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I've been reviewing a few Suggested Edits this morning on SO and I've noticed that one guy has gone through a couple of answers involving "StartSSL", editing them to include:

Here is how to get a free SSL certificate with StartSSL: http://[user's own blog].org/2013/03/17/get-a-free-ssl-certificate-with-startssl/.

The blog in question does indeed feature a valid tutorial. Is this tolerated or should these edits be rejected? For now I've simply skipped them as I wasn't too sure.


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It should be rejected, because the linked content could not match the intention of the post's original author.

He should have posted it in a separate answer, and disclosed his affiliation with the blog.

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Without any substantive instructions besides the link, it wouldn't be appropriate as another answer either. (It would be a link-only answer.) – Eliah Kagan Mar 17 '13 at 10:03
Yes, obviously. – Rob W Mar 17 '13 at 10:04
Note: These questions should also be closed. (Deleting them would also remove the reputation he got from the bad approvals.) ;) – animuson Mar 17 '13 at 15:49

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