21 votes

Please, clarify Answer Deletion privilege clauses

I can't see anything in that answer that would qualify for deletion. It's not spam, it's clearly an answer to the question being asked, and there's nothing rude or offensive in it. I've vote to ...
KutuluMike's user avatar
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20 votes
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Answers that disagree with basic data

Frame challenges This kind of answer is sometimes known as a "frame challenge": instead of answering the question under the OP's misapprehension, it challenges the framing of the question by proving ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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16 votes
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Should distracting answers to duplicate questions be deleted?

No. Moderators should absolutely not be arbitrarily deleting answers on questions that are marked as duplicates. The answer might contain useful information that could be added as a future answer to ...
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15 votes
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Please, clarify Answer Deletion privilege clauses

I am not familiar with the film in question but as far as I can tell the answer should not be subject to deletion under the guidelines for the vote to delete privilege. According to Meta.SE An answer ...
Null's user avatar
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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?

Yes it should be undeleted The answer clearly answers the question of Who was the seeker. It suggests no-one was the seeker. answering definitively that they were a player short. This is (imho) ...
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Answer deleted for providing a Norse mythology example

This answer was flagged with a link to our policy on answers that cite religious works. According to that policy, an answer which states or strongly implies that a religious work is fiction should be ...
Null's user avatar
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Why was my answer deleted?

The deleted answer has a couple problems. One is that, yes, it's an "unfounded opinion"; it doesn't cite any sources or references to back up its claims. While that, on its own, is generally ...
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Are post deletions always undeclared?

One of the delete voters explained their reasoning in a comment for why it wasn’t really an answer and the part that was, was just duplicating information already in the answers. the part of this ...
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What question has the most deleted answers?

Technically it's a tie between two deleted questions (10k+ only): What are some good SF books by authors not generally known for science fiction? What works feature humans gaining immortality and ...
Jason Baker's user avatar
7 votes

Why was this answer left locked open?

We were waiting for community consensus regarding political discussions in general. Shortly after the community started discussing the answer in question on meta, a new meta question was posted ...
Null's user avatar
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7 votes
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Should we undelete this answer about Jedi rank logos?

No. Post a new answer. The current version of the answer is a good one, but it has almost nothing in common with the original version: i found a logo its a youngling logo its the old republic symbol ...
Null's user avatar
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7 votes
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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?

I saw this answer due to a "not an answer" flag raised by a high rep user with a high score for answers on harry-potter. The post did not seem to answer the question since it says that Gryffindor was ...
Null's user avatar
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7 votes

When should 20kers vote to delete an answer?

I'm going to be honest here: Use your best judgment Unless you're an actual diamond mod, your vote isn't binding. It takes 3x 20k votes to delete answers. So, even if you get something wrong it's a ...
Machavity's user avatar
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Why are there so many deleted posts made on 2015-08-22?

You came closest to the mark with this: My guess is that many of these posts were due to a very busy troll Suffice it to say that a large number of offensive posts, mainly attacks against a ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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5 votes
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Why were these posts deleted by Community ♦?

A quick look at the timelines for these posts shows that these users were destroyed. The fact that there's three in a row with basically the same answer indicates that they were almost certainly ...
Valorum's user avatar
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5 votes

Why are there so many deleted posts made on 2015-08-22?

As you suggested, we had "a very busy troll". Without getting into the details, the incident was dubbed "sock fest". A user believed he/she had been treated unfairly and ...
Wad Cheber's user avatar
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Why did this answer get deleted?

According to the question's timeline, your answer was posted, accepted by the OP of the dupe question, received three upvotes and was then mod-deleted by site moderator Rand Al'Thor ♦ For more info ...
Valorum's user avatar
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How do I reply to a moderator deleting my answer on a false premise?

The appropriate course to contact a moderator is to flag the post with a custom reason explaining what you want reviewed. You might get the same moderator, or you might not, and even if you do get a ...
Null's user avatar
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4 votes

Why was my answer deleted?

As you've very correctly highlighted, both existing answers are, in my humble opinion, of a very low quality. They're based almost entirely on bold statements but with no supporting evidence that ...
Valorum's user avatar
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Answer deleted for providing a Norse mythology example

I made the initial comment and raised the flag. I was a bit conflicted on doing so, since you had not specifically mentioned any religious text, but you also had not listed a distinctly fictional work ...
FuzzyBoots's user avatar
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What question has the most deleted answers?

Why could Quirrell tolerate Harry's touch at the beginning of Philosopher's Stone? is an extant question with fifteen deleted answers. That surpasses any of the examples of extant questions ...
Alex's user avatar
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2 votes

Answer deleted for providing a Norse mythology example

The problem with the question on meta being cited by Null as defining our policy, is that the answer that has been accepted seems controversial, with a score of 3 by way of 26 up and 23 down votes, ...
SQB's user avatar
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How do I reply to a moderator deleting my answer on a false premise?

I think the original deletion was the right thing to do - your answer has some serious problems: It's a story identification question: in addition to the tag, the OP clearly states in the question ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
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How do I reply to a moderator deleting my answer on a false premise?

Flag the post with a custom reason and another mod will review it, or bring it up here on meta for more public feedback. But it's not going to help you here, the question is looking for a particular ...
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