This question was posted recently on the main site:

It was deleted minutes within getting posted. It managed to record two answers. However, it was deleted by one of the site admins.

I understand, users with enough privilege can vote to, and moderators can right-away delete a post. I was not able to determine the reason why the post was deleted.

Is it possible to know the reason why it was deleted? To make it clear, I am only interested in knowing the objective reason (violating the site on-topic rules etc.) it was chosen to be deleted.

This will help me in understanding what kind of questions are and are not good candidates on the site.

  • Out of curiosity, how were you able to see that Mister Positive deleted the post? I thought only 10k+ users could see that.
    – David K
    Jul 15, 2019 at 18:39
  • @DavidK I posted an answer to the original question, and I was midway editing the answer. I also had access to the question URL. Jul 15, 2019 at 18:45
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No, it is not possible, but it was for good reason. That is all I feel is appropriate to say at the moment.

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