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Linking/Referring to Alternate Answers Within Answers

Often times I continue to conduct research on the subject of a question even after submitting an answer. I like to return to posts to add links to any useful resources that I have found with the ...
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2answers
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What about answers consisting (almost) only of a link to an external website? - or - 'How do I answer' section for the faq

I was wondering about (how to deal with) answers like Had the same problem. Here (random [external] link) is the solution. Firstly, I do not question the answerer's intention of helping others. ...
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3answers
93 views

Why is it so difficult to ask a simple question?

I'm sure this will get booted off the site also, but here it goes. There are plenty of options in getting help and answers to questions on the internet. The stackexchange network is a great idea, but ...
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1answer
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What happens to reputation when I answer my own question?

I had a legitimate question that I legitimately needed an answer for, How to 301 private posts rather than 404? , and I put a bounty of 50 points up to get the answer. The answers given, at the time ...
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4answers
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What tools do you use to answer questions?

If you have useful tools to help you when you are writing an answer on a WPSE question, please list them here so we can all benefit from them!