|I linked a lot to MSDN and other CP articles, and has never been a problem. Not even a problem to post links to SO.
It's not that complicated if you read the thread. It's old questions and the one who posted it gets a mail from something they asked 10 years ago. Questions aren't maintained or updated to reflect current practices, otherwise all VB6 related comment would have been removed.
Akshat J wrote:Once again, thanks for the detailed response OriginalGriff. I do understand what you are trying to convey.
If you walk around with a stick outside the stadium it can be confiscated. Same applies to any nonsense about baseball stadiums and even kitchen-knives. If you buy them, knives are packaged. If you walk around with a knife without packaging, it will be confiscated. Depending on how others interpret your actions, e.g., if you acted threatening, then you better call a lawyer. My walking cane isn't a weapon, but if I'm on a surveillance cam raising it, it is judged a weapon, and at that moment the walking cane is not used for its intended purpose.
Akshat J wrote:and if it comes out that there is a new hockey stadium has opened nearby and he is going towards that, they let him go.
Cycling through a red light when there's no car to be seen isn't a serious crime maybe, but I'd still risk a fine. Rightly so. Also, it's not just moderators; if ten normal users like me report you for spam or abuse, then the account is suspended.
Akshat J wrote:Afterall, prospects of "site-driving" are not so serious a crime, especially when as Mods you have full authority to remove all the activity one does with account suspension.
Testing the water to see how far we can go, are we?
Akshat J wrote:I am happy to write an article on CodeProject if linking that article in response does not amount to proverbial axe wielding. Would that be a right thing to do?
That's what you're doing now it seems - asking what exactly is allowed and what isn't. Linking is simply allowed. Linking only to your site means that your intention is not helping but abusing us for advertising your site. Breaking the rules of the site might not be a crime, but it does mean you are taking advantage of a lot of volunteers. And you are surprised that people who gather here do not like that and want to stop it?
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