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Should I mask potentially harmful links?

I posted an answer to a question, where a potentially malicious link was part of the answer. I posted the link in code tags, so it would not be directly clickable, requiring user to actively copy it ...
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Should we use archived links instead of direct links?

Background I recently came across an answer where an archived link (the one that point to the web archive) was used instead of the direct link. When I asked the user for the intention I got a reply ...
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Is this a link-only answer which should be improved by adding most important link content into answer?

The question How to prevent users from executing commands through browser URL has an answer which IMO does not provide the answer to the question, because the "how-to" information what was asked is ...
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Concern: Can users post any image or link while asking questions on site?

It's a serious concern that while asking questions anybody can post any link or image(may be malicious). What would happen if any user open that malicious link or image file? So my question is : Is ...
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Linking to malicious sites

In this question I've found a number of sites with similar code (presumably part of the same attack), I'd like to include links as reference (or blocks of code failing that) but I'm wondering what the ...
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Should we allow posts to contain links to capture files?

I know this is not something that we could easily ask SEI to implement, so it's more of a site moderation policy question. The post that inspired this question is here: https://security....
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Checking for broken links

Is there a way to automaticaly check posts on the main site for broken links? Do you think it be worth doing? If we discover a broken link what should we do about it?
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Linking in Answers and Questions

Hi All Just a small thing I was wondering. When answering or asking question what is the best way to add a link and what do people prefer? As in which one of these do people prefer and should it be ...