# Another self-deleted question

Yesterday I answered an interesting question on communication complexity (extending the communication protocol for equality so that it handles at most one error). The question has since vanished without trace – presumably self-deleted. My hypothesis is that it's a case of cheating.

Why can't I see an answer that I myself wrote?

• I have no rationale to offer other than the one I mentioned in your previous meta thread. Unfortunately SE staff has never been willing to change this behavior. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Sep 20 '17 at 14:07
• @Gilles, would it make sense to ask them to make it harder to delete questions? Maybe in place of delete just allow them to disown the question by removing them form being the author? (Obviously these needs more careful thoughts, just throwing in some ideas). – Kaveh Oct 1 '17 at 18:26
• @Kaveh You can ask. What I'd really like to know is if this is a common problem relative to deleted questions in general. I'm still waiting for an answer. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Oct 1 '17 at 19:05

If the answer was recent and is deleted, try following the “deleted recent answers” link at the bottom of the “Answers” tab in your profile. The URL is https://cs.stackexchange.com/users/recently-deleted-answers/ followed by your numerical user ID.