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I have edited this post http://stackoverflow.com/posts/5902551/revisions to add yet another relevant item to the list of 3D Android Game Engines. However, moderator declined my edit.

Why? I suggested the relevant open source product.

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It's a shopping question from a year and half ago that was closed (correctly) and shouldn't be on the site in the first place. I suggest you focus on more constructive edits to questions that are more useful in general. –  Aaron Bertrand Sep 12 '12 at 19:28
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You already have an answer of your own describing and linking to your product. It wasn't at all necessary to add another link to the top-voted answer for the sake of it. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Sep 12 '12 at 19:30
    
@Aaron Bertrand: It was closed exactly after i posted an answer there. The motivation was: developers should disclose their involvement in the product they recommend. The post was edited so the SO rules are respected. –  Sergey K. Sep 12 '12 at 19:31
    
@BoltClock's a Unicorn: indeed, either one is sufficient. –  Sergey K. Sep 12 '12 at 19:32
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That often happens when an old, was-once-on-topic-but-is-no-longer-so question gets noticed by a moderator. It had nothing to do with your edit specifically but your edit made it more visible. –  Aaron Bertrand Sep 12 '12 at 19:41
    
@Aaron Bertrand: ok, i see. Was too much mess with it: the answer was deleted, then the question was edited, then reverted, then the answer was undeleted. –  Sergey K. Sep 12 '12 at 19:42

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Your answer includes a disclosure that you're one of the developers of the engine you're promoting. The top answer that you edited did not include that disclosure. Please don't insert your links into other people's answers.

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Isn't this against SO rules? It is always better to edit the old answer slightly (if it is possible) than to add new one, isn't it? –  Sergey K. Sep 12 '12 at 19:39
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@SergeyK. To insert a link to your own project? No. That's borderline spammy. –  Bill the Lizard Sep 12 '12 at 19:42
    
ok, but where is the boundary when it is still bearable? –  Sergey K. Sep 12 '12 at 19:43
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@SergeyK. If you need to make a minor and obvious correction to someone else's answer, go ahead and edit it. Adding new information of any kind is generally frowned upon, since it's not what the original author of the answer intended. Putting your own links into someone else's answer is way beyond that line. It makes it look like someone else is endorsing your project, which they aren't. –  Bill the Lizard Sep 12 '12 at 19:48
    
"It makes it look like someone else is endorsing your project". Ok, now i've got the exact point of it. It is reasonable and exhaustive explanation. –  Sergey K. Sep 12 '12 at 19:49

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