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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 you're not being honest here. You already know the underlying "why" of all this. The person responsible has been giving the option to return to the site if he ...


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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 point is to be the "One Puzzling Site to rule them All" if I may be a bit cheeky. It also feels like there is a bit of a conundrum in this situation where one ...


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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 to use inappropriate close reasons in such a situation.


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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 closed. In particular, this telling comment: @SQB I don't want to be rude, but that twist is so trivial I'm not sure you can really call this a good puzzle. ...


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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 linked at least give some specifications in attempts to narrow down the number of possible answers - obviously, this rarely works, but at least they tried. To get ...


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It got deleted last september, I believe for plagiarism with a few others of Gamow's.


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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 actually depend on number of down-votes but most often it depends on the content. 1. Copied puzzles get upvoted? Yes they do. But only by the people who didn't ...


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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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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 deleted and all their posts with it. There may be several different reasons for this - which are private between the mods and the user in question - but a ...


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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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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 the whole point of the ban to block them out of the community. Seems all they want is attention for all the wrong reasons. And is this not playing their game and ...


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