A recent question about alternative rules in A&A lists references several other posts in the body. The referenced posts are apropos and the links clearly belong, but credit--by name--is given to the original authors.
Citing previous works by author name is clearly the standard in technical writing, and it is practice in forums and discussion boards as well, but it seems much less common in SE sites where references to individuals by name is typically restricted to the comments area and then usually only when directly responding to a comment or when asking a specific person a question.
In the body of questions and answers, should references to other material on the site be discouraged in favor of linked titles? Would this change help the site seem less like a discussion board and more like a permanent internet artifact intended to outlast it's "creators"?
Similarly, are references to seminal works or famous people appropriate? (I think so.) For example, references to Don Rae in A&A posts, or Chess Grand Masters, or World Poker Tour champions, creators of games, etc.