I posted an answer to a question that links to another detailed answer. I've seen that such answers usually get up-voted. However a moderator has deleted my answer and locked the post stating that "Answers that point to just links are not good answers".
I am a new user so I cannot comment on other members' posts. What should I do in such a situation? Should I just wait to get the needed reputation to add the link to an existing answer as a comment? Or just copy the in-my-opinion-better answer that was posted somewhere else and add it? Or is there something else I should know about, like flag or merge request?
I've read several faqs and posts also on the meta about the subject, and couldn't get a definitive answer.
The post in question is here: https://stackoverflow.com/q/8251246/719656