Around, I think, November 2012, I asked a question akin to "What are the most important CSS gotchas?" Obviously, not a good match for SO. TL; DR - can someone with the appropriate rep please pastebin or screenshot me that answer? Ideally, I'd like to consider leaving the question closed, rather than deleted, if moderators find that the answer does indeed provide more value than one can find after a web search.
The answer that I wrote for that question got better than anything else on the web over time, and I've referred a number of CSS newbies to that answer. So, clear utility. I had often referred to that answer myself in the following weeks.
Today I was looking for that answer to pass it along to a fellow CSS coder, but I couldn't find it. I
spentwasted about an hour already going through my questions, my answers, my edit history, thinking maybe I misremembered the title or something. I Googled for it in hope of some synonym matches. I looked at other SO questions I rememebered I had linked to from my answer, in hope of finding a backlink.
But - nothing. My question and answer had been removed with surgical precision, without any trace, and without any notification. That's just not cool. I had created useful content, which brought SE page views, and after an unspecified period, that knowledge was wiped out and I didn't even get a courtesy copy.
So I went on meta and spent another half hour looking at deletion policies and at Jeff's insensitive reply on the topic of users being able to see their own deleted questions and answers.
That feature request was filed in 2009, and was denied, which enraged the vast majority o the community. I personally find the practice of silent deletion despicable, but I guess it's beating a dead horse to try and fix it.
So I'd like to kindly ask to have my answer sent to me in some fashion, as @The-Establishment did in this question.