I see now that this comment and a subsequent comment from another user have been removed. A third comment referring to it is still present.
Is there a particular reason for removal? I only intended to help a reasonably new (in terms of activity) user. I have read through a relevant thread, but don't consider what I said rude, abusive or otherwise unacceptable.
I would just like to know whether or not such comments are no longer appropriate or desired. If they aren't I will stop giving such advice.