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What is the policy for linking? E.g.: Why should we link to abstract pages rather than pdf files? How do we cite arXiv preprints?

As a comment to one of my contributions, I received the comment: In the future please link to abstract pages rather than pdf files. Fine. I am happy to follow up on this suggestion. Can anybody ...
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Are links to papers via Sci-Hub acceptable? [duplicate]

Sci-Hub seems to be something many commercial web resources would try to avoid linking to: such links might be compared to links to warez. But I've just seen a question which has a link to Sci-Hub ...
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Broken theoreticalphysics.SE link - What to do?

Recently, I arrived to this physics.SE page where the first link is broken, presumably because it is pointing to theoreticalphysics.SE which does not exist anymore. My questions are: what to do in ...
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The mainstream-physics close reason has a link to meta with the user ID of a moderator. Can it be removed?

Basically, what it says on the tin. The mainstream-physics closure dialog, which is accessible on the closure dialog as well as on closed questions (example), contains a link to the mainstream-physics ...
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Imgur Issue? Cannot see or upload pictures

I haven't been able to put pictures in my answers, and I cannot see any pictures posted in other people's questions. Is this an issue on my end, or is imgur having issues?
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As a link in a comment how to mention the title of a question instead of its URL?

In a comment, I want to write the title of a question (to point out that it's a duplicate or related stuff) instead of "pasting" its URL. How can I do that?
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corrected inline link syntax

Whenever I link a related/relevant question in a comment, I use the "share" static link of the question or answer I want to refer to. I've seen some comments where the link is replaced by the question ...
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Broken internal link

I just came across this post, whose first link is to here, which is actually broken and goes to a totally wrong post on a wrong site. I noticed that the Linked section on the right contains the ...
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Explicit mobile links: should I edit to fix them?

On the meta question What does everyone mean by "insufficient research effort"?, in the third note below the question, user Chris White says Explicit mobile links (e.g. en.m.wikipedia....
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Answers quoting non-peer reviewed material

When answering a question on Physics, should answers that make reference to non-peer reviewed material that is found on, for example, arXiv, be discouraged, or even removed?
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Posting a picture of my working

I am aware that stack exchange allows me to write beautifully typeset equations in LaTeX. What if, however, I am really lazy. Instead I write my problem out on paper and then take a picture and ...
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Use this userscript when you share a link

I see that there are many links in comments that don't have link text, therefore hard for me to know if the link is worth to click. For example, this link: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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New image dropper is not working

The new imgur-based image dropper is not working. The image URL works (http://i.stack.imgur.com/6tI9Q.jpg), but the embedded link does not. See my post: Advantages of a deadblow hammer?
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Should linking to competitor sites really get you suspended? [duplicate]

(note: this is different from Is it inappropriate behaviour to post links?; I am now asking for a debate on the existing policy, rather than asking whether the policy exists. I would be fine if this ...
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Is it inappropriate behaviour to post links?

preamble:- This is not related to my 1-year suspension which just expired, I understand the reasons for that, because my comments were really spam (because I posted links to PO threads before they ...
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Link in comment returns false 404

On this comment here, I posted a link to the famous xkcd. What is weird is, the link is broken, with a 404 error. However if you remove the trailing / from the ...
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Should answers that link to Wikipedia be deleted?

If someone answers a question but refers to a Wikipedia link as a definitive source for the answer, should that answer be deleted or flagged somehow? Reasons and explanation for my question The ...
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Is is good/bad to cite to posts in other Q&A sites?

Is it nice to link to other Q&A sites when answering questions? I know that we don't have expectations as skeptics people. But, I have a bad feeling when we come up with an answer based on someone'...
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Procedure to include a diagram/image/picture in a post

How do I include a diagram that will simplify my question, mostly in concepts like kinematic or Newton's Laws of Motions? I searched the site but didn't find a way to include it. (If this question ...
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Can we have a magic link to the homework policy?

I just stumbled on this fantastic list of magic shortcuts: Supported magic links: [meta] – link to the current site's Meta; link text is the site ...
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Inline hyperlink in a comment

Can anyone tell me how do I paste a hyperlink into an coment? I always dislike long hyperlinks like this one: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=int_%28-0.1%29%5E%280.1%29+1.06%5E2*x%5E2*e%5E%28-x%...
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Should I accept an answer that merely includes a link to a source for the (exact and detailed) solution?

When an answer provides a link to a document , website , etc. that includes a complete and exact treatment of the problem, but the answer itself has nothing in it's body (just the link), should I ...
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Link preferences: http vs. https

The other day this topic came up in chat, so I thought it would be good to have it settled officially. Which, if any, internet protocol should be encouraged for users inserting links into their posts?...
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Why are these questions linked to each other?

Very minor thing here. These two questions How can a black hole produce sound? Why does a window become a mirror at night? reference each other under the "linked" sidebar. I thought that was curious,...
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Can links be made more visible?

I posted a question today with a link... which was barely visible, even for me who posted it. Can we change the color scheme so both new and visited link are more visible? In this screenshot there ...
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Are link-only answers acceptable?

This (admittedly old) question on meta.SO concerns the handling of answers which contain a link and essentially nothing else. There are some varied opinions on how to handle such answers, ranging from ...
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How do you cite yourself?

In this answer I cited some work I did a while ago. To what extent should we allow self-linking? I have noticed in some cases there is self-linking that is only tangentially related to the ...