This question was deleted. I was of the opinion that if a question has at least one answer that has a positive score it can not be deleted. Even if asker wants he/she can not delete the question.
So, is my thinking wrong? In what circumstances such a deletion is valid? Can users delete their own questions that has answers with positive scores? Can they request Mods to do it on their behalf and what should be the Mod's response in such cases?
This is relevant to what I am asking.
Users can not delete their questions in the following situations:
When can't I delete my own post?
Special note: You can't delete your own post using the iOS or Android apps. You can, however, delete your post by using the app's option to open the question in a Web browser and deleting it from there, provided none of the below apply.
You can't delete your own answer if it has been accepted.
You can't delete your own question if it:
- has an answer with upvotes (even if that answer has a net zero or negative score)
- has an accepted answer
- has multiple answers (even if there are no upvotes)
- has an answer with an awarded bounty
You can't delete any of your questions or answers if you haven't registered your account (that is, associated a Google, Facebook, or Stack Exchange account with it).
So, in this case OP will not be able to delete the post.
He/she can still flag it requesting a Mod to delete it. In that case the answer says the Mod should decline such flags:
If I flag my question with a request to delete it, what will happen?
The standard policy for moderators is to decline such flags. The reasoning is as follows:
If you can delete your question (because it has no answers, or the only answer has no upvotes), then you should do it. It does not require moderator intervention. If you're using the mobile app (which doesn't have a delete option), you should tap "more" and open the question in a Web browser to delete it.
If you cannot delete your question, then there must be an upvoted answer, multiple answers, or an answer with an awarded bounty. Deleting the question also deletes the answers. Deleting the answers undoes the hard work other people have put in to answer your question, and reverses the reputation they have earned too. This is not fair to the answerers of your question
So, isn't this a case of wrong moderation and should not the post be restored?
Yet another question which was deleted by a moderator. This question too has an answer with positive score.