closed as noise or pointless by Kevin Montrose♦ Aug 16 at 23:15 This question does not add anything useful; having it present on the site is actively harmful because it distracts from other more useful questions.
At the time, the API was killing requests with longer than an undefined path length.
In the spirit helping people maximize economy of requests while working around this limitation, which has subsequently been relaxed, I took the time to clearly define the problem and provide detailed guidance and code.
When the limitation was relaxed, I updated the post, prominently stating that the problem had been fixed and provided a link to the announcement.
During a recent and, in my opinion, unwarranted, CW spree on my guidance posts, kevin closed the post listed above as 'noise or pointless'.
I think this is completely inaccurate and completely inappropriate and I take offense.