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What happened to this question

I came across this question yesterday: I spend more time thinking about implementation rather than actually writing code. It had a great success. Lots of views and votes and was even featured on SE ...
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The very first question if deleted cannot be retrieved until 2nd question is added

I have noticed one issue that very first question if deleted cannot be retrieved. The steps were: I asked 1 question today, which was down-voted. I realized that it should have not been asked in ...
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What's so terrible about this naming question?

What's the name of the antipattern opposite to “reinventing the wheel”? [on hold] Many people tried suggestions of various derivatives - consequences, special cases, but none for the thing provided, ...
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Question got closed citing that it requests for “customer support”

Yesterday I asked this Qn: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/340510/24410 But some fellow members felt that, it belongs to below category: Why we're not customer support for [your ...
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Why was my question so quickly deleted by a moderator?

I asked a question and it was deleted WITHOUT any polite explanation, by Thomas Owens: I want to learn Symfony but I think, learning Symfony as a first framework is a TITANIC task for someone who ...
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My book-recommendation question on very specific topic was deleted

This is my deleted question. From this meta question I conclude that it's acceptable to ask for course/book recommendations on specialized topics: Are book recommendations on-topic? So, can I do ...
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Delete/unlock the [job-definition] questions locked by merges

Pretty much everything in this tag needs deletion, but there are two old "merges" that make some of the questions impossible for the community to delete, namely: https://softwareengineering....
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The “Professional Engineers” question has 2/3 reopen votes AND 3/4 delete votes; what's going on here?

Can Software Engineers become certified Professional Engineers (PE)? This question was closed by the community as off-topic career advice back in June 2014. It has not received any edits aside from ...
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Why was this nice (though closed) question deleted?

Today, someone asked Why do we need both Priority and Severity? (10k link) which is clearly on-topic being about software development concepts and all that, but was soon closed as primarily opinion ...
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Does deleting a closed question remove a question ban?

I asked a question recently which was closed as being too broad. I disagreed with the reasoning, but I understand the position that programmers.SE moderators took on it and I want to ask questions ...
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How to tell when to downvote for the roomba instead of wasting a delete vote

We have a lot of bad questions to clean up, and not very many delete votes to do it with. So it's commonplace to downvote questions worthy of deletion to make the "roomba" delete them for us rather ...
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**Ok, so where do we ask subjective questions now? [duplicate]

I just came here to Programmers Stack Exchange to ask a question for recommendations for resources to learn a particular topic (in this case, natural language processing), and I just noticed that a ...
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Locked questions cleanup

@MichaelT and I were discussing the purpose of locked questions last night in chat. He brought up this post from Meta.SE: What is a historical lock, and what is it used for? When is it appropriate ...
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Possible Duplicate returns 404

The question https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/159369/67524 is marked as a duplicate, however the duplicate link returns 404. What is the appropriate action going forward here? Should ...
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Where is my question?

Yesterday I asked a question at programmers.stackexchange.com about RESTful (or not really RESTful) APIs. In my opinion it was quite a good question and I spend some time editing it. Of course, no one ...
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I have copied these question to Stackoverflow. Now I want delete the ones here

After recieving good answers to this question I have realised that some of my questions here are too language-specific to recieve the attention I want on here on "programmers". I decided to copy them ...
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Deleted question as a known good audit in close vote review?

Hitting the close vote reviews, I came across this one. I'm really not sure what the proper action on it is. It's been deleted. I'm not sure if I should leave it open (it's deleted), close it (...
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What happened to: “What benefits are there to native JavaScript development?”?

I was reading this question and answer this morning and I noticed it disappeared now and I get an error page with "removed for reasons of moderation" What happened to the question and why? I recall ...
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Why is my account blocked from asking new questions when I've asked just one question with 0 downvotes?

My account has been blocked from asking new questions. Only 1 question asked (0 downvotes). Whats up? Why? Can I unblock this?
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What roomba script went after this question

Feeds has been sharing it's tequila with Community More Accurate Random in C [closed] was deleted by Community. (Full size image at http://i.stack.imgur.com/akYIY.png ) I am curious as to what ...
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Undelete particular question

Can some of the moderators revive (undelete) this question (my own) and it's answers? I was more than sure that it is completely useless and voted to close or delete it. But, other users suggests in ...
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This question will get auto deleted - is it a winning choice?

My belief is that if a question is really too broad, too bad, too much opinionable. The fact will prove it in a very short time. The following question however had already got many interesting ...
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If I was a homework cheater, [duplicate]

...if I was a homework cheater, I would applaud an approach like that... I'm for deletion if not improved in a reasonable timeframe. But minutes after closure is, I think, too speedy. I tend to ...
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Dupe of deleted question

This question is marked as a dupe of a deleted question. Please unmark it as dupe, or resurrect the deleted question.
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How long do I have access to deleted posts?

The following post has been deleted and I still want to refer to the information (it is in my favorites) How long will I be able to see this post until it is permanently purged?
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Curious delete vote

I saw a delete vote on a rather highly voted question Is it OK to split long functions and methods into smaller ones even though they won't be called by anything else?. And yes, I do have the top ...
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Why the top question was removed?

The question what-should-every-programmer-know-about-web-development was removed (google web cache version here) with the following reason: This question was removed from Programmers Stack Exchange ...
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Is it possible to “revive” deleted post?

I would like to know if it's possible to bring back to life a post of mine (a question) which I deleted? If so - would the reputation I gained from it be restored?
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Delete or preserve this question and answers about obscure sorting algorithms?

In my opinion this question should be preserved even though it is bad, because it has nice answers worthy of preserving. To pick one example, I personally found idea of sleep sort to be rather ...
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Answer with a link to deleted question

This answer : https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/a/13976/20065 points to this question : https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/13282/freelance-programming-sites/13565#...
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Search brings up deleted questions in results

Couple of days ago I started noticing deleted questions appearing in search results. At first I thought it was mod vision (moderators can search for deleted posts) but today when I happened to search ...
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What to do when the question is deleted by the owner while it was answered?

After spending a large amount of time answering a question, I notice that the author deleted the question after obtaining the answer. Is it an expected behavior? I believed that we can remove a ...
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When should a question be closed, but not deleted?

I asked this question a while back. Today I was awarded the 1000 views badge. I looked at the question and noticed a delete vote. I understand that a question like this isn't really suited for stack ...
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Are you guys turning P.SE into a 404 black hole?

I have been hitting quite a few 404's on P.SE lately. I was wondering how great the idea of perma deleting questions that have been around a long time and indexed and linked to (not spam or such) ...
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Questions removed months later

I just noticed that two questions I asked at the beginning of last year were then removed 6-7 months later. Is there any chance I can get a heads-up as to why? This one may have been too subjective, ...
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Is it possible to retrieve an answer to a deleted question?

A couple years ago, I wrote an answer to a question that appears to have been deleted. I was just thinking that I wanted to write a blog post based on that answer, and I'd rather not have to rewrite ...
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Issues of possible innovation via new programming languages, removal=censorship? [closed]

If someone raises new ideas of innovation , to improve usability or productivity, especially in a category of programming languages where it is pretty badly needed (and problems haven't been solved ...
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“Full Time Employee versus Contract Work?” on SO should have been migrated here instead of deleted

I've been a long time SO and stack user in general. I'm REALLY disappointed that Full Time Employee versus Contract Work? on SO was deleted instead of migrated to Programmers. I don't care about the ...
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Delete some questions instead of just closing them

There are the FAQ's, plenty of closed questions (heads on top of spears), and comments about what types of questions are appropriate, but since so many questions of the same type are closed, should ...
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Why was “What popular best practices are not always best and why” deleted?

My understanding of the policy is that questions that are too subjective should be closed but not deleted, because they might still contain useful information for people. So why was this question ...
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What is the impact of deleting an answer or question on reputation?

What happens to reputation gained\lost from that question or answer?
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Should we be deleting questions which still have valuable answers?

Reviewing an old answer of mine, I noticed that one of my links to another answer of mine had gone stale, losing both the content and the context of that answer. Now I seem to remember that the ...
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Why was this response deleted?

Would a moderator on programmers.stackexchange (specifically, Anna Lear) kindly explain why this response was deleted? Where are octals useful? I fail to see why it would be deleted after reviewing ...
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Question I answered “disappeared”

I answered a question within the last week. It got a couple of upvotes, however, I can no longer find the question that was asked. I did a search through my reputation and I don't see the question ...
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Question removed

Yesterday I asked a question about web development, here's the link But the question was removed, and I wanted to look back at it. Why is this?
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Great question got deleted

The deletion mafia has struck again. We had this discussion before on Meta.SO. Case in point: the question What do you say to people when they say that programming is not demanding? was deleted. Can ...
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If I delete my own question, can I still see it?

On Stack Overflow, at some point my rep reached a level where I could see deleted questions and answers. They're just grayed out. On this site, I have very low rep; so I'm sure I can't see deleted ...