Linked Questions

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Does being a contributor or owner of an open source project count as it being “yours”?

How close does a user have to be to an open source project before they have to acknowledge their involvement or provide a disclaimer of their relationship with the product? The FAQ entry on "Self-...
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Flagging hidden spam?

I'm wondering whats the policy on "hidden" spam. Today I reviewed one of the "late answers". E.g.. An OP posts a question. Someone answers the questions and embeds in his code: http://cool-...
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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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Suspension for… Promotional Content?

One of our most trusted users in Puzzling.SE was suspended for... uh... promotional content? This seems to be pretty harsh with like a half year suspension for this user. In the blogpost, A Day in ...
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Is it ok to push your own product on SO

Is it ok to use SO to push a (open source) product for which you are offering (commercial) support? By pushing I mean mentioning your product and how it is doing "better" than concurrent products in ...
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Has there been an uptick in spam votes against established questions? [closed]

The last few days seem to have seen the resurgence of some old conflicts on Stack Overflow. In particular there have been attempts to delete some old and popular but non-technical questions(*) and a ...
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What are limitations on self-answered questions?

Here I see that "Stack Exchange has always explicitly encouraged users to answer their own questions". But is there any limitations on the self-answered questions? I guess they are surely must be on-...
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Are all of this guy's answers really spam?

I just noticed that this post: ASP.NET MVC CAPTCHA as well as every other answer by https://stackoverflow.com/users/446532/konstantin-nizhegorodov has been deleted after being flagged as spam. For ...
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Why was Ira Baxter's answer deleted?

This answer seems like a good answer from an informed user, and a respected name I recognise from the "language community" on the net over many, many years. Why on earth was the answer deleted? From ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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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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PHPKode.com links spamming Stack Overflow

Spam users are injecting bad content linking to phpkode.com. From a cursory search for "PHPKode": Exhibit A Exhibit B (Posing as a question, "PHP Framework" Massive Google bombing attempt) Exhibit C ...
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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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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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On-topic self promotion

Have a look at this guy. Everything he posts is a link to one of his tutorials. However, it's always on-topic (as far as I can tell). Three of his posts are flagged as spam (the count is 3 votes each ...

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