I'm talking about this answer: https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/46198/4732

As one can see, one moderator has deleted the answer. He doesn't mention anything under the answer (in comments) as to why the answer was being deleted.

The answer is answering the question. So it's not "not an answer". Only shortcoming that the answer has is that it does not cite sources. But for that one can add the citation needed banner and request the author to add the needed sources.

I'm curious to know why was it deleted in such a blunt manner given that it's not spam or abusive and is answering the question too?

  • Do you know any reason behind the two down-votes to that answer?
    – hanugm
    May 11, 2021 at 7:27
  • 1
    No I don't know ... may be because there were no sources? @hanugm
    – Rickross
    May 11, 2021 at 11:26
  • What is your guess? @hanugm
    – Rickross
    May 11, 2021 at 11:35
  • I m confused. I have a doubt that it is due to the sect war or initial version of answer might be an issue.
    – hanugm
    May 11, 2021 at 12:00
  • The original answer was quite short but it was answering the question. Only thing it didn't have is the proper source. That it was very short might be one reason and that it didn't have sources might be the other reason. @hanugm
    – Rickross
    May 11, 2021 at 12:15
  • Yeah true. Lacking reference is the key one.
    – hanugm
    May 11, 2021 at 12:52
  • @Rickross I have edited the answer. The answer was also edited by another user. See whether the answer is okay now.
    May 12, 2021 at 4:51
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    Yes the answer is perfectly okay. You two have done a good job in providing the sources.@GIRIBLR
    – Rickross
    May 12, 2021 at 5:31
  • @Rickross Thank you very much, sir. However, the downvote has not been removed yet.
    May 15, 2021 at 11:57
  • Yes noticed that one downvote is still there. @GIRIBLR. It is very rare that downvoters will visit the post and undo downvotes (if needed).
    – Rickross
    May 16, 2021 at 5:38
  • @Rickross There were two downvotes, now there is only one. so we should be happy !
    May 16, 2021 at 5:41
  • Yes, one downvote was probably from the author of the question himself who upon seeing the updated answer removed it. But the other user might not be even aware that the answer was improved. Or if aware doesn't want to remove it still. @GIRIBLR
    – Rickross
    May 16, 2021 at 5:46
  • @Rickross Indeed. I had sent a comment to the author of the question to accept the answer after the answer was edited. I guess he removed the downvote and accepted the answer.
    May 16, 2021 at 5:51
  • That's great help from your side. If other users are also concerned like you it would have been better :) @GIRIBLR
    – Rickross
    May 16, 2021 at 5:57


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