Are questions like this allowed? It seems mentioning video link in a question post is against rules but I never get to read code of conduct until now. I explain everything in my question post and give link in the end to the lecture as these lectures are popular but still I received warning three times by the same user on linking video. Is this a bad practice?


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In general, we expect posts to be self contained so that all details needed are provided & users do not have to go off-site to find out what you're really questioning. Hence, you should provide a link for additional reference to the post, but it should not be a requirement to understand what it is you are looking at and/or questioning.

Ben's comment says,

Please don't post videos. Write a summary so we can tell what the argument is without watching a video.

In this case, he's right: you're requiring us to watch a video to understand what is being explained by Prof Lewin that you are questioning--you really don't describe anything in the post itself (i.e., what is $T_1$, $T_2$? What rope? What cylinder?), it's all in the video you link.

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    $\begingroup$ Oh right! I haven't explained about T1 & T2 at all. I agree Ben is just trying to help. I want to be efficient though. It would have been okay linking the video if I had explained T1, T2 and other missing info I hope... Thank you so much:) $\endgroup$
    – pooja
    Dec 1, 2019 at 3:38

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