I have asked a question here and someone answered. Within a couple of minutes it vanished and I'm not able to see it. But the inbox does show two answers for the question.

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When I click on it, no answers are shown. Have they been deleted? What might have happened?

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That answer is deleted by the OP(of answer) or moderators before you see the answer. Only 10K+ users can see deleted answers. So you can not see that answer until you reach 10K reputation.

  • what is the OP? Sep 25, 2012 at 14:16
  • @Mr.Chowdary meta.stackexchange.com/questions/146513/what-does-op-mean
    – Bart
    Sep 25, 2012 at 14:17
  • Original Poster. (Here I am talking about OP of answer)
    – Himanshu
    Sep 25, 2012 at 14:17
  • @hims056 Stupid question, but how do you know it was a self-deletion? You don't seem to have 10k?
    – Bart
    Sep 25, 2012 at 14:19
  • @Bart As OP said In a couple of minutes it got vanished. So mostly it should be self-deleted if it is deleted withing a couple of minutes.
    – Himanshu
    Sep 25, 2012 at 14:22
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    It could have been flagged or otherwise noticed by a mod, or in a popular tag it could have been quickly down-voted and deleted by peers (but less likely), so it is not absolutely the case that a quick deletion means self-deletion. But I have 10k and I can confirm this answer was self-deleted.
    – Aaron Bertrand Staff
    Sep 25, 2012 at 14:35

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