Can anybody tell me why my answer to this question is deleted? I think none of the reasons listed here is applicable:

  • commentary on the question or other answers
  • asking another, different question
  • “thanks!” or “me too!” responses
  • exact duplicates of other answers
  • barely more than a link to an external site
  • not even a partial answer to the actual question

There is a note added to the deleted answer: "your post was converted to a comment", but that is not true. Actually I converted the post in a comment ( the comments are now deleted). The answer is only a partial answer, and it is more a very, very strong hint than an 100% answer. It is rather short but nevertheless I think it is a good answer. So I don't understand while it is deleted.

I'm not interested in the original question nor in the deleted answer. I am only interested why it should be a comment and not an answer. I had a post on another stackexchange site were I was told that it is wrong to put partial, short answers in a comment and that one should create an answer. Are there such differences between math.stackexchange.com and dba.stackexcnage.com in definition of what is an answer and what is a comment?


Your post does not answer the question asked. It is indeed a comment rather than an answer. It was flagged as "not an answer", and a moderator agreed and so the answer was converted to a comment.

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    $\begingroup$ I don't think that it is a comment but I think you described what happend, $\endgroup$ – miracle173 Feb 27 '16 at 3:53

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