The OP in http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/155169/why-was-my-answer-on-the-java-reporting-tools-question-deleted#155169 has raised a fairly interesting point.
An old question, "Java Reporting Tools" (10k only), was deleted. It was unconstructive but was available to be answered.
The OP has claimed they were answer-banned because their answer got deleted by a moderator. I obviously can't tell whether this is true or not and it's irrelevant to this discussion. Assuming the OP is correct and they got banned because of this deletion the same would have happened if the question was deleted by the community rather than the answer by a moderator.
Is it fair that a user, especially a new user, can get banned for answering a bad question that the community has left open and available for answering?
This is a discussion, not a feature request. I'd be interested to hear people's views.