17 votes

Complain on moderator Paul White's violating privacy and suffocating speech

Network reputation You mentioned many times in chat being "at the bottom of the community". Understandably, this provoked questions from other people since your chat profile shows 183k network rep ...
Paul White's user avatar
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15 votes

Why was my answer deleted?

Once I got into a car accident because someone merged into my lane without checking if I was there. When the cop arrived the person who merged into my lane tried to pin the crash on me because I was "...
Erik's user avatar
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15 votes

Why was my answer deleted?

There are things that have happened behind the scenes that Evan is not being very, well, forthcoming about. I can't get into detail (though the edit war on the question is relatively public and should ...
Aaron Bertrand's user avatar
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11 votes

Complain on moderator Paul White's violating privacy and suffocating speech

I am just going to analyse your question as the sentences flow across the screen. QUESTION: I am complaining https://dba.stackexchange.com/users/1192/paul-white-9. That is rather strange as Paul ...
John K. N.'s user avatar
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9 votes

Why was my answer deleted?

One of the considerations (that I am willing to go into here) was that retaining your answer might lead to a continuation of the unhelpful interactions between you and the question author. Regarding ...
Paul White's user avatar
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9 votes
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Huge number of visits

It might have been featured on the Hot Network Questions list. Perhaps someone tweeted it. Without access to question referrer statistics, it's tough to know for sure where those views came from. ...
Hannah Vernon's user avatar
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8 votes
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flagging clarification for low level answers

The flagging guidance text for the very low quality (VLQ) flag option says: This answer has severe formatting or content problems. This answer is unlikely to be salvageable through editing, and ...
Paul White'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
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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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 ...
4 votes
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Is a display name sufficient disclosure?

Use your common sense Site rules and policy primarily exist to deal with contributions we do not want. Literal reading and application of the rules ("rules lawyering") is sometimes fun, but ...
Paul White's user avatar
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4 votes

Is a display name sufficient disclosure?

In this specific case, we're not talking about simple development work here, it's not a demo, it's not a POC. We're talking about production database migration, emphasis mine, which implies money and ...
Marian's user avatar
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4 votes

Is a display name sufficient disclosure?

We could ask Microsoft employees to state in every answer that involves any Microsoft technology that they are a Microsoft employee. We don't have a way to force them to do so, aside from deleting ...
Aaron Bertrand's user avatar
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3 votes

Downvoter targeting questions so that they get removed by Roomba

You're not being targeted personally. The question of old questions with zero score and no answers came up recently in chat when we were watching the total questions counter approach 100,000. I was ...
Paul White's user avatar
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3 votes
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Why was my answer deleted?

I don't see any issues with your answer. All I can assume is that a flag was raised and @jcolebrand handled it, possibly incorrectly. There is nothing that warrants deletion in this way. If someone ...
Tanner's user avatar
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