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In my opinion, programs that run out of memory with large inputs are in the spirit of Code Review (assuming that everything else about the question is OK). Performance and scalability are among the key concerns we frequently address. I don't see running out of memory as much different from time-limit-exceeded — they are related problems in the space-time ...


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Since this is Meta, and the request has been made, a meta-review (review the review) may be appropriate... Is this an OK behavior on this website? I'm not so confident about putting in time for not-so-sugary-but-I-believe-honest reviews now. Is it OK for a user to delete their question? Yes, absolutely. It can be irritating, but it is their prerogative. ...


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It appears the OP deleted the question, not other members of the community. No, we don't delete questions unless they prove to be more harm than good (or absolutely harmful), which is certainly not the case since the question received two upvotes. Since no comments were left by the OP, no one can be sure what the motive was, but perhaps it was your "harsh" ...


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In addition to 200_success's answer here. I would like to add that, in addition to your post being about an error, it also: contains no code to review (just an error message) the code that is failing is not your code even if all the code was included, and a short way to illustrate the fail, the question would not be on-topic on any other Stack Exchange site....


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Bringing it to meta is the right thing to do, at least to get visibility, so that's a good start.... ... having said that, a user is able to delete their posts as long as there are no upvoted answers on their posts, so, since your answer did not (yet) have an upvote, it was OK to delete it as far as the technical limitations of Stack Exchange. Given that, ...


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Please read the close reason on the question. Broken code is off-topic for Code Review. Since the question was almost certainly unsalvageable, it was deleted. The links in the close reason will guide you towards other possible resources for help.


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My bad. I should have deleted those questions. You were the first to ever suggest the deletion of these questions and my initial reaction was not to as we've never done it before. I've deleted those questions now.


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Yes, it is supposed to happen. An edit is only recorded on an existing post, and it is removed when the post is deleted. The rep with edits cannot be retained, but it'll come back (just like anything else) if the post ever gets undeleted. As @nhgrif has said in the comments, it's only 6 rep points. For someone with your rep count, I doubt it should ...


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I haven't seen that question or its answer, I'm answering here as a matter of principle. Questions should only be deleted by the askers if they aren't deleting a worthwhile answer in doing so. As an approximation, askers can delete their question if it has no answer, or a single answer with no upvote. The reasoning is that if more than one person has taken ...


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It doesn't matter whether the question was asked by an old or new user. It doesn't matter how much reputation the poster had. If a post is closed and is unsalvageable, then it should be deleted.


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Undeleting a question does not 'bump' it in the system, which is by design, because deleting, and undeleting a question should not be a way to 'bump' your question. Similarly, editing a deleted question, and then undeleting it, would allow for users to completely change their question, and then, because the undelete would not bump the question, it is ...


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I don't think it has to be deleted right away. After four downvotes, the question will leave the front page, thus it'll be out of the way. That should also give the OP time to revisit the question and notice the off-topic dialogue message. They can then delete it manually if they choose not to improve it (or if it cannot be improved at all). You can ...


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Note: I can not read the question, so my answer is based on the information given by the OP. Code on CodeReview should work to the best knowledge of the OP. If the objective of the code is to handle 500 kB at most but the code crashes at 2 GB, the code is considered working. If those are reversed, it isn't. Non-working code should not be posted. However, ...


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The author of the question posted code that he shouldn't have (i.e. wasn't authorized to), then asked to have it taken down. We really don't like to delete questions with answers, especially upvoted answers. I've upvoted some of your other answers as compensation.


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That's the post notice that's always shown with content dispute locks. If there's not already a Meta post about it, then it likely means that the site moderators are discussing the post amongst themselves or with other users in private. Regarding this particular request, the OP has flagged the post for deletion. Although it has already been deleted, the ...


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Questions should be undeleted when they provide value to the site. Deletion can be done in error or overzealously (especially if people erroneously indicate to an OP that their question is off topic). Undeleting to reverse an error seems perfectly fair if it's clearly an error. Undeleting because you disagree or think the concerns of the deleter are invalid ...


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I often comment add this comment to questions: I'm afraid this question does not match what this site is about. Code Review is about improving the cleanliness of existing, working code. Code Review is not the site to ask for help in fixing or changing what your code does. Once the code does what you want, we would love to help you do the same thing in a ...


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When should I delete questions? Closed questions that are of no lasting value whatsoever should be flagged and deleted. Before voting to delete, please check that there are no good answers; if so, then the question should be flagged for moderator attention as a potential merge candidate. We don't like to lose great answers! Also, be ...


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Rather than too broad, I would say that a more appropriate closure reason would be off-topic. This is a how-can-I-accomplish-this question, not a request for a code review. I think the most appropriate Stack Exchange site for this question would be Pro Webmasters. I can't migrate the question for you, since it's too old.


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