I have been working on a topic for quite some time, and now I was wondering is there a problem to share my knowledge via a Super User question? What I mean is, I do a question and answer it myself with all the "research" I've done. Is this okay?

Also, are links related to original articles considered as doing promotion for that related website?

Any other information or advice would be highly appreciated.

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    See also: superuser.com/help/self-answer.
    – TRiG
    Commented Jun 22, 2015 at 9:55
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    The first rule of the QA is that you don't talk about about articles, but Questions and Answers
    – Braiam
    Commented Jun 23, 2015 at 1:41

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Source How do I write a good answer?

Provide context for links

Links to external resources are encouraged, but please add context around the link so your fellow users will have some idea what it is and why it’s there. Always quote the most relevant part of an important link, in case the target site is unreachable or goes permanently offline.

Source How to reference material written by others

When you find a useful resource that can help answer a question (from another site or in an answer on Super User) make sure you do all of the following:

  • Provide a link to the original page or answer
  • Quote only the relevant portion
  • Provide the name of the original author

Related questions/resources:

Would a link be considered as a spam?

Can I answer my own question?


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