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I'd suggest: You wrote your answer in response to a real question, albeit a question which hadn't actually been asked. So ask that question. (Ask it properly, avoiding the temptation to skimp on question quality.) Then repost your answer on that new question, and delete it from its current spot. (I thought that mods could move answers, but apparently this is ...


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Echoing DoubleAA in a comment on this post: Your post didn't answer the question at all... Extensive argument that Jews corrupted Tanakh to remove proofs of Christianity is not a link to the dead sea scrolls.


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I'm going to add my perspective as a moderator who disagrees with how this was handled. I want to acknowledge up front that in matters of torah my fellow moderators are way more learned than I; I think of them as "learned" and myself as "not unlearned". They will see nuances that I will miss, for sure. Now, while fluency in a site's subject matter is ...


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Comments are second-class citizens and are always subject to removal. Any important information should be in a proper post. This I feel confident is not going to happen.


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I don't know what the nature of your comment was or why it was deleted, but comments are, according to SE doctrine, "temporary 'Post-It' notes left on a question or answer" for the purpose of suggesting improvement to the post they're on. If the comment suggested an improvement, and that improvement was made, then the comment has no more reason to exist, so ...


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Far as I can see, you don't answer the question. One rabbi in one community accepting Islam means about as much as me accepting Islam, God forbid. By that Rationale, Shabtai Zvi is the Messiah. You answered "Why don't jews accept Muhammed/Islam?" with "They should, look at this one guy who was ostracized for doing so! Ignore the fact that he contradicts ...


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You can search for deleted:true, which will return all your deleted posts. https://judaism.stackexchange.com/search?q=deleted%3Atrue


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We entrust moderators with the ability to act swiftly and unilaterally to save the rest of us a great deal of trouble. Off-topic or unclear question-posts and non-answer answer-posts can serve as attractive nuisances that generate a great deal of activity that doesn't ultimately lead to high-quality Q&A about Judaism, which is what Mi Yodeya hosts. In ...


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After editing sufficiently to allow for undeletion, you should click "undelete" if possible, flag the post for moderator attention to undelete, and/or raise the issue here or in chat. Reposting the same answer (even if modified) is, besides being a waste of screen 'real estate', possibly posting again something that should still not be there.


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A question can be deleted if it has no answers. Use the "delete" link under the question. If someone who can see deleted questions thinks the question is valuable he is free to re-ask it. If that happens, you don't get to come reclaim it later -- you deleted it, signalling that you were done with it. An answer should be deleted if you realize it doesn't ...


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You get back the points that were substracted from your reputation. As the FAQ says (in the section What does deletion mean for a post?) Reputation changes from bounties, votes (both up and down), and acceptances on deleted posts (including answers to a deleted question) are nullified. See there for exceptions.


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I recently asked this on Meta.SE, and it was answered by one of their mods over there. I’m really not sure why I didn’t post this sooner, but here it is. This is actually by design. The whole point of seeing deleted posts isn't really to ensure that the delete feature is being used correctly, so much as it gives high-reputation users the opportunity to find ...


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The revision history of that post shows that it is not deleted now, nor has it ever been deleted. (Revision histories show deletion and undeletion entries, as seen for example in this one of a different post which has been deleted and undeleted.)


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Your answer was deleted by me because it doesn't discuss anonymity on Mi Yodeya. It was a comment on most of the other answers and possibly some site functions in general. So it was Not An Answer. I had a flag from a user saying as much as well. (I'm of course not infallible so if others disagree I can undelete it.) I encourage you, if the issue of ...


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My understanding is that both of the approaches you list are fine: 1) The original answer is deficient to the point of being deletion-worthy, so taking the necessary next step by adding summary to go with the link is a very reasonable edit. 2) There's nothing wrong with writing answers that are derivative of other answers, even to the point of just ...


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After reading your answer, it really does not address the question that was asked, which was, Do any roads have 600,000 people pass everyday? The OP even clarified in the question, To clarify my question, I am not asking about any other one of the requierments for a reshus horabim, just for roads that have the capacity/travel of 600,000 people. Your ...


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R Micha, I totally share the frustration because the same happened to me ... yesterday. I was in the middle of composing an answer to a question when the question was closed by a mod. I didn't understand (or agree) with the closure of the question and was thoroughly unhappy that my answer went to the MY-trash never to be seen again. I tried, unsuccessfully, ...


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As Anna said, a post that says "deleted" without saying by whom was deleted from the low-quality review queue. This queue allows users without a delete vote to recommend deletion; six such votes delete the post. I imagine that Stack Exchange chose not to list the six voters because it would lead to confusion -- by definition, none of those people have the "...


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The answer was deleted from the Low Quality review queue: https://judaism.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/18716. Off the top of my head, I don't believe we have other deletion causes right now that'd avoid listing the user(s) involved, so review-queue-driven deletion is a safe bet when you see something like this.


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You can appeal either by: bringing it up with the community here on Meta. discussing it with the moderators either by flagging and explaining clearly your reasoning or asking (via flag or in chat) for a private chat room with them. Feel free to double check others' decisions; deletions and closures have been reverted in the past.


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That was me. I was deleting my response to your comment and your response to my response for being 'too chatty', and decided to just remove yours as well since I didn't see how it helped the question and there were already a number of later comments added (though this appears to have been a short-lived phenomenon). I have deleted over 250 comments in the ...


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I can't answer for DoubleAA, but the question was, roughly, "Should anonymity be allowed?" and your answer did not address the question, but rather, criticized premises suggested in the question. As such, it should probably have been posted as a comment to the question rather than as an answer. Had I mod powers, I would have migrated it along with its ...


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The question was removed because it violated the site rules in a way that necessitated its removal, and your (good) answer was unfortunately also therefore removed. Nothing to do about it, I'm afraid. I'm sorry you wasted your time writing an answer; don't let this deter you from writing others, as it's the kind of thing that happens but rarely. That ...


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It looks like you originally posted: In some high math courses, π is defined as the number such that e^(2π•i) = 1. But, what is exponential? The application that transforms addition into multiplication (if f : x --> e^x, f(a+b) = f(a)•f(b)). A classical source (Talmud or Midrash) deduces from a verse of Isaiah that, leatid lavo, tsadiqim will ...


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While, occasionally, it might make sense to provide access to comments on a deleted post so that somebody else can use them to provide or improve an answer to the question, that doesn't apply here for two reasons: You have enough reputation to see the post and the comments; you already have access. The vast majority of that should not see the light of day. ...


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