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A strange case of a deleted answer

Something strange has happened to me. In the post Unable to recover hard disk drive after failed formatting due to sudden power outage, the user asked for ways to fix his failed WD disk. I have ...
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Why did my answer get deleted?

https://superuser.com/a/1403718/465645 Remove BIOS password I posted an answer to this question which I felt was pretty good. The answer received one upvote then the next time I view the answer it ...
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Do Mods get Rep for Deleting Downvoted Answers? [closed]

Second time I've seen the same moderator call an answer a "comment" (and delete it), when the real issue is (let's be generous to the moderator here) the quality or correctness of the answer. Why ...
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My answer keeps getting suggested edits from spambots

I have been noticing a trend that my this answer, always gets edited by some spammer (may be a bot). It's only that answer and no other answer in any of the other SE network. Finding subdirectories ...
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Improperly deleted answer

RE this answer User wants to find a "way to get around this 10-lookups-only limit" The 10 lookup limit is a limit for DNS lookups. Flattening the SPF record to include less DNS lookups and ...
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No feedback on deleted answer

I was reading a question, and I thought about an answer. Then, I noticed that an answer was already posted to the question, which had the information that I was thinking about. Then, I noticed that ...
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Removing ALL similar answers instead of removing duplicates?

I was looking for an answer to the question How do I copy/paste into VirtualBox? I found two such questions here but none contained the answer that I need. After I figured out the answer myself I ...
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When should a moderator not use his super-powers?

I am asking this question because of a recent encounter with a moderator on this post. A moderator asked me to add an example to my answer, and when I didn't, he just deleted my answer. Some extra ...
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Have I been penalized for an answer 1 moderator didn't like?

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 ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I posted this answer, which was deleted. Why was it deleted? Added image of deleted post for <10k users.
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Please undelete this answer that was converted to a comment

In the question How do I stop Windows 10 from updating my graphics driver? The correct answer is pretty much "Run this tool from Microsoft" however Random deleted that answer and converted it to a ...
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Is answering to a software recommendation request considered spam?

I gave an answer today, being just a software recommendation, to a question, asking for a recommendation. It's now deleted, so here are the contents: It exists and is called muCommander brew ...
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Why was my answer deleted after the OP changed the question?

I hope this isn't just another "why" question, but if it is I want to learn from it. I posted the first answer to this question, at which time it was: Hence my answer: Then I went offline ...
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Why deleted Questions are permanently deleted while answers are not?

Deleted questions are permanently deleted when we go to that page it says 'Page not found'. while in case of deleted answer it shows that answer deleted but that is still available there. they should ...
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Why was this (likely correct) Answer deleted?

Someone posted Wireless LAN can't connect with network because he couldn't get a Windows XP machine onto a WPA2 Wi-Fi network. Someone else Answered, suggesting he install an update from Microsoft ...
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Why was my post removed?

I'm curious why you removed my post on topic "File corruption after copying files in Windows 7 64 bit using two methods". This was my first time posting to Super User, so I understand I may have done ...
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Suggested edit to mark a signpost is cancelled out when post is deleted

Why is it possible to delete an answer when an edit is pending? I had a question that included a HORRIBLE answer. It was someone trying to get me to install malware but I had just edited it to ...
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Answers related to font switching software are downvoted and deleted

I wanted to ask why my answer to my own question was downvoted and deleted here: https://superuser.com/a/409577/89415, it is about switching a font. (I guess now only an admin can see it) My other ...
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Can't see new answer

I had posted this question a few months ago. It had only received one answer to date. When I visited the site a couple of days ago, I saw the notification in my inbox of a new answer. But when I ...
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When are posts “deleted or otherwise unavailable”?

Several posts for which the Great Answer badge was awarded were erased (for lack of a better term). (post deleted or otherwise unavailable) I didn't think it was possible to completely remove ...
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Questions deleted by the OP mark answers as deleted by their owner

This topic was deleted by the user who posted the question. The answer was deleted with the topic. But the page says that the answer was deleted by it's owner at the exact same time, which is simply ...
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When should an up-voted answer be off-topic when the question is on-topic?

The primary answer to question I washed my USB drive. Any long-term risks? was deleted as off-topic: 37 upvotes, answered 2011-12-28 22:03:55Z, deleted by a moderator at 2011-12-29 22:52:33Z ...
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Please convert to comments more often instead of just deleting answers

Related: If the following feature request is approved, the discussion here might become irrelevant. Proposed improvement to flagging, for answers I sometimes see answers that definitely fall ...
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Should I delete my answer when it gets outdated due to version changes?

I have an answer with 13 upvotes on this question Can you disable VLC's font cache?. It was never accepted as correct and now it seems VLC has changed so it is less useful than ever. My first ...
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Incorrect user display of questions on user profile?

I asked a question yesterday here and there were two answerers to it, of which one was deleted (I guess by the author). The question does currently display like this on my profile page: As you can ...
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If I delete an old valid or closed post, will I lose the reputation gained from it?

If I delete an old valid or closed post (including question and answers), will I lose the reputation gained from it?
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Feature Request: Downvotes not charged if item is deleted

Scenario: there was an incorrect answer to the question How to take the cube root of a negative number in VBA for Excel? (The answerer had not read the question carefully before replying.) I downvoted ...
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Explanation requested for deleted answer

Just curious why my answer on this question (10K / mod obviously required to view my answer) was deleted by a mod. If the reason is that it sounds like a comment, then I take exception to that ...