It is very frustrating when a question gets deleted, especially in the middle of trying to help someone. This has happened at least twice to me now, where someone (usually with lower rep, and, granted, sometimes a lower quality question) responds with a comment, edit, vote, etc. and I get notified about it in my inbox (the header/ribbon at the top of the SE pages). I then click on the update and land at a
404. I have been suspicious at least one of these was a user who deleted their own post.
Is there a rep threshold for deletion of one's own question? More importantly, should there be and how high? Otherwise, what is a viable workaround to still see the post, if possible? Should lower rep users only be able to close their question until the community or others vote/approve to delete?
Basically this sort of thing is a real drag and leaves the experience wanting because a lot of times in trying to help (typ. via comments) I can be learning something, too. Then it all goes away... forever...
On any SE site, I'm currently a long ways from reaching the 10k point, which looks like it may offer some recourse for this issue: Show votes on recently deleted posts.