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## The Community user deleted my question! What gives?

Abandoned, unanswered questions can be a nuisance for readers when they appear in search results. While every question deserves a chance to be answered, at some point the annoyance to those searching for a solution outweighs the increasingly-small chance that an answer will be provided.

For this reason, the Community user will automatically delete old abandoned/dead questions in the following circumstances:

If the question is more than 30 days old, and ...

• has −1 or lower score
• is not locked

... or ...

• it was closed and migrated to a different site

...or...

• it was migrated from a different site, and then rejected

... it will be automatically deleted. These are termed "dead" questions (RemoveDeadQuestions, RemoveMigrationStubs in the case of a migration or RemoveRejectedMigrations in the case of a rejected migration).

If the question is more than 365 days old, and ...

• has a score of 0 or less, or a score of 1 and a deleted owner
• is not locked
• has view count <= the age of the question in days times 1.5
• has 1 or 0 comments
• isn't on a meta site

... it will be automatically deleted. These are termed "abandoned" questions (RemoveAbandonedQuestions).

These checks are run every week across all sites.

If the question was closed more than 9 days ago, and ...

• not closed as a duplicate
• has a score of 0 or less
• is not locked
• has no answers with a score > 0
• has not been edited in the past 9 days
... it will be automatically deleted. These are "abandoned closed", and are termed as RemoveAbandonedClosed.