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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 "leave a comment" as in using the commenting feature, but posted an Answer. Comments (content) don't go in Answers (posting feature), so it was deleted. This has ...

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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 moderator flag and describe what you think should be changed. You've got only 600 characters for the custom flag text, so you'll have to be brief, but there's ...

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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 it got deleted. Frostfyre helpfully commented to explain to you why this was happening. If people want to leave comments then that's fine, it's what comments ...

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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 Seven Dirty Words?, which I find less clear. Anyway, it seems that the presence of some words in comments and posts will cause automatic deletion once a rude/...

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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 removed for no actual good reason.

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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, bots cannot remove people from Stack Exchange, so this appears to be a human intervention. Considering the severity of the action, and the lack of offensive ...

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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 terms ("is:q" for questions, keywords, tags...). This search shows you your own deleted posts but not other users'.

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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 to posts that have been removed, either by their authors, by users with access to moderator tools, by moderators, or by the system. Use this privilege wisely: ...

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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 one. The site is community moderated, so most actions are taken by consensus of members with sufficient reputation. A moderator did participate in that vote, ...

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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, I didn't even know you could flag deleted comments, but I've learned that you can. (Thanks for the science, Aify.) If you see something super-bad, like ...

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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 the content belongs to the community. To make a post completely disappear, ask a moderator to redact it.

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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 necessary to do anything special. If you want you can delete your comments to make the Sandbox a bit easier to use for others. And everyone else can remove ...

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As the moderator who deleted the answer that is the subject of the OP's post, my reasoning was this: The answer had been flagged for being low quality, and the question treated brain transplants as an a priori fact. In addition to my position as moderator, I have a university degree majoring in human physiology. The answer pointed out that connecting ...

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I'll assume you're talking about this answer, this is almost the definition of a link-only answer, see point five of the list for Why and how are some answers deleted?. It relies on a series of links to external sources without given any information as to the content of those links, as it sits in the deletion queue it absolutely deserves to be there. If a ...

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It might be unclassy of me to do this, but here are the deleted math parts. Please read my note at the bottom. The specific energy (i.e., $\text{J}/\text{kg}$) of your habitat, which was constructed "in orbit", comes from the Vis-viva equation: $$\epsilon = \frac{1}{2} v^2 - \frac{G M}{r}$$ This is the amount of energy your habitat ring has ...

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