A few weeks ago I posted this answer on a challenge. Yesterday it was deleted because "it isn't a serious contender for the winning criteria" despite getting the second best score in the challenge. Seeing as I had faced some criticism when I posted the answer I must not understand the policy. Why is a second-place answer considered to be uncompetitive? Why are other answers with much worse scores not removed (examples: 1 2)?
I deleted the answer because it made no effort whatsoever to compress its input.
Now that the test case has been revealed, it turns out that trying to compress the input is rather pointless, as even the answers with the most sophisticated algorithms can shave off only a handful of bytes, if any.
I didn't anticipate that, so my bad. I've undeleted your answer.