I provided an answer posting a function and some links (a working example, and some references where the author could find more extra information or alternatives). After a while, I received a comment from the author in my answer saying something like "works great, thank you". I was then expecting my answer to be accepted by the author, but instead a couple of minutes later I found the question to have been deleted (and thus my answer too) without any further comment, reason or notice provided.
I would like to share some thoughts about this fact.
- How am I supposed to know that an author actually deleted his question, if my reputation is lower than 10k (and probably always will be) and not something else has happened?
- Was something wrong regarding my answer, that was related? And even if there was, I would expect the answer to be maybe downvoted.
- Shouldn't the system notify users when an answer of them is deleted?
- I found the overall situation a bit annoying and showing not much respect to the people who put some effort (maybe little, maybe more) to deal with somebody's question. To just leave without providing any justification or clue (maybe just a comment).
Of course, I will not stop try contributing to the site as I can, I am just expressing my thoughts.