Is it bad etiquette to include Amazon affiliates tags in links?

It doesn't seem unreasonable to me, but I will certainly not include them if the community frowns on the practice.


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At least on the main Stackoverflow site, Amazon links are automatically converted into the Amazon Affiliate links funding Stack Overflow. See this blog post, and this post on meta.SO.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Is that a yes or a no? \$\endgroup\$
    – AJ Finch
    Nov 2, 2010 at 14:41
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    \$\begingroup\$ I presume it's more a case of "It's pointless" as I think the SO engine will munch your Amazon link and replace it with its own Amazon Affiliates link. \$\endgroup\$
    – Edd
    Nov 2, 2010 at 14:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ Fair enough. Thanks, Edd :) \$\endgroup\$
    – AJ Finch
    Nov 3, 2010 at 15:14

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