Since the author of Dive into Python and Dive into HTML5 has apparently quit the Internet, we're going to need to clean up all of the Stack Overflow posts that link to these fine works.

The folks over at Reddit have provided links to mirrors of these works. Can we get some community help in fixing these links?


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    Imagine if we just dumped those Dives into the tag wikis with a little editing along the way – random Oct 5 '11 at 14:17
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    This is why ragequitting sucks. Particularly if you have created useful artifacts for the world, taking your ball and going home is not cool. That said, surely there are mirrors? – Jeff Atwood Oct 5 '11 at 14:18
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    @JeffAtwood Bill listed the mirrors in his post (edited to make them clearer). – Tim Post Oct 5 '11 at 14:19
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    @random: I love that idea. I overall love the idea to abuse the tag wikis to dump whole manuals there. – Time Traveling Bobby Oct 5 '11 at 14:55
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    @PaddedCell - The scala tag wiki is an example of an awesome way to do this. Much better than dumping someone else's manual in there. – Kevin Vermeer Oct 5 '11 at 15:02
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  • @JeffAtwood thoughts on dumping the data into our tag wikis from the mirrors? Worried about retribution? – jcolebrand Oct 5 '11 at 15:34
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    DiveIntoPython != DiveIntoPython3 Should we replace all "Dive into Python" links with links to "Dive into Python 3"? – John Oct 5 '11 at 15:39
  • @John For now I'd say to just replace the ones where we have a mirror to the original content. We can go back and fix the older ones later if Mark decides to come back or if new mirrors appear. – Bill the Lizard Oct 5 '11 at 16:55
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    Speaking of mirrors... – John Oct 5 '11 at 16:57
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    Wait what? A network of sites crammed choc-a-block full of really smart technical programmers with, between them, a million person-years of experience and you're asking real humans to hand-edit a bunch of stuff? – DanBeale Oct 5 '11 at 17:52
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    @DanBeale See here – John Oct 5 '11 at 18:28
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    @DanBeale It does seem supremely automatable, but the API doesn't allow write access yet. – Bill the Lizard Oct 5 '11 at 18:59
  • Okay, so for (stackoverflow.com/questions/6806366/…) this question, I just change the dive_into URL to (github.com/diveintomark/diveintohtml5) and mention Storage? – DanBeale Oct 5 '11 at 19:05
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    You might be interested in these searches: stackoverflow.com/…" (python) stackoverflow.com/…" (html5) - should catch the pretty links too. – Shog9 Mar 8 '12 at 15:16

The search queries above are great, but there'll be a few results at the end of this mass edit where people have put the URL in comments. At the moment I'm just leaving an extra comment. I don't know if anyone else has more privileges and can edit comments?

Other than that, I'm noodling my way through these. I've started with HTML5 questions.

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    Comments probably aren't worth worrying about, but to answer your question, only moderators have that kind of power, no regular (even 10k+) users. – agf Oct 6 '11 at 20:36

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