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Silently deleting answers by a new user is not welcoming

That was me. I usually leave such a comment, but on this occasion I didn’t. A mistake, for which I apologize.
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Why has my answer to whether the fine structure constant been deleted?

That was me. Out of concern that I might be prejudiced, I did some research before I removed your answer. Our policy about mainstream physics says, in part, What defines mainstream physics? ...
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Getting Copy of Deleted Answer

Posts are usually deleted for a reason; we will not provide access to the text of deleted answers. For this particular case, the "references" are completely useless to you anyway since the ...
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A question (quoted below) was asked which I answered, and my answer was deleted. I would like to ask the logical reason for the deletion

The question linked, in its current form (v2), suffers from the issue pointed out by ACuriousMind in the second part of this comment. Essentially, seems like a check-my-understanding question. These ...
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What are the views of PSE community members on moderator deletion of upvoted answers?

The question you were responding to was focused on understanding the motion of one of the particles in the frame of another: So, why according to particle A, particle B is in uniform motion? What ...
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How can I find my deleted question & answers?

Since you have 10k reputation, you should be able to search for your own deleted questions just with the query deleted:yes. Link. A user without 10k reputation ...
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Should we not let an answer/question be deleted?

If a user wants to delete an answer of theirs, we usually assume good faith. Perhaps they've decided their answer is wrong, in which case we definitely want them to be able to remove them. In the ...
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Answer deleted when posted to duplicate question

The problem here was the duplicate questions: one of them should have been closed. Since both versions of the question had upvoted answers, I’ve merged them, and the answers are migrated. Feel free to ...
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Conditions for on-site preservation of an answer

I think you are having a misplaced concern about the roomba, which automatically removes some closed questions with low views and no positive engagement. An upvoted answer saves a question from the ...
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Should I delete and repost my question if the only answer to my question was deleted?

No, please do not delete and repost questions - your reposts will be closed as duplicates of your original question(s), and you will soon find yourself unable to post any further questions at all. See ...
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What are the views of PSE community members on moderator deletion of upvoted answers?

First, let me start off by saying that moderators have a really good knowledge of site policy and how it should be implemented. Therefore, I would think that you would actually want to hear from ...
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Should 'newbie' questions be allowed to be deleted by the contributor without oversight?

So... what exactly are you proposing that we do about it? I mean, I agree that this is undesirable behavior; while we do generally want to allow people to delete their own questions within reason, ...
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Question and answer deleted: not in P.SE's interest in my opinion

I'd just like to chip in on the general idea and rationale behind closing these types of questions. As far as I can tell, and correct me if I'm wrong, the overarching reason we close questions on ...
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A question (quoted below) was asked which I answered, and my answer was deleted. I would like to ask the logical reason for the deletion

Since the reference to the username was cut (@Giorgio instead of @GiorgioP), I did not receive notice of this post. I wrote in a comment An answer should contain arguments and I maintain this is my ...
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Why was this answer deleted as a "complete answer to a homework question"?

If the answer is "it's not possible", then you have supplied a full solution. However, if you think the answer should be there then raise a custom flag explaining why you think so. A ...
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Why was this answer deleted?

In my eyes, it's the "check-my-work" part of the policy that applies here - technically, it's the work in the linked video were supposed to scrutinize (which additionally makes the question ...
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Silently deleting answers by a new user is not welcoming

"Is there already an explanation that's not visible to anyone except the poster of the deleted answer?" Yes, there is precisely that. It appears as a banner just underneath the deleted ...
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Why was this answer deleted as a "complete answer to a homework question"?

I missed the original question, answers, as well as this discussion. I just discover them now, after the request for reopening vote. I have read more than once all related material and I think this is ...
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