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To my big surprise my answer to my question got deleted.

I checked the FAQ. My answer "Orchad" fundamentally answers the question. It's not a "commentary". It's not asking another question. It's not a "Thanks" response. It's not an exact duplicate. It's not barely a link and it's a complete answer.

So why did it get deleted?

Update:
For the downvoters, read my comments.

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Now a days we are very much strict in quality Q & A, so such type of posts are getting deleted. –  Lucifer May 29 '13 at 7:03
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The whole question is really not constructive and not answerable in a non disputable way. This should not have been asked on SO. –  dystroy May 29 '13 at 7:03
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What do you mean "It's not barely a link" ? Isn't it a link only answer ? –  dystroy May 29 '13 at 7:04
    
You didn't even add one word of description: what's this site? Why is it good? –  Shadow Wizard May 29 '13 at 7:26
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As I see it, that question is dated and not useful....can we take the shortcut and delete the whole question? –  Time Traveling Bobby May 29 '13 at 7:30
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This question confuses me almost as much as one of your earlier Meta questions did at the time. What do you mean by "It's not barely a link and it's a complete answer."? Because I'd say, it's a link and not an answer. –  Bart May 29 '13 at 7:34
    
@M.NightDemonbobby I was wondering. I hesitated to vote to delete but I choose not to as I'm not competent on the domain enough to tell if the answers still hold water. If they're still good and relevant, as they're upvoted, maybe there's no need to be in a hurry to delete it. –  dystroy May 29 '13 at 7:36
    
@dystroy: The answers are from two years ago and basically are "there are only few...and I'm writing my own right now". I don't think that this is correct anymore, and especially not useful. –  Time Traveling Bobby May 29 '13 at 7:59
    
@dystroy There's a difference between a text which is also a link and just a url. When you look at the answer, do you see a url or do you see the name of a CMS!? The link is not visible. A link only answer is like "blahblah.com/orchard/homepage" –  Tony_Henrich May 29 '13 at 23:13
    
@M. Night Demonbobby Sure.. go delete it and make sure you also delete the 15% of SO questions which are outdated. –  Tony_Henrich May 29 '13 at 23:16
    
@Sha Follow the link. It's just one mouse click away if you're really curious. When the question is "which CMS.. ", logically the word must be the name of a CMS and not an ice cream flavor. –  Tony_Henrich May 29 '13 at 23:19
    
@Bar See my answer to destroy & Sha. Are you really that confused!? Give me a break! –  Tony_Henrich May 29 '13 at 23:20
    
A link-only answer does not have to be a bare URL. What you wrote qualifies as a link-only answer. Those will be deleted. –  Bart May 30 '13 at 5:28
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As for editing, that's your role (the answer author) not mine. –  Shadow Wizard May 30 '13 at 7:24
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@Tony_Henrich For how long have you been a user here now? After almost 4 years you can't tell me you're still surprised that a one word link is considered a bad answer. And if you are, now you know. –  Bart May 30 '13 at 7:53

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It was just a link only answer, which is not acceptable as an Answer.

See the deleted answer's screen-shot,

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somebody might have flagged it as a link only answer, that's why it got deleted by a moderator.

If you want to undelete it then just edit your answer with proper description and flag it for moderator attention.

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It's the name of the CMS which is also a link. It's not a url only answer. Maybe it was a too concise answer. Plus it could have been edited. Not deleted. That was an unnecessary extreme action. The moderator should not blindly take action just because it was flagged. Use proper judgement. –  Tony_Henrich May 29 '13 at 23:07
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Interesting symmetry here: -17 for Q, +17 for A. You're 3 votes way from your fourth gold badge! –  Shadow Wizard May 30 '13 at 6:05
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I don't care about votes and badges. I was never into this type of gamification. I am not into games and I find myself above this. –  Tony_Henrich May 30 '13 at 7:12
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@Tony I wasn't referring to you. –  Shadow Wizard May 30 '13 at 7:23
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@Tony_Henrich If you had posted only the url, it would have been a link-only answer. If you had posted only the word without the hyperlink, it would have been a low quality answer. The both combined doesn't improve it much; one word and a link is not an answer of acceptable quality. Editing is used to clarify questions and improve answers, yes, but it isn't used to create answers. A single word and a link is not an answer that can be improved upon by someone else. If someone has enough knowledge on the topic to write a complete, high quality answer, they should post their own-why credit you? –  WendiKidd Jun 1 '13 at 3:27
    
@ShaWizDowArd awkward... –  jamylak Jun 3 '13 at 11:15

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