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I agree, bit.ly links in questions and answers are pointless and are somewhat harmful - you can't see where the link goes without clicking on it, and it both relies on and provides information to a third-party service. I suggest that all URL shortened links in questions and answers be rewritten with the full URL. As for comments, there is a character limit, ...


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The "linked questions" in the sidebar is the domain of ...whom? From the [linked-questions] tag excerpt: The "Linked Questions" sidebar is a user-generated list of related questions shown when viewing a question. Its content comes from questions that users have linked in the question, their answers, or in comments, or questions which have been closed as ...


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I say we should add value and summarize the key points of any external resource. Unless that resource is licensed under a similar creative commons license as the one we use here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ then you'll want to attribute anything that's copied more or less verbatim properly. Also, the subscriber content portion of the "...


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The code that detects and draws the linked section executes a bit after a post is submitted, so you may not see that field immediately upon posting a new question or submitting an edit to a question/answer. The posts you have indicated all have a linked section at present, so perhaps you had a cached copy of those pages or viewed them before the code to ...


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I've declined the flag with "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer". May be a borderline case, but usually I try to refrain from deleting an answer even if it doesn't directly answer the question. In this case the key issue is that it is link-only, the linked project most probably seems to offer an ...


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