This Q (not mine) which was closed as too broad a long time back, has now attracted 6 delete votes:
According to the help centre,
When should I delete questions?
Closed questions that are of no lasting value whatsoever should be flagged and deleted.
Before voting to delete, please check whether there are any good answers; if so, then the question should be flagged for moderator attention as a potential merge candidate. We don't like to lose great answers!
The question and many of its answers are highly upvoted. Also, it was asked at a time when IPS.SE was only in its second month and our criteria for judging the content and scope of posts were still evolving. I am not asking why it was closed as too broad: but can you help me understand why it needs to be deleted?
Specifically I would like to understand how an on-topic question (even if closed as too broad) and its highly acclaimed answers taken together are "of no lasting value whatsoever" and need to be hidden from most of the people reading or using this website.
I am aware the Q is now old enough that nobody will lose hard-earned reputation by its deletion, I think.
Anticipating a possible answer, may I suggest that "the question was not improved after being closed" appears an unconvincing reason for deletion in view of the highly upvoted Q and A, and doesn't automatically seem to meet the criteria for deletion set out in the help centre.
Also, at least 250 questions remain closed on IPS going back to late June 2017. Are we going to delete them all? Or is there something especially delete-worthy about this particular question?
Although I have already accepted @Tinkeringbell's prompt and convincing answer, members are most welcome to contribute your valuable inputs in answers and comments.