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Linking man pages, but where to?

When linking to man pages (example: man man), what are good target sites? Why? I often use whatever Google finds when I search for man whatever, which in practice usually is http://linux.die.net/man/ ...
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Should we close general reference questions?

This is a continuation of Rejecting obvious questions? and Is it okay to ask questions here when Wikipedia already has the answer?. We get the occasional question where the best answer is to refer ...
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Is it okay to ask questions here when Wikipedia already has the answer?

In the question What is the difference between the following kernel Makefile terms: vmlinux, vmlinuz, vmlinux.bin, zimage & bzimage?, the user asked a question, and a couple comments suggest that ...
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Rejecting obvious questions?

Shouldn't we reject questions for which the asking people obviously didn't do their homework? Like this one: What does ^d mean in ls -l | grep ^d? Not that I'm really annoyed, but I think it would ...
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