It has long been the case that negatively-scored closed questions with no answers get auto-deleted after a month. (That's what "deleted by Community" usually means.) As part of recent changes to deletion, auto-deletion is now more likely. This is not a bad thing, but we've gotten occasional flags to undelete these, so I wanted to get a sense of how the community feels.
As described in this post, questions will be auto-deleted after seven days if all of the following are true:
- Closed more than 7 days ago
- Not closed as a duplicate
- Score <= 0
- Not locked
- No answers with a score > 0
- No accepted answer
- No pending reopen votes
- No edits to the body or title of the question in the past 7 days
What should we do with auto-deleted questions that somebody wants to keep? Is a single request (for example, via a flag) enough to undelete? If it should be at moderator discretion, what guidelines should moderators follow? Or should we wait for three 10K users to cast undelete votes?