Linked Questions

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Limits for self-promotion in answers

It's been covered before that posting links to your own website is ok, but should there be a line drawn? There were several spam flags today for Ira Baxter's recent posts, presumably because they all ...
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Is it considered bad form to link to paid tutorial? [duplicate]

I've made a Pluralsight training course for users of my open source library, as a resource to help answer in detail lots of the most commonly asked questions. You do however need to be a Pluralsight ...
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Asking for someone to accept your answer [duplicate]

Is it improper etiquette to, as long as you're certain, add a comment merely suggesting that they accept the answer? Do I sound like a reputation whore?
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How do I mention my own products in answers? [duplicate]

Twice now I've seen questions on Stack Overflow where one of my company's products might provide an answer to the question. One was a slightly vague connection about object-relational mapping, but ...
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How can I link to an external resource in a community-friendly way?

I would like to help my fellow Stackizens, using material from my blog or other website. But external links are sometimes viewed as excessive promotion. From the FAQ: Be careful, because the ...
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Remove nofollow on links deemed reputable

This is a followup to the following meta post: Remove nofollow on links at a certain age We have been in contact with Matt Cutts regarding removing nofollow: ... we’re trying to encourage sites ...
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2answers
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Is this user advertising his product acceptable?

I noticed quite a number of posts where someone would advertise an alternative serialization library, since I more or less follow the boost-serialization tag. Just now, I got another one: Packing ...
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Should the posts of this user be considered spam?

I've been trying to help out on Who wants to go spam hunting?. I came across this user on Stack overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/users/589836/g1smd I've read Jeff's Answer on Self-Promotion. ...
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References and content behind a paywall

A question was brought up on a private beta that I am involved with on how to handle links to information that is behind a paywall (Link to image of thread). This is important for some sites as the ...
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Ban/mark/decorate external links requiring paid membership or even “free registration”

This for example: SQL Replace ASCII With Loop There is a link in that comment to http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/T-SQL/62867/ I was looking forward to reading up on some good technique, ...
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How to deal with spammy content in otherwise legitimate answers?

There is a particular user who has just started what appears to be an advertising campaign for a specific user group/community/whatever. This user's modus operandi seems to involve appending a ...
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Is it allowed to put links to personal technical blogs having advertising in SO answers or comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Limits for self-promotion in answers I understand that one should not excessively promote a product or a website via SO. Yet, I maintain a technical blog with my own personal ...
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Quality of externally linked web sites

Does StackOverflow have an official policy concerning externally linked web sites? Something like Wikipedia:External_links? I'm not primarily concerned with obvious abuse but with links to low-...