For a more complete picture: that answer has been flagged two times:
as being "not an answer"
for having "very low quality"
So for me the completed question becomes: should a moderator delete badly shaped answers with bad content (see barbara's comment there to know why) after users complained?
You linked two good existing meta ...
The 'system' now deletes comments which it detects point to a dupe when a duplicate is marked: thus anything saying 'May be a dupe ...' or 'Dupe of ...' gets zapped. The logic is not fool-proof: if you have a longer more complex comment it will be missed, while comments pointing to alternatives to the dupe actually picked can get removed!
Two suggestions here:
We already have a method for converting answers into comments - flagging a post for moderator attention.
Don't let the review queues define your actions. Go to the post and flag it. If it does warrant a review, you can find still find the post by viewing the Low Quality Post history tab. Alternatively, click the Back button on your ...
Your post has been deleted. It is status-bydesign that authors of questions/answers can always see their own posts, even if they have deleted them.
Moreover, users with access to the moderator tools (i.e., moderators and users with ≥ 10,000 reputation) can also see any deleted posts. (See also How can I turn off my view of deleted stuff?)
However, to ...
I guess the lesson to learn here is to separate the "possible duplicate" bit of the comment from the extra helpful part. Posting two comments might seem a bit clumsy but it does at least avoid the problem.
An existing feature of the StackExchange model allows for the resurrection of deleted posts. Yes, both questions and answers. Deleted questions can be voted on for undeletion by 10K+ reputation users who have access to moderator tools, while the same holds for answers in the case of a trusted user (20K+ reputation).
The only exclusion here would be when the ...
This was an answer deleted by its owner (Mico):
Such views (like the one above) are only available to users with at least 10K reputation as part of the moderator tools privilege. However, it is still included in the SEDE. The following query extracts all the answers to your question - referenced by ParentId = 366244 (found via the share link at the bottom ...
Rather than asking the system for protection, you might relax your expectations from answering a question.
Lately I don't have access to a working TeX installation, hence I'm trying to answer things using overleaf (emphasis on trying). People usually beat me to it.
Hence, my typical answering effort goes like this:
"Hey, I can answer this one"
Opens a ...
Deleted posts are visible to users having 10K+ reputation, as this is accompanied by the Access to moderator tools privilege. Specifically, this privilege entitles the user to:
View deleted posts
Cast delete and undelete votes on questions
Access moderator tools
Edit tags inline
Of course, this is by default available to moderators.
Since I was one of the delete-voters on the two answers, I can explain my reasoning why it got deleted, and maybe a bit of an insight why I didn't vote to delete Keks Dose's answer.
The question itself is a bit misfortunate and I've already stated my opinion on this. However, I don't think that question asking for opinion-based answers should receive these. ...
@Werner has already addressed the main subject of your query -- what the procedure may be for undeleting an "answer" -- so this posting will explain my reasons for having voted to delete the posting in the first place.
Basically, if we needed an "Exhibit A" for an opinion-based answer that's not in the least tinged by an effort to really address the subject ...