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Incorrect number of answers showing in questions list

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I've noticed that some questions have a mismatch between the number of answers showing in the question list page, and the number of answers showing on the specific question page. For example, the Rigorous Science question list shows 4 answers here:

Question in list showing 4 answers

However, the specific question page has no answers showing.

Is this related to the question being imported and then having answers deleted, or do deleted answers always lead to this mismatch, even for non-imported questions?

Is the question a candidate for being deleted for the reasons mentioned in Do we want to consider removing (most) mass-imported questions? Is the fact that it appears to have answers keeping it around when it could otherwise be safely deleted?

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This appears to be a data error related to imported questions.

The question was imported with four answers on 2020-05-04. On 2021-03-02, a script deleted zero-score answers from accounts that were unclaimed -- that is, answers where the author never came and created an account here, and where nobody in the community here upvoted.

Deleting such posts was discussed in this question, but I don't see any updates there about actions taken. I'll need to check with the moderators to refresh my memory.

Is the question valuable? (Y'all are the experts, not me.)

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