I was reviewing https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/4546759 where an anonymous user had added a relevant link PHP stdClass: Storing Data in an Object Instead of an Array to the accepted answer of a protected question. The edit was subsequently rejected as vandalism. Is this the proper way to deal with such?

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    Yes. Someone's just trying to stick in spam links to his content into someone else's highly viewed content. The user that approved this spam edit might need a bit of a time out.
    – Servy
    Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 15:24

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They can be OK; but they should be very relevant, and not spammy in nature.

Just adding in a link to some random website that happens to mention the topic generally smells a lot to me. I tend only to approve such edits when they are linking to a canonical, authoritative reference. From a vendor or official support area, for example.

In the specific case you cite, I definitely think that smells spammy.

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