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Why did a moderator delete this question about a paradox?

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 ...
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Why was this question deleted?

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" ...
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Why were these questions about sexual assault in the Harry Potter franchise deleted?

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 ...
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How to make this question suitable for this site?

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 ...
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Why were these questions about sexual assault in the Harry Potter franchise deleted?

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 ...
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Why was this question about Luke Skywalker looking at a gravestone deleted?

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 ...
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Why was this question about Luke Skywalker looking at a gravestone deleted?

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 ...
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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 was round 3 deleted?

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 ...
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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 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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How do I find out how and why my question was removed?

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♦ ...
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Why were these questions about sexual assault in the Harry Potter franchise deleted?

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 ...
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Can we please undelete this question about Uncharted 4?

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 ...
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Why were these questions about sexual assault in the Harry Potter franchise deleted?

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 ...
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I am confused as to why this question "What is the exact step by step process of Borg assimilation?" was too broad and closed?

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. ...
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How do I delete Questions that I posted?

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 ...
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