Why should a Stack Exchange employee, being an outsider to a site's regular users, take it upon themselves to delete a question that the community is discussing, whether it should be reopened or leave closed?
A question on German Language & Usage was flagged and/or voted for close and deletion. It was closed by one of the site's local moderators, Takkat.
I started a thread on GL&U's meta to discuss the closing of the question, to ask why it was closed and I also started a dialogue in chat with one of the users involved with closing the question. A moderator responded once on the meta question, and joined once in the chat, underlining that he didn't close the question.
Despite having votes to reopen, a Stack Exchange employee, Anna Lear, joined the meta discussion and deleted the original question. She has 101 reputation on GL&U, which means she is a greenhorn in this field. She claims by herself that her German is rusty, but decides to delete a question, where the discussion on its legitimacy is on-going.
Why did she overrule the vote of our moderator?
I made many attempts to communicate my points, while my opponent ignored them and made ad hominem arguments. The activity of the network wide moderator seems arbitrary to me.
Maybe it was me, who attracted Anna Lear by flagging an answer as insulting, where I am accused of being cruel and inhuman (no joke!). I had a hard job to stay calm. but instead I am punished by the moderator.
Summary: There is an ongoing discussion whether or not to reopen a question with 2 votes to reopen it, and a 3:-1 vote in the discussion. The local moderator is up to date and did decide not to delete the question. Still the question is deleted by an employee who claims not to be a fluent speaker of the language.
So in future if I try to delete a question with help by the local mod, and it fails, I should ask an employee to do so? Can I force every question to be deleted by raising a noisy debate?