This "answer" is not an answer in my opinion. However, I can see why the answerer resorted to this way of asking for clarification, because there is much to ask in the first place and he wanted to include a code block in his question.
So is this to be flagged as "not an answer"? And what is the alternative when you want to ask for clarification and want to use a formatted text block?
I know that limited code formatting can be used, but that would not have been sufficient in this case.
The answer has been removed in the mean time, so the link directs to the question now.