Just wondering. I flagged a question about code to bypass AD/SharePoint permissions to access files. The flag was declined and I was told to comment rather than flag. But some time later the question was "removed from SharePoint Stack Exchange for reasons of moderation" and can now no longer be accessed. Was my flag valid in the first place, then? If so, why does it still show as declined in my profile, but the question has been moderated away?
Just saw this, and I am pretty sure I declined this flag.
My reasoning, from what I remember, was that while technically bad practice, there was nothing wrong with the question per se. It really needs a good answer explaining why this is a bad idea. I don't think there is any reason to censor these sorts of questions - rather they are an opportunity to add useful information to the site as Anders says.
If the question had obviously malicious or facetious intent then that would be a different matter.
No idea why the question was deleted. Community is a robot. It may be responding to a number of delete requests reaching a threshold.
I am not sure why "Community" (a special account on StackOverflow) have deleted this Q, but I agree with my fellow moderator that even though a question is not a best practice, it should be allowed.
The answers should then ofcourse mirror the fact that this is not a good practice, so that this is evident for other users later browsing by.
My reasoning is that the more info there is to be found describing bad practices, the better the chance that the bad practices is not followed in the future?