I stumbled across a nice puzzle today. It had a picture and only mentioned that there is a missing grid from it. (I already tried a reverse search of the image)

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I spend some time on it, and I think I found a solution. After posting my answer I left the office and headed home. When I arrived, I wanted to check if there was an update on the question only to find that it's gone.

I am very confused about why would someone do that. I understood that there is a privilege that allows users to see deleted question. Here is the link to the question.

I was really interested if my solution was the right one.

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    $\begingroup$ I checked out your answer, and I like it. If you want to know if it was correct, you can always try contacting the author in chat. Just use @adrien88 to flag him/her. (Or maybe they'll see this comment and respond here!) $\endgroup$ Jan 12, 2016 at 20:16
  • $\begingroup$ @GentlePurpleRain, thank you for the info regarding the author. I haven't saved his name. I don't think there is a point in reaching out to him/her, because Emrakul said that that the account was removed. Nevertheless, thanks! $\endgroup$ Jan 12, 2016 at 21:28

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In this case, the user opted to delete the question before your answer had gotten any upvotes.

The system permits this (though a single upvote stops it), but penalizes accounts pretty heavily for deleting answered questions. It's a moot point, though - the account was removed for unrelated reasons.


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