Linked Questions

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How to refer to your blog when answering? [duplicate]

I know that putting a link to your blog in a signature is frowned upon and rightly so. Is it okay to link to your blog in an answer if that blog post answers the question? Are there other situations ...
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10answers
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Defining the limits of self-promotion

First: DO NOT LYNCH THIS USER. Please. Calmly read what I'm about to write before doing anything. This post is not meant to be an incentive to attack a user, but a discussion about the issues. ...
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2answers
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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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8answers
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Limits for self promotion, round II

We have a moderator, casperOne, that has decided to start deleting my responses. I thought this topic had been beaten to death, and that I was operating within the limits of established policy: ...
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7answers
796 views

Limits for self promotion, round III

The chat has come across a case where one user does something similar to Ira. From the few of his recent answers I looked at, it seems he hasn't done it as badly as Ira Baxter did. But then he goes ...
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4answers
212 views

Reason for deletion of good answers from the developer

I have recently written three answers with recommendations for the product where I'm a developer. In answers I pointed out clearly that I'm developer and that the product is commercial. Answers were ...
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4answers
478 views

What is too much self-promotion, and where do we draw the line?

See also: How to deal with persistent Spam-User? and How to deal with Spam-Users? I've been stumbling upon more and more users which fulfill all of these points: 1 Rep Company website as homepage in ...
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2answers
270 views

Extent of loosely relevant self-promotion

Receiving a comment on a post to a $999 product, I've noticed this user repeatedly posting links to their product. Predominately within comments, there are also answers that loosely disclose their ...
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2answers
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Where can I ask the community to help me on a project?

I have taken up this project of transliterating Geeta shlokas in Devanagari. I have set the project up here. I want to seek community help in transliteration work. However, I do not know what is the ...
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6answers
287 views

Why don't members of SO use their about me area for making money?

I see that almost all of the people of StackOverflow leave their About Me area without using it as a sales page, to showoff their skills, projects or anything that could get them big business. Why do ...
4
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1answer
65 views

Is it right to recommend a book in an answer?

I have recently written an answer to a question on one of Stack Exchange's sites. In my answer I included a link to a chapter of a book to add more information about the point I was discussing. ...
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1answer
68 views

Community flagging questions with links as spam

I just asked this question and some of the answers I received were quite interesting. For those of you interested here is the question. Now the generally feeling got from this question which asks ...