The user lately known as xxx got their account-deletion request fulfilled earlier today. Shortly after, it appears that the meta post (10k users) at the centre of that event was deleted, while this related one by xxx wasn't.

Why is that?

I don't know that we really need the first meta post in an undeleted form anyway—but I didn't particularly think it merited deletion either. I'm more curious/alarmed that something disappeared silently by an automatic site mechanism that I wasn't aware existed.


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From the FAQ:

  • The system will automatically delete any question (and its answers) or answer with a score less than 0 when its owner's account is deleted.

One of those posts scores < 0, the other does not.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Makes perfect sense on main, and reasonable enough on meta. \$\endgroup\$
    – C. Ross
    Commented Apr 29, 2014 at 22:36

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