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Are post deletions always undeclared?

My post was deleted within 40 minutes of being posted, no comments or indications as to why. If there is a reason for deleting content, would it be wise to let the poster know what (if anything) they ...
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Please, clarify Answer Deletion privilege clauses

Recently, my answer to this question was deleted by the community: After Tony Stark was stabbed mortally, Doctor Strange made a bargain with Thanos. He offered Thanos the Time Stone in exchange of ...
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Answers that disagree with basic data

What is the code that Hopper knocks on the door? The querent stated that they believed the knock to be Morse code, ".././...", and two answers that essentially said that it was instead "..-/..." and ...
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Why was this answer left locked open?

This heavily downvoted and mildly offensive answer was initially deleted by myself and two other high-reputation users. It was then subject to a meta discussion by the OP who felt that it had been ...
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Should we undelete this answer about Jedi rank logos?

I saw the question pop up recently, and one answer in particular drew my attention. It was a terrible answer at first, but it turned out that its poster was on the right track, and after a few edits ...
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Should this answer about who played Seeker for the Gryffindor Quidditch game in the first Harry Potter book have been deleted?

This answer, to a question about who played Seeker for the Gryffindor Quidditch team in the first Harry Potter book, said this: During a conversation before the first quidditch match in 'Harry ...
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When should 20kers vote to delete an answer? [duplicate]

After a discussion with @Adamant in chat today, I realized that we're not very clear on exactly when to vote to delete an answer (or at least I'm not clear). The privilege page for 20k gives these ...
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Why were these posts deleted by Community ♦?

On the question What's the relationship among the many uses of the name "Praxis" in sci-fi?, there are several deleted answers that were deleted by the Community ♦ user: here1, here, and ...
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Answer deleted for providing a Norse mythology example

I provided an answer to this question citing an example from Norse mythology, and it was deleted for being considered offensive: It's not well-publicized, but we discourage citing religious texts ...
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What question has the most deleted answers?

I noticed that the question Is Amy Pond Clara's grandmother? has a staggering eight deleted answers. Do any of the site's questions have more than that?
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Should distracting answers to duplicate questions be deleted?

Sometimes the presence of answers on a duplicate question can be distracting. Instead of going to the original, which is likely to have better answers, people might linger on the duplicate. In ...
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Why did this answer get deleted?

What is the maximum number of O.W.L. classes you can take at Hogwarts? This answer is not a direct dupe; it was posted before the answer was closed. There is no conceivable way this should have ...
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Why are there so many deleted posts made on 2015-08-22?

I made a graph of deleted posts on the site per day (day of post creation, not its day of deletion): The spike on 2012-06-28 is because of Answerama, a Stack Exchange promotion that did not turn out ...
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How do I reply to a moderator deleting my answer on a false premise?

I wrote an answer to question Who wrote about an energy free space elevator?. The question is asking for scientific writers - which may indicate science-fiction writer using real science, or actual ...
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Is this grounds for post deletion?

Is a post stating that an image is in a in-universe picture book but not providing a screenshot to prove it considered a bad quality post - specifically, bad enough that it's grounds for deletion? (...
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Why was this answer to the question of Hermione's ethnicity deleted?

This answer was deleted by a mod. Why was it deleted? The comments argue that it doesn't address the question. I'd like to argue that it does, although not directly. (The answer concludes that ...
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Post deleted by me then moderator, now I can't edit?

I deleted a post, but the comments still remained. The asker suggested I put one of my comments as the answer, but when I tried to edit it it said you couldn't edit deleted posts. I tried to undelete ...
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Follow-up to Deleted Questions and Answers

This has been prompted by the Meta question Why was this answer deleted? Here @Richard states: I also posted a comment encouraging @SanchoRodríguez to add some citation to improve the general ...
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Why was this answer about Picard becoming an admiral deleted?

On March 17th, user @SanchoRodriguez answered the question Why is Janeway an Admiral and not Picard? with this answer (direct link only visible to 10K users). Picard was the first 6 star admiral in ...
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Should Diamond Moderators delete answers just because it doesn't provide proper citation?

This answer has been deleted by one of our Diamond Moderators: Why is Janeway an Admiral and Picard is not? High rep users can see the last comment there. Is it mandatory on this site to provide ...
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When is it acceptable to undelete another user's post?

Note: I am not implying or arguing that a user should ever be restricted from deleting their post - this question is about acceptable etiquette on the part of other users after a post has been deleted....
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Should we delete incorrect answers to story identification questions?

Secko posted an answer to Trying to identify a novel with dragons. Sevvack responded that it was incorrect. It was a decent, thought out answer which addressed the points in the question, it just ...
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Is deleting really wrong answers OK according to the rules?

There are some answers on this site that are just plain out 100% wrong (explained why wrong in the comments, and usually downvoted). We can't flag them for moderators to delete (that usually gets ...
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'Deleted By' missing in mobile site

The screenshot below is from within Safari on iOS 6.1.3. The "Deleted by" text is missing from the post. The post is shaded differently, but it is not immediately obvious (to me, at least) that it is ...
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Why was my answer about the Simpsons and Futurama belonging to different universes deleted?

Someone asked whether Springfield still existed in Futurama's future. I answered that it didn't, since the Simpsons don't belong in the same universe at all (hint: different color skin!). However, ...
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How can I get an answer undeleted once I've edited it to conform to the guidelines?

I answered this question yesterday and my answer was subsequently deleted by DampeS8N. Although there was not a specific reason given for the deletion, I think it might have been that the answer was ...
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Can I delete an answer I posted?

I put in an answer to a question, but while I was writing/researching the answer, the question changed to include my answer, So it now looks like my answer is complete rubbish and I'm getting down ...