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A colleague (David Watson) using SO answered this question:

WiX 3.8 MSI for 32bit and 64bit machine

And it was deleted for the questionable crime of including not only what looks like a reasonable and succinct answer to the question, but also a query to the OP about the question.

Since he has 20 rep I don't know if he even had the right to the recommended alternative - comments on the question.

Query part of his answer since removed, can someone reinstate the answer?

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that answer doesn't look deleted to me. – Kate Gregory Jan 14 '14 at 16:13
... not that it matters all that much, but why is he not asking this? – Bart Jan 14 '14 at 16:13
@KateGregory Shog works fast. – Bart Jan 14 '14 at 16:13
We'll now I know how to do it, I'll tell him, and he can handle it for himself next time. Let's call it PR. – Alex Brown Jan 14 '14 at 16:19
OOInterest, could I have fixed this myself and how? – Alex Brown Jan 14 '14 at 16:28
Nope @AlexBrown. I think David could have flagged for moderator attention, but that's about it. – Bart Jan 14 '14 at 16:35

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I've restored it. As Bart noted in the comments here, your friend could've flagged the answer for moderator attention and requested a review of the deletion that way as well - this is always a good idea when you've corrected a problem or feel a mistake was made.

I'll also see if I can figure out why the reviewer's comment was duplicated thrice:

This does not provide an answer to the question

Update: reviewer had too much coffee, tried to morse-code the comment using the delete button.

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Thanks, would it have been deleted if the reviewer hadn't got 3 bites of the pie? – Alex Brown Jan 14 '14 at 16:21
Probably - lots of other people flagged it too, and I suspect the moderator handling it just wasn't paying close enough attention. It just looked extra-crappy with the duplicate comments, which aren't supposed to happen. – Shog9 Jan 14 '14 at 16:23
Did David even have the right to do what the reviewer suggests (ask OP in comment)? If not, this flag seems cruel and unusual punishment. – Alex Brown Jan 14 '14 at 16:28
The comment did note that he would need to gain sufficient reputation in order to do this. – Shog9 Jan 14 '14 at 16:31
Fair enough, I dont know how to view it now. – Alex Brown Jan 14 '14 at 16:34

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