Currently ToS requires, that when we reuse content from Stack Exchange sites:
But when I need to reuse other CC content on your site, it is usually not possible to post a link without
Could you please either allow source links without nofollow on Stack sites, or remove this requirement from ToS?
If you claim you need nofollow to protect from spam and SEO abuse, it would be only fair to recognize the very same need on other websites.
If you claim you need no nofollow links to your site to get the recognition and SEO effect you deserve, then again, you are not the only ones.
Also, you require many links (to question and to user's profile), but some of your own users are only allowed to post one when using content here.
As Bart mentioned, sometimes it is possible to have a link without nofollow. If SE ToS would require that links on other sites should have nofollow removed when site-specific moderation decides it's OK, I would consider it fair. But ToS requires incoming links to be without nofollow always, and implemented solution allows outgoing ones to be without it only rarely - and in a way totally out of control of an user who posts them - but ToS keeps a person who posts content responsible for removing nofollow on incoming links.
Wherever I mention links in context of this thread, I always mean reference links required by ToS, licences, fair use law and similar regulations. By incoming links here and in comments I mean links to Stack from pages with reused content, and by outgoing - opposite situation. I refuse to repeat it in each and every comment.
rel="nofollow"from reputable questions. I didn't know about that. (That screenshot was from RegEx match open tags except XHTML self-contained tags)