I posted a question and received an answer. Shortly after that the entire post (question and answer) was deleted. Why is that?

Additionally, why was my reputation reduced from 433 to 399?

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    There is a mod comment you should have seen: concern over the text and possible copyright issues
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Commented Nov 17, 2019 at 11:49

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The reasoning of one of our moderators why it was deleted was given in a comment:

I am deleting this questions since it contains content (copy of a letter) that seems to be without a license to be published. The issue has been solved, and it was about replicating and not like a common TeX problem/question, so it's probably not useful for others in the public anyway.

  • how do I object to this deletion
    – js bibra
    Commented Nov 17, 2019 at 11:53
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    @jsbibra deleting the answer was appropriate. You posted a letter containing personal data (name, phone number, address, ... ) from other people. That is not ok. Darken such text before uploading an image. Commented Nov 17, 2019 at 11:59
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    @jsbibra you did already by asking this question. The usual procedure to reopen your question would be to find enough people with sufficient reputation to vote to reopen/undelete it, but in this case I don't think anyone would (see Ulrike's comment above mine).
    – Skillmon
    Commented Nov 17, 2019 at 12:00

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