I know I saw answers to some question, in which one responder was told that he always referred questioners to his own blog or website, and that it was OK to do it sometimes... but that he should stop choosing to answer only questions for which his external site was the answer.

I didn't bookmark it, and I can't seem to find it again.

  • $\begingroup$ I recall this one on the "Qubrix Brain Twister", which also involved NSFW issues. $\endgroup$ – Bill Dubuque Aug 6 '11 at 16:53
  • $\begingroup$ An interesting issue, but not the post I was trying to find... in which the dictum, as I saw it, was "Don't select only questions for which you have prepared answers on your own site. We don't want you here in that case." $\endgroup$ – rip Aug 7 '11 at 1:45

Are you referring to


May I promote products or websites I am affiliated with here?

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, this will do. There really is an exemplar question out there where people criticized answer for precisely this reason, and I was hoping to recover that... it's not so urgent thanks to the FAQ. And I apologize for not seeing this in the FAQ. $\endgroup$ – rip Aug 6 '11 at 14:30

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