I noticed that yesterday a question that received many upvotes (>40) and no downvotes, and which mathematically seems quite interesting was deleted by a Stack Exchange Moderator. I definitely don't want to ``stir up trouble when someone has wisely decided to remove a problematic post." So I ask whether in such a situation one should simply assume that there were good extra curricular reasons for deleting, or whether it is worth enquiring why? Note that since the post was deleted by a moderator, voting to undelete does not seem to be an option. Since the question itself seems interesting, I wonder if something less radical than deleting it entirely might be an option? Please note that I do not ask for an explanation of why some action was taken.
This was me. I should have left a comment, but the question was removed due to sensitive reasons, so I didn't want to attract any more attention to it than I had to.
I obliged the request of the author because the question had no answers - the only time wasted by removing it would be the author's, and it was the author that requested it. Had there been answers, I would not have honored the request.
We'll make sure to CC the MO moderators when we take actions as we work through our user support system (which is how we were contacted). It happens so rarely that there wasn't really a need to establish any kind of procedure for it, so now is as good as time as any.