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How to ensure that duplicating a post from another website won't cause content duplication that would hurt Codidact's SEO?

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I have published this post in Unix and Linux StackExchange.

I want to post it here as well (in Software Development Codidact), because it didn't get answers on U&L SE.

I cannot delete my post in U&L SE because I am not registered to that site (they don't give an option to anonymous users to delete posts, for some odd reason).

  • Is it okay if I publish it here as a plain copy-paste?
  • Should I (shomehow) use a canonical attribute tag here with the original post's URL as a value --- to indicate that this is not mere content duplication?
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There are two aspects to copies, license/attribution and duplication.

The CC-BY-SA license doesn't require you to include attribution links for your own work. This is why, on communities with imported content, we remove those attribution links when people claim their imported posts -- we no longer rely on or care about the SE license because the author has directly licensed that content to us. Your case is complicated because you can't prove that user is you, but from a license perspective, I think it would be sufficient to say in your question here that you previously asked it there. I don't think you need to link it.

Search engines don't like duplicate content. It's better if you can improve the question when you post it here. Your original question has comments that suggest ways you could improve the question -- things to clarify, etc. Can you make the question that you post here better than the one you asked there, which also makes it not a strict duplicate?

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