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are we allowed to refer to competitor sites?

Posted 01 February 2018 - 12:56 PM

There are certain sites which do things similar to dreamincode.net. Are we allowed to mention their names on this site?
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Re: are we allowed to refer to competitor sites?

Posted 01 February 2018 - 01:02 PM

What's the context?
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Re: are we allowed to refer to competitor sites?

Posted 01 February 2018 - 01:13 PM

There is a problem discussed on site x, does anyone know if it has been solved yet. The problem in question is:

Openpyxl currently supports chart creation within a worksheet only. Charts in existing workbooks will be lost.
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Re: are we allowed to refer to competitor sites?

Posted 01 February 2018 - 01:23 PM

I am a little lost. Is this your statement from another site you have follow up questions on, or a problem you have solved?
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Re: are we allowed to refer to competitor sites?

Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:08 PM

actually, never mind. I can articulate the question without referring to the competitor site.
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Re: are we allowed to refer to competitor sites?

Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:20 PM

Good deal.
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Re: are we allowed to refer to competitor sites?

Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:46 AM

Yes my own take on this is that you can reference other sites like SO sparingly and when you do add some context,

context is King in situations like this what you should not do is for instance is when an OP asks a question

simply print a link to a site which answers a similar question and leave it at that,

that only serves to drive traffic away from dreamincode to the other site and we are all in the business of keeping people coming back to dreamincode and increasing the flow of traffic here.
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