I'm trying to solve a problem which only one other person seems to have posted a question about on Stack Overflow and has answered their own question.
The problem is that their answer doesn't completely solve my problem. I want to ask this person by way of a comment to their own answer, but I don't have the requisite number of reputation points to be allowed to post a comment.
I posted my own related question a week ago, but have received no answers at all. I can't contact the original member directly, so I (rather cheekily, I know) posted an answer to their question, but it was unceremoniously deleted within the hour by a 'diamond' moderator.
Unfortunately, the moderator that deleted it didn't think to mention what I'm supposed to do in order to a: try to get an answer to my related question, or b: contact the original member without being able to comment. The deleting moderator offered no help or suggestions, which surprises me.
Faced with nobody else on Stack Overflow seemingly being able to answer my direct question, can anybody give me any advice as to how I can continue the original post without being able to post a comment, AND/OR without being able to contact the person that seems to know the answer I'm looking for (whilst at the same time not upsetting the moderators)?