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Deleting/Closing pointless questions?

My brief answer is that we already have under-used tools to do this: moderators can delete questions, some users can vote to delete questions (and that now includes you), more users can vote to close ...
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Dirty deleting of questions

In an ideal world, posters would read and internalize all of our policies. All of our policies would always be appropriate, useful, and helpful. And comments would invariably be constructive AND ...
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Understanding why post is hidden

Your question was deleted by the "community" robot as it had no answers and had been downvoted. See https://gis.stackexchange.com/help/roomba for more details of the process.
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Flagging own question as duplicate or deleting it?

I think you should vote to close it as a duplicate which I think should take effect immediately. That way it becomes another signpost to the same answer.
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Understanding why post is hidden

That question was deleted by the Roomba seven months after it was asked and before anyone had volunteered their time to offer an answer to it. To avoid this automated process I recommend continuing ...
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Recovering (own) resource that has been deleted by community bot

You can also look at the community user deleted my question which is linked from the deleted by message. Assuming you are asking about this question it seems to fall under the first option: If the ...
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Dirty deleting of questions

This sounds like a question that should only be closed rather than deleted, unless it was accumulating multiple downvotes with no upvotes, thus indicating that the community thought it not useful. If ...
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Deleting/Closing pointless questions?

I would agree with your motivation and have the same feeling at times. On the other hand, The close reason itself "to be deleted, pointless question". seems to be too broad, and it can be easily ...
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Flagging own question as duplicate or deleting it?

Perhaps there was a reason you did not find the other question. So, besides what @PolyGeo answered, I suggest always try editing the duplicate question for readability and searchability (title, body ...
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Recovering (own) resource that has been deleted by community bot

The automated deletion process is described at How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?. To determine how it ...
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Undelete question about population by timezone offset?

I think you are conflating the terms trivia and trivial. The latter means very easy while the former suggests it’s a question perhaps written for a quiz rather than emanating from your work. When I ...
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