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What to do with a horrible question haunting my question record?

Just continue to participate in the site in a constructive way, and don't worry about one deleted question. If your early participation includes lots of downvoted/closed/deleted questions, you may ...
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Question deleted without a trace and without notice?

Your question was asked thirteen months ago. In that time it was viewed by thirty-three people, of whom zero voted postively or negatively. It was automatically deleted by the roomba after a year as ...
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Should this question have been deleted?

Emilio asked that I turn my comment to an answer, so here goes, with edits, having responded to various comments: Imo, what one should also be considering when voting for closure or deletion should ...
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Question completely disappearing

I) In the specific case, the asker deleted the specific question (and thereby any answer in its thread). II) More generally, All users can not see deleted items in their own profile page listings, ...
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Puzzled by disappearance of questions

The questions you remember are simply deleted (1, 2, 3, 4) - authors can delete their questions that have no positively-scoring answer. If there is a positively-scored answer they cannot delete their ...
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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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Asking if a post deleted on MathOverflow could be suitable for the main site Physics Stack Exchange

No, "Is there a crisis in physics?" is both too broad ("in physics" can mean anything from metereology to quantum gravity) and too opinion-based/unclear (it is not clear what ...
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Etiquette for reposting a question deleted by original poster

If someone doesn't want something associated with their name, then don't recreate that thing and associate their name with it. We never know why people delete things.
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Should poor-quality questions be deleted in general?

The system automatically deletes questions under certain circumstances (using a process semi-officially known as "the roomba"). In this context, the most relevant criteria under which questions are ...
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My question has disappeared :(

It seems you accidentally deleted your question 5 hours ago. Update: OP has now undeleted his question.
Qmechanic's user avatar
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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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Removing deleted questions from the "Followed posts" list

You can't via the Q&A page itself: see How do I unfollow a deleted question? on Meta Stack Exchange. As @MassimoOrtolano indicated in the comments, it is possible now via the list of followed ...
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Why was my question from 4 years ago recently deleted?

The SE has a cleanup process that automatically deletes questions that haven't been well received. The exact criteria for deleting questions are described here. Your question fell victim to the ...
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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 deleted without a trace and without notice?

OP's zero score question without answers was automatically deleted after 1 year. See also this related meta post. It is a deliberate SE design not to inform users of deletions. I manually undeleted OP'...
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Why was this question deleted despite having no issues as far as I can see?

If you can see the question at all, you should see A deletion notice saying "This post is hidden. It was deleted last month by Community (Bot)." That the user that asked the question no ...
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How to view answers to a deleted question?

It seems that the discussion is partly also about finding out whether a deleted question has some answers. For 10k+ users this is easy. If you have a link, you just look at the question and you see ...
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How to view answers to a deleted question?

For closed questions, any answers that are there would be visible. See, for example, this question. If there is a closed question without answers, two things are possible. One, answers may have been ...
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How to delete my question?

If a "delete" link appears below the question, at the left just under the tags, then click that. If you don't see that link, it means that something about the question or one of its answers makes ...
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Can my deleted question be reopened?

Good of you to ask about this. Your question might be suitable for reopening, but here's why I'm a bit wary about that. Our policy on homework-like questions says that you need to narrow down the ...
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Disappeared question

Your question (10k link only) was deleted by the "Roomba", which is an algorithm that automatically deletes old questions which have a negative score and meet some other criteria. The ...
David Z's user avatar
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Should poor-quality questions be deleted in general?

Some poor quality questions should be systematically deleted. Examples include and this one: Other questions that should be deleted are closed questions based on false or nonsensical premises. An ...
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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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Why was my question from 4 years ago recently deleted?

To add a bit more detail to John Rennie's answer, your question was deleted by the "roomba", whose operation is described in the Help Center here. The specific reason given by the roomba was ...
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Should this question have been deleted?

When I vote to delete, I judge based on the content of the question (in its current state), rather than the answers it's attained. Typically, if a question is sufficiently downvoted (e.g., $\leq-3$) ...
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Can a question with an upvoted answer be deleted?

While the Moderator Tools privilege page and Meta SE FAQ "How does deleting work" are both rather vague on this point, 10k rep members can certainly vote to delete negatively-scored closed questions ...
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Answer received Bounty but got closed/deleted?

Should it be prevented to close/delete posts which has received a bounty? Any posted answer that does not answer the question should be deleted, regardless of upvotes & bounties. I don't think ...
Kyle Kanos's user avatar
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Why are some posts shown with a pink background in the list of flags I've raised?

If by "highlighted in red" you mean a pink background behind the question title, then that indicates that the post in question has been deleted. If you mean something else, then you should ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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Disappeared question

It should still be available through your profile, but if it has been deleted by the roomba then it is hidden. To find it, go to the bottom of the questions tab of ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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Is it possible to know why a question vanished from my "recent inbox messages"?

To answer the specific question, it is possible to view deleted posts once you reach 10,000 reputation and gain access to the moderator tools. It will show which user deleted the post in the banner at ...
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