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Some spammers are getting into the habit of posting almost useful answers in order to disguise their spam. This is a difficult call though. 99% of the time these types of answer are spam but occasionally it is someone just trying to be helpful while getting a little exposure. The difference between the two is that a spammer tends to almost hide the link ...


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What is the best way to warn others about this situation? You should flag the contribution for moderator attention by using a custom flag. If you believe the contribution to be spam, you should flag it as spam, if a moderator does not agree they will simply decline the flag. The typical user coming to help from this site could easily fall victim to ...


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I work for Amazon.com. The reason for this is that ASINs (the 'B...' number referred to by the OP) are not technically global - they are tied to a given marketplace (.com, .ca, .co.uk etc). Products can vary from region to region, and may not even be sold in a particular marketplace. In this case I suspect that the aforementioned Keysonic keyboard is not ...


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Whether you like it or not, many people like Crucial.com, and we have no problem whatsoever with users of our site recommending Crucial.com, as long as: the answers consist of more than just a link and are valuable even if the link may break the users are not affiliated to the site Crucial.com may even buy advertising space here. The only thing that wouldn'...


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No, it doesn't. Neither does Server Fault, directly. Stack Overflow Careers is the only one. There's only one real job site, and it serves everyone (in theory anyway) - though we've never really had any jobs I've seen that are "Super User specific". I'd like that myself (I'm looking for a job, though more on the starter "serverfaulty" side of things), ...


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My understanding is that the basic philosophy on Stack Exchange is that any advertisement should strictly be interesting for the audience. Some sites (https://stackoverflow.com/, https://codereview.stackexchange.com/, https://serverfault.com/, etc.) mainly attract programmers and IT professionals, so advertisers can target them. Here on Super User, ...


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I see that post as mainly a low quality, phoning-it-in answer. The instructions are all in a link, and what's contained there isn't clear. It looks like he didn't fully understand your issue, and posted a quick answer that he thought would be adequate. Maybe he even concluded that you hadn't done any basic research, so he posted as an answer what might ...


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Looks fine to me over here. My guess is you have an ad-blocker turned on, since that's where the ad would go. Ads are hidden once you reach 200 reputation points. Since you have >300 rep on Stack Overflow, and <200 on Super User, that explains why you're seeing it here and not there. If you turn off your ad-blocker, then I'm guessing a banner image will ...


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Hmm, interesting. This problem appears to be specific to products and not books. Consider: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1408810603 http://www.amazon.com/dp/1408810603 and http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0735619670 http://www.amazon.com/dp/0735619670 but for a product, even an international one... http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002Y27P46 http://www.amazon.com/dp/...


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Thank you for bringing this to our attention! Where we are right now: The open source community ads are serving just fine-- you just may not be seeing them. Reporting on our side supports that. Furthermore, the open source community ads do not have the option to upvote or downvote, but the affected creative clearly does. At this point we're communicating ...


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