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Answer reveals problem is package bug: Delete question?

I asked this question to find out if an error I encountered after updating TeXLive was a bug. Even if it was a bug, I needed a short-term solution to continue my work until the package was fixed. @...
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Deleting own question when I “lost interest”

I asked a question, it has no answers and I don't consider it useful anymore. I have a feeling that it would be a waste of time if someone tried hard to make a solution now. Should I better delete it ...
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Should we really delete low quality answers?

Whenever looking at answers in the Low Quality Posts review queue that are real answers (i.e. should not actually be a comment, edit or new question), just bad ones, I'm a bit conflicted about ...
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Deleting duplicate questions

In this question, Joseph writes "In general, we've agreed not to delete or merge duplicate questions." Why is that, when was this agreement reached, and do we still follow that? As a side question, ...
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Deleting questions marked as 'too localized' or 'not a real question'

There have been a few questions flagged recently for deletion (for example pgfplots: I do not know the key '/tikz/nodes near coords' error, https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/44051/cross-...
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What was wrong with my question?

Today I noticed that one of my questions ("How to check which command was used to load a .sty file?") was deleted. As the two consecutive downvotes, after nearly two months, without any explanation ...
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When should I remove an answer I posted?

Yesterday I posted an answer to What causes the following gaps?. Later @egreg posted an answer, which in my opinion is far superior to mine. Much to my bafflement, people are still upvoting my ...
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Can a post that was put on hold and looks to be closed be preserved for its historical, humorous or other merit, rather than disappear?

This question came to mind when looking at a recent post swirling hexagon now on hold. It seemed to me that this post, while likely to be closed and thereafter disappear, represents a precious ...
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Deleting a question that's likely to be unimportant very soon

I asked a question about a possible bug in hyperref. Looks like this bug is likely to disappear in a few days, rendering this question pretty worthless except for the few people who installed TeX Live ...
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When I delete/annul my own posting/answer, how to ensure that reputation increase due to upvotes is also annulled?

I'm in an embarrassing situation: I wrote an answer to a question. I got many upvotes and reputation for that answer. But that answer is flawed in a subtle way. Obviously those who upvoted did not ...
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Should I always delete an answer which is not accepted?

If I provide an answer which is not useful for the person who asked the question, should I delete it? Obviously, when the answer is off topic (due to a misunderstanding for example), it should not ...
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When ought a question be deleted?

I recently asked the question Problem with Compiling .pdf. Clearly, it has been put on hold, and reasonably so given the close reason at the time it was closed. Now, there is a new answer that renders ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

Yesterday I down-voted the answer https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/343572/177954 because the websites where the images are from are not disclosed. I left a comment explaining this. Today I noticed ...
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How can I see the reason that is selected on deleting my post?

When someone is answering a question... the community (at least some members with a minimum amount of points -I suppose-)... can "flag" our post for deletion (through the button "delete"\footnotemark[:...
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Is there a fast way for a user to delete all of their content?

Let's assume that a user wishes to move away from TeX.SE and intends to delete all of the content they created up to the legally possible limit. Deleting tons of comments, unaccepted answers and ...