Linked Questions

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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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Present and future of bots on Stack Exchange

There are discussions on Meta already for some time now about the potential usage of bots on Stack Exchange (SE). The earliest I could find goes back to 2009, but there have been others [link], [link]...
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Why were my answers about using a library I've created deleted? [duplicate]

A Stack Overflow moderator, Bill The Lizard, just erased almost all answers I've given. They are valid though! They are in context with the questions made, and yes, they redirect people to use a ...
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When jsFiddle and other related sites are gone, so is the information

For JavaScript related questions, most of the code is posted on jsFiddle and other similar web sites. Also, answers are posted in jsFiddle, modified from the original questions. It just dawned on me ...
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Answer that only contains a link to jsFiddle

jsFiddle is a great tool for live preview, however there are lots of answers that goes along this : Try this : http://jsfiddle.net/s0m3R4nd0mCh4r/ And nothing else is provided in the answer. Very ...
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is it spamming to link to relevant sections in your own blogspot?

It seems to me there is a huge spam-hunt happening recently. I see members that go back to 2009 suddenly have almost all their answers flagged as spam. The latest victim is Hasan. His crime : posting ...
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What do we do with answers that are just links to other Stack Overflow answers?

Googling for a solution to disable HTML5 form validation last night, I came across this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6112266/html5-form-validation-custom-info-message There is one ...
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Add a “link-only answer” flag reason

Typically when I see a link-only answer, I have to use a custom flag and explain in the text box that it is, usually simply in the form of typing just "link-only answer." I think that there should be ...
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Increase minimum word count with links

Links alone do not provide a good answer to a question. At the very least, the author should answer the question with a summary of what is behind that link and how it pertains to the question. Are ...
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How to not get suprised to learn your answers got deleted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Limits for self-promotion in answers Currently, I have a few answers that link to my blog posts. I do this because the answers and concepts are pretty long-winded. Recently a ...
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I was suspended 1 day after already being contacted by a moderator, is this a moderator error?

June 13: I answered several questions related to "how to make a carousel view (UI element) for Android OS" by giving them a few hints and a link to my blog: http://www.pocketmagic.net/2013/06/a-3d-...
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Moderators should not be allowed to moderate questions they have participated in answering

Title says it all. I had a situation where a moderator answered a question and then marked another answer (that said the same thing, but more directly) for conversion to comment because they felt "its ...
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Is it appropriate to down-vote an answer due to linkrot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does an (old) answer that contains only a dead link deserve a downvote? I see that it is already debatable if a bare link is a good answer or not, but would a bare link that ...
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My answer to my own question was deleted. Why?

I posted a question and then answered it. After quite a long time the answer got deleted by a moderator and I do not understand the reason for that. FAQ lists the following possibilities (my replies ...
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Making sure the “Not an answer” flag is used for non-answers

Suddenly, the number of outstanding flagged answers went up. It used to be lower than that. I was reviewing them, and it occurred to me that I see invalid "not an answer" flags more often than I ...

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