I recently discovered a question being deleted some very short time after it was posted (and answered, as I took time to do it ^^).

What bothers me is the lack of information about it (no comment or deletion reason). So we (I) don't know if it could be improved, or needs clarification, or can be undeleted, or voted to re-open, or else.

There was no real off-topic part (or one that couldn't be improved), or question about editing. Why would this happen straight out if the box without OP asking? Or did s/he?

  • This was a reposted question, posted to bypass system restrictions (closure of the first post). I'll try to remember to drop a comment next time.
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Apr 17, 2022 at 14:31
  • OK thanks tink :)
    – OldPadawan
    Apr 17, 2022 at 14:39

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To elaborate a bit on the hasty comment I wrote yesterday:

I saw the question oneboxed when peaking at the chat transcript, and quickly realized it had already been asked (and closed) before. As such, I deleted the re-post.

I didn't notice it had an answer, somehow. (I do have an appointment with an optometrist soon). If I had, I would've probably dropped a comment somewhere, now I just mod-messaged the OP and thought everyone that needed to be notified, was notified.

I'll try my best to drop comments next time!

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    No big deal, but as you say, a small comment about the reason will inform everybody of why and what happened before :)
    – OldPadawan
    Apr 18, 2022 at 10:22

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