Linked Questions

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Would it be a problem if all Amazon links were converted to affiliate links? [duplicate]

I'm thinking that one way Jeff and the Stack Overflow team could squeeze some extra money out of this site would be to automatically convert all Amazon links posted here into affiliate links, e.g. ...
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1answer
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SE is hijacking links? [duplicate]

Please keep in mind that the topic or quality of this post does not matter. If you think the answer is weak, that's fine, irrelevant, down vote it. What matters is the fact that a link that was ...
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1answer
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links to external commercial sites, redirect links (for monetization) [duplicate]

I added an Amazon book link to a comment and it got transformed to: http://rads.stackoverflow.com/amzn/click/0131177052 This performs a redirection to Amazon. If somebody clicks on it, do you get ...
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What purpose does rads.stackoverflow.com serve? [duplicate]

I saw a link to http://rads.stackoverflow.com in this answer. The link took me to a book in Amazon website. http://rads.stackoverflow.com/ redirects me to https://stackoverflow.com/ So, I'll just ...
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0answers
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What are R-Ads? [duplicate]

It seems like certain links from SE sites to certain other sites get implicitly converted -- or used to be -- to links of the format http://rads.stackoverflow.com/site_name/click/token_number_thingy. ...
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0answers
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How does rads.stackoverflow clicking work? [duplicate]

This Electronics SE answer includes a link to an example solution. The link entered in the text of the answer is https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G5SUZEG/ and is displayed like that as well. ...
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20answers
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Affiliate Ads Are Coming To The Network

Some time ago, we announced that certain SE sites will have advertising enabled. This has gone well and we're extremely thankful to everyone for their support and feedback. Because it has been ...
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12answers
18k views

Is it legal to copy Stack Overflow questions and answers?

I just found http://programmingfaq.w3ec.com/faq/4761/whats-the-hi-lo-algorithm which has an exact copy of this Stack Overflow question, What's the Hi/Lo Algorithm, with all its answers and no ...
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3answers
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This user is edit-spamming dozens of answers with their affiliate code. Can they be removed?

See the activity here: https://stackoverflow.com/users/1071887/idan?tab=activity&sort=revisions Notice that most of the edits are simply adding that user's affiliate code to iTunes links. It's a ...
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5answers
971 views

What has happened to the quality of answers on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Apologies of this has come up recently / been done to death, I've only just discovered Meta Stack Overflow. I signed up for Stack Overflow just after its launch nearly a year ago, and ...
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5answers
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Replace trilogy raw links with the current question title?

It often happens that people will refer to other questions by simply pasting the full link to this question, especially on Meta. Would it be a good idea to detect such links, and replace them ...
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Affiliate links (Amazon and others)

I've just read this question (now deleted). What is the policy on putting affiliate tags into Amazon links on Stack Overflow? What about other affiliate links?
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24answers
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Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow have moved to CC BY-SA 4.0

Effective today, all Subscriber Content on Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network will be available under the terms of version 4.0 of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) ...
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4answers
2k views

Ban Dropbox referral/affiliate links? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using affliate links in answer/question Update: just found out that the db.tt links are not only used for all new referrals, but also for URLs to public files (for now: only ...
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1answer
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Regarding rads.stackoverflow.com

I was browsing the site's most downvoted questions (don't ask why, I was real bored this cold morning) when I saw this post: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1156363/create-a-compiler-for-windows/...

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