Linked Questions

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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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0answers
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Given that Stack Exchange no longer adds its referral code to rewritten Amazon links, can we get rid of the link rewriter?

tl;dr: There is very little, if any, purpose to maintaining the current rewriting and redirecting mechanisms for Amazon links in Stack Exchange posts, since the redirecting mechanism no longer adds SE ...
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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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12answers
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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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1answer
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Amazon links are broken network-wide

Clicking on book recommendations in this SO answer currently redirects one to https://stackexchange.com/site-not-found. A couple of links from that answer: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0131103628 https:...
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1answer
755 views

Is the revenue made by the Amazon Affiliate link rewriting enough to offset the costs of maintaining it?

As most of us active here know, all Amazon links that are posted here (at least for U.S. amazon.com, not for Amazon in other countries, e.g. amazon.co.uk, amazon.in, etc.) are rewritten to go through ...
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0answers
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What licence is subscriber content provided under 4.0, 3.0 or them all?

In the footer it says: site design / logo © 2018 Stack Exchange Inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required. rev 2018.8.7.31273 However, in the footer under ...
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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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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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Archival annoyance: Amazon URLs in data dump are rewritten to go through the old Stack Overflow affiliate redirect domain

I was recently generating some pages from data dump content, and noticed something problematic: links to Amazon books/products in the data dump HTML are still rewritten to use Stack Overflow's ...
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12answers
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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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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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0answers
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Don't auto-replace Amazon links in codeblocks

In this question a user is asking about how to scrape an Amazon URL. The included MCVE contains the URL as a string literal: However, anyone visiting the question can't see that URL, as it is ...
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1answer
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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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