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What is your opinion about outsourcing larger scripts from answers to GitHub repositories?

The general philosophy on SE is that answers should include everything needed in order to understand them. Sending people elsewhere for their answer should always be avoided. That way, even if the ...
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Is it correct that search on AskUbuntu ignores code blocks and inline codes?

There's a special syntax for searching in code blocks. Search for code:"mate-disk-usage-analyzer" and your answer is the only hit:
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What is your opinion about outsourcing larger scripts from answers to GitHub repositories?

I strongly believe answers on AU should be self-contained, complete and independendly usable. External links can be useful to add interesting stuff, to link to a more advanced version of the script ...
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What should we do to code that is posted in comments of post?

First, have a look to see if the material from the comments has already been added to the post by an edit. If it has, you can flag the comments as no longer needed. Small single line pieces of code ...
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Is there a license on all the code put on SE?

All post content is available under CC-BY-SA. But I disagree slightly with the spirit of muru's post. You can add additional licenses to your posts. If a post declares its content to be available ...
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What should we do to code that is posted in comments of post?

Just edit the comment into the question yourself. If you don't have enough reputation to edit, just suggest an edit and explain that you are copying information from the comments. Moderators don't ...
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What is your opinion about outsourcing larger scripts from answers to GitHub repositories?

As a normal user of Ask Ubuntu , I would love to see complete answer here instead of GitHub. Assume a situation you have renamed your repo name and that code you have there will answer some question ...
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What is your opinion about outsourcing larger scripts from answers to GitHub repositories?

As I realize the strong preference to keep the answer complete without relying on external links, I propose this IMO reasonable compromise: The answer on Ask Ubuntu should directly contain at least a ...
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What is your opinion about outsourcing larger scripts from answers to GitHub repositories?

In disagreement with externally-linked scripts, custom-built for an answer: consider the user model of SE: Anyone comes to the site with a question Optionally creating an account, they ask a question ...
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What is your opinion about outsourcing larger scripts from answers to GitHub repositories?

As I have already explained my pro GitHub arguments in the question, I'm going to rebut the con arguments I mentioned here: Answer does no longer directly contain all relevant information, one ...
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Is there a license on all the code put on SE?

All content posted to Stack Exchange, including code, is licensed CC-BY-SA. If you "declare" another license on your post, and that license is incompatible with CC-BY-SA, you're in violation of Stack ...
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