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Update #2 The question has now been mod-hammered open by moderator Thaddeus Howze. Update #1 The question, having initially been deleted by moderator Thaddeus Howze, has now been undeleted by another moderator, Kevin. As yet there has been no explanation from either mod to justify the initial deletion, nor the decision to undelete. This question ...


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This question shouldn't have been deleted and it certainly shouldn't have been deleted by moderator action without the moderator offering an explanation in comments. Per the "theory of moderation" Whenever possible, try to leave frequent comments on posts where you've taken (or considered taking) a moderator action, explaining the reasoning. This is ...


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I did raise a flag on the first question, because the question seemed really iffy (introducing a controversial topic with minimal effort on a vague premise of "someone said") and I thought a moderator ought to look at it. The fact that it looks like the same person introduced the question again after they didn't get the answer they wanted raises my hackles ...


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Echoing my comment on the original question, although notability isn't something we generally check for, I felt that the total absence of any good reason to think that such a thing had happened (and the slightly prurient tone of the question) was sufficient to mark it for both closure and deletion. I'm voting to delete. Given the lack of notability in the ...


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Per my comment above, I see no reasonable way to make this question suitable for a 13+ audience. A couple of points; 1) Even if we somehow managed to fix the unsavoury (and squicky) wording in the original question, your thesis; that sexual intercourse results in injury to the participants, simply isn't true. The main premise of your question is flawed. ...


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As is clearly explained on the banner beneath the question: deleted by Community♦ 9 hours ago (RemoveAbandonedClosed) This question was automatically deleted. Please see the help center for more information. Following that link: The Community user will automatically delete old abandoned/dead questions in the following circumstances: If the question was ...


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Look at the deletion banner: deleted by Community♦ 9 hours ago (RemoveAbandonedClosed) This question was automatically deleted. Please see the help center for more information. Following that link leads you to the help centre page on automatic deletion. The section relevant to your specific question is: If the question was closed more than 9 days ...


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Rogue Jedi, the event organiser, asked for the question to be deleted due to community disapproval of the chosen pairing for Round 3: Due to general opinion, I'm going to scrub Round 3 and start it over later today. -- Rogue Jedi, 10 May After posting the above in chat, he flagged the question and asked the moderators to delete it. He also made an ...


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It still exists, you should be able to find it through the link at the bottom-left of your questions profile page, "deleted recent questions." You'll find it was automatically "deleted by Community♦ 2 days ago," as is liable to happen to closed questions. Rules for automatic deletion here: Automatic deletion of closed, abandoned questions for ...


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I can't see the Stargate question, but both of the other 2 questions that are being discussed here strike me as really bad questions: The comments about Storm could apply to pretty much any member of the X-Men - they're pretty much all outcasts and have trouble fitting in to the team somewhere along the way. Being able to control the weather strikes me as ...


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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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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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I initially pointed out in chat that the question being discussed seemed to have racist overtones. I also pointed out that I remembered that the users other questions were very similar. I will come out and say right now, I am one of the last people to jump up and say, "this is racist." I think racism is patently foolish, and not worth the time to respond to ...


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Just to point out the obvious, the reasons for deletion are posted in the comments section: I'm voting to delete. Given the lack of notability in the claim, these sorts of questions could be asked endlessly. "I heard somewhere that Draco raped x, is that true?".for every character in the whole series – Valorum yesterday I voted to delete it then. If ...


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The question is not closed, but deleted by the querent. There's a significant difference between "closed" and "deleted," and it's very unusual for the Stack to un-delete something which was deleted by the original poster. That said, if it were just closed I'd be casting a re-open vote because it's on topic, not because somebody has an answer for it. "...


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I think deleting both questions was the right thing to do. It's got nothing to do with the subject matter, it's just a lousy question that deserved to be closed and deleted. I don't think anyone disagrees that the question as originally asked was terrible. But I think it's still a really bad question after the edit: it doesn't provide any explanation of ...


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I didn't (vote to) close it, but I can easily see why people would. 1) In your question you posed no less than 8 separate questions. In and of itself, this makes it too broad to effectively answer. 2) It probably didn't help that you also made disparaging remarks at the bottom of the question to discourage people from actively editing the question to make ...


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From Why and how are some questions deleted?: Users can delete their own questions if the question: has zero answers only one answer, but that answer has no upvotes Simply click the delete link underneath the question.


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I have decided to try and appease both sides here, and to take the valid points from the question, and edit them in such a way that hopefully no one can see any racial tones in them, specifically in relying more on facts and removing unsupported analysis of his actions. The question is valid, even if some of the text is not. Hopefully everyone can be happy ...


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