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Can anything be done to prevent askers from deleting their question once answered?

While this is indeed frustrating, StackExchange rules currently allow this: You can't delete your own question if it: has an answer with upvotes (even if that answer has a net zero or negative score)...
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Can my answer be undeleted?

I am responsible for deleting your answer after it was flagged. The reason I deleted it is that we do not condone posts in which people explain how to do things that are illegal. In my opinion your ...
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Do we delete answers just because they are wrong?

As a general SE policy, wrong answers should not be flagged for deletion by users, nor should they be deleted by mods. They should just be downvoted. The author can obviously choose to delete the ...
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When should answers be deleted?

I'd say this is a "Flag as not an answer, then convert to comment" one. It's not a good answer, but it does have a little value: it helps confirm that the asker (or in this case, the asker's friend) ...
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Deleted answer breaks inbox menu?

The only reason I can think of as to why you'd end up on your profile is that the inbox itself links to your profile. That is, the button on the topbar is also a link to your global inbox on your ...
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Why are deleted answers not deleted

They may look disabled to you but for the very great majority of people they are actually deleted. As the help centre notes: Once a post has been deleted, it will disappear for all users except ...
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Why are deleted answers not deleted

It's to make traceability and error-recovery possible, possibly even defeat hacking and abuse. It's absolutely indispensable for community deletions and even makes sense for self-deletions. Consider ...
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When should answers be deleted?

In my opinion, if after I have strained myself, I find a way how the answer was possibly an attempt at answering the question, I click Looks OK. I may just visit the link and downvote it, though. If ...
Jan's user avatar
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Deletion of questions from new users without explanation

Should moderators be deleting such answers without comment? No definitely not. Rather, moderators should leave a trace when acting. It says so in the theory of moderation: Whenever possible, ...
JoErNanO's user avatar
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Can anything be done to prevent askers from deleting their question once answered?

Technically it's the user's choice. Questions should be left for future readers as they can benefit from your answer, and I'm sure that you spent time writing your answer (which is now deleted). There ...
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Why are deleted answers not deleted

To complement the current answers: Almost everyone makes mistakes occasionally. I've posted wrong answers many times. Thankfully, someone here usually points it out to me. I'll thank the user in a ...
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