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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 provide some clue), but I agree with JColebrand that removing Evan's participation from the question was not unwarranted. Two moderators (so far) agree that ...


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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 "passing on the right." Technically in the States you aren't supposed to overtake someone from the right lane, but I wasn't speeding and the other person crashed ...


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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. Safe to say its not hacking, with all the far higher value targets out there.


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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 might need to be removed. In other words, flagging a post as VLQ indicates that you think the post is beyond help, and should be deleted. If you don't think that,...


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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 the "edit war" on the question, let me repeat the advice I left on another meta question: An edit is still fundamentally a suggestion for improvement, even ...


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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 your answer and the question should auto purge. The example above has been deleted; for users less than 10k rep, this is what it looked like: If you didn't ...


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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 just add to the clutter making it harder to find a good answer. It would be really great if we could have only "open" questions, and a bunch of "closed as ...


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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 time on the main site answering questions instead of doing administrative tasks. I feel that my experiences with SQL Server allow me to answer questions that ...


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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 else someday. If the question isn't hurting anyone, why not let it be, and save the effort involved in deleting?


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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 had an issue with your answer, which is answering the OP, then it should have been shown with voting or comments. Your post doesn't fit any of the flags, unless ...


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