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Yes, strange... but there's an explanation. By expanding the Recently deleted questions under 10K-tools just for today, you'll notice a list containing more than 40 posts that were deleted in the last 24 hours, the bulk of which happened recently! All of the deleted posts seem to have been done by user Community at the exact same time. I don't know what the ...


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The question was automatically deleted - something that happens to low-activity posts. You have the option of voting to undelete the post (from the linked answer): How can I undelete one of my posts? Self-deleted posts can be viewed, edited, and undeleted by their original authors. Note: deleted questions do not appear in search results, so you if you wish ...


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As Werner says, this is done by 'Community'. There is a cross-network script that deletes questions of 'low interest'. Full details on meta.SO somewhere, but broadly it comes down to no answers, low votes and low views. There are various timeframes for this, and one takes a year to kick in, so it's more relevant now than it was in the earlier days of the ...


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Rather than asking the system for protection, you might relax your expectations from answering a question. Lately I don't have access to a working TeX installation, hence I'm trying to answer things using overleaf (emphasis on trying). People usually beat me to it. Hence, my typical answering effort goes like this: "Hey, I can answer this one" Opens a ...


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