# Why was my answer deleted?

I am puzzled by why a moderator deleted my answer:

Why is the mean of the natural log of a uniform distribution (between 0 and 1) different from the natural log of 0.5?

Your answer was flagged by two users as being of low quality. I think it's more of a comment, or a hint, than an answer; & it doesn't seem to add anything to the other answers.

• FWIW, if I were actively moderating, I would have deleted the post, possibly while converting it to a comment. – gung - Reinstate Monica Oct 29 '19 at 17:10
• OK. This is an answer to my question here so I'll accept it. Obviously I disagree with the opinion on the answer itself, which addresses a fundamental issue masked by the specificity of the question itself. Perhaps too laconically. – Ethan Bolker Oct 29 '19 at 17:11

Here is the original answer in full:

In more generality, why would you expect that for an arbitrary function $$f,$$ the mean value of $$f(x)$$ should be $$f(0.5)$$?