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If the original poster of a question wishes to delete it, do we delete?

The relevant question is this one. The OP tried to delete it, but was reverted. Should we delete it, or leave it as is (with potential negative consequences for the OP if identified)?
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How to answer two questions where the same answer is appropriate, but the questions themselves aren't duplicates?

Context I recently updated my answer to the question Do all countries have the same gender imbalance in science? with additional information. Basically, my answer contains the following position : ...
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Should I delete a bad answer even though I don't understand why it is bad?

Example: The question and my answer. I was writing a lengthy post about "Why downvotes? Please explain so I can improve!" but I noticed it had a very nagging character. Instead, let's do it more ...
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When should answers be deleted

The help center provides some guidance about deleting answers Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be removed. This includes answers that are: commentary on the ...
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a moderator deleted my answer under false pretence: offensive/spam

I have a question about my Academia Stack Exchange post: Is "Assistant Professor Position (Tenure Track) for a female Researcher" illegal in Austria? A moderator kept deleting my answer ...
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On the failure of downvoting

How to prevent students from using modified calculators to cheat on exams? We had a (now-deleted) answer to this question that was at +28 with the author requesting that it be un-accepted so he could ...
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Why has this controversial answer been deleted by a moderator?

https://academia.stackexchange.com/a/98458/958 ? I don't see any outstanding reason for deletion. It's been downvoted, but that doesn't mean it has to disappear from the website.
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My answer was deleted, and I cannot ask the person who did, why

User ff524 deleted my answer, that I think is relevant to the question, which is If I request a paper through my university library, must they pay a substantial amount of money? . If you can see it, ...
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At what point should an answer be considered a non-answer?

the question came up to me when seeing following answer: https://academia.stackexchange.com/a/90807/74774 This is edited by the mod Eykanal, removing over half of the (I admit, quite funny) post. I ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I posted an answer to this question: What can a student do to respond to faculty/administration decisions based on current political events? MY answer was based on logic and included a link to a ...
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Need help deleting a question

I wanted to delete a question, couldn't, and flagged it for deletion (as suggested by the software. But the flag was declined. I copied the crux of Jake's answer over to my new question, so it is ...
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Please re-open deleted answer

Please re-open deleted answer provided by self-same OP: Caregiver of disabled teenager returning to study, but can't find funding. (UK) Any thoughts? There is material in the deleted answer that ...
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Should we close questions that have a controversial undertone to avoid lengthy comments threads?

It's the second time in less than a week that a question attracts only junk content and youtube-quality comments war. We failed to close this one soon enough: If you're black, how do you answer &...
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Moderator too fast on delete button for new user

On the "unethical restaurant research" question, a new user made a low-quality answer consisting entirely of: No!!!!!! No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Obviously, this is a poor answer ...
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Answer that *is* an answer deleted by mod because “it does not provide an answer”?

This answer to How is it in my best interest not to submit a paper to two journals simultaneously? was deleted by a moderator: What can I lose if I don’t adhere to this rule? Your self-...
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Disappearing question?

I vaguely remember answering a question along the lines of "What can you get from university that you cannot get elsewhere?". The question didn't seem particularly well expressed and probably a ...
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Why was this answer locked and deleted?

The answer at https://academia.stackexchange.com/a/17086/64 has 19 upvotes and no downvotes, and yet was locked by Community then deleted. I'm not pushing for the answer to be unlocked and undeleted. ...
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Why was my upvoted answer deleted?

This is quite discouraging. Why was my answer to this thread deleted? It says converted to comment, but I do not see it anywhere. This is the 2nd time (according to my reputation record) that an ...
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Should we delete questions which are trivial, but received somewhat valuable answers?

Continuing with my push towards more liberal stance on deleting questions (we are developing here some deletionists vs. inclusionists issues, I guess), let me ask the following: Suppose we've got a ...
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Voting down and/or closing questions when being nice

Following on from Being nice when closing questions and Being nice when down voting . While being nice is essential, so is: voting down bad questions; voting to close questions that don't belong ...
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Should we delete too questions which have too extensive answers, but it's difficult to know that beforehands?

Sometimes we get questions which can be deemed too broad. Broad not precisely because the question is too general and thus would have many specific partial answers, or be subjective, but too broad ...
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Are questions being deleted too quickly?

I have recently acquired moderator privileges. Academia is the first SE site where I do so, so I was curious to see what they are like. One thing that struck me is how quickly some questions get ...
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What should happen to closed questions?

What is this community’s take on deleting closed questions? What are the criteria for deletion? In the past few days, I have voted on deleting some of the closed questions that seemed to have ...
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When should an answer be deleted?

I was checking the answers that have been deleted, and I noticed that Do journals in general have any kind of policy regarding papers submitted by someone without a research affiliation? has been ...