What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 133 Stack Exchange communities.

I wonder why this question (10K+ only) got deleted; it looks like a good question with some answers that got upvotes and even with a bounty.

From this comment made by the OP:

if you cant understand the question, then you are probably not good enough to answer it. you cant really get any simpler explanation. ill withdraw it. thanks for the help

I assume he got frustrated, tried to delete the question and when he saw he can't (as it had answers) he asked to delete his account thus nuking the question, or other option started to troll/spam until moderator nuked his account.

From what I know about this place, good contents should be reserved—once something was submitted, it belongs to the community (unless if it contains sensitive information of course)—right?

So, is there any reason not to restore that question?

Edit: just now saw the revisions which clearly explain why he got banned. :-S

share|improve this question
3  
Well at least you've shown me something that makes me laugh on this cold December morning :) –  AakashM Dec 15 '11 at 11:07
    
Without being 10k I'll make the guess that the question was removed to prevent any more discussions and/or hassles. –  Time Traveling Bobby Dec 15 '11 at 11:09
1  
@AakashM: Okay, now I want sceenshots! –  Time Traveling Bobby Dec 15 '11 at 11:09
3  
Question talked about here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/115503/… –  Mat Dec 15 '11 at 11:12
4  
Ahahaha! IT SAYS DO NOT F---ING EDIT POMPOUS PROGRAMMER –  Pëkka Dec 15 '11 at 11:16
    
@Bobby the question was already Locked, meaning no further edits can be done. No need to kill it to hide the shame. no need for screenshots, it was just edit war between the question author and other members. –  Shadow Wizard Dec 15 '11 at 11:20
    
@Mat yep but from different angle of why Bounty should stay active in such situation (instead of simply auto expiring) –  Shadow Wizard Dec 15 '11 at 11:21
    
Good content should be preserved, sure. But once he did that to his edit history, all bets were off. At that point he makes the leap from "asking" to "trolling" and should expect to be removed with extreme prejudice. He may have deleted the question himself, but it's noisy enough that I don't see restoring it. –  David Dec 15 '11 at 11:24
7  
@David I agree he should have been banned, but why not leave the question? The noise is well hidden in the revision history, nobody should care - if noise should cause questions to be deleted, what's the point of roll back? –  Shadow Wizard Dec 15 '11 at 12:37
2  
I've never edited a programmer at all, whether pompous or not. (Their programs… well, that's another matter.) –  Donal Fellows Dec 15 '11 at 13:42

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .