There were two questions related to the Semitic Languages proposal which were also linked to the old proposal on that topic. Now that the old proposal has been removed, those questions have been removed, while they were still relevant to the new proposal. In fact, I made a big deal about keeping the references as useful and complete as possible.

This is odd and unexpected, and there is no way to undelete the questions yourself, as far as I can see. Therefore I would suggest it is better to not delete questions that reference at least one not-deleted proposal, or, alternatively, to give posters of questions that are about to be deleted a one week's notice, so that they can update the references if they want the question to be kept alive.


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This is already how discussions work.

  • If a discussion is linked to ANY active proposal, it is NOT removed even if some of the older proposals it refers to no longer exist.
  • Older, but still relevant discussions can be linked to newer proposals so they are not deleted when the older proposals are removed.

Can you see a list of deleted questions in your profile? If you can provide a link or recall the title or subject of the post, I can restore any previous question to the current proposal.

Here are a few guesses:

  • Thanks! I think questions 27200, 27734 and 27954 would be useful to keep. Do you have any idea why they were deleted?
    – user72809
    May 30, 2018 at 11:39
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    @Keelan Some were not linked to any current proposals but I'm not sure why others were removed. I undeleted the discussions and changed the links to re-associate them with the current proposal. May 30, 2018 at 11:48
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    Okay, my mistake on the questions that weren't linked. Thanks for the quick handling!
    – user72809
    May 30, 2018 at 11:49

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