An accepted answer that I made to an elementary question here years ago was edited drastically the other day, and when I went to change it back to what I had originally posted, I found I was unable to do so. This is unusual in my experience here, since the tendency is to respect the original poster.
I then flagged the item for administrators, but nothing was done, and since I didn't want my name associated with what I didn't write, I tried to delete the answer, but found that The Rules don't allow authors to delete accepted answers.
So, I am reduced to begging. Please allow me to restore my original post (insufficient as it may be to some, it was enough for the OQ, apparently); or, if The Rules don't allow that, allow me to delete it as it stands. Failing that, I will simply have to retire. I don't need this kind of tsuris.