I posted an answer on Not a Real Question's Stack Apps post and shortly after, the entire post was deleted by animuson. I'm not sure why it was deleted, it seems on-topic because it is related to the Stack Exchange network. Why was it deleted?

I'll provide a series of screenshots (because it won't fit in one):

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    screenshot for us, mere mortals of stackapps? Commented Jun 12, 2021 at 23:28
  • @OlegValter Technically I'm a mortal too, just a mortal who happened to post an answer so can view it anyway... but I've edited in screenshots.
    – Anonymous
    Commented Jun 13, 2021 at 1:06
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    Thanks! Huh, weird, balpha were an employee of SE up till 2019, btw, and the game is still listed in their profile (however, it results in a server error on land, maybe that played a role). Commented Jun 13, 2021 at 1:15
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    @OlegValter I'm confused too, maybe I'll try to find animuson in chat and ask them.
    – Anonymous
    Commented Jun 13, 2021 at 1:16
  • What's really strange is that this shows up as a linked question.
    – Anonymous
    Commented Jun 13, 2021 at 1:22

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You have posted the 4th answer that confirmed the app no longer worked. The first answer that came to the same conclusion was posted in 2014.

If you have nothing new to add to an Q/A, please refrain from bumping a Q/A with a new answer. It would have sufficed to upvote an existing answer that said the same.

I haven't checked with Animuson but I assume his reasoning for deleting was: This app is not going to come back to life in the next 6 to 8 weeks. It has lost its value. Deletion is the best option.

I leave it to him to confirm, deny or offer a different reasoning.

FWIW: I've closed so far one or two questions for abandoned apps or scripts with a custom close reason to prevent new answers but leave them as inspiration for creators that are looking for ideas. I'll check with the team first to see if we want to do the same here, meaning the question will be undeleted and closed instead.

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    You are correct. On Meta we've always had a policy of just deleting things if the app/script/whatever they pointed to no longer exists, leaving closure for things that still "exist" but are broken and not maintained anymore. If you think there is value in leaving up a post about something nobody can track down ever again because it's been offline for years, feel free. :)
    – animuson Staff
    Commented Jun 15, 2021 at 18:34

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