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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 licensing, summarized here, and it seems to me those terms had been violated. My understanding is that proper attribution in this case is legally enforceable. A ...

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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 occasion. So you're in very good company here; all we can do is try our best to minimize our mistakes and just keep learning -- all of us here are lifelong ...

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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 work for nought. Occasionally though there are circumstances where the question-asker has a really compelling reason for deleting a question as quickly as possible....

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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 questions, they are not "that much visible". Users with 10k+ reputation points can see deleted posts provided they have the link. So they can find and see ...

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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 only debate might be whether it should have been closed, and we have a Reopen thread for that. I don't have a dog in that race. There wasn't much (any?) math ...

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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 so many votes are low. I'd say that the question is rightfully closed (it's a textbook list question); similar old questions around the network have got a ...

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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 questions for the hopefully rare cases when people discover shortly after they posted that the question is inappropriate for the site and can't be recovered. For ...

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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 and informed him. Sorry for this mistake, but I ask the moderators to agree with my decision.

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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 comment there, announcements of someone's passing have occasionally found a more lasting home at meta. (See for example the discussion at Grothendieck's ...

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The description of moderator tools is a bit short on details. Here is a slightly more detailed description of these tools. The relevant part is the following: The delete category has views relating to questions and answers that have been or are being deleted or undeleted: Most delete votes, sorted by number of votes Most undelete votes, sorted by number of ...

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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 standard ways provided by MathOverflow/Stack Exchange interface. At the bottom of the question tab in your profile you can click on deleted recent questions. ...

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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 involves you requesting that)), you can always access the question using a link. If you are not the associated with the question, you will need to have at least ...

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This was me. I should have left a comment, but the question was removed due to sensitive reasons, so I didn't want to attract any more attention to it than I had to. I obliged the request of the author because the question had no answers - the only time wasted by removing it would be the author's, and it was the author that requested it. Had there been ...

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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.net/posts/{id-of-the-post}/revisions), click "source" in the header of the desired revision

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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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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). But you need some high-rep users to apply undelete votes. (I'm speaking here of posts deleted by the community.) Information on how deletion works is here: How ...

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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-completed. Other questions on Meta Stack Exchange about this problem seem to be often closed as duplicate of this post. Among the linked questions I can see this ...

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I have run a SEDE query to list your questions: Questions (id, title) of a given user . Since SEDE is updated once a week (you can see "Data updated Mar 17 at 8:47" in the Data Explorer, these data still contain the posts which were posted before last week - even if they were deleted during this week. You could download the query results after the update ...

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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 dropped, but I don't see anything listed!" from the relevant part of the FAQ post How do I read the history of my reputation? This bullet post is most likely ...

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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: Non existence of a parametrically compatible metric to a complete geodesible vector field on $\mathbb{R}^2\setminus\{p,q\}$

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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 "automatic profile" merge operation failed. When I triggered this operation I got one email for each profile to "confirm ownership", of the corresponding profile and ...

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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 standing on other sites in the network? No, post bans are considered separately per site. Your activity on one site will only affect post bans on that one site,...

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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 answer can't be deleted. If a question has more than one answer or at least one answer has an upvote, it cannot be self-deleted. From the FAQ post How does ...

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

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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 might be able to find also some older versions, see here: All Stack Exchange data dumps. Some related discussions on this meta: Public dumps for mathoverflow? and ...

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From this comment is seems that you were interested also in some additional information: That was user no in MSE. I am just checking if there are any posts in MO. user number will be same for both right? Although it is digression from the original question (which is already perfectly answered), I might at least add something to this - which might ...

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You can’t copyright an idea, only a text. Posting something here has a copyright effect on the specific text you post, but a paper with the same ideas (but presumably a lot more exposition) would not be affected.

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As far as searching deleted questions is concerned, the site only enables you somewhat limited ability to search for your own deleted posts. I think it is quite well summarized in the answer here: Can I somewhere see my own deleted questions? I will also add that highly upvoted questions with highly upvoted answers are deleted very rarely if at all. (At ...

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