I posted an answer that met both the spirit of the question and the literal question asked. It was a lot different from other answers, all of which were going down a trail suggested by the OP as a possible answer to there question.
My answer was deleted by a mod, and I used the "contact moderator" button on the answer to request clarification. I believe the mod didn't really read/understand the original question, and just "shot from the hip" based on my new tack for solution. My e-mail is in my profile, but I never heard from a moderator by e-mail nor was there any reply in the comments.
So I waited a couple of days, wrote 2 paragraphs at the front of my answer explaining what the literal question was, and what the questionthe OP really wanted answered.
I re-posted my original answer (with the preface) and the moderators allowed it to stand.
From my point of view, the original moderator didn't have a leg to stand on when they deleted the original answer. If the answer was a bad answer worthy of deletion, then my re-post should also have been deleted. But, the identical answer wasn't deleted.
I'm also upset because I could not engage a moderator. Not one word came from them. The "flag for moderator attention" fell on deaf ears.
Now I find I can't comment on anything -- can't asked an OP specific questions, can't correct statements of fact in comments, can't offer leads for investigation.
I am also most reluctant to post an formal answer that doesn't directly and completely answer the question, i.e. an "answer" that just asks for more info, etc. -- Such a non-answer is a distraction which should be down-voted as non-responsive.
We have comments for questions and suggestions that are not "true answer" quality. I do wish that I were allowed to make them.
How can I get out of Coventry? As an occasional contributor, I expect it will be years before I produce enough original answers.