This has happened twice to me now and I'm sure it was the same user. I submitted an answer that was time consuming to prepare and the user immediately deletes the question once they have got what they want!

It seems to me they are abusing the system. I don't have the URL of the first occasion but the most recent question was this one.

  • Good on you to recommend it here. Next time if you can, flag the question as well for the mods to review. They can take it from here. – jcolebrand Jan 10 '11 at 5:25
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    I can't access the question to flag it anymore as only 10kers will be able to see it. – Martin Smith Jan 10 '11 at 5:28
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    Indeed. but sometimes you have it cached ;) – jcolebrand Jan 10 '11 at 5:30
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    @drachenstern - I did and it worked! – Martin Smith Jan 10 '11 at 5:33
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    Besides that I already flagged this one which would get a mod to see it. I would advise not doing anything else at this point ;) – jcolebrand Jan 10 '11 at 5:34
  • Discussed just yesterday: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/74466/… – Eugene Mayevski 'Callback Jan 10 '11 at 8:04

Interesting -- haven't seen this particular pathology before, but definitely flag it and we will take action. This is extremely community hostile behavior and will not be tolerated.

  • Thanks for taking action on this! – Martin Smith Jan 10 '11 at 13:09
  • Any chance we can get Diff is Hard, Let's Go Shopping! back? – Arjan Feb 2 '11 at 10:39
  • @arjan for what purpose? it has all been implemented. Open a new topic on the current UI. – Jeff Atwood Feb 2 '11 at 11:19
  • For the very same reason as this very question is about? I cannot see what suggestions were made, but I'd like to see the shopping lists. (If there were any good suggestions? I cannot tell.) (As an aside: that very question is linked in some places. You might want to keep the URL-within-Markdown search in place for yourselves and moderators!) – Arjan Feb 2 '11 at 11:29

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