I asked this question some time ago and it was "closed" by moderator badp
The reason for the closure has been explained in the linked meta post, but to reiterate:
You didn't specify what you meant by "hidden." We can't know what you missed. We can't say what anybody might've missed. The question, as it was, is unacceptable and needs to be closed. The matter has been reviewed today on the wake of a similar question.
who then (10 hours ago) edited the question removing my entire text and replacing it with his own related question.
I could either close it again, or rewrite it as little as possible to fit the policies. Since the question had accumulated useful answers that needed a little rewording (nevermind the link rot in the accepted answer), then I saw editing to be the best solution.
He also periodically deletes all comments referencing his behaviour.
I call bullshit here. Evidence, please.
I would like my original question restored
This is not possible. If you want the edits rolled back, roll them back yourself, and then the question will be closed for the reasons explained above.
or else completely deleted
This is not possible. The question has received answers. It would be wrong to throw the children away with the water. It's not just your question, it's your questions with other answers. It's no longer yours to take.
It is not about you. It is about the question. A question that is no longer yours to remove, or vandalize.
and I would like the moderators not to remove my question while leaving the accepted answer (which no longer fits the completely modified question) alone.
So you want an exception from being moderated? I'm sure you'll see that's just not possible.
If badp wants to ask about achievements (when I only asked about finding the hidden areas) then let him ask.
I don't want to ask about achievements. I want to help you, your question and the community. If that means losing you as a user so be it.
But I didn't. And I don't like 100% question edits. It feels wrong.
You can't make everybody happy. I chose this tradeoff that keeps the nature of the question while making it acceptable by putting a task at hand - getting achievements.
Frankly, I am apalled at moderator badp's behaviour here. There is some history here.
Bullshit. Evidence please.
badp wigged out when I asked that my question be reopened, and seems to have a vendetta or something.
You barely asked for anything. Since you think I'm censoring or whatever, let's whip out all the deleted comments. Yes the system keeps them.
The question as it is asks for a list of one hidden area per answer, with voting based on... popularity? Real questions have answers, not items. Closing. badp♦ may 5 at 19:35
1 @failbadp There's a finite list of them. If you're closing this one, kindly close this one as well, for example. Arda Xi may 5 at 19:36
And this one. A real answer would be a single list containing all hidden areas. Keaanu may 5 at 19:39
This is people asking me why I closed the question proving supporting arguments and evidence.
What the heck fail badp? What is your issue? Warren P may 5 at 19:40
This is you whining at my general direction.
4 This question is ANSWERABLE and not even subjective. WTH? Warren may 5 at 19:41
It's not enough to be "answerable" and "not subjective". First of all, I've already explained to you why it is subjective - there's no objective definition of "hidden".
Answerable? What do you mean by answerable? Are you referring to "Real questions have answers"? The full quote is "real questions have answers, not items or ideas or opinions." Your question, I'm afraid, has items, given that other answerers felt the urge to add their own items in their own answers rather than trying to provide a full list themselves.
I am as confused as you are. Arda Xi may 5 at 19:44
Fine, let's cry mod abuse. badp♦ may 5 at 19:48
@fail: A common cry for a common occurrence, across the network. Jeremy Banks
1 @Jeremy Handling lists isn't easy, give me a break. badp♦ may 5 at 19:53
@failbadp Those are another kind of lists, the one you decided to see in this question, not the kind that this question actually elicits. Arda Xi may 5 at 20:30
This is me backing off from my original decision.
1 This is... getting a bit heated. Yes, it's not a lot of comments yet, but it's getting really dicey in tone. If you must continue, consider a Meta post, otherwise this question has already been reopened so I don't think we need to advance the subject of why it should not have been closed further. Let's not see a big scuffle here, please. Grace Note♦ may 5 at 20:32
Here's the voice of reason, and the reason for the comment pruning. Hooray for Grace Note.
1 Well that was fun. This question got reopened after random moderator closage, got a GREAT answer, and all the indicators of random moderator closing are deleted. Neat and tidy like. Warren P may 6 at 3:20
And here's your going back at personal attacks in my general direction. I haven't hidden anything. I can't hide anything. You just need to know where to look, and your previous meta question provided the links. My fellow moderators have access to everything I can see and a detailed log of everything I do. Employers can see even more. Food for thought.
I fail to follow the meta discussion linked in the "bounty"
I hope the summary above is sufficient.
and I fail to see the value of going back and rewriting questions.
Content on Gaming Stack Exchange is write once, read many. When we write an answer, we don't write an answer to the asker, we write an answer to everybody who may have the same question. Furthermore, as you have above, existing questions will be precedents for future questions. Every old questions that shifts away from acceptability is a broken window that must be fixed.
Frankly, I wish you'd just delete my questions, and I'll just leave gaming.se completely, because I no longer like where this community is going with this site.
You can leave the community and I can even delete your account, but the question is no longer yours to delete. Sorry.
I wanted to share my reaction to your meta process, and the "let's rewrite the questions we don't like" approach. I think it sucks. Thank you.
Your feedback is appreciated.
Obviously, if badp's school of thought, and his meta question, gives him the right to delete my question without deleting it (substituting the question for one he thinks fits the criteria for questions the community wants), then I'm done here.
I'm here to moderate. That sometimes means stepping on people's toes. I'm sorry about that. The alternative is sitting here doing nothing in the fear that my every action hurts somebody's feelings.
I wasn't elected to do nothing.