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Should we use archived links instead of direct links?

I was the author of the answer with the archived link. In general I think that no, we should not provide archived links. I only used the archive for this specific link because, in my experience, The ...
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Concern: Can users post any image or link while asking questions on site?

A post on Stack Exchange can contain a link to any website. This is no different from any other website. Like pretty much any website with externally contributed content, even if you trust the site ...
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Should I mask potentially harmful links?

This is my personal take: Absolutely do codify the link to prevent accidental clicks. (I have zero fine motor skills and my phone is tiny.) Mask the link if you feel like it, but no harm done if you ...
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Concern: Can users post any image or link while asking questions on site?

There is no system that inspects links. Users must beware.
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3 votes
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Is this a link-only answer which should be improved by adding most important link content into answer?

It is perfectly fine to post bare links when the link is to a tangent or to secondary information. No need to fill the answer with text that is only indirectly relevant. If the link is meant to ...
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Should I mask potentially harmful links?

I've seen the hxxp scheme being used a lot in the security community (f.e. when sharing malware/phishing websites on Twitter), so I'm personally used to it. I also think the replacement is trivial ...
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Should I mask potentially harmful links?

hxxp is standard for IOCs in public documents from a wide array of sources. Many of these documents are intended for consumption by the security industry, not the general public. If we security ...
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Should we use archived links instead of direct links?

The link you describe is a shortened link. Link shorteners are officially frowned upon and would be outright blocked if it were technically feasible to do so. There is nothing wrong with linking to ...
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