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“Don’t just link to jsfiddle.net” hint sometimes hinders answering the questions

Are we forbidden from linking to Ideone.com in answers now? I was answering this question, and to prove that it compiles on conforming C++11 compilers, I copied his code onto Ideone, where naturally it compiled.

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But I couldn't use that link in my answer. Why not? Is this just some link-answer protection system that's out of tune or something? I would think that the system would assume that an 80K rep user would know what they're doing, and if they're linking somewhere, it's for a good reason.

  • Did you get an error? What was it? – Adam Lear Jan 4 '13 at 3:37
  • @AnnaLear Probably the "Provide relevant, formatted code inline; don't just link to xyz" message – Asad Saeeduddin Jan 4 '13 at 3:39

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