I've replied to a topic and some minutes later I saw that the question was deleted as spam.

Why was this done? Closing as offtopic "asking for product recommendations" is understandable, but not as spam.

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Since there's no spam in the question itself, I'll reproduce it here for <10K users:

Any file manager supporting long file paths?

Is there any file manager tool (like explorer) that support "long paths" (filename + path longer than 260 chars) for win10?

Win10 v1607 you could set LongPathEnabled so it should be possible but only if the application support it (ntfs supports 32000+ but the win API have had the 260 limit, but not any longer), as I have understood it, and explorer dont.

I know about command line tools like robocopy that can handle long path but wanted one ordinary file manager with GUI.

I wasn't one of the flaggers, but my best guess is that it was identified as a spam seed, specifically for the Long Path Tool - a known spammed product. It's possible that the question was made to pave the way for answers advertising the LPT. And indeed, that tool does seem to fit the bill (a vaguely Explorer-like file manager with a GUI).

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    This is the reason
    – random Mod
    Commented Feb 15, 2017 at 19:22
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    where do you see "Long Path Tool"? LongPathEnabled is something different Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 5:14
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    @magicandre1981 Right; it's the request for a long-path-handling tool that's possibly setting the stage for spam answers advertising the Long Path Tool. (That tool gets spammed quite a bit.)
    – Ben N
    Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 14:02
  • ok, now I understand this, but it is still confusing. The SPAM detection should be less aggressive Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 16:50
  • @magicandre1981 It wasn't an automatic decision, a human made the judgement call, this was a possible setup for spam.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 22:37

Not the mod that deleted it but:

  • It was blatantly off-topic and should have been closed rather than answered
  • At a glance it reads a lot like LongPathTool spam, or a spam-seed for it.

It reads far too aggressively as "I must have this tool!" and from experience it feels like a spam seed. At best the question deserved closure and, given a bit of time, to be cleaned up.

Either way though I'm disinclined to undelete the question as it would still be close worthy, and I don't see any way it could be made on-topic. All they want is the software, not the help.

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    I understand that it would be closed as offtopic, but I don't understand the SPAM. undelete it and close it as as offtopic "asking for product recommendations" and tell to him on ask on softwarerecs.stackexchange.com if the user comes back he has no idea what he did wrong Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 5:16

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