I just got a not very useful answer to a question with an Amazon affiliate link to a relevant but very easily found product. That is, the answer would have been just as useful without the link. The link was shortened (amzn.to/…), and when put through curl --max-redirs 0 the redirect clearly contained a tag, as far as I know making it an affiliate link. Can we ban any such links, to make sure the SO incentive structure is maintained? Ideally such a ban would be in the form of a helpful hint to the user that they have to use the unshortened, non-affiliate version of the link to be allowed to link to products.


Based on this Meta SE answer, all affiliate links should be flagged as spam. If you do see one, please flag it and the moderator team will take care of it.

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