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I have read the FAQ, and pondered my answer, but still don't understand why @Kev deleted my answer to a question about a PHP version of Hyde.

Kev also decided the whole thread was worth closing down :) so at one level, this is a pointless question, too! However, I want to learn, and I genuinely don't understand, and I have read the sidebar in Kev's user profile -- thus my question here.

Thanks for any help with this!

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closed as too localized by Robert Harvey Dec 1 '12 at 20:18

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Probably because it's not much more than a link to an application and as such could be construed as spam. –  ChrisF Dec 1 '12 at 12:51
    
@ChrisF - that crossed my mind, although that was all that was needed to provide a useful answer to that question. I've just updated with a bit of a quote from the app's website. It would be a shame if people visiting that Q&A didn't get my reply: it's one of the very few options available for the questioner's interest, and it's not mentioned in the other answers. –  Davïd Dec 1 '12 at 13:10
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The question is a shopping recommendation request, and as such correctly closed as not-constructive. –  Martijn Pieters Dec 1 '12 at 13:26
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It's a non issue, I've gone and deleted the whole thing (the question is not a good fit for the site). That said, I'd avoid trying to answer shopping recommendations, list questions, etc. Think of it like this, instead of people looking at your post and saying "wow, he advertised this product really well", you'd rather have people looking at a post and saying, "wow, he really is smart/has incredibly deep insight into this issue". Focus on the questions that are about real problems. –  casperOne Dec 1 '12 at 13:35
    
Right - thanks! This has been helpful. Putting the "shopping" label on the exchange (as Martijn Pieters did, and especially @casperOne with explanation) makes good sense to me. –  Davïd Dec 1 '12 at 16:30

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