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A Question I answered on SO has vanished, it was about how to get drive information in Delphi, to be honest I earned a lot of rep from that answer so it must have been popular.

The link to the answer that doesn't exist anymore is:

Today I told a colleague to go and search for it as they wanted to do something similar and bang they could not find the question.

Could someone tell me where it has gone, please?

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It's been deleted. – ChrisF Aug 24 '11 at 16:00
@ChrisF I can see its been deleted, I just wonder why? – Reallyethical Aug 24 '11 at 16:06
If you want to recover the contents, search in Google using keyword cache: Repost it in a blog or something if you want. – BalusC Aug 24 '11 at 16:06
@Matt: that's not the deleted question?… I'd however edit that answer accordingly so that it contains the full extract instead of just a link. – BalusC Aug 24 '11 at 16:11
@Chiciray Thanks for that, I have the code it just supprised me that the question had been removed, I am unclear as to what rule if any it was in breech of. – Reallyethical Aug 24 '11 at 16:12
@Chichiray: good point :P :$ – Matt Aug 24 '11 at 16:15
The question was terrible and fully deserved to be deleted. However, your answer was good and deserves to exist. So there's an obvious conflict. My suggestion is to post a new, well-asked question, and then answer it yourself with the same answer you already posted. As others have pointed out, the content is available in the Google cache, and answering your own question is strongly encouraged around here. – Cody Gray Aug 24 '11 at 16:16
Thanks Everyone. I am not sure about asking and answering my own question, that just feels a little like fraud to me. Cheers for all your help. – Reallyethical Aug 24 '11 at 16:17
There's a dupe question:… You may want to repost the answer from google cache in there and ask a mod (or community) to reopen the question as the dupe has now been deleted. – BalusC Aug 24 '11 at 16:20
Since you had already posted an answer on the dupe linking to your original answer, I took the liberty of inlining your answer there. Should save you the trouble of recovering it from the cache. – hammar Aug 24 '11 at 16:24
@Hammar Thank you :-) – Reallyethical Aug 24 '11 at 16:26
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The question was deleted on August 17 by Tim Post (a moderator). It appears that the question and its answers were quite contentious, and the questioner had some attitude; I assume that's why the question was deleted (plus it had many many downvotes).

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The question was not great, but the answers were good, the Questioner certainly had an attitude problem. – Reallyethical Aug 24 '11 at 16:15

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