Linked Questions

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Can and should Stack Overflow automatically rewrite bit.ly links? [duplicate]

Quite a few people paste in bit.ly links into comments or answers, sometimes even for linking to other pages (or answers within the same page) on Stack Overflow. This way, you do not see where the ...
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0answers
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Should URL shortners be banned? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ban URL shorting services There was a proposal over at Security.SE that URL shorteners be banned. I think this proposal should go for all of the SE sites. Except for in ...
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0answers
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Do we need to resolve/block bit.ly and other URL shorteners to block lmgtfy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ban URL shorting services Apparently this link (and probably others) are now being used to get around the lmgtfy.com block (recent example, if you hurry before it's flagged ...
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19answers
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Ban LMGTFY (let me google that for you) links

I've just asked a question on Stack Overflow which was a prime candidate for googling. I admit it was a poor question and with a little bit of research I would have found the answer. It annoyed me ...
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11answers
5k views

Let Me Flag That For You - URL Shortener Cleanup [closed]

The Request I set out on the Crusade for the Holy Grail of no-redirections (named by Denilson Sá) to eliminate every shortened URL on Stack Overflow. But the foreign hordes are overwhelming me, ...
124
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3answers
3k views

Recent Mass Football Spam

Is something wrong with StackOverflow's spam filter? Recently there have been huge numbers of spam topics related to football streaming. They have all been spam flagged and deleted but there are more ...
134
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5answers
73k views

Links to URLs containing parentheses

How do I add a link to a URL containing parentheses () (or "round brackets" by heathens)? For example: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa752574(VS.85).aspx The parentheses around "VS.85" ...
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15answers
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Is bounty rep-dump gaming? (subtitle: Pollyanna lottery!)

So I really don't need all this rep, and figured a fun (and fast) way to get rid of excess rep would be to put 500 point bounties on questions that I haven't accepted an answer for and then ...
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1answer
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Are expletives (cursing, swear words or vulgar language) allowed on SE sites?

Can I use salty, expletive-laden language on Stack Exchange sites, like Q*Bert? For more information, see "What kind of behavior is expected of users?" in the Help Center. Return to FAQ index
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2answers
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No URL Shorteners?

Are URL shorteners banned on SO? I have had several of my questions edited and the URL shortener removed. (I am using TinyURL.com.) Are there reasons for this or is it solely so a person can edit the ...
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5answers
1k views

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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2answers
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SPAM deluge over at WebApps (and pretty much all over SE)

Related: Recent Mass Football Spam Web Applications's newest questions page is currently football-SPAM ridden to a surprising degree. Anything ordinary community members can/should do when something ...
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2answers
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People using URL shortcuts like http://goo.gl/ to bypass jsfiddle filter

See this answer for example: The link leads to http://jsfiddle.net/PcANy/6/ and it's quite obvious the user first tried to post with original link, got blocked due to not posting code so decided ...
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3answers
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Is LMGTFY frowned upon?

I was told in a comment here that using a site like LMGTFY was frowned upon. Although just three seconds earlier the user posted a link to google results (which in my opinion is the same thing). Are ...
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2answers
639 views

URL Shorteners cleanup [closed]

In the spirit of a similar project at WebApps, how about cleaning up some URL shorteners from Stack Overflow? t.co (184) tinyurl.com (1533) j.mp (363) is.gd (19) goo.gl (2141) bit.ly (3035) adf.ly (5)...

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