12 votes

Why was my question so quickly deleted by a moderator?

If you read the Help Center's page about what you can ask about here prior to posting, you would see that some questions aren't a good fit for this environment, specifically questions about "finding ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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The "Professional Engineers" question has 2/3 reopen votes AND 3/4 delete votes; what's going on here?

Most certification questions are either individual career advice or the answer is "go ask them" (and changes yearly). This is closer to being a question about the legal status of software engineering ...
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7 votes
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What's wrong about this question?

Although questions about coding style are on-topic here, this question falls squarely into the category of questions that aren't a good fit for the question and answer format. Among other things, ...
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Why the question got deleted?

Thank you for pointing out that the question was deleted without a visible reason. Usually, questions are first closed with a reason before they are deleted. In the meanwhile, this has been rectified. ...
amon's user avatar
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Will removing link to author's own research paper be enough to make this question not spam?

Would such edits make it not spam? Yes. Make it suitable for undeletion and reopening? It's still an off-topic question. Aside from the title, I don't see any questions, on- or off-topic. Even if you ...
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Questions linked by meta questions shouldn't be permanently deleted

You point to a valid problem, but the solution cannot be to interfere with normal moderation or cleanup activities like deleting a question. The actual problem here is that the Meta question relied ...
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Can we *please* stop with the wanton deletions

I don't understand why the existence of a single delete vote is an issue. Votes to delete should not be taken any differently than up votes, down votes, or votes to close. They are all expressions of ...
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5 votes

Question got closed citing that it requests for "customer support"

You are asking the SE community why a specific vendor (in this case Google) made a decision to favor tool X over tool Y. Honestly, the community here is the wrong audience for such a question. If the ...
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My book-recommendation question on very specific topic was deleted

The Help Center's page about what can be asked here has a list of types questions that are not allowed, even if they fall into one of the things that are considered on-topic here: Some questions, ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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4 votes
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What happened to this question

Yes, it was deleted. It is an example of a question that is blatantly off-topic. Because it already attracted answers, there is no way to edit the question to put it in a good form that would be ...
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The "Professional Engineers" question has 2/3 reopen votes AND 3/4 delete votes; what's going on here?

This question IS answerable, but it seems to me that it's awfully broad - within the US alone there are 50 states + DC and protectorates that all have their own legal codes on the subject, and that's ...
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The "Professional Engineers" question has 2/3 reopen votes AND 3/4 delete votes; what's going on here?

Without the OP referencing the definition of Professional Engineer the question should be closed as unclear what you're asking. Does this refer to the Professional Engineer exam mentioned in the top ...
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The very first question if deleted cannot be retrieved until 2nd question is added

Thanks for reporting this. Should be fixed as of about 3 hours ago! See also: Why does "deleted recent questions" not appear for users who have asked only one question?
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Why was this question directly closed as primarily opinion based and directly removed?

This site is about software engineering. Not about things that a programmer might find interesting. Your question was about the English language, not about software engineering. It was therefore ...
amon's user avatar
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3 votes
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Is my question, about TypeScript and learning difficulties off-topic because I suggest supporting claims with evidence?

It wasn't one of these: Recommend tools, libraries, programming languages, resources (including books, blogs, tutorials, and examples) It may not be immediately clear to you, but our community here ...
Doc Brown's user avatar
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3 votes
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How can I get my question answered instead of being autodeleted?

As of right now the question is open and has a non-negative score. Reading it myself, I feel that you did a good job of explaining the various potential advantages and disadvantages of each approach ...
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How to improve my question "Structure of enterprise application with interchangeable technology interface underlying in C# with DDD approach"

I think first thing you should try is avoiding to ask for "best practices" and "best design" (see link why). These are vague buzzwords which often trigger downvotes and close votes ...
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Is my question, about TypeScript and learning difficulties off-topic because I suggest supporting claims with evidence?

You might want to take your issue and completely reframe it as a different question. I took a look at your deleted question. And while I don't have dyspraxia (that I know of) I am dyslexic. So I know ...
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2 votes

Is my question, about TypeScript and learning difficulties off-topic because I suggest supporting claims with evidence?

The fundamental issue is we need questions that have answers that are so objectively correct that the first answer to get it right will squeeze out room for any others. When that fails the votes are ...
candied_orange's user avatar
2 votes

Is my question, about TypeScript and learning difficulties off-topic because I suggest supporting claims with evidence?

The question falls into what we consider recommending resources, but would also typically turn into the equivalent of asking for a link since we would not be able to reproduce the paper here. Even if ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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2 votes

Question deleted even though there are similar questions on the site

The existence of similar questions that have not been closed and/or deleted does not mean that a particular question is a good fit for the site. We have definitions of what topics are appropriate to ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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1 vote

Delete/unlock the [job-definition] questions locked by merges

I deleted both of these merge sources for you. Hopefully this allows you to cast delete votes on the merge targets if you so wish. I am not touching those for right now but if you are still blocked ...
maple_shaft's user avatar
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What's so terrible about this naming question?

We have a Help Center article on the types of questions that should not be asked here: every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ______?” There are 15 undeleted answers. You accepted ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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1 vote

If I was a homework cheater,

Seeing as there's been a glut of 1-rep users asking some truly obvious test questions today for some reason, I'd like to offer a new solution: Add phrasing "including exam/test/homework questions" to ...
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