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source links getting removed in my answers

 
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Hi, I'm new here so maybe I'm not following the right protocol, but I was wondering why some links in my posts got deleted.

For example, in this post:

https://coderanch.com/t/631335/java/BufferedReader-reading-clearing-text-file

the source link at the bottom was removed (the hyperlink was removed but the text is still there).

Then in this post:

https://coderanch.com/t/628600/java/Searching-file

the link at the bottom was again removed.

Then in this post:

https://coderanch.com/t/643608/java/Setting-values-PDF-Field

one of the links at the bottom of my post got removed (the hyperlink was removed)

Did I do something wrong? I thought I was providing a helpful answer in all my responses and I was giving credit to the source where I got it from.

I'm looking forward to providing more helpful answers but just wanted to know if I was breaking the rules in some way.
 
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I can only speculate, but it appears to me that you've been digging up old topics that have been resolved years ago with the sole purpose of posting that same exact link. As these are your first posts, to us that seems as if your efforts are less about being a part of our community, and more about gaining attention for your own site. A moderator has left the links there for users to be able to copy and paste them in their address bar if they need all the help they can get.
 
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Thank you very much for your helpful reply and I can see how it would look that way. The truth is, I was trying to promote that site but I thought I was doing it in a positive way by providing real answers and code samples that I wrote and tested myself and thought other people would find valuable.

But I can see now that doing this on old topics and on all my posts makes it look more questionable.

Thanks again for the clarification.
 
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You're welcome.

Feel free to post links in unresolved topics to articles that are closely related to the problem. The site you posted doesn't look all that spammy, so a moderator might consider whitelisting it again if the quality of future posts is high.

Welcome to CodeRanch!
 
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Thank you - much appreciated about the possible whitelisting in the future. Yes, I plan to contribute to the community to build up some trust.
 
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