Edit: In response to the vote to close as "too localized", I am trying to make this a bit more general.
If I post an answer to a question, and a comment thread between myself and the asker suggests that we are not understanding each other, is it bad to delete my answer as a result? (I am leaning toward 'yes', it's bad)
In response to this question, I posted this answer (10k+ only). The ensuing comments lead me to "give up", and simply delete my answer. I came to think that the asker and I simply were not coming to a common ground to discuss the issue, and blame that as much on myself as him. (if I thought it was only his problem, I wouldn't have deleted, on the assumption that forthcoming up votes would 'vindicate' my position).
But now I'm wondering if that was not a bad idea, actually.
I'm not so much looking for commentary on the technical aspects of my answer and my comments. I think we were both missing each others' point at the edges. But did I do 'harm' by removing some potentially useful content from the site in general? (the answer to which I suppose will have some small implication of technical usefulness)
It's not an issue of the 'comment thread' at this point. I just want an opinion: Did I selfishly 'rage-delete' and, therefore, should undelete?