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The mysteriously missing question (2)

It was posted by a new user who'd just joined the site. No, it wasn't. And you know this, because you greeted the user in the comments - and then deleted your comment after it was acknowledged. So ...
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Publishing puzzles both on Puzzling.SE and elsewhere

I'd answer with a question: What is the purpose of Puzzling? The Tour Page simply says that it is for those that study the creation and solving of puzzles. Current discussion makes it seem that the ...
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Should we have a new delete reason for posts removed due to a ban-evasion?

Just so that people can vote on the issue: Yes. It would be much more clear to other users if a mod/bot could unambiguously state that a post was closed for violating a suspension, rather than having ...
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Can the question about a snail climbing out of a well please be undeleted and re-opened?

I wrote the answer you are looking to for your question's redemption. The comments that came from your question and its (self-)answer are still true and in my opinion fully justify the question being ...
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What criteria did people use to delete this question, and should it be applied to other similar questions?

I voted to delete that puzzle (and now this one as well, since I hadn't previously seen it) because the author didn't put any consideration into excluding silly edge cases. The other three you've ...
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What happened to the 'How to become the president?' question?

It got deleted last september, I believe for plagiarism with a few others of Gamow's.
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How many downvotes are required to delete a question?

This is my view and may differ from rest How many downvotes are required to delete a question? For questions, a post that no longer adds anything to the site should be deleted. So, it doesn't ...
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Why was my puzzle deleted?

It wasn't a riddle. It was a plain description of an object. That's not on-topic for the site. (Also, you bolded punctuation for some reason?)
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Why was this puzzle deleted?

When positively-scoring posts are deleted like this and the user account is also deleted (anonymised to a grey "user12345" with no link), it generally means the user has been destroyed - their account ...
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Why was this puzzle deleted?

The user was registered when they posted the puzzle, but now they are unregistered. This shows that for some reason, (unbeknownst to me), the user was deleted, and all their posts as well...
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Should we have a new delete reason for posts removed due to a ban-evasion?

This is a comment that was too long to be one: You have a valid point point. Very valid. But is it really that important to draw attention to these people after they've been pushed aside? Isn't ...
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