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What happened to the manager poaching question?

I posted a question (https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/140813/107097) that got deleted. Why was it removed?
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Reasoning behind deleting a question?

This question was posted recently on the main site: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/140379/boss-asking-for-proof-for-missing-interview It was deleted minutes within getting posted. It ...
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Why do we delete questions that are closed here in the workplace?

I think there should not be any reason to delete closed questions just because they sound the same as another question. If this is a technical stack exchange then yes I think duplicate questions with ...
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Delete votes but no delete option

The on-hold question Can anyone solve these acronyms? appears in my moderator tools Delete votes panel/queue, but when I click on it it has no delete option (and it is not deleted yet). When writing ...
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Delete answers not visible; neither is their delete vote

Since I have > 10k rep I can vote to delete questions. I have noticed several time on page https://workplace.stackexchange.com/tools?tab=delete&daterange=last2days that some delete votes click ...
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When flagging to delete your question, please tell us the reason

We frequently receive flags where users ask us to delete their own question. However, if the question has received upvoted answers, we will usually not delete the question. Doing so would be unfair to ...
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Why did an answer stating reasons for the questions eventual deletion get deleted & earn negative reputation?

I answered to the question below pointing out the exact reasons why the question got put on hold and deleted eventually. My answer had 10 upvote events, 2 downvote events and a comment with the same ...
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How can I tactfully write that I haven't received a reply?: Why was this deleted by 3 users?

I improved the post after its closure on Apr 11, but I'm not sure if the improvements were contemplated? It was then deleted by 3 users on May 16.
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Why was the question on eating coworkers' lunch deleted?

The question Should I tell coworkers I have been eating their lunch due to a misunderstanding? has been recently deleted. I did call that question a "troll" in the past, but I changed my attitude ...
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Let's try to work with users before chasing them off

The Workplace gets a lot of questions whose initial versions don't fit. We correctly close those. Our closure rate is around 50% (I can't find an exact number in the tools), so this is a widespread ...
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Recent string of trolling questions

Recently we've had a large number of questions deleted because they were clearly trolling. Some examples (sorry, this is going to be all 10k+ links): New coworker demanding $10k, Autistic teenager, ...
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Can you help me read the last comment on this deleted question?

The question was deleted before I had a chance to read the last comment. Since I visit this site only via the app, I have no saved URL from the browser history to give you. Thanks.
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How to edit a question to be better focused without losing detail?

I am trying to learn how to address an issue between a team lead and a team member that has to do with ineffective communication. Ironically I was not communicating effectively about it myself, ...
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Was deletion of the extended question justified?

This question (Dealing with an employee that went over my head) has been linked to the deleted question (How should I go over my supervisor's head (before I've even started) without creating a bad ...
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Why was this question about handling the fallout of a crass joke deleted?

Why was this question (not mine, although I answered) deleted? It's currently at net +4 (with one favorite), and several constructive answers, but it was deleted by Shog9. Per the FAQ, Generally we ...
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This question doesn't meet our standards and is an excellent candidate for deletion

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/14588/which-path-would-be-better-in-the-long-run This question doesn't meet our standards and is an excellent candidate for deletion. "Questions ...
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Why didn't this question get automatically deleted?

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/24396/how-to-work-with-an-argumentative-qa-engineer-at-software-house My understanding is a question at -3 with no answers closed several months ago ...
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Cleaning Up Bad Answers on Popular Questions

Due to graduation, privilege levels have dropped to the point where most of us can no longer delete answers making this less productive. We can revisit it in the future when we have more 20k+ users. ...
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Looking to undelete an answer

How does one get an answer undeleted? My answer was deleted, and I have modified it to respond to the comment. What else need be done to undelete it?
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How did this question get deleted by “Community” so fast?

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/14642/open-toe-shoes-in-the-workplace How did this get deleted by Community so fast? Was it because the user was removed/deleted or something?
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Why was this borderline legal question not only closed but deleted as well?

This question was closed and then deleted: What are the ramifications of a wrong id on a contract? We have had several discussions on whether legal questions are on or off topic (here here and here ...
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Don't brainsize me, bro (discussion on brainsizing question)

I think this question should remain undeleted. Lots of people on this site have asked questions where that entire question/answer sequence would be relevant. Since being active here, I have found a ...
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Summer Cleanup Project #2: High View Closed Questions

Last Week I cleaned up [high-view Duplicate questions](Summer Cleanup Project #1: Duplicate Review). This week I am tackling closed non-duplicate questions with over 1000 views. Project #2: High View ...
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As a site, how do we want to determine when to delete questions?

I don't often vote to delete questions because I don't feel I have enough Stack Exchange experience to really know how to apply this ability. As a site, what sorts of questions do we want to be: ...
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Why are questions sometimes deleted by the Community user?

This question appears to have been recently deleted. It shows as deleted by Community♦ 17 mins ago while I don't necessarily understand what this means (see here) it seems likely people here ...
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Why was the question about a co-worker's loud radio deleted?

There was a question about what to do about a co-worker who listened to a loud radio that got closed as a duplicate to What can I do about a very loud coworker? It caught my attention because I work ...
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When should you delete your question?

According to Delete votes and you!: Closed posts are all "candidates for deletion" but generally only irrecoverably off topic/poor questions without useful information in answers should be deleted. ...
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Delete votes and you!

I've noticed a number of our users have enough reputation to delete posts so I thought I'd write up a little primer. When can I vote to delete posts? Why would I vote to delete a Question? Why would ...
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Why do I need to wait for 2 days to delete my post?

I have posted a bad question (I know that I should have read the FAQ first, I apologize), my first question in this SE site, and I want to delete it because it just lower my reputation but I at least ...