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Help us clean up Super User

Waaaay back in the early days of Stack Overflow Jeff wrote a blog post about the Stack Overflow Question Lifecycle. Who decides what questions don’t fit? Trusted members of the Stack Overflow ...
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Rant: Owner Deleted questions — there must be a better way

Twice that I know for fact, and another couple times that I suspect. The OP has deleted the question as soon as they know the answer. I assume it was the OP, the two I know for a fact were both ...
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Destroying users does not delete answers posted by other users, even though the question has been deleted

The title may seem a bit weird, let me explain. While going through some questions, I found a spammer network about 5 users with each of the users posting answers on others' questions. Besides ...
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Reopening good question closed by OP

What does the "when i snap a window..." option do? This is a good question. Admittedly, I didn't read carefully enough when I answered it, but in subsequent conversation we were able to ...
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Styling deleted questions in post lists for awarded badges

On the list of flagged posts (Flagging Summary), deleted posts are shown as such: In the favorites list, they also appear deleted: Deleted posts are not indicated on lists of posts for which ...
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Why do questions get closed?

I'm having a hard time understanding the reasoning behind closing questions. Not that I think questions shouldn't be closed, but I do not understand the reasoning and/or thought processes behind ...
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Question deleted

I have a lot of trouble asking questions on Super User, and I just can't get it right. Can someone please help me out? My question is https://superuser.com/questions/841437/want-to-print-to-...
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Why and When are closed questions deleted?

It seems closed questions are very insecure. Why and When, are closed questions deleted? (Even highly voted well formed closed questions can be deleted). What is the argument that they can't just ...
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Questions deleted by the OP mark answers as deleted by their owner

This topic was deleted by the user who posted the question. The answer was deleted with the topic. But the page says that the answer was deleted by it's owner at the exact same time, which is simply ...
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Why was this question deleted instead of closed?

I've found this question and voted to close it. For those who can't see deleted questions, here is the original text: Which One is Best News Paper App? Because there are so many newspaper ...
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Dealing with low-quality questions that end up on Hot Network Questions

I've often commented on chat that "HNQs seem to straddle the line between the septic tank and greatness" - well not exactly but various things to that effect. I came across a situation where a fairly ...
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Terminal Tips and Tricks for Mac OS X is missing

I have bookmarked, a couple of weeks ago, a top voted question having title Terminal Tips and Tricks For Mac OS X and question id 52483. Why was it deleted?
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Deleting a question asked in good faith without even a comment is rude

The first time I came here to ask a question Windows 7 with low color depth? It was deleted without even a HINT of a comment as to why it didn't fit, how to improve it, no help to edit it to be ...
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Why can't I delete a closed question?

There is an specific reason to disallow that a closed question be deleted by his owner? I mean, if the question is closed and it doesn't reach the forum rules, why the owner can't delete it if he ...
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Why are game questions on SU just closed and not deleted?

This is a thought that came to mind after seeing the daily couple gaming questions that come into SU. If the rules state that most gaming questions are not within the scope of the site, why don't we ...
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Time to delete the eBook reader questions?

We have a few questions about eBook readers that I think could be deleted. Most are OT and only invites things like this: Why was this question closed? kindle 33 15 questions nook 3 0 questions ...
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Undelete and historically lock question 913055: Troubleshooting a physically damaged (kicked) desktop computer

Question 913055, "I literally kicked my computer. Analysis and to do list for this situation?" (10k only), was deleted by a moderator after being closed as too broad. While the question is ...
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Warned about ban from asking - is deleting old “0 votes” questions a good idea?

I have received the warning that I may be blocked from asking on SuperUser SE. I searched the Meta Stack Exchange help site, and also questions already asking about it, to find out what is the ...
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Any chances to bring a “long-ago-deleted question” back?

A long time ago, I had a problem with writing DVD +R/-R DL discs on my desktop computer, and I asked a question on SU. Then I deleted that question after some time since I couldn't find a solution. ...
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Can a mod resurrect my deleted question

Out of idle curiosity and to see what would happen as a low-rep SU user, I deleted one of my unanswered questions (yes, I know, stupid): https://superuser.com/questions/278552/improving-windows-7-...
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Question closed as dup but link to duplicate is a dead link

In such a case should the question be reopened? I am especially referring to this question here. You'll find that the question that's supposedly a duplication refers to a 404 page not found -- a dead ...
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Why is superuser moderated so strictly?

Had this already yesterday with two questions which were "pulled". For one I could even understand it. Today (just now) the question here https://superuser.com/questions/252728/library-loading-order ...
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Why was my network synchronization question closed as offtopic?

I have a question about my Super User post: Real-Time Sync Utility My question got recently closed as off-topic. While my actual question (what I wanted to know) was on topic in the first place, I ...
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Why the rush to delete migrateable SuperUser questions?

Given that a migration feature is planned, why the rush to delete questions that will qualify for this? Can we not just leave these questions closed and migrate them when this the migration feature is ...
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Why was my question deleted?

This question that I asked several months ago appears to have been recently deleted: https://superuser.com/questions/4143/what-interesting-types-of-things-can-dropbox-be-used-for It had a large ...
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Where is the question about the “uses of Dropbox”?

I vaguely recall a question – probably on Super User – about uses of Dropbox. It was very popular and probably got deleted because of subjectivity. Does anybody have a link to an archive of it?
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Question closed as duplicate of deleted question

This question has been closed as an exact duplicated of this question. However, the latter question has been "deleted for purposes of moderation." Shouldn't the first question be deleted too?
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Flag was declined but the question was deleted all the same

I flagged this question about DD-WRT SysLog timestamps for moderation intervention as a cross-posted question. But the flag was declined by a moderator. Then the question was deleted "for reasons of ...
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Electrostatic Discharge got deleted and reputation from the answers disappeared

A question about electrostatic discharge that I had answered was removed today, and with it I lost 592 reputation. The question is available via cache. I don't agree with the rationale for closing it ...
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What happened to question “Worst Web Site Design Ever”?

I realise this question - https://superuser.com/questions/15798/worst-web-site-design-ever - isn't appropriate for Super User, but did it just get deleted and that's it? IMHO it had some decent low ...
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Is there a way to find out how many comments and questions you have sent

Just out of interest I would like to find out how many comments and questions I have sent over my time on "Super User". I would like to know this because of some results to do with badges.
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My Answer Was Deleted As Not An Answer But It Is

I posted an answer on ( Does Virtualbox support DMG files on non-Mac OSes? ), it was deleted, and cannot be undeleted. The reason being that it was declared as not an answer, but it is. The OP's ...
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Question marked as duplicate is not a duplicate and the original question is deleted. Can someone review?

So while looking at this recent question: Accessing a bridged modem from behind a router The poster states: There is an existing question that seems quite similar; however, it was marked as a ...
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Questions put on hold and then deleted tell the user to edit the question or comment, neither of which is possible

Questions put on hold and then deleted tell the user to edit the question or comment, neither of which is possible.
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Was the canonical “which software to install on a new Windows box” question deleted?

I believe this question might have been the canonical "what should I install on a new Windows computer question". I always searched for that question when installing a new computer. I won't argue ...
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Why deleted Questions are permanently deleted while answers are not?

Deleted questions are permanently deleted when we go to that page it says 'Page not found'. while in case of deleted answer it shows that answer deleted but that is still available there. they should ...
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Highly strange deletion

Earlier this year (or possibly last year), I wrote a Q about Windows Media Center, which randomly changes the language of descriptions of recorded media (TV): Screenshot http://privat.rejbrand.se/...
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Super User question of the week #30 was just deleted?

I wonder why Super User Question of the Week #30 (not sure if it made to the blog), being How to find and remove "spicy" media files from my PC, was just deleted? I think it was quite a nice question:...
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Someone else's legit question deleted

(Edited to be a generic question; see old version if you're curious about specifics) I googled a question (Q) I had and the only hit was to a deleted (but cached) Q here and it (the Google-cached copy)...
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My question was deleted but it isn't a duplicate

My question has been marked as a duplicate and deleted, but the question of which it supposedly is a duplicate doesn't answer my question. The solution given by Molly7244 doesn't solve my problem on ...
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Why has 'How do I corrupt a boot sector?' been removed?

Why was the question How do I corrupt a boot sector? removed from this site? It seemed to be okay to ask and already had some good answers.
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In review, the questions that are removed aren't automatically skipped

Today I was reviewing questions. I saw a user's first answer to the question in which OP was asking On how to setup a VAR - value Added Reseller. The question was clearly spam and was removed. I ...
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“You cannot delete this post” error when voting to undelete

I just tried to vote to undelete a topic (it was on the way to being a duplicate when the OP deleted it), and after I was asked whether I wanted to vote to undelete... ... this error message was ...
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'Best iPad stylus' question deleted as off topic

I had a question about the best iPad stylus that would meet general needs and outperform the others. However, it was closed. There's tons of "the best ...." questions; why was mine deleted? It's a ...
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Did my question about keyboard mapping get deleted?

I recall asking a question about keyboard mapping when transitioning from linux to mac a few weeks ago. I did get an answer, but I now cannot find the question. Perhaps I didn't ask it on this forum ...
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what are the “reasons of moderation” for which my question was deleted?

I have asked https://superuser.com/questions/813721/what-are-the-biggest-bottlenecks-for-rendering-jpeg-images (Google Cache) All I see now it is was deleted "for reasons of moderation". How can I ...
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Why was “Microsoft Office Professional vs. Home and Business” closed/deleted

Just saw a sudden drop in reputation, and I would like to know why that question got closed?
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Why do I not have the option to vote to delete?

Why do I not have the option to vote to delete? I'm not fussed about deleting, I can vote to close it but, as I have 20k score, I thought I should have these extra options? https://superuser.com/help/...
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Why delete a perfectly useful old question on the site?

This is my question https://superuser.com/questions/13258/whats-the-best-simple-clipboard-manager-available It has 21 upvotes and 13 answers, the best has 19 upvotes. I have been a member of ...
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Why was this question deleted, and is it worth re-visiting the topic?

The question in question: How much faster is a 64-bit CPU than a 32-bit CPU? [closed] I was recently trying to find a past answer of mine which detailed word-length and performance penalties, which ...