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I have a request on the main meta to provide better oversight. Moderators can see a list of recent self-deletions (mod-only link), but it's cumbersome (there's no way to filter it, and a vast majority of the questions it links are unanswered). We can also search for deleted non-closed answered questions (again, mod-only link; thanks to Shog9 for the idea), ...


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Thanks for raising this. I think this should be addressed now. This was my fault. You are right that, normally, downvoted questions can't be deleted if they have an upvoted answer. Here's what happened. Yesterday I dealt with a sockpuppet ring. This triggers automatic deletion of all questions with a vote score below 0 from the socks. I manually ...


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If the answer was recent and is deleted, try following the “deleted recent answers” link at the bottom of the “Answers” tab in your profile. The URL is https://cs.stackexchange.com/users/recently-deleted-answers/ followed by your numerical user ID. I'm not sure what the exact criteria for inclusion are. The answer must be recent (60 days if I remember ...


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I consider deleting one's question after receiving an answer to be an abuse of the system. If you're aware that this has happened and the question is appropriate here, you can raise a custom flag for moderators; moderators are able to undelete the question. The problem, of course, is that it can be hard to learn that the question was deleted after you ...


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This has come up before, so I'm not going to repeat what I wrote the last times: Self-deleted questions Another self-deleted question There hasn't been any change in the Stack Exchange software. Askers can unilaterally delete their question if it has at most one answer and that answer has no upvote. As a reminder, our policy is that moderators undelete ...


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I think you should be able to undelete it if you visit the question at https://cs.stackexchange.com/questions/99006/a-data-structure-that-makes-finding-close-objects-easy , and I think you can find this question in a little corner of your profile marked “recent deleted questions” under your list of questions. See the deletion FAQ on the main meta. Anyway I'...


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A similar feature has been requested on the main Meta: My work has been deleted - how can we discourage that? and People deleting their own questions once they have an answer, but the system hasn't been adjusted since January 2011. I guess that if the Q&A are really worth keeping, you can always raise a ♦ moderator flag to have the question ...


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