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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...