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I noticed that another user had a post on Stack Overflow whose link had 404d and he never knew about it until I let him know about it.

I know that there is a broken link review queue under development somewhere, but my request is for something different.

Is there a way for us to have a monthly (or daily if possible) process that would let users know that a certain post (or posts) has a broken link in it and should be updated?

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marked as duplicate by Shadow Wizard, Duncan, ben is uǝq backwards, Ilmari Karonen, qwertynl Jan 2 '14 at 16:09

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That used to exist, for a short while. There was a bot that went around and commented on broken links. Don't really know what happened to it. –  Yannis Jan 2 '14 at 15:47
Hmmm I see that @ShadowWizard but it seemed to be closed issue and not discussed at all. And also it was before the future broken link review queue. –  qwertynl Jan 2 '14 at 15:49
While I agree with you, you didn't need to ping him to fix the issue. There is an edit button ;). Still this would be nice and it's obviously not that hard to query for question content and then iterate through them testing links. It would be a lot of data though. –  Jhawins Jan 2 '14 at 15:54
Also @ShadowWizard I am not entirely asking the same thing. –  qwertynl Jan 2 '14 at 16:02

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Not sure if this is still active, but there used to be comments created by the community user on posts that contain broken links. I think this was only tested on meta and the tests have since ended...

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Not active anymore. :/ –  Shadow Wizard Jan 2 '14 at 16:00
@ShadowWizard - so [status-was-planned-now-canned] –  Lix Jan 2 '14 at 16:00

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