Edit: I can't delete this because it has an answer, so I'll just say that I'm pretty embarrassed by this whole epsidode. I was quite unfamiliar with the site at the time.
I don't know whether this is meta, or main site, or just not appropriate anywhere so please excuse me. I recently answered this question, using what I thought was my best effort. I went through some other questions that the OP had asked/answered to guage what level we were talking about, and made sure to only talk about things I myself have learned and worked with, so as to ensure correctness. I knew from the beginning that the answer could have been cloudy, but the fact is that the question was also a bit general, and admitted several interpretations. Afterwards I received an anonymous upvote (no comment was left), so I was happy with my work. Of course, after finishing, I was constantly coming up with what if's and possible clarifications, but I decided to wait for the OP's opinion. Today though, my answer was put down as
mathematically correct (on first glance), not completely irrelevant — but doesn't answer the question at all." I tried reasoning, but to no avail. So I was left with two options: mentally berate the commenter with all that I could muster, but of course this would get me nowhere, or appeal to a professional community!
Please no one misinterpret, I am not appealing to anyone's sensitivities, as it's not my problem if someone doesn't tactfully treat people. Rather, the comment made me genuinely worried that the answer was indeed as horrific as described, so I am appealing to this community's mathematical knowledge. Hence, my question: Is my answer absurdly off-topic, as well as incorrect in all senses? If so I will delete it. If it's absurdly off-topic, but somewhat correct or at least interesting, then I'll delete it, but save it for revision, in case a question for which it would be on-topic arises.
I really hate adding this part, but situations like these force me to be on the defensive: I am aware that the question has a bounty. I could care less about the bounty, and will be severely offended if we-all-know-what-kind of accusations were directed at me. To anybody (or everybody) to whom this wouldn't have occurred, I apologize. I also apologize if this whole question is out of place (but surely there's some way to ask if an answer is good?)