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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9answers
3k views

What signifies "Good" self promotion? (or: Self Promotion Part Infinity)

We've been through the self-promotion discussion before, many, many, many times. We've even produced a proposed FAQ entry for it. However, with all these examples of what not to do, it's still hard ...
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7answers
689 views

When answering Facebook-related questions should I disclose that I work at Facebook in my answers?

Some of us from the Facebook Platform team have started answering questions with the "facebook" tag on Stack Overflow. I read in the FAQs that if you are "promoting your own products you must disclose ...
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4answers
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When should we be enforcing the affiliation requirement?

The FAQ for this states: Post good, relevant answers, and if some (but not all) happen to be about your product or website, so be it. However, you must disclose your affiliation in your answers. I'...
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2answers
267 views

Blatantly off topic spam that discloses affiliation

Someone has a post up on SO right now advertising a "Microwave Dinner Set" (screenshot for people with less than 10k reputation on SO). I flagged it as spam, but reconsidered the flag, since ...
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1answer
579 views

Do I need to disclose my affiliation on non-promotional, technical answers on my project

As a web search will tell you, I'm a committer on the Tycho project. This means that I'm affiliated with the project, and according to the FAQ, implies that I need to state that affiliation in every ...
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4answers
501 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
191 views

What happens when affiliation changes?

If your answers keep on mentioning a specific product or site, you might be an expert on it. It’s possible that such an expert would actually become affiliated with said thing in the future. If this ...
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2answers
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Is the use of "Disclaimer" to disclose existent affiliation correct?

We all know that on Stack Exchange users are required to disclose affiliation with links and potential promotions they post. In case of being unaffiliated, one often writes a "disclaimer". Searching ...
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1answer
163 views

How to distinguish ham from spam

On my way to familiarize myself with flagging I sometimes have to risk a decline to explore the limits. On that occasion, I stumbled over a border where I would like to ask for clarification. We use ...
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2answers
95 views

Is answering with a product recommendation considered spam, or something to flag?

The problems with shopping list questions have thoroughly been explained already, but recently I've run into the opposite problem: a product recommendation as an answer. This answer is already very ...
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1answer
71 views

Affiliation with organization and its products/services in the response

I recently started on Stack Exchange, and have found myself in sort of a dilemma. When my answer is based on the technologies that are shipped by my employer (Microsoft), I am always in a quandary as ...