(as a few others) refers to deleted https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/334900/official-faq-on-gender-pronouns-and-code-of-conduct-changes page. (The reason of deletion of the page is discussed on Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?).
I've noticed that
“This question was voluntarily removed by its author.”
You can't delete your own question if it has an answer with upvotes
I understand that Cesar M is relatively new, and may not know rule details, but I also read somewhere (unfortunately, could not find a quote) that shog9 consulted Cesar M and advises to delete the question.
Cesar M in his role of moderator can delete any post, but, according to the system, he deleted the question being in a role of author, which is not allowed.
As it was a genuine mistake, I suggest to Cesar to undelete the question ASAP.
There are multiple options of further steps, e.g.
- Make the question locked, as suggested in many highly-upvoted answers here: Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?
- Ask some other moderator to delete the question, if they find, that there is no better way to do it.
- Change the system to not allow the question with upvoted answers to be deleted by the author, even the author is a moderator. Also update rules to clarify that “You can't delete your own question (even you are a moderator)”
- Change the system to show that the question was removed by moderator, if the author and moderator is the same person. Also update rules to clarify that “You can't delete your own question (unless you are a moderator)”
- Automatically redirect links to new FAQ or Post for clarifications on the updated pronouns FAQ
I hope that Cesar will undelete the question to comply with existing rules. If not, will he potentially be suspended as not comply to the rules or suspension rules are applicable to elected moderators only?
I also have doubts, that “the question was voluntarily removed by its author.” Quite likely, that the decision about the deletion of the question was made by management, such as the Director of Public Q&A.