My first answer on this site to the post How could octogenarian heroes fight in Mahabharata? was deleted.
The answer was deleted under scientific speculation. However:
There was no written policy, under which it can be deleted.(sorry I missed relevant meta post, hence taking back this point)
- The Qn clearly asks "Why", which implies logical reasoning or rational thinking. The experts of Mahabharata times cannot write in scriptures, that "why our times warrior are fighting at 'old' age", as they haven't seen weaker future generations yet! :-)
- Logical Qns would merely generate opinions.
- It's clear that sources cannot be sighted for hypothetical Qn-s & since my post attempts to answer the Qn as per main SE, it's protected by our local policy: What should we do about opinion based answers?
The mod who deleted my answer, interestingly hasn't cited scriptures in his own answers:
If deletion of my rational answer is justified then, under which written policy, the above answers are not deleted?
Update: As it seems that the discussion with the Mods are failing on the fairness of the deletion. To avoid dragging this issue further, I have decided to add "some scripture", which is related. Though for this Qn no sources can be cited IMO.