I'm referring to this question: How to create meaningful relationships with NPCs
The question's been mod-reopened from its unclear state already, and all comments deleted. I have no idea what has happened in comments since, and have had little chance to interact with the asker and see what they've said. This line has been added to the question:
I am not looking for a specific game rules solution to this, but instead techniques to get the players to feel attachment to these fictional characters.
That's fine, but the reason I voted to close was not so we could offer rules-based solutions, but because the problem may be rules-based: from the asker's other question they may be playing Pathfinder, and in a system such as that, there are all too many reasons the players would behave they way the asker is describing. Understanding the system context, and directly addressing the way the system may cause this behaviour, is instrumental to a proper solution, hence me voting to close it as unclear: more details are needed to fully address the situation.
This is similar to Brian closing this question on the basis the mechanics involved are pivotal to a proper response, but were entirely unexplained, and reopening it once they were provided.
As I recall, other comments were left requesting additional detail, none of which have been addressed either.
(I would leave another comment requesting detail so that we can understand the problem, not so that we can provide rules-based solutions, but I expect it may wind up deleted under some impression it violates clean-up and has already been addressed.)
I am concerned moderation has been far too swift in this instance and not allowed time for the problems in the question to get properly addressed, nor for public discourse to run its proper course. (Unless it has. But I am oblivious to what has happened in deleted comments, and the problems with this question do not appear to have been addressed at all.)
In order to let this stuff occur properly, I believe the question should be re-closed and the comments undeleted, and that reopening in this instance should be done by the community once it observes the question is fit to reopen.