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Is it acceptable to delete a question if the answer was trivial?

If the question is on topic and generally fits the site, it should stay. A question with a trivial answer can always be put on hold. For example: This describes a problem that can't be reproduced ...
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Only 30 days and -1 to remove a question?

I think it's good that the system does this, and I don't think it should be more difficult for questions to be deleted automatically. I think that what happened in Franck Dernoncourt's case is ...
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Please do not delete closed questions with many views and many upvotes

Do we all like commercials... Rhetorical maybe - if you took a straw poll, the answer will almost always be no. We as a community need to understand that at the end-of-the-day, Stack Exchange is a ...
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What is the purpose of allowing undelete votes on a question the OP deleted?

Short Answer In general, it's OK (and sometimes beneficial) for users to delete their own posts and we have this ability, though there are some limitations to self-deletion*. The underlying reason ...
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Helpful answer get deleted?

You didn't show your working Imagine this... Your significant other gets severe abdominal pain. You take them to hospital. Without any discussion, they're immediately whisked away to surgery. No ...
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Why was this very relevant link moderated?

The question was closed due to the original author answered: At some point in the last week or so, an update for something seems to have fixed this issue. The close-reason was: This describes a ...
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How to delete merged question?

I have deleted your question. Done.
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Moderators, users wants to delete some question, leave them!

When you've been around the site for a while, you'll find that links to questions in Meta tend to garner many more views than normal. Please do not delete closed questions with many views and many ...
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Helpful answer get deleted?

I feel you have accepted @Oli's answer but missed its point. So here's my attempt to point out what's wrong with your answer(s) posted to that question in particular. A disclaimer first, I was the ...
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How to delete merged question?

From what's been written so far, it looks like the way to delete a merged post is to ask a question on meta, and then a tiny dinosaur mod will kindly delete it for you. However, for the sake of ...
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I believe my question was removed, don't know why

If you look at your activity page: https://askubuntu.com/users/511388/konrad-firm?tab=topactivity there is 1 question listed: On KDE how to change taskbar's font size?
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Is it acceptable to delete a question if the answer was trivial?

I'm not an Ask Ubuntu user, but network-wide policy is that only substantial and re-usable Q&A is on-topic at Stack Exchange. A question that may be entirely answered by pointing out a typo is ...
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Deleted question showing in the review queue

Were you looking at the recently reviewed? Review audit passed 54 mins ago: Adaephon reviewed this 54 mins ago: Reviewed It was an audit post. They're commonly already nuked.
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Please do not delete closed questions with many views and many upvotes

On Code Golf Stack Exchange there was recently a flood of code-trolling questions, which were mostly awful. While they brought lots of traffic to the website, they were also awful questions (which ...
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Who is able to see deleted questions?

Questions that are deleted are not visible to most users, but there are some users who can see deleted posts, including: The original author of the post Users with 10,000 or more reputation (see the ...
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Why was this very relevant link moderated?

I have undeleted the post since it was useful to you. The closure seems correct to me, but both the question, the self-answer and the answer with the workaround seem to at least have information that ...
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Question deleted as abandoned although I didn't abandon it

You've done the right thing, asking in here. I have undeleted it. If it's still a pressing issue, you might want to consider putting a bounty on it.
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My question was deleted. Was this on random or following a policy?

I can't be sure without a link to your deleted question but yes, closed questions are deleted by the system after a while. You can see the details here, but in short: If the question was closed ...
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Retrieve a deleted question

This was changed relatively recently (in 2022). You can now find all your deleted questions/deleted answers. (See also the entries about January 2021 here: Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange.) ...
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Only 30 days and -1 to remove a question?

Is it just me, or is this far to heavy handed? I agree it is too heavy handed. I agree that amending the threshold to -3 would be better. Some considerations: downvoters use it to delete questions ...
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Only 30 days and -1 to remove a question?

"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?". If it's a really bad question it would be close voted. If it's a good question it will be voted up. If ...
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Retrieve a deleted question

You should be able to find your questions (even the deleted ones) through your profile. Deleted questions show up with a slightly red background. If you have many, there's a "recently deleted" link ...
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More black links on deleted question page

The site has had several design updates and this is now fixed.
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