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Why was I accused of spreading ransomware (and had my question deleted) for asking about stopping a McAfee service?

Why was my question deleted as "off topic: not related to hardware/software" even though McAfee is definitely a software ? Your question was automatically deleted due to the fact it was ...
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Why was I accused of spreading ransomware (and had my question deleted) for asking about stopping a McAfee service?

Moab isn't a moderator. I do know all the moderators and can assure you none of them work for McAfee, as far as I know I feel like you're looking at the wrong comment - anti virus software tends to be ...
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Rant: Owner Deleted questions -- there must be a better way

You might see this in tags surrounding things people try to accomplish at work, so it's no coincidence that you'd observe this with Excel. If you've put a substantial amount of effort into something ...
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Why was this question deleted instead of closed?

There is evidence that this was posted as a seed for someone to spam their product at us. The format of the question is suspicious and follows a pattern that moderators are familiar with: a leading ...
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Dealing with low-quality questions that end up on Hot Network Questions

My position—and I'm adamant about this—is that useful, high-quality answers should never be deleted even if the question is closed. The question got to the point where a truly great answer was posted ...
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Why was this question deleted instead of closed?

It looks a lot like a spam seed to me. By deleting it quickly, it is taken out of circulation so the prospective spammer hopefully realises it's a waste of time. It's fine to assume people have good ...
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Please undelete and preserve 'How do you edit the name of a bookmark? (MS Word 2013)'?

Maybe. But consider why it was deleted. There's close to zero effort on actually writing the question. If those two links go down, we'll never ever know what didn't work. Links should supplement a ...
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Why deleted Questions are permanently deleted while answers are not?

Questions, like answers, are not permanently deleted, but what's important to note is your access level at seeing deleted posts. You can see your own answers on questions asked by others because you ...
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Reopening good question closed by OP

I would be happy to cast a reopen vote (and have done so) as it a reasonable question (and a good answer). As it it is good answer I will also upvote the answer if it is undeleted. That will prevent ...
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Please undelete Automatic Wallpaper Manager?

Undeletion will help me to ask it anew. Asking again will just get it re-closed. The question is no more on-topic now than it was when asked. The post was removed because it isn't the type of ...
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Why do I not have the option to vote to delete?

You don't. Or more specifically the question has not met the criteria for you to try to put it out of its misery. Voting to delete questions with a score of -3 or lower immediately after they are ...
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Question deleted

There are a number of problems with your recent questions which have caused them to be deemed either too broad, shopping recommendations or simply off-topic here. The last two questions you have ...
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Reopening good question closed by OP

This answer is not intended to address the specific post listed in the question, but rather the topic in general. I don't know the reason for the OP deleting this particular question. Maybe this ...
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Flag was declined but the question was deleted all the same

SF deleted it when I checked. No action was needed on SU. As such, no moderator intervention was needed While I do sometimes mark flags of that sort as valid, I usually take into account a few ...
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Undelete and historically lock question 913055: Troubleshooting a physically damaged (kicked) desktop computer

I find myself with a distinct lack of 10K-itude, so I'll have to go on what bwDraco says of the answers. Let's look at the guidelines for historical locking. A historical lock preserves older ...
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Question deleted with no recourse?

The primary reason for me deleting this was that I considered it unanswerable in its current form - I figured it would be deleted anyway. For the record, this is the question as it was What I see? "...
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Warned about ban from asking - is deleting old "0 votes" questions a good idea?

The warning fires even if you're not close to being blocked, and you're definitely not anywhere near that edge. The reason we do this is we want to encourage people to edit wherever possible, instead ...
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Why was I accused of spreading ransomware (and had my question deleted) for asking about stopping a McAfee service?

I think the other answers are great but I'd like to put the situation into a different perspective. The main reason folks do not want to discuss ways to stopping a corporate antivirus product are ...
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Reopening good question closed by OP

Just to clarify to <10K users, this question was deleted - not closed, closure is a different thing - by its owner. The owner of a question can unilaterally delete it unless it has multiple ...
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Dealing with low-quality questions that end up on Hot Network Questions

People are looking at these issues from very different perspectives. But these actually aren't mutually exclusive; there's another dimension to the problem that hasn't been raised. Role of question ...
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Electrostatic Discharge got deleted and reputation from the answers disappeared

I've undeleted the question tho I would leave it to the community to decide if it should be on hold. That said, it's an unexceptional question, bordering on terrible, with exceptional answers. It ...
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Why and When are closed questions deleted?

Under certain circumstances, closed questions are automatically deleted by the Community user. Otherwise, they can be deleted with varying numbers of votes from 10K+ users (depending on the score of ...
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Warned about ban from asking - is deleting old "0 votes" questions a good idea?

Deleting questions voluntarily never helps you, it can only hurt you. If a question is really bad, a moderator or a bunch of high-rep users with the "Vote to delete" permission will get it deleted. ...
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Did my question about keyboard mapping get deleted?

Your question was closed by 5 users as "opinion based" and after 9 days it was deleted by the community "roomba" as part of its cleanup routine The Community user deleted my question! What gives? ...
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Someone else's legit question deleted

The question was deleted by the roomba a month ago. That doesn't mean it was "bad", it was simply ignored and had neither votes nor answers. If the question is more than 365 days old, and .....
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what are the "reasons of moderation" for which my question was deleted?

Regardless of why it was deleted, your question had multiple problems even after it was edited. First of all, you're asking multiple questions in one post ("What is the most significant item…" and "...
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My Answer Was Deleted As Not An Answer But It Is

I believe the reason my answer was flagged, was that people mistook my comment about the error messages to mean that I wanted to get help solving a problem. This was a consideration, but not ...
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Is there a way to find out how many comments and questions you have sent

You can get all this from your profile. Click the different tabs to see how many answers, questions, edits, comments, etc. you've made. For example, to see the number of comments, click "all actions" ...
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Why has 'How do I corrupt a boot sector?' been removed?

Closed as too broad. Zero score question and answers,and 2-3 days between the last answers. Got auto deleted.
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Why was my question on vlc deleted?

It was deleted because it met the criteria for the Community roomba to delete it under the "AbandonedClosed" reason: question was closed more than 9 days ago, and ... not closed as a ...
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