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13 votes

Why was my question deleted

I was one of those who voted to delete the question. I saw it first when it was already on hold, and if I had seen it before, I would probably be one of the close-voters too. Yes, you could very well ...
Andriy M's user avatar
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7 votes

Deleting useless content from the site

If you sort the closed questions (link in question) by votes and jump to the last page you can look at the worst of the worst. If you wrote an existing answer example for -7 question just delete ...
James Jenkins's user avatar
7 votes
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Can/should this question be prevented from deletion?

Clear the migration history and let the community decide A moderator can prevent the Q & A from being auto-deleted by clearing the migration history. This would make it appear as if the migration ...
Paul White's user avatar
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6 votes
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User was removed -- lose 810 points

From What does “user was removed” mean and why did my reputation change because of it? The reputation adjustment always occurs whenever a user is deleted, unless that user has cast a very large ...
Paul White's user avatar
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5 votes

Deleting useless content from the site

I love the idea of getting rid of low-quality questions that have limited utility for future visitors. Per our discussion in The Heap, closed low-quality questions are unlikely to help, and in fact ...
Hannah Vernon's user avatar
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5 votes

Can/should this question be prevented from deletion?

For the opposition: Don't delete it. People are going to Do Dumb Things when they can. When they can't Do Dumb Things they want to do, they're going to try and find a workaround. Smart People™️ ...
Peter Vandivier's user avatar
4 votes

Deleting useless content from the site

I'll share my thoughts on discussion points 4 and 5: For those of you with the power to vote to delete, what stops you using these votes? Any other concerns? I want to spend most of my ...
Joe Obbish's user avatar
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4 votes

Deleting useless content from the site

Adding this as a point of view (not necessarily mine) to allow people to vote on it: Closed questions with answers should be preserved because there is a chance that the answer might help someone ...
3 votes
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Cleaning up rejected migrations

Since there were no objections, I have now completed this work manually. Future rejected migrations will be handled (mostly) automatically. Starting this coming weekend, these should be deleted ...
Paul White's user avatar
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1 vote

Can/should this question be prevented from deletion?

This doesn't seem to be an "example of scenarios we as DBAs work hard to prevent". It is most likely an example of a person having not a slightest idea what he/she is doing on a local workstation; ...
mustaccio's user avatar
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