Here is the question:
I followed up with an answer that was DELETED by a moderator. I can't figure out why a USEFUL post would be deleted.
I noticed it today because someone was asking about the status/result and I was confused because I was sure I posted about it. Sure enough, I had, but for some reason an overzealous moderator felt the need to delete it without giving a reason...
Why was this deleted?
It seems the moderators are sticking with the decision and even going so far as closing the question.
Note - that from the FAQ an answer may be deleted
Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be removed. This includes answers that are …
* commentary on the question or other answers * asking another, different question * “thanks!” or “me too!” responses * exact duplicates of other answers * barely more than a link to an external site * not even a partial answer to the actual question
Clearly my answer was not one of those. It actually answered the question.
As for the original question being too local or only about software - well, that is totally inconsistent with the use of SU in general. The closing of the question contradicts the FAQ itself.
It doesn't really matter to me any more as I already know the answer - but another user apparently wanted to find out the answer - thus the reason for me asking this question.