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Where can I complain about the way my answer was deleted?

Answer: here, on Meta. And this probably serves as the real question, now that some moderator moved it. I think people (in the comments) are confused by your nomenclature. I suspect you did not "...
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My answer was deleted. An explanation is warranted

I wasn't involved in any of this, so I might as well respond as an independent observer. First, here's the answer, for the sake of discussion. I need some form of cataclysm or near-cataclysmic event ...
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Why is there zero moderator accountability on this stack?

What is the process for lodging complaints about moderator behavior, and how is that process resolved? The typical process is to start by flagging the post your grievance is related to with a custom ...
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Where can I complain about the way my answer was deleted?

To be clear, this is a question and answer site. If posting an answer to a question then what you post needs to be an actual answer. Yours was not, so to keep the question and answers clear and clean ...
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Why, exactly, was Robert's answer deleted?

Thank you for your consideration. I'm going to let most of the edits stand because JBH's edits significantly improve the value of the post. I apologize for the "God is an asshole" direction ...
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Should an answer be deleted as "spam or rude or abusive" for citing a historically held offensive belief?

They weren't quoting a contentious belief, they were representing rhetoric uncritically as fact. To quote from one of the comments left under the post: “they [action] because of [reason]” and “they ...
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My answer was deleted. An explanation is warranted

Explanation warranted? I think the only real explanation that is needed is why you wrote such a horrible answer in the first place! Here's how I see the situation: The response itself --- I concur ...
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Should an answer be deleted as "spam or rude or abusive" for citing a historically held offensive belief?

The answer did not quote the mendacious words of Hitler. On the contrary, the answer presented those odious views as beloging to the respondent, and and as an established fact. To make it clear: The ...
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Penises = rude and abusive?

Have a look at this post in the main Meta: What causes a "Rude or offensive" comment flag to sometimes cause instant deletion? It is now closed as a duplicate of What is the SE version of ...
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How can I see my removed questions and answers?

At the bottom of the reputation tab on your profile, make sure "show removed posts" is checked: Alternatively, if you have at least 10k reputation, search for "deleted:yes" plus any other search ...
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Penises = rude and abusive?

Probably an over sensitive/over protective keyword bot. Does Community respond to user flags? If so, then that might be part of it, if over sensitive people didn't like it and decided it needed to be ...
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Any way to read an answer that was deleted?

There is a privilege at 10,000 reputation that allows you to read deleted posts. Copying from the privilege text from access to moderator tools: Viewing deleted posts You now have privileged access ...
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Disagree with a Deletion

You Said it Yourself As a matter of full disclosure, I voted to close the question for being story based. The fundamental reason that I can see for this particular answer to be closed is that it ...
elemtilas's user avatar
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Penises = rude and abusive?

That was probably not the reason Looking at the activity log for the answer... ...we find that the user was removed from Stack Exchange a mere 13 minutes after posting the answer. As far as I know, ...
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Disagree with a Deletion

Allow me to use an analogy to explain what the problem was with your alleged answer. If the questions would have been: Little Tommy has 10 Euros in his pocket. He is in the supermarket and he is ...
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Why was my answer to "Can selective breeding maximize human intelligence without major complications?" deleted?

As commented by HDE, the content was flagged as rude/abusive, and deletion followed. As moderators one of our tasks is to keep the posts clean: surgically removing the crap with an edit takes more ...
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My answer was deleted. An explanation is warranted

I did not vote to close this answer. I didn't even know it existed! Looking at the picture, I gather the key idea. The disaster was the warmongering self-entitled American military bombing all the ...
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Why, exactly, was Robert's answer deleted?

The referenced answer was flagged as being 'rude or abusive'. It had a score of -2. It seemed to me that it was attracting comments that seemed antagonistic. It was a borderline case in my opinion. ...
Monty Wild's user avatar
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Disagree with a Deletion

In support of @Tortliena's answer, and in response to @JamieB's answer (which is only his opinion)... From the Help Center: Why and how are some answers deleted? Answer posts that do not ...
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Should an answer be deleted as "spam or rude or abusive" for citing a historically held offensive belief?

"To know your answer you just need to dig up a bit of history..." That is not an answer, more an insult. Backed with a highly dubious argument about Hitler's motivations - I'd like to ...
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Disagree with a Deletion

Don't make assumptions, ask for details instead Please note I don't have access to your original, deleted answer. Answer well-asked questions Not all questions can or should be answered here. Save ...
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Answer deleted. Explanation is warranted

Outside Perspective I detailed the answer with the information he needs, with source links, The issue here is that you really didn't "detail the answer". You did give a list of power ...
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Where can I complain about the way my answer was deleted?

I think that the answer in question is https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/a/38384/2113 (deleted, so visible only at 10k reputation or higher). It was deleted by a vote of three users, not just ...
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Flagging comments on deleted answers?

Once a post is deleted, it's out of view of most visitors to the site -- only users with 10k rep who go that far down the page will see them. So it's not super-important to flag those -- and, in fact,...
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How long do you have to undelete your post?

Questions can be deleted at any time as long as they have no answers. Deleted posts can be seen by moderators and users with the right privilege. Excessive deletion of content can be sanctioned, as ...
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Should an answer be deleted as "spam or rude or abusive" for citing a historically held offensive belief?

Under normal circumstances I'm against the deletion of answers for merely being factually incorrect. However when someone is quoting the words of Hitler for any purpose other than a discussion of the ...
Separatrix's user avatar
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Deletion of Comments from Sandbox?

Personally I started to delete some of my comments with the newest Sandbox because of this specific issue and my personal habit of always leaving lots of very long comments. But I don't think it's ...
Secespitus's user avatar
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Answer deleted. Explanation is warranted

Quoting from the deleted answer: the advanced society must provide a charging solution but what that solution is depends on the circumstances which is basically a request for clarification to the OP....
L.Dutch's user avatar
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My answer was deleted. An explanation is warranted

That was one of the most awesome answers around lately. You may agree or disagree, and that's cool. This is what up and down votes are for. I see many here did not like the answer, so I would expect ...
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2 votes

My answer was deleted. An explanation is warranted

There's no doubting that this is a bad answer. Even after getting the joke, all it does is describe a problem that the OP feels he needs a disaster to fix. Personally, I would also have voted it down ...
Robert Rapplean's user avatar

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