Yeah, I don't quite understand the (seems to me) allergic reaction to links to things that should just be pasted here. The rather minor flaw of "should have pasted it here" slightly lowers the value of the node. It does not make the node harmful and in need of removal. It doesn't even come close.
My best guess is that it is a mis-applied immune response to actual spam. We should not be reaping a node because some people find it almost useless!
All of the flaws pointed out in this thread are things that should have been addressed via replying to the node (or just waiting for somebody else to have the eloquence to do so).
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