My closed question Is the FAA correct to construe that the new “Remote ID” regulations will apply to unmanned aircraft flown under the 2018 “Recreational Exemption”? [closed] was "deleted by Community".
I'm concerned about this.
How does "Community" decide what closed questions to delete?
Can they be un-deleted?
Sometimes it happens that a question is closed after a great deal of work has been put into answers, by multiple ASE members. (Example -- An airplane has an engine that pushes its flight. What force pushes a glider to fly? )
When I've expressed concerns about this in the past, it was pointed out to me that the closed question and answers did remain visible to other ASE users, so the work put into the question and answer was not actually "lost".
(Despite the ambiguous wording of the "visible only to you" tag, which may seem suggest otherwise.)
Well, clearly that is not always true, if "Community" can delete a closed question.
What are the specific circumstances under which "Community" might delete a closed question?
For example, for the question to be eligible for deletion by Community, is there a requirement that there be no answers? Or perhaps, that there be no answers other than by the asker of the question? I would really like to understand this better.
And are these parameters something that we -- the actual ASE community, not the robot called "Community"-- have the power to adjust?
Please help me get some more clarity on why this has happened. Once I understand this a little better I'll be prepared to use the Meta site to make a specific request that this be dealt with in a different manner, should I decide to do so.
I'm also interested in knowing whether or not there is an easy way to search to see if any of my other questions have ever been deleted in the past.