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TV Tropes is known Internet-wide as a place where it's quite easy to waste time. Like Wikipedia, each article contains quite a few links to other articles. The thing is, unlike Wikipedia, the other articles tend to have catchy, clickbait-y titles, and when you see them, you want to click on them. And so the cycle goes on, and on, and on, and on. Thus, you ...


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I am great fan of a certain NSFW webcomic called Oglaf. It has a high-fantasy setting and a lot of the situations happening in it are perfect answers for some questions in this site. For example, in my answer to How to build a trap to last the ages?, I even inserted a (non-NSFW) page from the comic. If I link to the source, I'm linking to a porn site. I don'...


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The way I understand it so far is that your post should contain all relevant information to the question you want answered. Links should be for references and such, not for important information central to what you are asking about. Quoting a recent comment by @James, "Links are good but only as reference material. If it is crucial to understanding a post ...


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There's usually a time next to the username... you can use that to get the link for a comment For an answer, you can use the share link


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It's ok to link to your blog if you disclose the affiliation ("I wrote more about this on {my blog}" is fine for that), and so long as the post here is complete enough for the purposes of this site. People shouldn't have to visit an external link in order to get a complete answer, but links to additional information are welcome. This community is (so far ...


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Comments are meant to be ephemeral and may be removed later. So, don’t link to comments in posts. If the comment contains important information, it should be part of the post and this is a good reason to edit that answer (and then mark the comment as obsolete). That's why there is no easily accessible URL for a comment. They do exist, for notifications ...


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You wrote : See Greg Egan's novel [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incandescence_(novel)](Incandescence) You should have written See Greg Egan's novel [Incandescence](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incandescence_(novel))


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Stack Exchange has no safeguards protecting or prohibiting children — other than the common sense of its users Stack Exchange's terms of use prohibit users under the age of 13, but Stack Exchange itself does nothing to stop younger users from joining the club. And most NSFW images and concepts aren't, IMO, appropriate for 13-year-olds anyway (don't ...


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Samuel is correct. The syntax for Markdown links is: [link text](full link URL). You wrote [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incandescence_(novel)](Incandescence) or in other words, [full link URL](link text). This is not a valid Markdown link, so the default behavior of making a link out of what appears to be a URL probably kicked in. With unusual characters ...


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Whoops, I should have reflected both posts in the title to give a stronger clue, and have now done so. As HDE 226868 said in another answer, we didn't want to cut off the earlier post's time in the spotlight just yet, but there's just the one meta post to link to. Community events can only link to pages on SE somewhere, not posts on off-site blogs. I ...


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The blog post links are made directly to the "New blog post" question, which has a running list of all of the prior blog posts in the answers below. The question itself gives a short description of the current blog post. At the moment, we have two blog posts listed as "events", because they went up on the blog within a short time of each other, and it seemed ...


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The SE list of sites does actually contain some stats. When you click on a site's card, you'll be provided with some basic stats (some similar to the A51 stats, some different), and a link to visit the site. That said, it certainly isn't clear. Not a bug, but neither is it good design.


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