16 votes
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Delete own answer if somebody posts a more thorough answer later?

Keep the answer there. Deleting should be done when your content is entirely wrong. If your answer provides valid content, then keep it. Let the OP decide what is the better answer. The other ...
Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy's user avatar
13 votes

Why was my post deleted?

I didn't delete it, but I agree with the mod who did 100%. That was noise. It was a joke, frankly not a very funny one, which was posted as an answer. The entire content of your post was this: I ...
terdon's user avatar
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10 votes

Is this answer worthy of undeleting?

Alas, you don't have the power to vote to undelete that post, despite your hard earned 20k Trusted User privilege. If you try, you'll get a message saying A moderator has deleted this post and it ...
Zanna's user avatar
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10 votes
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Is this deletion correct?

The system automatically selected that answer for use as a review audit because it was deleted after being flagged as spam or rude or abusive. I know this because 10k users can view deleted posts, but ...
Eliah Kagan's user avatar
7 votes

Delete own answer if somebody posts a more thorough answer later?

If I notice someone's written a way better answer than my own I always delete it. Sometimes having too much information about a subject can be bad, removing out of date content from AU is just as ...
Jorge Castro's user avatar
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7 votes

Why is it that perfectly good answers get deleted?

I'm one of the regular deleters around here, and my high horse is currently in the barn. Answers are usually only deleted when they are either very low quality or not an answer. For some examples: ...
Kaz Wolfe's user avatar
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6 votes
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Correct answer deleted?

Your answer started with "Total War: Rome 2 is Windows only software. " Based on that, and the fact that the path you specified "drive_c/users//Application Data/The Creative Assembly/...
Mitch's user avatar
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5 votes

Correct answer deleted?

Sorry about that. I've undeleted your answer which seems to be on point, and in any case seems to have been deleted based on a misunderstanding as you say.
Zanna's user avatar
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5 votes
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What's the proper process for "fixing" a Mod-or-community-deleted answer?

Must it be flagged by the user for a Mod to review? If so, does the user (usually a new user) know this? Yes, since mod-deleted posts cannot be undeleted by anyone else other than the mods, and one ...
Andrew T.'s user avatar
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5 votes

raised flag - cooled off - now want to temper it / edit it -- what can I do?

Retracting Flags As Zanna says, the appropriate action when you have raised a flag that you have then realized is wrong or unhelpful is to retract the flag. Most (but not all) types of flags can be ...
Eliah Kagan's user avatar
5 votes

A user deletes their answer and posts the same question as a new post and self answers

Flag it - linking the other post, ideally. It's unfair to the user who posted the answer to the original post - and it's probably worth a mod taking a look.
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
4 votes
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A user deletes their answer and posts the same question as a new post and self answers

First, I would assume this is an extremely rare scenario. Second, if the answering user reposts another users question without any modification, this would be considered blatant plagiarism. However, ...
Artur Meinild's user avatar
3 votes

Why is it that perfectly good answers get deleted?

I will be completely honest: Kaz sums up all the deletion reasons nicely in his answer to this question. Each and every one of the reasons that was stated by Kaz there is accurate, and would reflect ...
Thomas Ward's user avatar
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3 votes

Why is it that perfectly good answers get deleted?

The majority of answers that are deleted are done so through review after being flagged as "not an answer" or "very low quality". Kaz's answer explains why most answers are deleted and makes helpful ...
Zanna's user avatar
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3 votes

Why is it that perfectly good answers get deleted?

First of all, your answer for the hash sum mismatch question is already been discussed in the comments and mentioned that the method you provide for upgrading isn't proper. The documentation that you ...
Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy's user avatar
3 votes
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how to get a copy of a deleted answer

My apologies: I was one of the "deleters". This is the system-wide deletion logic: a moderator can delete anything (no mod deleted anything) 5 reviewers voting to delete can delete anything (None ...
Fabby's user avatar
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3 votes

What's the proper process for "fixing" a Mod-or-community-deleted answer?

Well - as the OP, you do the necessary changes, make sure its good enough and flag for undeletion.
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
2 votes

Can a new-user comment and answer? Is a feedback to an answer allowed to be posted as an answer?

The Help Center explains that answers that do not provide an answer to the original question will be deleted. The structure of this site doesn't support posting a comment on another post as an answer, ...
Zanna's user avatar
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1 vote

Why was my post deleted?

Firstly there is not really something universally dubbed a "post" here in AU. There are comments and answers. Comments can be deleted or moved to discussion when the thread becomes too long, too much ...
WinEunuuchs2Unix's user avatar
1 vote

My answer was deleted after I fixed it, is this acceptable?

I saw that you had edited it but that it was the same as the upvoted one after editing. Since you want it not to be deleted, and it has a little extra information compared to the other one, I have ...
Zanna's user avatar
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1 vote

Why is it that perfectly good answers get deleted?

To back up your theory you have included a couple of examples as requested in comments. In example 1 your answer did not work for the OP. Additionally the OP's question appears to be a duplicate ...
WinEunuuchs2Unix's user avatar
1 vote

Delete own answer if somebody posts a more thorough answer later?

As I have mentioned in my comments in other answers, I would suggest you not to delete your answer. There are several reasons: Answer accepted by OP may not be optimal for other who have similar ...
foxtrot9's user avatar
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