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Thinking of a title for this question was difficult, but I here is the scenario,

Someone asks a question, and the answer to said question is in an article that is linked to in another stackoverflow question that is in my favorites list. When I answer his question, should I link directly to the article, or should I link to the stack overflow question that links to the question? What is better for the SO information database?

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Tis a duplicate. – ChrisF Dec 11 '09 at 16:24
    
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@ChrisF: I don't think that's the same question at all. That one is about whether links are good in general, but this one is about the best way to link. – mmyers Dec 11 '09 at 16:56
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Personally, I would link to both and then insert a relevant quote from the article. Something like:

As referenced in [this answer][link], the solution to your problem can be found [here][link to article]. From the article:

Waffles are tasty
But they can be better if
You also toast them.

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+1 for haiku. and on general principles. – quack quixote Dec 11 '09 at 16:34
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The quote is critical -- that article's link may very well change in the future. Get as much relevant info in your post as possible. – John Rudy Dec 11 '09 at 17:06
    
Waffles area tasty! Accepted because its a good answer, and 1 upvote for waffles! – Zoidberg Dec 11 '09 at 17:13

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