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wiki.developers.facebook.com got killed a while ago and there are a ton of dead links pointing there. I flagged a few bad ones where the answer was only a dead link. But there is a ton more fun to be had by filling up the mod queue with dead link flags. Enjoy! A lot of the documentation didn't get moved but some of it did so the posts can be edited to reflect their new location.

Facebook Dead Links Query

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developers.facebook.com but the url structure isn't the same so you'd have to search for it, if it even still exists. Facebook is notorious for bad documentation. – bkaid Aug 7 '11 at 17:21
Yet another reason to hate facebook. – Won't Aug 7 '11 at 17:27
Another query to run would be for all the comments that have this domain in it as well. – bkaid Aug 7 '11 at 17:33
Please see Bill's answer and my comment underneath. Most of these flags are great, but please take care. – Tim Post Aug 7 '11 at 19:07
Thanks for posting this offbysome, I will definitely work on updating these and loop in the Developer Relations team where I can. – DSchultz Aug 7 '11 at 21:59

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Just to help out a bit here, the data explorer is (as of this answer) about a month out of date...so let's use an updated list.

We added a url: option to search a while back that you can use in cases like this:

url:"http://wiki.developers.facebook.com*" (* is a wildcard)

See the current results here

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Please only flag the answers that contain only a dead link. I already see some flagged posts that have a paragraph of text quoted along with the link for reference. If you want to leave a comment on those to notify the author of the dead link that's fine, but we shouldn't be deleting them, so flagging is invalid.

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I've been servicing the majority of these. The simple rule is "Does the context of this post completely vanish without the links?" If yes, then flag. If no, leave a comment telling the author that the links are broken. If you flag on a well written answer saying "the links are dead", I'll just leave a comment saying "Umm, the links are dead". Kindly, eliminate the middle man appropriately? :) – Tim Post Aug 7 '11 at 19:05
What is the post references several links that can be updated and a few links that are dead. Do I just update the links I can and suggest the author edit the other portions with dead link references? – DSchultz Aug 7 '11 at 22:02
@DSchultz: Yes, that would be much appreciated. – Bill the Lizard Aug 7 '11 at 22:28

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