been deleted with that indication next to them were not deleted because of the automated script that deletes certain old questions, sometimes known as the Roomba. Rather, that ...
tchrist's user avatar
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My “shipping” question has been sunk

I was one of the users who voted to keep the question closed, and Tonepoet's answer explains the deficiencies in the question that I too had been concerned about. There'd been fair opportunity to edit ...
Chappo Hasn't Forgotten Monica's user avatar
3 votes
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Can we delete and re-post unanswered questions?

Yes, you can either edit your original question or delete it and post a new one. To attract more attention you can place a bounty on your questions. – user240918 Jan 21 at 11:31 That said, Editing ...
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Why was this question not automatically deleted?

Minimally? Because it's not closed, and because it hasn't been a year yet. The exact automatic deletion criteria are complex. See: Enable automatic deletion of old, unanswered, zero-score questions ...
tchrist's user avatar
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My “shipping” question has been sunk

I'm not sure since our version of the help center has lacks some information, but it seems like Roomba does take pending reopening votes and duplicate status into consideration, but only from the time ...
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