Can I find out why this question was deleted and whether there are changes that could allow it to be undeleted? I have found an answer and would like to post that.

  • It was deleted because it wasn’t (answered, commented, nor edited) since it was submitted in November 2021.
    – Ramhound
    Jun 5, 2023 at 2:44
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    – Mokubai Mod
    Jun 5, 2023 at 4:20
  • AIUI your free to post a question and answer it yourself. So for you to share your answer an undelete is not a requirement. Jun 5, 2023 at 10:15
  • @JoepvanSteen - No, when the question is deleted, it's hidden from other users and does not accept answers.
    – NewSites
    Jun 6, 2023 at 1:17
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    @Mokubai - If it was deleted because it had no answers, and I want to answer it now, can you undelete it so I can answer it?
    – NewSites
    Jun 6, 2023 at 1:20
  • @NewSites, yes I understand that, he can post the question again, can he not? Jun 6, 2023 at 2:05
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    The linked help article provides a link to this other question and one of the answers explicitly advises re-asking, so this should be an option. Jun 6, 2023 at 15:41
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    @JoepvanSteen - The author should focus on improving the existing question so it can be undeleted instead of submitting the same question that was already not answered after 2 years.
    – Ramhound
    Jun 7, 2023 at 15:00
  • @Ramhound, but I can not even find that question anymore (following that URL) so assumed really deleted, as in gone. Can author still see and edit this question then? Jun 7, 2023 at 15:24
  • @JoepvanSteen - The author of a deleted question can see their own deleted question.
    – Ramhound
    Jun 7, 2023 at 16:10
  • @Ramhound Thank you, understood. Jun 7, 2023 at 16:22

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https://superuser.com/q/1686639/116475 was deleted by Stack Exchange's automated question deletion script (aka, Roomba) as it has a score of 0, low views, no answers, and fewer than 2 comments.

Proposal: Decrease the required view count to prevent Roomba deletion when score = 0 on smaller sites

I've personally had well over 100 questions deleted by Stack Exchange's automated question deletion script.

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