Why and how are some questions deleted?

Questions that are off topic, unclear, lacking specific details or of very low quality, may be removed at the discretion of moderators and administrators. Questions which have zero answers over a very long period after being asked and questions that have been asked and answered many times before may also be removed.

Question will not be deleted just because a user wants the post deleted. If the community feels that the question is valuable, we'll keep it around.

Why and how are some answers deleted?

Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be removed. This includes answers that are:

  • asking another, different question
  • "thanks" responses
  • exact duplicates of another answers
  • barely more than a link to an external site

Answers that are offensive or spam will also be deleted.

Avoid overt self-promotion in your answers. Every post you make is already signed with your standard user card which links directly back to your user profile page. Your user profile page belongs to you - fill it will information about your interest, signature or tagline, website links to stuff you've worked on, or whatever else you like!