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Recently have make a post on Tools for automating document compilation which won a bounty. So I was thinking to make a git repository to put my code and even more documentation. Of course I'll put the link in my post.

First what about this "self-promotion" of my own code?

In the other hand when I saw this post: Conditional compilation of code based on package version where the OP said:

I am working on a document with a colleague and we have different versions of PGF/Tikz installed -- I have version 3 and he has version 2.10. This is causing a problem for compilation on our two platforms because the syntax for defining matrices in tikz changed slightly from version 2.1 to 3.0.

I was thinking to post a link to the first link I made which could also be considered as auto promotion and even more if I made a "real" project on git repository.

According to this post about self promotion, the link could be provide if it's a real answer not just a link. But for the second link the answer should be only: "you can use my tools using this link".

So the question is how should I deal with this if I make my project real?

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    IMHO: Anything helping others is great. Just explain yourself. – Johannes_B Jul 17 '14 at 20:11
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    Linking within comments to other posts one has made is absolutely correct, there is nothing bad in it, as long you think your 'older' post will be helpful, but I would not post just an real link-answer in this case. – user31729 Jul 17 '14 at 20:19
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    If your tool answers the OP's problem, I believe you can post a link to it, with a detailed explanation of what it does and how it works. Alternatively, you can post the code as it currently is (if not too long) and add a link to the git repo saying that more up to date versions will be found there. – Bruno Le Floch Jul 19 '14 at 14:29
  • Thanks for all the comments. So I'll know how to do when the case will be present (and when I'll make a good git repo :-): A link to the code saying "it's a code I made which can help you because of this, that, .." – Romain Picot Jul 21 '14 at 6:28
  • Thanks for asking, I actually have my own tool to throw into the ring. – Raphael Jul 21 '14 at 17:41
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The rule of thumb about self-promotion: if you link one or two times to something you did (or even are just a fan of), it's fine, but if every post you make contains a link to the same place, you're probably Doing It Wrong.

In your case, I don't see anything wrong with linking to this hypothetical project. Taking something that was already helpful and making it even better is always encouraged!

  • Was what I thinking due to all comment. I haven't take the time to make a github yet but thanks for your answer :) – Romain Picot Aug 5 '14 at 18:55

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