Linked Questions

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What does “your post was converted to a comment” mean?

One of my accepted answers at Stack Overflow was converted to a comment saying "your post was converted to a comment in Stack Overflow." What does this mean? I wonder why an accepted answer which ...
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Automatically backup the content of links to prevent linkrot

As stack exchange ages old answers frequently lead to websites that don't host the content that they hosted at the time the link was placed. The result is linkrot and answers that aren't as useful as ...
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My Stack Overflow account and all entries of the last days are gone. What happened?

My Stack Overflow account and all my answers of the last days are gone. Yesterday everything was o.k. and I didn't get a notification that something happened. E.g. my answer for A simple example for ...
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Why are “barely more than a link to an external site” answers deleted? [duplicate]

I just had an answer deleted by @Flexo that meets the criteria "barely more than a link to an external site". Those with sufficient privileges can see it here: different between CRC8 , CRC16 and ...
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Why was my answer to my questions deleted? [closed]

To my big surprise my answer to my question got deleted. I checked the FAQ. My answer "Orchad" fundamentally answers the question. It's not a "commentary". It's not asking another question. It's not ...
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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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When should I defer from flagging a link only answer?

What made me ask? I flagged this (only for 10K users) answer as a Not an Answer, moderator declined it saying declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an ...
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Sandboxing the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to make it international

The content was taken from the rev. 233 of FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to test an idea shared on a comment to my answer to Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language. The ...
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What’s the Accepted Procedure for questions that have been answered on another Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

“Vim74: E149 Sorry no help for help.txt” on Stack Overflow seems (to me) to be asking much the same question as “Vim - errors E433 No tags file, E149 No help for help.txt” on Super User. That second ...
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Is it a right place for finding the reason of why my post removed? [duplicate]

is it a right place to get a comments on why the answer was removed? I posted a direct link to the product, which is exactly an answer to the question asked here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Is it acceptable to allow people to post Q&A style questions linking to external sites? [duplicate]

As a specific example I'm thinking this which I came across: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15670702/simple-way-to-develop-a-mobile-app-in-html5-using-phonegap/15723852#15723852 Ok it seems ...
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Valid Answer Deleted and changed to Comment

My question is not to challenge but to understand if my "understanding" is correct. Today one of my post was removed and converted into a link. Link: Build a Comma Delimited String I feel it was a ...
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Should the content of answers found on non-SE sites be copied to SE or linked to? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? I have seen answers to questions which consist of a brief summary (i.e. not able to stand ...
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Best practices for question answering — include by value or by reference? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? Question triggered by comment thread here. What is considered "best practice" for use of external ...
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Is it not good to provide links to the answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? I am just one month old to Stack Overflow. I just want to know if it is not good to provide ...

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