This seems like it should be mentioned somewhere, but I tried to find something about it, and came up blank.
Today, I posted a fairly lengthy answer to a question, with examples, etc. In other words, I spent a bit of time on it. But later, I checked back and saw no evidence of my answer, and found out that the original question was removed by the author with no explanation.
I felt bad about losing all that work I put into the answer, and I didn't even have a copy of it myself in case it's either asked in another area or some other forum.
Is this a common occurence, or was it perhaps some sort of bad timing for me? I like to help people out, but sometimes it seems like a lot of work, and in this case, was totally wasted.