Here's the original answer:
Thank you guys for all your help, it seems that the error was on the gridview1.rows(i).cells(4), it was hidden that is why there was nothing to compare to.
anyways, i appreciate all the help!
Your typical run-of-the-mill "something doesn't seem right so I'ma flag this" answer.
Except it received 50 flags in the span of a single hour. Mostly "not an answer" flags, and a small handful of disputes. Before I could handle the flags the answer got deleted by vote and all the flags were marked helpful (in spite of the dispute flags).
How did so many users discover this answer? I've searched meta, chat.SO and chat.meta but haven't been able to find any links to it. The median number of "not an answer" flags on a single post usually stays below 10 before it gets handled even if it remains around for 24 hours.
(For the sake of posterity, here's the link now.)
Other than the boilerplate "Thank you guys" and "i appreciate all the help", can you please tell me how this qualifies as "not an answer"?
A significant portion of users who flagged this as not an answer were users who usually exercise pretty good judgment in flagging non-answers. Personally, I'm appalled. In fact, I'm really hoping this is a bug and 50 of you didn't actually pile on this while collectively failing to see the part of it that answered the question.