Recently I have been looking for a solution to build a system with ffmpeg in Android. I was going through Stackoverflow for answers but they were vague. Fortunately, I ended up visiting a site where the answer is provided. So I thought I would do some good and tried to post the answer by providing description and link in all the places in Stackoverflow where the users asked for such assistance. Unbelievable, after a while I see that all the answers I provided were removed by one of the moderators. Why do this?
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Link-only answers are the moral equivalent of "I don't know the answer, but ask this guy, he might know." They are really not of much value, especially if the link goes bad. People come here for answers, not driving directions.
If you wish to promote an external resource, make sure that your answer actually provides value, without requiring the user to click on the link. For most blog entries, that means you're going to have to copy the relevant part of the blog entry into your answer.