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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is this grounds for post deletion?

Relating specifically to the answer here: Should this answer have been deleted? No. Absolutely not. It was on-topic, contained an answer to the question asked and objectively referenced a source. ...
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Follow-up to Deleted Questions and Answers

There’s a problem with your premise: The user does not have sufficient reputation to view deleted questions and answers This is not the case. Quoting from Meta.se: Deleted questions will be ...
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Why was this answer about Picard becoming an admiral deleted?

Overview I had several issues with this answer right out of the gate. It appears to be a work of fan-fiction. The question is seeking a "canonical" answer. The question already has an accepted high-...
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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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Should Diamond Moderators delete answers just because it doesn't provide proper citation?

The relevant quote from the FAQ is that Links to external resources are encouraged, but please add context around the link so your fellow users will have some idea what it is and why it’s there....
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Is this grounds for post deletion?

I think that its wrong that this answer got deleted. It’s very common for us to answer questions, and then mention, will update with quotes later. This is essentially what DVK did, he answered the ...
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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 ...
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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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Why was this answer to the question of Hermione's ethnicity deleted?

According to Keen's answer, (...) I don't delete anything that's a non-joke attempt at answering the question, even if that answer is buried in a little cruft. If a post is entirely tangential ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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When is it acceptable to undelete another user's post?

All content submitted to this site is submitted under the Creative Commons BY-SA licence and a perpetual and irrevocable licence to Stack Exchange, and so in essence belongs to the whole site ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is this grounds for post deletion?

No. Absolutely not. No. An answer that contains an objective reference (e.g. that merely mentions a source) should not be deleted simply because it doesn't offer a link/picture/quote from that source....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is deleting really wrong answers OK according to the rules?

I haven't gone through all the meta.SE questions about wrong answers, but there's a clear pattern to the answers: wrong answers are allowed to stay downvote and/or comment them they shouldn't be ...
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Post deleted by me then moderator, now I can't edit?

Your original answer was deleted because it wasn't an answer to the question asked. I also felt that it was close to the borderline in terms of coming across as somewhat racist, although I'm assuming ...
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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 ...
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Why was this answer to the question of Hermione's ethnicity deleted?

Even though I hadn't read Keen's post, on first reading of the question, I initially thought it fell into this criteria: ...entirely tangential commentary... Which to me is also grounds for ...
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