Last night I answered a question which at first glance was quite silly (the person phrased the question poorly) but I figured out his problem and addressed it directly in my response. The community agreed with me, and gave me three up-votes. At that point I went to bed knowing I was super awesome. I woke up this morning and there is no evidence of any of this happening!
Was it all a dream? Did the universe correct itself? Or maybe the question was deleted and I didn't end up getting credit for the time I put into answering it?
I'm assuming the last point... In which case I call shenanigans. As it stands I feel like it would be foolish to put effort into helping people whose questions aren't super well formed. I can't even view the work I put in for myself!
So yes, my question is simple: what are the policies regarding good answers to bad questions and why can't I access my content?