As far as I understand things, the founders disagreed as to whether or not some questions are too simple. Joel asked a simple question to prove his point that was highly upvoted but has apparently been deleted.
Should I interpret the deletion as an indication that a consensus has been reached and some questions are, indeed, too basic to ask? If yes, this would be news to me and should probably be clarified, because it looks to me like they are still experimenting and no consensus has been reached. If no, then the question should probably be un-deleted.