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Why I can not save my question with this link?

Please check the [code][1]


  [1]: http://jsfiddle.net/tZFuX/2/
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Because links to jsfiddle.net must be accompanied by code in the actual post. –  J. Steen Feb 25 '13 at 9:27
It's plain English... what word didn't you understand? –  Shadow Wizard Feb 25 '13 at 9:27
Lance Roberts gives the answer below; however note that a question that consists only of "Please check the code" and some code is not acceptable, either. It'll need to have some amount of description. –  Pëkka Feb 25 '13 at 9:33
I was actually confused about it too. I thought it wanted me to mark the link as code, not add code from the jsfiddle link to the post –  ott Nov 11 '13 at 14:06
In KISS-speech it's "Linking to jsfiddle isn't allowed, copypaste all your code in the post instead". –  RoestVrijStaal May 21 '14 at 22:07

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They don't want you posting just a link. You can post the link, but only if you post the code (or at least a relevant portion of it).

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True, one big reason is that jsfiddle might vanish one day (judging by the fact that 99% of the time it's horribly slow that day might arrive soon) and then we'll stay with useless posts on Stack Overflow. –  Shadow Wizard Feb 25 '13 at 9:28
Here's why this rule is annoying: stackoverflow.com/questions/1667310/… –  Robert Kieffer May 27 '13 at 14:52

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