I wrote the following answer:
Contrary to what the moderator wrote, without any intention of critiquing or requesting clarification, I wrote that answer because -bash: syntax error near unexpected token `;' was marked as a duplicate of that question. And none of the answers in the dup or the original question provided an answer for my situation. My answer provided a different solution for that error
I've been using stackoverflow.com for about 5 years now, and I've never had my question deleted like this. Worst case scenario is that the answer was left there to be downvoted. This was too quick and too harsh.