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Answer reveals problem is package bug: Delete question?

We would typically keep bug-related questions around, but close them. Formerly it was a straight-forward "too localized" closure (which made sense), but now it's more common to vote as being "off ...
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What was wrong with my question?

It's been auto-deleted. The StackOverflow model is about having questions with answers. Questions which attract low interest, low up-voting and no up-voted answers are periodically removed from public ...
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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?

If the answer didn't receive the attention it has, then perhaps it may have been different, but the post won't be deleted, as it doesn't fit the criteria laid out for deletion. Reference(s): Enable ...
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When I delete/annul my own posting/answer, how to ensure that reputation increase due to upvotes is also annulled?

From the Stack Exchange FAQ How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?: Reputation changes from bounties, ...
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Should we really delete low quality answers?

Keep in mind that the processes are set up for the entire network, and in some (many?) cases the nature by one of the largest networks - Stack Overflow - governs the implementation. There you ...
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Should the mapping tag be burninated?

I suspect that there are many tags like that. I'm of two minds about these kinds of tags. Another way of thinking of them that is different from the 'grab bag' characterization, is that they are ...
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When I delete/annul my own posting/answer, how to ensure that reputation increase due to upvotes is also annulled?

When you delete the answer the rep points also go away (I think). But if you have a problem with that, delete your answer and post a new one without the votes if you are really loosing sleep. I have ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

We've had a few comments on that particular answer. Issues about 'legal' stuff are best handled by flagging rather than voting (a downvote indicates the answer is wrong on a technical level, rather ...
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Is there a fast way for a user to delete all of their content?

The only way to perform a speedy removal of content would be via programming. Support for this is provided through the Stack Exchange API. Here you can delete a question, an answer and/or a comment, ...
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How can I see the reason that is selected on deleting my post?

On posts for example (since your question's title implies you're inquiring about posts and not comments deletion) you can see the reason behind a deletion at the bottom of the question, like in this ...
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