The "Linked" section of the sidebar lists other questions that the current question links to, and it also shows other questions that link to it (in the comments or the answers). Consequently, linking to another question in your own answer can get your answer more attention because it will appear on the other question's "Linked" sidebar.
I recently came across an answer that linked to a lot of other questions. The linked questions were relevent and related, but the links were many more than the average answer has. A few of the links were to highly viewed questions, so I think linking to them will draw attention to the answer.
Is excessive linking to other questions acceptable, even if the links are to relevent and related questions? If I link to lots of highly-viewed questions in my own answer, will it come across as reputation-farming (because the answer will receive more upvotes)?