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Why was this question about handling the fallout of a crass joke deleted?

I left a comment on the question when I deleted it, but I'll elaborate here... The moderators caught wind of a group of sockpuppets operating on the site, and asked me to investigate. It quickly ...
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Let's try to work with users before chasing them off

I think its time to turn up the enforcement of the spirit of the be nice policy. Reduce the threshold for accepting rude/abusive flags especially in comments. If it could be considered rude then ...
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I do not agree to re-licensing my content

I have contacted the powers at be at SE to see how to handle this. I don't have an answer at the moment and as you most likely know, I am not a lawyer. I will elaborate on this a bit though and say ...
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Let's try to work with users before chasing them off

We're a site about the workplace. Shouldn't we emulate good workplace practices here? Save the insta-deletions for the questions that will burn down the site. Yes.
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I do not agree to re-licensing my content

Just to add my two cents: I follow Mister Positive in this, in the sense that we will not entertain requests for deletion of content. Any self deletions or defacing of posts will be reversed as SOP ...
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Recent string of trolling questions

Some thoughts: By far and away the best way is to close questions which should be closed. Whether or not people are trolling or naive or dealing with really unfortunate and highly unlikely situations ...
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What happened to the manager poaching question?

It attracted a strong negative reception including spam flags because it promoted a particular store. It also didn't ask a very clear question and there was suspicion that it didn't contain an ...
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What happened to the manager poaching question?

It was deleted as "spam or offensive," presumably because it appears to promote a commercial interest.
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I do not agree to re-licensing my content

I understand your frustration. Yes, I agree switching to a new license without consent is not nice. No objection on that. However, in reality nothing has changed. The license has changed, but you ...
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How was this question rude or abusive?

The user behind this post was identified as part of a series of troll users that mainly post on agism-related topics. As with the others this user was suspended and most of their posts removed. The ...
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This question seemed fair. What was wrong?

This post was deleted because it was (is) part of a coordinated spam attack. We (in this case I) don't delete stuff for fun. I cannot share any additional information beyond this. Similar ...
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Why was the question on eating coworkers' lunch deleted?

Thank you for your work to improve the question. I'm sorry for the collateral damage. That post was part of a multi-site trolling incident. For the reasons explained by Shog in this answer to ...
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Why did an answer stating reasons for the questions eventual deletion get deleted & earn negative reputation?

Please don't use answers to explain why a question should be closed; that's what close votes or flagging to close is for (depending on your reputation). The question was deleted because it had a score ...
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Was deletion of the extended question justified?

I can't quite tell what you're asking for here. The deleted question was closed (as a duplicate), so it couldn't get any more answers. The OP requested deletion, and while we don't generally delete ...
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Was deletion of the extended question justified?

87921 was deleted at the request of the original poster, so, yes, it was justified.
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Delete votes but no delete option

You currently have a reputation of 11,555. 10k moderator tools: You must wait for a question to be closed for 2 days before you can vote for deletion. (This is lifted for 20k users). The ...
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Reasoning behind deleting a question?

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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Delete answers not visible; neither is their delete vote

You need 10k rep to delete questions but 20k to delete answers. However, there's only one "delete votes" page where you're seeing this, and it's computed for the site, not for individual users. ...
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Why was a HNQ deleted?

I don't see this as beyond the realm of possibility, esp since COVID. In my office, we went from jacket and tie to "casual", to people ignoring the dress code altogether. So much so, that ...
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How can I tactfully write that I haven't received a reply?: Why was this deleted by 3 users?

Surely they were contemplated, but if it was deleted then it means that they weren't enough to make it worthy of reopening. Have in mind that deleting is a 10k+ privilege (20K+ for enhanced privileges)...
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Recent string of trolling questions

Okay, as a grand-master troll of old, I can say that Enderland has been making the right moves even without looking at his proof. I'm going by the old definition of troll, which came from the fishing ...
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When flagging to delete your question, please tell us the reason

Ask to disassociate question from your account I posted a question that had been put on hold that had potential harmful consequences to my career should I be doxxed. After a few weeks of it not ...
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What's a good process to understand why a hot question was deleted?

Is there a way to understand why a popular question would be deleted? Yes, you can ask about it on meta as you have done. :) Can the OP delete it after there's significant activity? No. The OP can ...
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Why didn't this question get automatically deleted?

As Monica says probably because it was locked due to the failed migration. As it had no answers, and was of no value to our community, it has been manually removed for the time being.
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Why was a HNQ deleted?

Original post, for those interested. This question was not nearly specific enough to garner useful answers. It was, in this moderators opinion, specifically geared to get a rise out of this group (...
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