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I have just a answered a question because I knew where the information was (it was part of a response to another question authored by someone else). I gave the credit to that user by creating a link. Is this the correct way to give credit?

Please note that I did not include the complete link to older answer as I thought it may have confused the person asking the new question (he was asking something specific).

This the question I answered: What are the criteria for a user background to become login background on user selection?

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    Could you provide the link to the question you answered so we can review it? – Marco Ceppi Apr 20 '12 at 14:50
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I think that giving credit by linking the answer that you used in creating your answer is the correct way. This could look like

This answer is partly based on [some link].

Note that you linked the user and not the answer that you used in the answer you refer to.

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    Crediting the place where the information is, not the place where the bio of the user is is certainly more useful. – Amanda Jul 12 '12 at 18:50

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