I posted a question titled Make blink(1) blink a specific color about two hours ago, and just logged back on to discover it was not listed in my profile, nor could I find it anywhere on the site. Fortunately I hadn't closed the tab, so upon reloading the page was able to see the message
Your question was removed from Stack Overflow for reasons of moderation.
Now first off, had I not kept the page open, I would never have seen this message at all, which is a really frustrating user experience. But that aside, I'm trying to understand what was so wrong about my question that it merited outright deletion, without (to my knowledge) any discussion or comments on the question itself.
The 404 page doesn't tell me anything more than "reasons of moderation" but it does link to the deletion page of the FAQ, which says "Questions that are extremely off topic, or of very low quality, may be removed" and "if your question generally covers ... software tools commonly used by programmers ... then you’re in the right place to ask your question!"
Now my question was about an issue I had with a new product (or more specifically, the command-line application that came with it) so "commonly used" may not be true, but it's definitely relevant to programmers, and it's not unusually obscure (the product's kickstarter had 2,600 backers who pledged more than 4x it's goal). After doing the research to figure out what I was doing wrong, I wanted to help others who very well might have the same issue. I can very easily imagine people having more questions related to programming blink(1) and it'd be great if SO could be a resource for such questions.
So I'm wondering, what was wrong with my question, that merited moderator deletion? I'm willing to entertain the argument that another SE site would be a better place for this question, but in that case, why not move it instead of nuke it?