How do you figure out whether or not a question needs to be deleted. It's not a duplicate. The only problem with it is it is extremely subject to that one person and probably will not help or effect anyone? It is a new user and by the looks of it looks like he is just grasping a random question for some reputation.


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Ideally all questions that get closed should be deleted, except for the questions closed as duplicate. Some questions manage to get the 3 votes/1 moderator to delete them after a while, others fall through the (wide) cracks. There's really no rhyme or reason to deletion, except for the part where particularly bad posts attract more attention from our reviewers/voters.

  • Whya re duplicates not deleted immediatly? Commented Jun 24, 2013 at 21:41
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    Because they help to get traffic from search engines, as they are the same question with different words
    – juan
    Commented Jun 24, 2013 at 21:47
  • Whether a question is deleted or not sometimes comes down to something as simple as whether there are three people around to cast deletion votes.
    – user27134
    Commented Jun 24, 2013 at 22:15
  • @kalina That's my answer entirely.
    – badp
    Commented Jun 24, 2013 at 22:21
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    I thought that's what we did now? Follow each other around on meta and sum up what we each said in the comments? :p
    – user27134
    Commented Jun 24, 2013 at 22:33

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