Linked Questions

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Using affiliate links in answer/question [duplicate]

In answering Learning Design for UI and Website Design I found myself linking to a lot of books at Amazon. Because it felt like an abuse I did not use my Amazon Associate link as a means to link to ...
366
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291answers
337k views

Jon Skeet Facts

I'm looking for Chuck Norris Facts style answers. In case anyone is curious, this question was inspired by Jon's own comment to this question. EDIT: If you're into cryptography, you may enjoy these ...
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19answers
46k views

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 ...
587
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1answer
106k views

How do comment @replies work?

How do the comment replies (aka "pinging users") work? Who can I send an @reply to? How do I respond to a specific user when entering my comment? Will they be notified? What do people mean when ...
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11answers
9k views

Auto-inserting Stack Overflow affiliate into all Amazon links [closed]

We have officially discontinued the Amazon book affiliate remnant ads, since despite our best efforts they don't perform well for our audience and cannot be made to perform well. We've often wondered,...
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8answers
1k views

Privacy leak in permalink?

Update (Jan 8, 2019) This is now 8 years old but still getting occasional upvotes/attention, so I thought it's worth giving a summary of the current state. Despite originally being "status-declined",...
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7answers
905 views

Can we have some tools to handle link rot?

There are many links posted in answers, and some in questions, that are either stale or broken. An example is the change to Ant on-line documentation this year to do away with separate 'Optional' and ...
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4answers
1k views

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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1answer
267 views

File-sharing service links like Dropbox and Google Drive contribute to link rot

I'm a little surprised that this hasn't been requested already, as far as I could tell. I've recently encountered 3 users who used Google Drive links to share images in their questions, rather than ...
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1answer
113 views

Can Stack Exchange unroll the Share Button link?

On every question on the Stack Exchange network, there's a link to share the page you're on. When you click on it, it let's you copy a link to the page with a "referrer number", to track who brought ...