I answered a longer question for which there turns out to be a relatively simple answer in a relatively simple way. A user complained that my answer was just an opinion and anyone could oppose it. I disagreed citing support for my answer and challenging the user to post an opposing opinion if that's the way we roll here. The user claimed my answer didn't follow the rules (and also that answers here aren't opinions--which, if you really think about it, is a tad absurd). Except it does. It directly answers the question but (as admitted) doesn't do much more. The comment chain digressed. Then my answer got deleted.
Was the deletion performed in order to punish me for my comments? If the comment is the concern, why not just delete the comment? Or is there some rule the answer violated that makes it unfit? I've read the rules plenty of times (a certain someone has made sure of that). It's a real answer, I promise.
I posted the answer again, but it was again deleted with similar claims that it does not meet the criteria for a good answer. Can someone please tell me what it is violating?