In the question Is there another destination like Thailand?, I came across this answer, which I upvoted, only to notice shortly afterwards that it had been deleted.
This was jeffmcneill's first answer on this site, and I think it's a good, high-quality one, even if it's mainly pointing out it's hard to find "another Thailand". (Also note that jeffmcneill probably knows what he's talking about, as he lives in Thailand.)
No comment or anything, just straight delete. I don't think such a sober post by a new user should ever be met quite like that, even if it was somewhat off-topic or non-optimal. (Which this answer isn't, IMHO.)
A vote to undelete it cannot be cast, since:
A moderator has deleted this post and it cannot be undeleted
I think, at least in this case, Mark was being too trigger-happy with his delete privileges. Any opinions?
Sorry, I failed to notice the answer was converted to a comment on the question. So I guess my point now is:
- IMHO it was a valid answer to begin with. -> Are answers being converted to comments too easily?
- That particular answer is too long to fit in a comment, and it currently gets cut off mid-sentence (see screenshot below). Also, in general, converting to a comment hampers the readability of a post to some extent, as it loses formatting into paragraphs, etc.