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So I asked this question that was hard to communicate and understand. However, bdonlan did understand, and came up with an awesome answer. We went back and forth and fleshed out the solution nicely... but now when I look, that answer is gone!! How might I re-read it?

As it stands, that question is just about useless now, because all the other 'answers' remaining are junk.


locked by Jeff Atwood Aug 6 '11 at 11:49

up vote 4 down vote accepted

Yes, there's a way. Continuously post high quality questions and answers until you attain 10k reputation. With a bit of effort, luck, and solid knowledge it'll take no more than two months when you start with 1 rep. Once you hit 10k, you'll have, among others, the privilege to see deleted answers.

With a bit of effort, luck, and solid knowledge? No more than two months?? – Chris Frederick Aug 5 '11 at 22:39
@Chris: On Stackoverflow. Post 10 good quality answers per day in popular tags. With an average of 2 votes per answer, you're already on 200rep/day. 10k requires only 50 of such days, accepts and bounties not counted. – BalusC Aug 5 '11 at 22:57

That question has one deleted answer. That answer's author wrote a more-detailed answer (which you accepted) to your same question.

I can only guess that he or she felt more comfortable starting a new answer from scratch.

That's the one and that is why. You guys are good! – Jimmy Aug 5 '11 at 2:17

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