Linked Questions

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Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”?

I have often wondered at the practice on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and the other sites where someone will ask a question and an answer will come in that says Look here: http://link ...
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13answers
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Limits for self-promotion in answers

It's been covered before that posting links to your own website is ok, but should there be a line drawn? There were several spam flags today for Ira Baxter's recent posts, presumably because they all ...
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9answers
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What signifies “Good” self promotion? (or: Self Promotion Part Infinity)

We've been through the self-promotion discussion before, many, many, many times. We've even produced a proposed FAQ entry for it. However, with all these examples of what not to do, it's still hard ...
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4answers
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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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3answers
682 views

How can I promote a self-written tool on StackOverflow? [duplicate]

Over the last months, I was working on several API backends and I couldn't find a simple tool to quickly create API requests and view the results. (Other than writing blocks of javascript or long curl ...
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3answers
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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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2answers
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Every post spam?

I just randomly sampled this guys answers. Every single one I looked at (4 or 5) plugged his own company/products. The answers did seem to somewhat try to resolve the problem being raised but they all ...
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2answers
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What to do about users who indirectly advertise for their site?

For several days I see users include the URL of their site in one or more of their questions. Sometimes it's necessary to ask how to fix something on their site (although a screenshot would be enough)...
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1answer
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Put on hold as off-topic

There are three questions here, here, and here on Stack Overflow. But, it surprises me because, the first two has been on hold while the last one is still not. They all are asking the same ...
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0answers
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Spam flagging on-topic answers

I have noticed that the community, on finding a posted answer that appears to promote a product or service, looks up the user's account and spam flags all the other answers for that user that also ...
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1answer
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Community flagging questions with links as spam

I just asked this question and some of the answers I received were quite interesting. For those of you interested here is the question. Now the generally feeling got from this question which asks ...
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0answers
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Self Promotion Rules [duplicate]

I have been using Stack Overflow for some time now and find it a great Q&A site where I have got a lot of help and, I hope, have been able to give back something from time to time. I am now ...