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Deleting a post

Today I encountered a person writing his comment as an answer as because he only have 35 bounties. So is there anyway by which you can delete such kind of answers OR any other user who is capable of ...
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Question deleted by OP for no apparent reason; how to find out why?

Yesterday I was surprised to find that this question was deleted by the time I had finished writing an answer to it, so that the answer could not be posted. Apparently it was OP himself who deleted ...
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Deleting a downvoted answer?

Is it right to delete a downvoted answer of one's own? I have only done this once (I actually got the "Peer pressure" badge from that), but I am afraid that this is not allowed. I do have an accepted ...
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deletions and so

Recently it is driving me a bit mad: There was a question, something about Datalog and logic, I post a comment, think about it for an evening, the next day I have thought about it but I cannot find ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I answered my own question and the answer was deleted by a moderator. The answer is an adequate solution to the question asked, but I am looking for other solutions. I feel that my answer could have ...
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Is vote counted if a post is deleted?

On your user profile, there is a vote count. I am just curious about this: If you give a vote on a post and the post is deleted, does it decrease your count? (This effect certain badges) The ...
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Double-voting on delete/undelete status of questions.

Delete/undelete reversal cycles can be prolonged (and the ultimate outcome altered) by double voting, in which users undo the defeat of their earlier votes by casting the same vote a second time. For ...
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Should a question with a flaw be deleted?

Suppose I put up a question which I think contains some flaw. If the question is proved to contain a flaw by others, thus making it unanswerable, should I delete the question, or should I let it stay? ...
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Are the old posts deleted?

I am wondering if there is a time upper limit for a post such that after that time it is going to be deleted. I mean is every post last forever? If some posts are long lasting what are their ...
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Should I delete my Dumb question?

I read a post here recently (sorry I can't find it), where the issue of a high increase in low quality questions was brought to our attention. I have a final coming shortly, so there is a question I ...
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Should I delete my answer containing a result and a hint, if a complete answer is posted later?

I'm asking about this question. I posted my answer a while ago, containing only the final result and a hint about where to search for a proof. I intended that I would post the full proof later, but ...
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Comments being deleted mysteriously

I don't know why my comments I placed on a question made by an asker are being deleted. I would like to hear an explanation. I think I should be informed first that my comment probably does not like ...
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Please get rid of this answer ASAP

A user named "FeelingSick" posted an "answer" with some extremely unsuitable content at the question How do "proofs" work in mathematics, down to the basic level?. [Warning: the image might ...
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Why was my answer deleted and then duplicated as a comment?

My answer to this question has been deleted by a moderator, apparently, and made into a comment. I would like to know why, as I cannot see a good reason for it. The OP asked for a hint, and that's ...
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How should I handle changing my vague, general question into a specific, answerable one?

About a week ago I posted this question, which in hindsight is vague and over-broad, both for what I really want to know and for what can be reasonably answered in one question. The example is also ...
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Recent deletion of a question

There was a recent homework question that went along the lines of finding integer solutions to $(4x^2-1)(4y^2-1)=(4z^2-1)^2$, but it seems to be deleted now. Is this correct? I don't have 10k ...
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What's the motivation for keeping the deleted answers?

I wonder why this site keeps the deleted answers? If some user decide to delete his answer I think he wants to do it for some good reasons, and hoping that his answer is gone, but after ...
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On deleting a question

My meta question seemed to be deleted. Where can I find an explanation on deleting a question(on meta or main)? I would like to know on what conditions a question can be deleted. I searched help, ...
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Why my comments were deleted from this question?

Why my comments were deleted from this question? I asked the OP the definition of the principal $n$-th root of $x$, where $x$ is a real number. I exchanged comments with the OP on that.
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Ban or delay close votes from users who answered a question

Where a user has answered a question, I propose that either that user cannot vote to close the question or the user's close vote ability is suspended on that question for one week ...
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A feature request:Blocking the removal of a comment which was already quoted

It happens sometimes that a user removes his comment(s). I think it is okay when nobody replied to them. However, when other people already replied to them, their time writing the replies was spent ...
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A very small favor to ask re downvoted answers

In this question, I initially messed up and put in an incorrect result. Blindingly fast, the answer was downvoted. I raced to correct the result, but by then there was already a correct result. So I ...
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When do network moderators delete questions?

I have been going over the list of recently deleted posts, to see what new there since my last visit, and I have noticed something strange. One of the network-wide moderator has deleted a question. ...
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Should moderators intervene when the accepted answer is blatantly wrong?

Generally the moderators have nothing to do with the actual mathematical content of the posts. Their work is when the posts are incorrectly made (e.g. questions in answers, or comments in answers), or ...
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How to produce a list of my own deleted answers?

From a previous thread, it seems that the functionality to list deleted answers has been removed. Is this true? What if I only want to see a list of my own deleted answers?
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Deletion of a question with upvoted answers

Rationals and irrationals on the real number line is not very well-posed, but all the answers seemed to interpret it the same way: prove that for every two irrationals $i_1 < i_2$, there is a ...
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How do I get a post removed?

I have been asked by my University Mathematics department to remove a post that I made a while ago, how can I go about doing this?
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Missing comments

If I've noticed correctly, some of my comments seem to be deleted by somebody else. The first time I didn't pay attention to this event, but I believe it happened again here. I've asked OP in the ...
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How to delete an accepted answer?

That's the question. I would like to delete some of my answers that have been accepted. How can I do that? Everytime I hit delete it is not possible for me to do so.
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My comment was removed and I don't know why

I don't remember the exact words and perhaps the moderator who removed my comment would care to explain why he did so and paste my comment somewhere on the thread. In this answer I left a comment ...
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Losing votes despite being over the 200 rep limit

I was a little surprised to have found that I lost 132 rep due to some user that was deleted (!). What I do not understand, however, is that this has happened on a day that I am (so far) 17 votes ...
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How do I delete my question?

I tried to contribute to the math forum by providing a question and an answer that I thought was insightful, I am getting a lot of down votes without any explanations. I want to take my question down. ...
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Deleting my accepted answer and contacting the mod

I wish to delete my accepted answer here. When I flagged it for mod attention, the review was that there was there was no evidence to support my contention. I do not know what to do at this stage. ...
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Re-asking a question

I asked Why $p$-adically interpolate? while I wasn't signed in - this unknown user is me. Although this is a pretty general question, and should probably be easy to answer by an expert in that field, ...
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What should I do about a question I asked, which I now realize is a bad question?

I posted this the other day because it seemed like a good idea at the time. However, I now realize it was an incredibly stupid question! What's good etiquette in situations like this? Deletion? ...
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Vulgar Username

I think necessary steps should be taken against the profile http://math.stackexchange.com/users/26920/urine-soaked-pajamas as the user name and avatar are offensive and go against the dignity of the ...
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Do deleted answers live forever?

From what I understand a 10K+ user can see all deleted answers. Does a deleted answer remain visible to the 10K+ users forever?
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No longer relevant comments

The following scenario frequently happens: member $M_1$ answers a question, but he makes a typo that member $M_2$ points out. So $M_2$ leaves a comment, $M_1$ corrects the answer. If this correction ...
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how do you delete a question that you have posted on this website?

Hi how do I delete a question that I've posted on here? Can't seem to find any delete options
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More granularity in locking questions

Is it possible to have more granularity in of time-span for locking questions? Currently the available choices are 1 hr, 1 day, 1 week, and permanent. There are times where longer, but not permanent ...
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Why was “Rational numbers - sticks and stones” deleted?

Could some 10k or ♦ mod shed some light on why this question was deleted? I understand that there may have been a good reason for it, but the error page I'm getting doesn't really explain it, beyond ...
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Three answers disappeared

Yesterday I have 287 answers in my profile, today 284. I don't know which answers disappeared, the only thing I can say is that I lost some reputation in functional analysis tag. What has happened? I ...
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How do I move a post to another forum, like CV/stats?

So yesterday I asked this question here, but I think that is might get more attention over at Stats/CV. How do I move it, or ask someone to move it? I ask because I was tempted to delete it ...
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Getting back a deleted question

I asked a question and posted it. Immediately I saw a flaw and deleted it hastily. Now it want it back to correct it. What to do? Thanks for any help.
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Why can't I revist my own deleted question?

I posted a question and then deleted it. The text block turned red, and the "delete" button changed into "undelete". Presumably if I click the "undelete" link it will undelete the question; this has ...
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Are deleted comments destroyed?

When I delete a comment, is it destroyed completely? Or does it still exist, perhaps visible to moderators? If the latter, can it be undeleted again?
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Should identical answers on questions which are abstract duplicates of each other be allowed?

Let's say that a question is posted, asking how to find $$\sum_{k=1}^n2k^2.$$ It is proposed that the question be closed as a duplicate of a much older one, asking how to find $$\sum_{k=1}^nk^2,$$ but ...
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Policy on users deleting their own questions?

Recently a user deleted his/her own question regarding the applications of continued fractions (link for 10k+ users), possibly in response to comments (including several of mine) which noted that ...
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On deleting vs. closing duplicate questions.

Recently a question was deleted by the OP after it was pointed out in comments that it was a duplicate. I was in the process of composing an answer, but I was not able to post it when I finished since ...
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Why was “Equilateral triangle and a parabola” deleted?

I came across this deleted question (10k+ only) in the mod tools overview. I don't understand why the question was deleted. As far as I can see, it is a completely appropriate, non-spammy, ...