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Linking to the POSIX standard text (about editions and HTML fragments)

When linking to the POSIX standard document one may link to a specific edition (as I did here), or to the latest (undated) edition. Linking to a specific edition may be preferable when linking to a ...
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Hyperlink color on Unix & Linux is too subtle on Chrome

When I visit Unix & Linux, I can barely tell when someone has included a hyperlink. Just today I could tell from context that a user had included a link in the answer, but until hovering over it ...
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Regarding links to U&L questions in answers, and the way they do/don't expand to the title of the question

I sometimes refer to "canonical questions" in my answers, and I've noticed that while I'm writing the answer, the preview of the text shows the actual title of the linked question rather than the URL, ...
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Self-promotion inside of comments, sometimes OK?

Should self-promotion (without disclosing one's affiliation, in the context of posts referred to as "spam") inside of comments be always a flaggable offense or not? I would have guessed that it is ...
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What can we (normal users) can do with an accepted answer that contains dead links?

I came across this post: How can I move files and view the progress (e.g. with a progress bar)? I think its a very interesting question, and the OP criteria for marking the accepted answer makes ...
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How can I link people to arbitrarily specific points on a reference page?

Note: This question could possibly fit as a question on a main site somewhere, whether stack overflow, user experience or somewhere else. I'm asking it here because: (a) I don't know where else it ...
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HTTPS links not recognized as valid URLS

When trying to vote to close a question as a duplicate, I copied the link to the duplicate question and, as I use HTTPS by default, the link was rejected with an error message along the lines of "not ...
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Href's on /ask question (and others) while on the page that it links to

Noticed that I was unable to open a new instance of "/ask question" (in a new tab) when I was in the midst of asking one question, and thought of another I wanted to create at least the title for. ...
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Linking to Pirate Bay for open source content?

I'm publicizing some ChromiumOS build torrents via the Pirate Bay and would like to share that link in the chat and possibly refer to it if relevant for an answer. Due to the controversy that exists ...
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Edits making links inline

Systematically going back through posts and making every link inline does not necessarily improve the wiki. There are a couple of instances where it has the opposite effect: where the link is in a ...