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Edit: bfavaretto pointed out that these links are very important context on meta sites, I drastically edit this question to exclude them.

Should we start a manual cleanup of the broken links of "What StackOverflow is not?" (a.k.a WSOiN) in answers and questions on main sites?

Here is a query that shows 18 results, the only purpose of linking to WSOiN outside meta was only meant to harm

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I used plural in "sites" thinking it was used across all SE sites, but I think it was only a SO thing... If someone can confirm this I think will make an edit then – ajax333221 Aug 6 '12 at 3:33
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WSOiN links on Meta

No, it's important for discussions either about WSOiN, or mentioning it as a source, and essential context for many of them. I think all links to WSOiN on Meta should be kept. Remember 10k Meta users can still see the post.

WSOiN links on Stack Overflow

The main concern for deleting WSOiN was the way it was being used in comments. I guess the link cleanup by the time the post was deleted only targeted comments.

I went through some of the questions on SO that still link to it, and I think yes, we should do something about them. I can't think of a case where such links would be apropriate outside of comments on SO, even when WSOiN was alive.

Here are some examples of what I saw, and the actions I already took:

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How is it essential context to that particular question? Not being able to see WSOiN myself, I can still understand the question perfectly fine without it. – Bart Aug 6 '12 at 2:27
I forgot I was on meta, as soon as I saw the link, my question rised... But upon further search, it seems there are 14 answers/questions on the main site. Do you think it would be abusive to edit my original question to exclude meta and make your answer useless? – ajax333221 Aug 6 '12 at 2:30
@Bart You're right, I edited my answer. However my point is the same. – bfavaretto Aug 6 '12 at 2:40
@ajax333221 No problem, go ahead! :) – bfavaretto Aug 6 '12 at 2:40

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