I have answered a question about a CDN, and added some clues on how to go further using other existing concurrent services.

As the owner of such a service, I included the link to it, among others, and stated clearly who I am, to let people know I could be biased, as ethics commands me to.

The moderator deleted my answer, and said it was purely promotional. I disagree: It is quite a good answer, or so I think, and maybe only deleting links to products would make it acceptable (or even funnier: If I hadn't said anything about my position as founder of one of the products, I think my answer would still be here, as are some other answers citing commercial products on the same question)

What can I do about it? Is there a way to ask for a vote, or community review, or is one moderator always true? Should I repost my answer, without links? Or repost without stating I'm the owner of one of the solutions?

Here is the problematic answer: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/a/61234/38214

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Your edits look good. I undeleted your answer and up voted it.

Unfortunately, there are no notifications to me when an edit is made to a question I deleted. Posting here is meta was appropriate because it can bring this to my attention.

I just suggested a feature on meta.stackexchange.com that would help in this type of situation.

  • Ok, thank you. I think there should be a way to ask for attention, but I understand that would put much pressure on the moderators... Commented May 9, 2014 at 10:05
  • The other way to bring something to our attention is to flag it. I just checked and that can be done after you edit a deleted question. Commented May 9, 2014 at 10:09
  • Ok, I will think about it. I initially thought that flagging was like saying "this is bad", but well, it isn't. Just, we are more used to flagging for bad behavior than for attention or good behavior. Commented May 9, 2014 at 11:21

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