The question "Does Stack Exchange Crawl Web Sites?" mentions:
all being planned at the moment, in a nutshell, community will add a "special comment" to the post asking the creator to fix it, it will also add it to a list in /review and we will remove one of the tabs ... also we will add a couple of badges to help drive the fixing
- Adds a comment to the post asking the author to fix it
- Adds the post (question or answer) to a special list on the /review tab
As I have documented in "How to reconcile the 5 edits limit with a large set of updates of one's old answers?", I have got 51 questions with a sudden case of massive "link rot".
And I am unable to fix those more than 5 a day (often less, because I also edit other older answers of mine)
Going to a edit review process seems too cumbersome, especially when:
- the edit is not just about fixing the link (but also the content of the answer to match the new evolutions behind the new link)
- the topic is not a popular one (where many specialists are on the site, aware of the edit review queue, and willing to review anything)
Basically, I would like to fix the links, fix the content, save and see the result (visible by all) immediately.
Without any "edit limit per day". ("Cumbersome level": 0)
Would you consider given the possibility, for a trusted user, to edit said old post without the "5 edits per day" limit if the community user has commented, because of link rot, on said answer, requested for an edit?
To be clear: the fact that a new mechanism (to fight "link rot") might be put in place prompted this question, since said mechanism seems incompatible with the current "5 Edit limit per day" (as illustrated by my previous question).
I would request for a user with more than 20K rep to be able to edit without limit any answers of his "tagged" (commented) by "community" as containing a broken link to be fixed.