I was trying to answer your question about how this is an amazing site, when they removed it. Ask.com doesn't like discussion based questions or questions that don't really serve a purpose. If you would like to give thanks to Ask.com, edit your profile and place your thanks there. Then, you can comment on someone's answer (someone that you like on here that you're following or not) and ask them to see your profile.
I agree with it to an extent, but Ask.com is for questions that serve to help the community and to help people understand things. Although I do think that a question like the one you had was really important and should have been an extenuating circumstance.