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Deleted answered question / arXiv posts based on unacknowledged MO posts

While I'm not a lawyer, the part that was until recently unsettled, namely the use of answers in an arXiv preprint without proper attribution, falls squarely under the terms of the Creative Commons ...
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Deleted posts visible to high reputation users

First of all, all of us make mistakes and you need not be more than mildly embarrassed by past errors. The user with the most reputation points on the site, Joel David Hamkins, has also deleted on ...
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Should the rules for deleting own questions be modified? - an example

There are few things on MO more annoying than posting an answer and then seeing that answer deleted before it even had a chance to be seen (except by the account that asked the question). All that ...
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Deleted posts visible to high reputation users

Let me digress a bit and respond just to this part of your question: It is little embarrassing to know that my stupid answer/question is still visible to so many users. At least in the case of the ...
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Rationale for moderator deletion of a non-spammy, off-topic question

There's no clear-cut controversy here: five users closed this as not suitable for this site, then the OP asked to have it deleted, and this was done via two votes (Stefan Kohl being the second). The ...
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Why was my question deleted?

Cross-posting is generally frowned upon, the post was flagged as a cross-post, and with no answer it is my general approach to simply delete the cross-post. However, in this case the post had gone ...
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Can I somewhere see my own deleted questions?

In fact, you can see any of your posts provided you have a link. So basically the question is - is it possible to find link to my deleted question if I did not save the link somewhere? There are two ...
12 votes

Someone is trying to delete the Memorable Titles thread

If there's one vote to delete, you shouldn't worry about it too much; it takes 10 votes to delete a question which such a high score. Delete votes never expire, but the chances that it will accumulate ...
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Can I be blocked for posting a lot of questions even if I delete them?

I won't describe the exact criteria the automatic question ban uses, but I will say we hope people will edit their poorly-recieved questions rather than delete them. We allow askers to delete their ...
9 votes

Withdrawn question

Mostafa's comment above: This problem has imposed by someone to me for doing research on it. Today he told me that he did not allow me to present the problem to others. So I deleted the question ...
9 votes

The question 'Mathematical work of Jonathan Gleason' disappeared

Disrespect to whom? I don't think it was disrespect to anyone, certainly not Jonathan Gleason. At most it expresses a firm belief that the question is off-topic for MathOverflow. But as I said in a ...
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How to make sure your questions never disappear in a blackhole?

All deletions on SE are soft deletions. If your account is associated with the question (i.e. you've asked the question, and you were not dissociated from it for one reason or another (this usually ...
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Once a thread is deleted, is it really too late to bring it back?

Your impression is correct: users with 10k+ rep and site moderators can see deleted posts. No, it is not too late to resurrect them, unless some extraordinary action has been applied (like a lock). ...
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6 votes

I deleted my post, but now want to view its source

Just by the way: if you want to get the source of your deleted question, there are some ways to do it undelete it, click "edit", copy everything you need, delete it go to the revisions (mathoverflow....
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I deleted my post, but now want to view its source

I have (on your request) migrated it here, and you should have access to the source. Let me know if you experience any difficulties.
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6 votes
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I lost my three questions

Since this question was posted, the situation has changed - now any user can find all their deleted posts. Simply go to your profile and in the question tab you can click on "deleted questions&...
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Cancel delete vote

To the best of my knowledge, at the moment it is not possible to retract a delete vote: The feature request Ability to retract reopen/delete votes on Meta Stack Exchange is not marked status-...
5 votes
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Reputation for editing deleted questions disappears into memory hole?

If you check the checkbox "show removed posts" on your reputation tab, you should see also the reputation lost when post with your suggested edit was removed. You can check the section "My reputation ...
5 votes
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"Scope" of being blocked from asking

The FAQ post "What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?" contains the following paragraph: Will a ban on one Stack Exchange site affect my ...
5 votes

My question is removed

The question was posted in July 2019, and had no answers and no comments. It had one upvote, and one downvote. It was removed by the "Community" user as an abandoned question. Here's a link: ...
5 votes

I can not find one question I have already asked

I suppose that the question you're looking is this one: One dimensional foliation of surfaces with prescribed graph of foliation. The question is deleted. You should be able to see it from the above ...
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Interesting question deleted by author — how to reach out to author to ask to undelete?

Thanks to @Emil Jeřábek for finding the author of the question, whom I have now e-mailed. (ETA: it's back now!) Thanks also to @Martin Sleziak for his answer in comments to the meta-question of "...
4 votes

Missing all activity and questions I asked on this site

TL;DR: As Todd Trimble said in the comments to the OP, I was able to solve this problem by clicking on the "contact" link in gray at the bottom of the site One thing to note here is that the "...
4 votes

How to make sure your questions never disappear in a blackhole?

I will remind that Internet Archive data dumps of the whole Stack Exchange network. See also this blog post: Stack Exchange Creative Commons data now hosted by the InternetArchive. (Possibly you ...
3 votes

How to make sure your questions never disappear in a blackhole?

A quick and I think reliable way to ensure content will remain accessible is to submit it for archiving at https://web.archive.org/save Wikipedia now routinely replaces links to external web pages by ...
3 votes

"Scope" of being blocked from asking

This refers to the so-called question ban and it's per site; your questions on MathOverflow do not influence your ability to ask questions on other Stack Exchange sites. Not even Meta MathOverflow; it'...
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Rules for deleting one's own question

Possibly this is closer to a comment than to an answer - however, it would probably be too long for a comment. Re: I wonder, how that is possible because if I remember right, questions that have an ...
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How to know if an old post is deleted, when I cannot find it

Try this perhaps, and linearity of expectation will be the second answer (at 70 votes currently).

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