Questions tagged [deleted-questions]

This tag refers to all questions deleted from Stack Exchange sites. The tag 'specific-question' should also be used when referencing a specific question that has been deleted.

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Etiquette for reposting a question deleted by original poster

If a user posts a question which has potentially interesting answers but then deletes it themself, should the original poster be given credit if another user (who read the original question) decides ...
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What to do with a horrible question haunting my question record?

The third question I posted to this site was, in retrospect, awful. I deleted it after an hour of it being posted and learned to pose better questions since. Anyway, I’ve become aware that a deleted ...
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Why was this question deleted despite having no issues as far as I can see?

Some days ago someone asked a question which was genuine. I don't know, but why was it deleted?
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Asking if a post deleted on MathOverflow could be suitable for the main site Physics Stack Exchange [closed]

I've asked 9 months ago the post below on MathOverflow. The post with identifier 423567 and same title (see below) was closed and deleted, there was an answer from a professor, and several comments ...
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Is there a way to hide a question for editing?

I was dissatisfied with one of my own questions due to a lack of clarity and focus, which became clear after other users provided comments, but I thought that it could be worked into an interesting/...
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Puzzled by disappearance of questions

There is a relatively new user, who has asked a number of questions to which I have commented. The questions have disappeared, and they are not on his/her activity profile. The reason I have noticed ...
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How can I find my deleted question & answers?

There's a question I asked several years ago (about quantum mechanics and nonlinearity) which have been deleted. How can I find them?
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Why was my question from 4 years ago recently deleted?

I think it's a reasonable question which can be answered. Why was it deleted?
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Is it possible to know why a question vanished from my "recent inbox messages"?

I have been for several days discussing a question with the asker using comments. Yesterday a message appeared asking me if I wanted to move the discussion to a chat. I asked the question asker if he ...
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Should we not let an answer/question be deleted?

Since the content on PSE is licensed under CC BY-SA $4.0$, I suppose the content that is once posted on PSE becomes part the free culture (correct me if I am wrong), and thus, even if the author ...
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Question and answer deleted: not in P.SE's interest in my opinion

Very recently a question and answer of mine was deleted [closed, Edit.] here: Cooling of a Uniform Sphere with Convective heat loss at the boundary The question and answer had been deleted by ...
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Removing deleted questions from the "Followed posts" list

My "Followed posts" list is littered with deleted questions, which I cannot remove off the list, as they've lost their "unfollow" option. How do I prune off these entries?
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Should 'newbie' questions be allowed to be deleted by the contributor without oversight?

'Vets' will probably know where this is leading to as most of us have experienced it at some point (it's not my first time!) Yesterday a new contributor posed a well-formed question (about a steady-...
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Should poor-quality questions be deleted in general?

I asked a recent question on this meta about the deletion of a recent thread, and I think the responses there are useful but not quite as conclusive as I'd like, to a large extent because (as I ...
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Should this question have been deleted?

This question recently came up in chat, because a user lost reputation when their upvoted answer went overboard as collateral damage when its question was deleted: Don't get me wrong, I think ...
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Question deleted without a trace and without notice?

I'm somewhat annoyed that one of my questions just vanished like it never existed. Shouldn't there at least be some kind of notification in my account left? And why not keep questions that don't have ...
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Can my deleted question be reopened?

A question Is the force exerted on the chair transferred to the rope that is pulled on? I asked some time ago was deleted because it did not meet the standard of the Physics Stack Exchange website. I ...
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Can a question with an upvoted answer be deleted?

In discussion on another question there was some disagreement over whether a question can be deleted by regular users if it has an upvoted answer. (Here we are talking neither about deletion by the OP ...
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How to view answers to a deleted question?

I have a question which was asked on this site, but then deleted: namely the answer to "How to use the book Classical Electrodynamics by J D Jackson? [closed]" referenced here when I was doing ...
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Why are some posts shown with a pink background in the list of flags I've raised?

Upon looking under the list of posts I flagged, some are pending/ helpful. Under those helpful ones, some are highlighted in red. What does that mean?
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Disappeared question

My question Dark matter as invisible part of the Heisenberg’s universal matter (asked 27 October) disappeared with no trace from my SE site together with its upvotes. How can I know what happened?
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Question completely disappearing

Yesterday there was a question which I answered, and the answer got two downvotes, so I tried to understand what I was not communicating well. The question was about "energy conservation appearing ...
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My question has disappeared :(

So I asked a question yesterday about how to do quantum mechanics with a Sturm-Liouville Schrödinger equation. Somehow it has disappeared completely :( If I had to guess I might have accidentally ...
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No comment to a deleted question [duplicate]

As I noticed just know the question Intrinsic spin and magnetic dipole moment of electrons bounded to the nucleus was deleted. This seems to be a not so often carried out procedure. Is there an ...
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Why was this question deleted? [duplicate]

I noticed that a question (see below) I asked a while back was deleted without a trace or any notification. I don't have an issue with downvotes and closing. The question is admittedly fairly ...
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Why can't a question be deleted with answers which are not upvoted or accepted?

If you want to delete a question with an answer, you have an option to delete that question. But when you have made that option to delete the question it seems not possible. Is that a mistake of this ...
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How to delete my question?

I want to delete my question. But i am not able to delete it? How to do that?
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Answer received Bounty but got closed/deleted?

I agree that high amount of Low Quality posts are preventing to use much time for each review tasks, and thus produces a deleting habit. But what is the point of closing/deleting posts, which has ...
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Should moderators manually delete closed questions? Under what circumstances?

The question Do we know if the human brain follows Moore's Law? was volunteered for deletion by its author, and I guess one or two other members also think it's worth deleting. But I'm hesitant to ...
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Why delete this post?

I just saw this show up in my reputation timeline: +2 7 hours ago removed How is the average particle density defined in condensed matter physics? Can anyone tell me why this was removed? It does ...
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Should some questions revived by community be deleted?

This question and its answer are an example of what I mean . The title is interesting and it will be caught by a search engine: Do Physics concepts build on top of other concepts? The content is ...
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Are there acceptable circumstances to delete and repost questions? What are they?

It's a pretty standard rule on SE sites (and on this site, in particular) that you shouldn't delete a question and then repost essentially the same question as a new post; instead, you should just ...
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Books for fractals in physics - question undelete

I recently found this question Fractals in physics. Suggest book titles which is currently deleted (screenshot). I'm not sure it's a great question but it seems to matter to some people. When it ...
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Can I have a screenshot of "Lagrangian of $\phi^4$ theory"?

This question has been deleted. To me, the question was quite interesting. Can I have a screenshot of the entire question? Thanks.
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Please undelete this question on String Theory

For some reason, Community has deleted my question. As far as I know, Community only deletes questions upon a certain number (6?) of "Spam" and "Offensive" flags. What's so spam-like or ...
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Why was a meta discussion about another user's suspension deleted?

Why has this meta post been deleted? What is the reason for this censorship? Is it merely so that future visitors don't find out what has happened? Or was it accidental? Please undelete it.
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How can I get my answer undeleted

I do not know how I am supposed to do this. According to the help system,How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for ...
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Should we delete questions more frequently?

This is a follow-up to What can be done to improve Physics.SE as an active forum for physics researchers and student's?. Although I disagree with the motivation behind that question it does seem ...
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Is it possible to undelete a question?

Is there a way to undelete a question? I deleted it, and now when I try to re-post it, I cannot as the system recognizes it as a duplicate question.
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