I had a question that was placed on hold with a link to this: Can I put my code on a third party site and link to the site in my question?
The code I asked for review of was on Stack Overflow, and quite short. Does Stack Overflow also count as external?
I ask because when I look at the top answer on the Meta post about third party questions, I see the following points against:
- To avoid dependency on third-party hosting services. These links tend to go away after a while.
- To prevent review requests of huge projects.
- To make it easier to see the code and so it can interest more reviewers and get more reviews.
- To avoid confusion when the OP changes the code in the repository and suddenly the answers no longer apply to the code.
Do we believe these points apply to other sites in the stackexchange network?