I had posted a question about what books could help an adult English language learner. By way of example, I listed a few texts that I have discussed with a few students of English, but I wanted to know what other books would be helpful for other learners.
The question was placed on hold for being too subjective. I researched this question, and discovered it was a duplicate, but the original question was locked. This question was similar to mine, but it was derided for unfair reasons. It seems the only acceptable answer to this question is the New King James Version of the Bible, and that wouldn't necessarily be the most appropriate suggestion since this is a secular forum. Having the question placed on hold seems like a form of censorship and subjects my question to a reactionary bias.
In the Humanities, there often isn't any way to answer questions with the same objectivity as in the Sciences. One expects decisions to with an academic impartiality, and I am not seeing that with this question.
Without knowing what research materials have been helpful to a student, it makes it more difficult to help future English Language Learners.