Linked Questions

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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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Ban URL shortening services

Related: Ban LMGTFY links | Shall we spam-flag lmgtfy-links? | URL Shorteners cleanup Ban URL shorting services from being used in questions/answers. I have three major reasons to request this: It's ...
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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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Remove the shortened URL from the Post-Ban-Message [duplicate]

The message informing users about the post ban carries a shortened URL: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account. See http://goo.gl/C1Kwu to learn more. Can it please be ...
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What smart ways to prevent “image rot” can we come up with?

I think so far this has only been mentioned in comments, like about preventing link rot. So: What smart ways to prevent images from disappearing can we come up with? Like maybe: how could we prevent ...
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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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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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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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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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URL shortening is no more frowned upon?

Why could someone approve this suggestion: https://stackoverflow.com/suggested-edits/317071 ??? I always expand shortened links in questions/answers. Did I get something wrong and posting shortened ...
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1answer
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Clean up on aisle [Dive into Python] 3? [closed]

Since the author of Dive into Python and Dive into HTML5 has apparently quit the Internet, we're going to need to clean up all of the Stack Overflow posts that link to these fine works. Posts ...
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Difference in score between Linked and Related questions - is it caching, or a bug?

I was browsing this discussion (URL Shorteners cleanup) and noticed in the related posts lists the following difference in the score on a linked question (Let Me Flag That For You - URL Shortener ...
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1answer
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How to shorten/beautify referenced SO URLs

One thing I love about Markdown is that it's possible to write content so that if you follow a few rules, your content can be either converted to (HT)ML and styled needed but still pretty much ...
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2answers
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Can you see how many times a link in your question or comment was clicked?

If you posted a link in a question or in a comment, can you see how many times the link was clicked?
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1answer
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Is it possible to make bulk spelling corrections for loose -> lose?

There are currently 3500+ results for "loose focus" on Stack Overflow, the vast majority of which are misspellings of "lose focus". Is this worth addressing, and if so, how? I am aware of other ...

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