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This question regarding theming Drupal views was quickly closed as "too localized" and I fail to understand why. Views is a de facto standard module for Drupal and the problem the OP was facing is regularly encountered by people not familiar with the module, including myself a couple of years ago.

Apparently this question was called for a close vote in the PHP chat room.

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  • So would you say this is a programming question or a support question in how to use templating in Drupal? (I would tend a bit for the later, esp. in the way the OP asked).
    – hakre
    Jan 2, 2013 at 15:32
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    @hakre Drupal questions are often a bit murky like that. I would lean towards your assessment too, but technically the solution does involve code (and could have involved more had a different type of answer been given - the potential is definitely there). I have to say it's not a very good question though, probably could have been closed for at least one other different reason. Too localised doesn't seem right here
    – Clive
    Jan 2, 2013 at 15:35
  • While it might not have been correct, if one honestly assumed that the question would be likely to only help the OP (and I can see how people would have that assumption the way it was initially asked), then it would seem quite a bit more appropriate. As Clive said, Drupal can be murky waters.
    – user50049
    Jan 2, 2013 at 15:42
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    @TimPost It was posted in the PHP chat as only "[cv-pls] link" without a single line about what is wrong with the question. I'm not surprised that such a practice leads to bad closures. Jan 2, 2013 at 15:47
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    And the question is a duplicate, as I suspected, which is pretty much the opposite of too localized. Jan 2, 2013 at 15:51
  • @MadScientist They do have a user script that one boxes such links, but I'll have a chat with them about it.
    – user50049
    Jan 2, 2013 at 15:51
  • From the revision summary, it looks like it had something to do with semantics pedantry.
    – user200500
    Jan 2, 2013 at 15:54

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