Over the last few months I have noticed that the counter of the number of questions I asked went from 125 to 122. Any idea why? Are questions being purged?
Do (did) you have any closed questions with 0 or negative score and no answers? There is an automatic cleanup of such questions.
There's also the "roomba" which deletes low-scoring, unanswered, low view questions after a year.
Also, if you have anything migrated to another site, the "stub" would be eventually deleted on the original site.
1I don't think so. Is there anyway I can check? I don't see anything in "deleted recent questions" (except 2 questions I deleted myself). Mar 8, 2015 at 1:32
I Moderator might be able to tell you. (I was just about to suggest you ensure that the "recently deleted posts" checkbox was checked.)– aleMar 8, 2015 at 1:33
1I wasn't aware of this Roomba. I am really disgusted: I'm going to lose many of my questions. Stack Exchange has totally no respect for user content. Mar 8, 2015 at 1:39
I started using webapps around 1.2 year ago so roomba is indeed most likely the cause. Questions that are 365 days old + no upvote + less than 365*1.5 = 547 views is quite common. E.g. this question should be deleted in 2 days if nobody upvote it or leave a comment... I am still interested in the answer! Mar 8, 2015 at 1:51
1So I counted. This March, around 10 questions of mine will be deleted by Roomba: 2 have already been deleted, 1 has just been saved by AI E, and the others are waiting for silent deletion: webapps.stackexchange.com/q/58876/18147 ; webapps.stackexchange.com/q/58854/18147 ; webapps.stackexchange.com/q/58765/18147 ; webapps.stackexchange.com/q/58427/18147 ; webapps.stackexchange.com/q/58423/18147 ; webapps.stackexchange.com/q/58315/18147. Mar 8, 2015 at 2:03
2Feature request on meta: Notify the OP when a question is about to be removed by Roomba Mar 8, 2015 at 6:12