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Questions tagged [deleted-questions]

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Who is able to see deleted questions?

I've deleted a question,but the number of views is still changing. Who can see my deleted question? Aren't they permanently deleted?
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Why does the site tease me about a comment I can't view?

A deleted answer marked as spam shows a "show 1 more comment" link, but clicking the link does not show the comment. Reloading the page does not make the problem go away. The deletion itself is ...
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What is the purpose of allowing undelete votes on a question the OP deleted?

A user deleted their question after 1 close vote: sh.file not executing on startup (via crontab) Screenshot for those with < 10k reputation: I was given the option to "un-delete" this question ...
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How to delete merged question?

I asked a question on Ask Ubuntu. Someone flagged it as a duplicate and merged that question with another question. My question is : How to find group name and user name and it was merged with : ...
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Only 30 days and -1 to remove a question?

This was just brought to my attention by this question. From meta.se a question can be removed If the question is more than 30 days old, and ... has −1 or lower score has no answers is ...
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Serial downvote: how to make it stop? Tired of having my questions deleted

For the second time on askubuntu.com, I got serial downvoted. The user who downvotes targets questions with no upvote and no answer so that after the downvote the question will automatically deleted....
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I believe my question was removed, don't know why

I believe my question was deleted, or I posted it somewhere in a completely different place and forgot it, but I'm 92.1% sure I posted it here (among other places like irc) It was about plasmashell ...
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Is it acceptable to delete a question if the answer was trivial?

I just answered a question regarding a not-working script. The issue was actually a spelling error (making a variable that was later used empty). The asker immediately deleted the question after I ...
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Question deleted as abandoned although I didn't abandon it

I asked this question a while ago. It didn't receive any helpful attention, not even a comment asking for output of some command or something, or suggesting what I could look at. Since I still have ...
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Deleted question showing in the review queue

I was going through the "First Posts" review queue and stumbled upon this: https://askubuntu.com/review/first-posts/368555 However, when I clicked the link to view the question itself, I ...
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My question was deleted. Was this on random or following a policy?

My question was deleted. Is there a policy for deleting questions here? Is there a meta answer showing this very policy? (Or is questions deleted more randomly). Not that I take it too seriously but I ...
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Retrieve a deleted question

Is there a way to retrieve a deleted question I have asked? I deleted it because I had a duplicate, but after further reading I understood that's it's not really the same question, and I want mine ...
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Moderators, users wants to delete some question, leave them!

Post Deleted by Braiam, Eric Carvalho, Avinash Raj, Radu Rădeanu, fossfreedom♦ Post Deleted by Braiam, Eric Carvalho, Radu Rădeanu, fossfreedom♦ Post Deleted by Braiam, Eric Carvalho, ...
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Please do not delete closed questions with many views and many upvotes

Recently closed questions appear in the delete queue even though they had many upvotes and many views too. Some examples: What media (music and video) players are there? 52 upvotes 21k views 21 fav ...
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Can we delete/migrate 425730 question that is about Mint?

Ok, is a good information, but it is off topic. The problem is that with the amount of votes that both Question and Answer have, we would need 4-5 10kers to delete it, but sadly we don't have that ...
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Can we delete question 12796?

This Q was recently locked even trough my best wishes of delete it. I mean, who cares about some petition for firms someone did several years ago and even so failed? This shouldn't be the kind of ...
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Hey 10kers… you also have the delete votes

Well, the users with 10,000 reputation or more has access to the moderation tools (commonly referred as 10k-tools) which give more insight over the site itself. There's also the infamous flag queue ...
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How do I delete/abandon my question when it has answers?

It's a story you hear all too often. I asked a question. I got some answers. They showed effort so I voted them up. I found some time to actually try them out. Then... I changed my mind and did ...
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Down voting on a question that shouldn't be there

I have a question with -5 votes it had -3 and I had no use for the question because the answer don't help me, but the problem was overcome. I tried to delete it but it wasn't going away so I changed ...
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Deletion request: Question 287309

I figured out the problem with my question, and it was something really obvious - not important enough to keep the question around for. Unfortunately, the JavaScript that lets me delete a question is ...
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Why where 2 of my questions deleted?

Why were my question deleted by the community? fail2ban broken after dist upgrade https://askubuntu.com/questions/113721/how-can-i-disable-the-php-gettext-module I want go get a solution for that ...
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Should spam-only accounts always be deleted?

Should accounts that have posted spam and don't appear to have contributed any non-spam content to the site always be deleted? My understanding--from limited observation and this may be wrong!--is ...
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More black links on deleted question page

This is a continuation of this question: Black links on new duplicate banner are counter intuitive. On Ask Ubuntu, when users with less than 10k view a deleted question they land at a page that ...
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Deleted questions not removed from homepage on “New Activity” notification

Upon the homepage, if a question is deleted, and another triggers the "New activity" notification, which is then clicked on, the deleted posts are not removed from the list while bumped ones are added....
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Should we delete closed questions?

We currently have more than 4000 questions that are closed, excluding being closed as duplicates. Should we just delete most of these questions, since they don't technically add much value to our ...
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Why do we close duplicate questions?

I know that on AskUbuntu, we close duplicate questions. What is the reason that we do that? Is it to narrow the amount of questions that exist on the site that way users don't need to sift through 20 ...
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The reputation on deleted question

I think the bounty/reputation should be preserved for the answers even after the question is deleted. I mean you give an answer and it is accepted and then question gets deleted because of some reason....
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Why should I close 54422?

Someone has suggested I delete/close Is there a way to disable or limit system xrandr probes? because I am no longer experiencing the bug that prompted me to ask it. Personally, I think it's still an ...
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Accidentally deleted my own question

I've accidentally deleted my own question, should I ask it again or can it be undeleted?
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Don't edit spam answers, just flag them

We've been hit by way more spam than normal, just thought I'd point out these discussions on meta that might be useful to folks: What can we do about the increasing amount of spam on Ask Ubuntu? ...
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Are the questions with the mark (closed) erased?

I've seen many questions with the mark [closed] in the title. Does it mean that they will be erased later? Or just remains as closed?