I sincerely want to become a valuable member of this community and I'm down with the general rules to try to keep the site from getting out of control and off-topic, etc.
Why was my answer deleted? - http://stackoverflow.com/a/8410040/758004
I'm not here to moan about it, but I'd just like some feedback on why my answer was deleted. The question didn't originally include all the information required to answer it so the first step of my answer was to request more information and I then went on to provide some (I thought) helpful suggestions to get to the root of the problem.
I'm sure a lot of people have run into this early on, but it's quite frustrating to spend valuable time trying to assist another person only to have a mod delete it 5 minutes later with no real explanation...
Do answers HAVE to be short/succinct and NOT ask for further information to be acceptable?