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Having spent a bit of time on this, I'm going to post it anyway, although KitFox just beat me to it! No; the "new attribution rules" apply specifically to quoted material. A simple link to further reading does not require attribution, but where there is material reproduced from elsewhere it is not sufficient merely to provide a link. A comment has ...


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Mehhhhhhh, the name change isn't worth doing mass edits over. Nor is the change in URL, since you can click on most old URLs and be taken to the right page on the new site. There are many thousands of posts that link to oxforddictionaries.com (more specifically ~11k) and most of these links are still good and don't really need editing, since they just ...


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So I reposted this on Meta Stack Exchange. It seems that if you want to do research about this on Meta sites, the terms scraper and scraping are very useful. Here's what I found out: Short answer: What to do: Section of short answer by Pops: Send all reports of SCRAPERs to us via the form on the contact us page, linked at the bottom of every page. ...


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I would suggest we use the name they would prefer, that is Lexico. However, I would advise against editing old posts just to rename the previous citations. I previously used ODO or Oxford Dictionaries Online and later OLD or Oxford Living Dictionaries in my answers. I would prefer to use the name as it is on the site at the time.


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Y'know, in all of this I forgot to mention something that could be entirely its own answer. Whatever attributions we require are only triggered when we have direct quotation, according to Andrew Leach's post in The New Attribution Rules: No; the "new attribution rules" apply specifically to quoted material. A simple link to further reading does not require ...


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I am sorry for the mishap earlier. Formatting was only a secondary concern, but when we edit posts we are encouraged to improve them as much as possible. I guess I misinterpreted your intention. The current guidelines are expressed at What Is Plagiarism? How Do I Avoid It? How Do I Address It When I See It, The New Attribution Rules, How to Reference ...


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Kind of, but not really. They aren't new rules for attribution, but they were recently reviewed. We decided that according to the rules, embedded links didn't pass muster. All linked sources should be named somewhere in the post so a user doesn't have to click or hover to have an idea of how credible the source is. Andrew has given specific guidelines for ...


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