The following scenario happened to a question of mine today:
- I asked a question to a topic I'm pretty new to.
- Someone answered the question, it absolutely satisfied my points, so I upvoted and accepted it.
But a few minutes later he got heavily downvoted because (as I understand it) the way he explained the points were completely wrong and they said his words just show he has no clue about the topic. So he deleted his answer, which made me sad as I thought it will be lost.
But it wasn't. His answer is still in the question. It has a weak colour, as an answer has of my own after I deleted it. But why? Is this just to me, as I'm the one who upvoted it? Or is it because at the point he deleted it, it was the accepted answer? And is this just visible to me? Or anyone can still see it?
And I also noticed he still has the +2 rep he got left from his answer (after downvoting) so is this really a deleted answer? What's going on?