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Why would a question be deleted by SO staff?

This question was posted by a user who has been trolling the network by creating sock-puppets and posting low-quality questions with an intention to get a reaction. This person is not welcome to ...
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Why would a question be deleted by SO staff?

This question was automatically (edit: apparently manually - see Cesar's answer) deleted when the poster's account was merged with an account currently serving a network-wide suspension. This has ...
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At what point is it acceptable to ridicule a politician that has become a national joke?

As I commented on the question: I think that ridiculing politicians, their views and/or their actions is detrimental to this site because it breeds hostile sentiments between people with different ...
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At what point is it acceptable to ridicule a politician that has become a national joke?

We should not engage in ridicule. This is a question and answer site. Not a site based on ridicule. It is my opinion that May has been a National Joke for a long time. But good questions and answers ...
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Why was this question about Eminent Domain data deleted?

The user and all their content were deleted because after the user posted this question they went on a trolling spree and posted a series of extremely offensive one-liner questions. However, this one ...
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Question closed & deleted for antisemitism

TBH you could have asked that in less loaded form, e.g. instead of Do a majority of Israelis Jews want Palestinians in Gaza to die? Something like Why do most Israeli Jews oppose food aid to ...
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My question was deleted from front page

I'm sorry that you had such a negative experience with your first question. However, I agree with the question being closed and deleted. There is more than one reason why it wasn't a good fit for the ...
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Why would a question be deleted by SO staff?

As Cesar explained in his answer, the user who posted the question is no longer welcome to participate on this site (or any other site in the Stack Exchange network). For moderators, there are ...
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Is there a way to get information on my closed and deleted questions and answers?

A desire for revenge is not tolerated on this site, @guest271314. Instead of focusing oneself on hurting other users who voted to close posts, one should see if these posts can be improved. Other ...
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Why my comments and questions are repeatedly getting deleted?

Your comment was deleted because we generally discourage comments regarding up/downvotes - see the examples in the Help Center article on the commenting privilege: When shouldn't I comment? Comments ...
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Question closed & deleted for antisemitism

For those without the privilege to view deleted question, here again the comment I posted to explain the closure: This is a leading question, and one targeted specifically against an ethnic group. ...
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At what point is it acceptable to ridicule a politician that has become a national joke?

I think avoiding gratuitous ridicule should be the default. If you can phrase your question or answer while avoiding that, do so. It gets much more hairy when the ricule is itself the topic of the ...
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Why was this question about Palestine-Israel conflict deleted?

A moderator came and first of all deleted the phrase "the Jews" in the text without replacing it with any other phrase! (He/She accused me of "spread[ing] antisemitism", which is ...
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Why are we closing questions for being susceptible to opinion on a site about politics?

What was your goal in asking the question? (really think about this one) What do you think an acceptable answer to this question should include? Do you already have you mind made up about the ...
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Downvoted and closed only since it was misunderstood as a pro-Russian question? Search for a better question for second try

I'm not sure why the question was deleted, maybe because some parts of the question can be perceived as offensive. In particular there's a bias about some kind of "natural legitimacy" of &...
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Should 'What has Russian world chess champion Boris Spassky said about Putin, the invasion, etc?' have been deleted?

What else did I say about this, before ultimately voting to delete (for the benefit of those with less rep who can't read the deleted stuff)... Unlike Kasparov, Spassky doesn't seem to have had any ...
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Why my question got deleted?

You appear to have answered your own question in your question with accusations that several politicians have sent their children out of the country to avoid having to serve in the war. It seems very ...
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Question(s) about homicide rate in Somalia

I voted the post as Rude/Abusive because, in addition to the Somalia question that has popped up at least five times that I know of between Skeptics and Politics, it also came from a user with a bog-...
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Why are we closing questions for being susceptible to opinion on a site about politics?

To quote you a comment [I echo/endorse] from under your (new) question, before it was deleted: Yes there are definitions, but which one to use? The opinion comes in to play when arguing whether any ...
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Badly received question about Hamas corruption

As I see it, the two questions are the same, except that they ask about different groups / places: the Palestinian Authority (which is mostly/only in power in parts of the West Bank?) and Hamas (which ...
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My Q was deleted on a basis which I think it was biased, full of misjudgements

The Q was IMHO rightfully deleted (although I'm one of two such votes) because it's a scattershot attack on the existence of the State of Israel, which as discussed here meets a def of antisemitism. ...
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At what point is it acceptable to ridicule a politician that has become a national joke?

I characterized Theresa May's deal as undead This doesn't seem that offensive to me, but it's unnecessary. Saying the deal is dead would be a fine characterisation of the deal, I think (and as does ...
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Delete the question on the Main asking 'Is war good for Anything?'

It's Too Broad I agree that as it currently stands, it's not a great question. Questions like this are typically closed because they sound like a solicitation for users' opinions, rather than ...
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Is there a way to get information on my closed and deleted questions and answers?

You can find all your closed questions here. Alternatively, you can search on the main site for closed:yes Deleted posts (10K+ users only) You can find all your deleted posts here. Alternatively, you ...
JJJ's user avatar
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Why are we closing questions for being susceptible to opinion on a site about politics?

So, even though fascism has well-established dictionary definitions and encyclopedic references, some people decided that there was no way to provide answers based on facts and references. Not quite. ...
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Why was this question about the name "national socialism" deleted?

The post author deleted the post himself - the downvotes and close votes were probably received because the post was poorly written, with typos in the title and a question body that lacks details. ...
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Is Politics StackExchange Beta biased and promoting violence?

No, it's not. (See how uninformative an answer to such a q can be?) To copy my earlier comments here regarding the "Is Twitter biased" question, slightly edited for clarity: What I was ...
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