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On SO, the use of jsfiddle, or similar, is not allowed as a sole source of code or configuration when asking a question. The code must be within the question itself. I can't find policy for this here.

The issue is that the code on a third party site can be changed or go dead and make the question and answers useless.

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    I'm not sure I understand. We expect all information needed to understand a question to be in the body of the question, yes. Is that what you mean? That does include code. Posting here with a link to your github or whatever and "please look at my code" would not be considered acceptable. – terdon May 1 '18 at 13:35
  • @terdon Yes, that is what I mean. I saw a question today that only links to a github account. I will comment on it. – Rob May 1 '18 at 13:37
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Yes, there is a general policy that posts should be self contained1. If I need to open another page to understand your question or your answer, then it isn't a good one.

Now, there are obvious exceptions such as log files of several thousand lines, but in general we do expect a post to contain all information necessary in order to understand it.


1 Although it might be an unwritten policy; I can't find anything about it either. If so, consider this the official stance of the moderation team at least.

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