It's been a while since SharePoint Overflow became SharePoint.SE, but this Google query shows that there are still questions, answers and comments that refer the old site and all these links are dead - no redirect, no 404, no static page telling to go to SharePoint.SE, nothing.

I can edit the questions and the answers, I can flag the comments (though I'm not sure if I should), but wouldn't it be easier to automatically replace all the occurrences of sharepointoverflow.com with sharepoint.stackexchange.com in the database?

Let me know how this problem will be handled - will it be the regular flag&edit way or a few UPDATEs on the appropriate tables?

I wouldn't like to spend a few days correcting it manually just to learn that the remaining issues will be fixed automatically.

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    Sounds like a job for waffles... oh... :( Commented Jun 25, 2012 at 19:59
  • @Bolt maybe he ran out of maple! :P Commented Jun 25, 2012 at 20:54
  • After looking on google page 2 and more, I found what you mean. And beside inside comments, it is only a regex-stuff: change sharepointoverflow to sharepoint.stackexchange thats all. Commented Jun 26, 2012 at 7:33

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There will eventually be a tool for fixing broken links like this at https://stackoverflow.com/review/broken-links. But I think it's still in testing right now so the fix link/link works buttons don't do anything. In the future mass-fixing of broken links will be handled through that doohickey.

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    This tool will certainly be useful once it's ready, but I think in this case a one time operation performed by the administrators would be a better idea. Sometimes the reference is not a clickable link but a phrase like SharePoint Overflow or a domain mentioned in a comment . Commented Jun 26, 2012 at 6:35

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