I wrote a small puzzle, which was downvoted badly either because not many people understood it or it has severe content quality problem. I assumed the second and raised a flag to request the post deletion.

Moderator response for the flag is:

declined - your question has upvoted answers, and we prefer not to delete others' high quality content, if possible.

I remember the question Problem in the middle of desert was deleted which had even more upvoted answer. (The answer I gave had ~50 net upvotes).

So what prevents first question from deletion while the other was deleted ruthlessly?


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The "Problem in the middle of the desert" question was actually deleted because it was astroturfing a particular website, not because deletion was requested. That was one of many questions coming in linking back to that particular site.

Either that, or it was plagiarism, which is deleted.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. But after looking another post, it appears my understanding of puzzling.stackexchange ideology is incorrect and I should avoid adding low quality contents. $\endgroup$
    – Mohit Jain
    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:36

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