I asked a question that received an answer that worked. Am I allowed to post a link to my client's page, showing how the answer worked, in a comment, to the answer I upvoted, to help others who may be looking for an example?

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If you want to post a link to your answer in another question, it might be better to vote for that question to be closed as a duplicate if it's the same question.

If your link helps clarify an answer by adding to or explaining the answer, aka supporting material, then sure comment with the link. E.g. a tutorial that's similar but explains it in a different way. Another example of this might be adding more information to the answer by linking to a related wikipedia article, or a related question.

If the link leads to a codepen style site or a github repo that acts as an example of using the answer, that's okay too, though rare. E.g. "Ah yes! This is what the XYZ library does at https://github.com/....."

If the link just leads to a place that used the answer though, then no, that doesn't help the answer, or enhance/improve it. If it worked for you, you don't need to link to your site where you used it, up vote instead.

Linking to your site in this way would be self-promotion and many would consider it spam. If you linked to an article on your site on the subject that expanded on the answer, that's different though.

  • I may not have explained clearly. What I mean is that I was thinking of adding a comment to the answer that worked showing that it worked and what the result looks like on the front side. It has to do with some dynamic linking code for a WordPress site. Commented Oct 31, 2020 at 18:14
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    Unless it's a code-sharing specific site such as Codepen it may be seen as spamy or promotional. If an answer works I think it's more beneficial to just upvote it.
    – Howdy_McGee Mod
    Commented Nov 1, 2020 at 1:23
  • @NoraMcDougall-Collins can you edit/update your question to make that clear?
    – Tom J Nowell Mod
    Commented Nov 1, 2020 at 14:52
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    I updated my question. Do you find that my changes communicate better? Commented Nov 2, 2020 at 16:55

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