I've gone to visit Stack Overflow today and have noticed that I lost some reputation. One of my questions had been deleted. This is normal to me now. When I saw which question, I was surprised as it was How deep are your Unit-Tests?
It was one of mine but one that had got a fabulous response from key individuals in the field.
(For those how can't see the question it was regarding Unit testing - answered by Kent Beck 1). The question had nearly
- 10k views
- 80+ upvotes
- 233 upvoted answer by the inventor of the practice
- many other contributions
- linked to by leading industry figures 2
Now I'm not sure how much of this is down to my ego being bruised and how much of this is me being objective but I feel it is a great a shame that this question has been deleted. I think that by deleting this question that Stack Overflow has extinguished an interesting question. What I can see is that the question does not have a canonical answer and so does not fit into the current guidelines but surely it has a place on somewhere else in SE, such as Programmers. There is no reason given on the question either. Is there a way to deal with issues like these?