I have a site that will offer technical help and assistance for a certain niche of computer users. I can either host my own forums, or tie in with stack... but I want to be able to make money off it possibly by advertisements or a monthly fee.

Is this permitted? I want to be on the up-and-up on this.

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Commercial use of the API is permitted.

If you're just displaying content on a website, you should follow our attribution requirements. If you have questions about a more specific use case, feel free to contact us.


As long as the content is properly attributed you are free to use it as you like.

as per Robert, a visible, not necessarily prominent, attribution of the content source, e.g. the site, and the poster. I believe this includes hyperlinks to both.

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