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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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Policy against questions making allegations against named individuals or organisations

Due to recurring problems with questions that contain allegations against named individuals or organisations, we moderators would like to implement a policy against these. This should only affect a ...
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Handling of off-topic content in an answer

In this highly active question about how to respond to misrepresentation of one's research, one of the answers dwells on the scientific substance of the matter rather than on the question of how to ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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