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How to delete a question

Is there any standard amount of karma needed to delete a question, or must one be a moderator? Is there a set number of down votes (standard, I mean) to remove/delete/close a question? I'm just asking about defaults here, though my particular use case is ask.sagemath.

kcrisman's avatar
asked 2011-03-12 19:08:34 -0500
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Hi, deleted posts are shown to authors and highlighted to mark as deleted. There is no tool yet to completely delete posts, but there will be. I will check your site next week and upgrade it too.

Also - please flag it many times, the question should go away.

Evgeny's avatar
updated 2011-03-14 01:41:52 -0500, answered 2011-03-13 07:27:03 -0500
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Followup - I often see comments written by other people (ones they have deleted) in my message box as well. Is that okay to ask here too? Followup # 2 - how many times would it need to be flagged? These things should be in standard documentation, preferably the default FAQ.
kcrisman's avatar kcrisman (2011-03-14 07:29:22 -0500) edit
Yes, I agree regarding the documentation. On your site it takes five flags to take down the post.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-03-14 10:26:43 -0500) edit

Followup - if I close a question, can people then no longer flag it to delete it? See our site - five spams in the last few hours - for why I'm asking again :(

kcrisman's avatar kcrisman (2011-11-09 07:14:04 -0500) edit

Yes there are bugs in the question, when it's status is closed, will look at this.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-11-09 07:16:38 -0500) edit

For now - please try reopening the question and then clicking "delete", do you have that function accessible?

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-11-09 11:29:56 -0500) edit
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