Today I asked a question. I received four answers. One of the answers was from UserA (unnamed at this moment). UserA's answer led to 22 different comments in response to that one answer. Amongst those 22 comments, there was some very good information.
Towards the end of the 22, UserA cited some information that was flat-out wrong. I asked him about it (Hey UserA, I think that may be incorrect because of X, Y, and Z). UserA's response was to delete his original answer, which effectively deleted all 22 of the comments (I think it was UserA, who else would be able to delete the answer). There goes all that info.
I didn't down-vote anything, in fact I gave him points on some comments (because I appreciate it when people respond to my questions). But, because I pointed out something that was wrong, it seems that he is trying to remove any traces of that.
Is that something that is acceptable? Shouldn't he have just mea-culpa'd, leaving the 22 comments with info in it in place (On top of that I don't know what happened to the points I gave to other Users that responded within the 22).
Something is sticking in my craw about this. I also wonder if there is a way to get that info back.
EDIT: Moving a comment to here
Personally, I'd like this topic to die. But, I'd like to defend one thing:
The repost of comments (and the deletion of the answer), I feel is leading to some confusion.
In that repost of the comments (which I didn't expect), you don't see any User Names. That conversation was mostly between me and another user, not the guy that deleted the answer. So, I absolutely appreciate it (which is why I didn't want to see it deleted).
Toward the end of that unruly comment path, delete guy threw in a snarky "google this. bye" comment. I asked him about it, and answer got deleted.
In fact, I gave a "great comment" to every response, including delete guy's comments (and I upvoted his answer) - so I absolutely appreciate his time, as well. I am not the bad guy here.
(Of note: I assumed (bad on me), that marking a comment a "great comment" would increase reputation points. I know that's not the case now. I want to repeat: While under that assumption, I upvoted delete guy's answer ... and ... gave a great comment to every one of his comments. Again, I appreciate all responses to my questions.)