I have a question about my Reverse Engineering Stack Exchange post: Help finding CPU/SOC on a board

It seems very strange that my correct (if terse) answer was deleted, yet a marginally more complete answer 5 hours later remains.

Not very encouraging for a new guy if someone else can come along with the same information and take credit.

  • Yes, it is normal, and usual. To give you the most concise answer. The community will never be perfect, nor will your answers. In some cases errors will be made in either direction. I am not a mod so whether there is some collusion going on, I have no idea.
    – dyasta
    Commented Jun 19, 2017 at 13:11
  • Agreed, the (now accepted) answer basically says the same as your deleted answer. Unfortunately this also seems to have driven you away from our community.
    – 0xC0000022L Mod
    Commented Jun 5, 2018 at 22:51

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Unfortunately many new users try to post comments as answers because they lack reputation for comments and it's a real problem.

Your answer was a single sentence without details which looked like an attempt to comment from a 1-rep just registered user with a generic username and was flagged both by a high-rep user (not an answer) and the system (Low answer quality score).

In retrospect maybe I was a little trigger-happy but everyone makes mistakes.

  • Thanks for the context for this user's claim.
    – dyasta
    Commented Jun 19, 2017 at 13:13
  • @IgorSkochinsky: shouldn't we have undeleted the answer then?
    – 0xC0000022L Mod
    Commented Jun 5, 2018 at 22:52

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