On What do you call the process of combining two words to create a new one?, a new user posted as an answer something that was deleted by a mod, but which might even have picked up a few upvotes if it had been posted as a comment.
For those without the rep to see it, Clayton wright posted Two words combined .... = Tword
As it happens, I was laboriously typing a message to the new user, welcoming him to ELU, but warning that his answer/comment wasn't likely to survive long. In fact, it was deleted before I could post my comment.
My question is: in such situations, should it be standard practice either for such deletions to always be accompanied by "stock text" explaining the reason, or for the answer text to be converted to a comment? Given the spate of recent complaints about ELU being "unwelcoming", it seems to me we're shooting ourselves in the foot if we don't do something like that.