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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 undelete and so have enough others -- it's been undeleted. If people want to critique the quality, that's what comments and downvotes are for. For the rest of the ...


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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 the OP's assumptions wrong. An example of this can be found here: the question asks why Snape killed Harry Potter's parents, and the top answer (score +14/-0) ...


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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 the dupe. The supposed duplicate might get re-opened by the community. Users should also should avoid deleting their own and others answers, for much the same ...


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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 that is not an answer should be deleted (should be a comment, doesn't answer the question etc...). Answers that are answers but are factually wrong or ...


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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 deleted. Your answer does not specifically say that Norse mythology is fiction; however, the question asks for a fictional source (both in the title and body) ...


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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) exactly how the quote (provided above) reads. Although the answer may not silence speculation it clearly answers the question asked. It is my opinion (although I'...


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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 visible to their authors, regardless of those authors' reputation. They won't be linked to anywhere that they're not already linked, but if someone knows where to ...


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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-quality answer. Timeline I spotted this answer as soon as it was posted. I made a comment on the post encouraging the poster to provide a citation. The ...


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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. Should this answer have been downvoted to hell? Yes. Absolutely it should. It was terse, contained no verifiable reference (such as transcribed text) and didn't ...


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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 question, explained where the answer was, and then noted that he would flesh the answer out shortly when he gets back on his better PC. At most this deserved down ...


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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 its effects? Both of which have 24 deleted answers. But something tells me that isn't what you meant, so: Non-deleted questions with most deleted answers ...


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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. So no, it's not mandatory to add citations. That said, answers that make bold claims without citations are liable to suffer from downvoting and that's ...


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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 that is an answer is a duplicate of the other highly voted and accepted answer. The rest is little better than Vogon poetry For my part this reiterated my ...


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You should be able to delete any answer you've created, as long as it hasn't been accepted by the question asker. I've included a screen shot (complete with free-hand circle) from a site where I have lower reputation, to verify that you shouldn't need a certain reputation amount to delete your own answer: For more information, this meta post covers this ...


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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 community. In principle this means that there may be occasions where a user's desire to delete their posts will not be accepted. If a single post is deleted and it's ...


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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 commentary, a comment/reply to another answer, or trolling/offensive/spam, then I delete. But if the post makes some attempt to answer the question, I don't ...


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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 delete vote that's invisible to the mere mortal (you can't even see delete votes on answers until 20k, although they do confusingly show up in the 10k deletion ...


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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 a player short but gives no explanation whether or not the seeker position was left unfilled or if someone substituted as seeker. The post also had a uniformly ...


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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 with a triangle around it here's the link https://www.google.com/searchq=jedi%20youngling%20logos&espv=2&rlz=1CADEAC_enUS707US707&...


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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 asking whether or not political discussions were generally permissible on this site. Based on the voting on that question, the community has established a consensus ...


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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. If you were to say ... "I remember reading in an article in Time Magazine that George Lucas planned for Luke to be Han's son" ... but didn't link to ...


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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 on what happened (and why), see Rand's answer.


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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 particular pair of users, were created and subsequently destroyed on 22 August 2015. The many different accounts used to make these posts no longer exist.


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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 creating sockpuppet accounts for the purposes of posting worthless answers. After a user is destroyed, the Community♦ bot goes in and deletes all of their previous ...


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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 either. To use a parallel, were someone to answer a question about the first appearance of Lilith, we have a definite rule against the use of the Bible, ...


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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 different moderator you might not get the desired reaction (in this case Kevin agrees with me, Thaddeus does not). Had you flagged with a custom reason and I saw ...


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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 retaliated by creating dozens of sock puppet accounts and making malicious posts.


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