Deleting Topics on Meta?

(Chris Klugewicz) #1

I find it surprising and a little disturbing that a couple of recent topics I was following have simply been deleted. Both concerned the new user/returning user callout feature that’s being developed.

Certain posts were deleted first, then soon thereafter, the whole topic disappeared. Someone posted a second topic this evening asking about the original one, and now that topic is gone as well.

What’s going on here?

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(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #2

We delete topics on Meta to keep only most relevant stuff for people searching.

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(Sam Saffron) closed #3
(Sam Saffron) #4

Sorry Chris,

But we reserve the rights to delete content here as we see fit.

  • We sometimes delete out-of-date topics that provide no value
  • We sometimes delete highly combative discussions
  • We sometimes delete topics that are discussing a feature that is radically different to what it was presented as in the OP and needs a reboot.

see also: How do you manage when the topic becomes too long?

If you feel a topic was deleted by mistake due to a fat finger feel free to message me.

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