First off, this was a question I answered. And in in my humble opinion it was a good question that dealt with improper DNS name server settings being set on a domain registration, how to diagnose, how to resolve and the cause. A Google Cached version of the question and answer thread exists here.

I provided a detailed answer and it solved the user’s problem and it was accepted. Then shortly afterwards, it disappeared. The original Super User URL was this:


And the page now reads:

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This question was voluntarily removed by its author.

I will state there was a slightly headache inducing comment thread connected to my answer and why the issue came up to begin with that ended with my stating something along the lines of, “I really cannot speak for what you did in your control panel, but all I know is what you think you did actually did not work and the solution provided shows how that did not work and how I was able to deduce the issue and resolve it for you.”

I did flag moderator attention for the comment thread asking a mod simply clean that up since it was going nowhere; the problem was the problem and the problem was solved. But why then would a moderator nuke the whole thread?

So why is the question and accepted answer now gone? Can a user delete their own question when there is at least one answer? It’s my understanding that a question cannot be deleted if at least one answer is posted let alone one accepted answer.

Screenshot of the question below:

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And here is a screenshot of the accepted answer:

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Finally here is the comment from the original poster clearly indicating their appreciation for the answer:enter image description here

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It was the OP themselves who deleted the question. The OP can delete a question as long as it is not answered, where "answered" means that there is an accepted answer or at least one answer with a positive net score.

It's interesting that the post history does not show whether your answer was accepted, or that it was unaccepted, for that matter.

I undeleted the post and migrated it to Webmasters, where it's better suited.

  • Thanks for the quick and concise answer! Really odd but it is better suited for Pro Webmasters anyway. Dec 6, 2014 at 18:12
  • And now the migrated question is gone from Pro Webmasters with another “This question was voluntarily removed by its author” and is back on Super User and seemingly in place due to your hold but has the answer unchecked. I also noticed the original poster edited their question to remove domain name specifics so I have edited my answer to use your_domain.here as an example instead as well. Dec 6, 2014 at 19:14
  • Seems as if the OP is basically trying to self-destruct their post. That's why it was sent back. I don't feel too strongly about sending it to Webmasters once more. Perhaps it was all just a misunderstanding.
    – slhck
    Dec 6, 2014 at 21:17
  • I think the original poster was concerned about the hostnames being public. After I noticed that I neutralized those mentions in my answer and they accepted it. So I think all is good now. Thanks for the thought, insight and attention. Appreciated. Dec 6, 2014 at 21:21
  • You're welcome. The OP just told me they wanted the question to be on the proper site, so I migrated it again. Hope it sticks this time :)
    – slhck
    Dec 6, 2014 at 22:36
  • Well, it doesn’t seem so. Very manipulative if you ask me since they did not respond to any of my comments. But at least when it was revived I was able to save the pure markdown of the answer. So will think about when I could use that. Maybe there is a dead/unanswered question that needs it? Dec 6, 2014 at 22:49
  • Indeed that's a little strange. I have the OP saying "Please move it to respective section which you find it as best one." and then he goes ahead and deletes it again. Not sure what to make of that. Sorry for all that. I left another comment on the question stub here on SU.
    – slhck
    Dec 6, 2014 at 23:20
  • Thank you again. That stub page is odd. Is is actually a question again? It seems that his question is now visible, but my answer is deleted—but of course I can see it—so unclear on what magical limbo this stuff is in. And now just as I finished this comment, he deleted it again. Really sick of it. What I might do is phrase a question where I restate the scenario and then post an answer myself. I believe the issue is valid and will be helpful to visitors. Dec 6, 2014 at 23:26

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