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SE has a mechanism in place to ensure it meets its legal obligations with respect to copyright. Users† aren't expected or required to determine whether other users are infringing someone else's copyright, & in general we'll have neither the facts nor the legal knowledge to enable us to. Now, I'm all right with us dealing with flagrant cases in ...


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Here are some possible links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodicy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodicy#History https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Theodicy&oldid=682868551 https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Theodicy&oldid=682868551#History You can get #1 by browsing to the desired Wikipedia page, #2 by clicking on a section name ...


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I flag link-only-answers as "not an answer". I also vote to delete them in the low quality review queue, because even though it is possible such links to be helpful, the way the information is provided is not adequate to the Stack Exchange format. This is the minimum recommended procedure I understand from reading a compilation of such matter available here. ...


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If you click on the faint gray "share" at the bottom right of an answer, a small box will pop up with a link highlighted. This link is an abbreviated version of the full link (it takes up fewer characters, which is useful for pasting into comments or chat) and has your usernumber appended to the end. If people subsequently click that link, a tally will be ...


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I agree with @AndreSilva. If you are hoping that the moderators will convert it into a comment, it is probably helpful to post a comment under the answer noting that it is more of a comment than an answer. This may make the task of categorizing the type of non-answer and deciding the appropriate course of action (i.e., delete vs. delete and convert) ...


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Darn copyright on research and educational publications! Darn it to heck! To the extent that we are not threatened by legal sanctions by specific links, CV's policy should prefer links that undermine copyright on scientific publications where possible: Copyright generally does not belong to the authors of peer-reviewed literature, but to rent-seeking ...


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Universities spend billions each year to pay to access research papers (and that's mostly taxpayers' money). Paywalls slow down research. US Federal student loan debt is $1.5 trillion, and textbooks that cost over 100 USD don't help. I don't think we should be so proactive to defend the academic publishing industry by trying to guess if a PDF cannot be ...


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The problem was due to an invisible character in the end of the link URL. Here is the revision history of this answer: https://stats.stackexchange.com/posts/91181/revisions. Scroll down to the Revision #1. At the moment I do see the link rendered (so, strictly speaking, I cannot reproduce the problem as reported), but it's broken: clicking on the link ...


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For guys arriving here now, the hyperlinks on the Cross Validated (CV) tour page were fixed (as stated by cardinal). Where is the FAQ? CV's Tour. For quick comprehension about how the Stack Exchange sites work. CV's Help Center. This is the FAQ. What is Meta? This will help understanding what the meta site is for and how it works. Posts on CV meta tagged ...


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As you probably noticed, the question was asked a long time ago, when the code handling the links had a bug. Editing didn't help much because we only do a full rebuild of the links when a link has been removed. So in order to fix everything up, I've first deleted the link, and then added it back. Now the posts are linked up just fine.


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One possible alternative for quickly setting up stock comments for common issues is discussed in the comments under the accepted answer here: How best to use the review queue? (where you can see many "standard" comments discussed) This refers to the stackapps script described here: https://stackapps.com/questions/2116/autoreviewcomments-pro-forma-...


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The site should not be a party to illegally hosting copyrighted content. You should not allow such an edit. When you see a post that does contain pirated content, you should edit it out (or flag it if it is in a comment or otherwise uneditable for you).


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