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Why would you do this? If it's fundamentally the same question, all you're accomplishing is removing the existing history; this basically invalidates all the existing votes users have already given and potentially wastes the time and efforts of those who have already attempted to contribute to the existing post by whatever means (e.g. comments or edits). ...


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Deleting questions and reposting them in order to avoid closure or to get rid of downvotes is specifically considered against the rules. This is regardless of whether or not you significantly edit the question. By your own admission, this was the reasoning: @Cascabel I decided to delete and repost, because someone had drastically revised the question so ...


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Even a heavily downvoted rant can serve a purpose. The simple fact that it's heavily downvoted and closed sends a signal to the people who read it in the future. Yes it is setting an example. It's showing other users that such posts aren't well received. But more importantly it's showing new users how "we" (the community) handle such questions/situations. ...


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I propose we don't actually treat these questions any differently from others. Personally, as someone who can immediately vote to delete negatively scored questions when they are closed, I usually ask myself: What would it take for this to become on topic? Is that even possible? Does the "essence" of the question somehow work on this site? Most of the ...


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Your first question was closed as "unclear". You say in your comment that you don't think it's unclear, so lets review: My uncle called different law firms to compare. Every lawyer who spoke with him, asked if he were shopping around and had called other law firms. Assume malevolent nosy intent by lawyers, probably to decide how much help and time ...


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I am, in general, slightly uncomfortable with the idea of deleting any question that has a significant (for some value of "significant") number of reopen votes on it. This is for two reasons: The set of users who can see deleted posts is much smaller than the set of users who can cast close/reopen votes. Deleted posts are not easy to find unless you go ...


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I'm not the one who voted to delete your 2nd question, but I feel that it doesn't warrant deletion. However, that question is off-topic, phrase request is off topic, so it does warrant a closure. '[P]rofessionals who wouldn't be needed in a perfect world', refer to those who needed only in adversity e.g. lawyers or surgeons. Is there a noun for ...


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It's quite easy for new users to find the SE system confusing and frustrating. I know because I had my own rants of sorts, although not much of my thoughts were put into publicly visible posts. But look at me now years later - I'm contributing to the SE network in whatever way I can afford. The question, in the original rant form, looks off-topic, not nice, ...


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Since it isn't improved to the point where it can be reopened, there's no sense in undeleting it. See the comments you got to your original question and the duplicate one. Feel free to ask for our time and attention again once you've seriously done something with the effort we already provided.


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I didn't vote to delete that one, but it looks like it was closed as unclear back in September and wasn't improved much in the two months before it was deleted. For it to be undeleted it really needs to be edited to a point where it could be reopened. At the moment it still reads like a "what should I say, or how should I word this" and those kinds of ...


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No, it should not be reopened. There is some important information missing here, as pointed out in the comments. I've voted to put this question on hold as unclear. Please add more detail regarding any specifics of why you think it is necessary to cut your future sister-in-law out of your and your future husband's lives. What harm do you think will occur ...


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The problem is not that the OP is asking for something she shouldn't do, but that her question is too broad to be answerable. She is not asking how to deal with a sister-in-law she dislikes in this or that situation - she wants to cut her out entirely from her and her fiancée's life: What should I do? How do I cut her off from us? (I even ignore the ...


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