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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?

marked as duplicate by Shadow The Princess Wizard, Duncan Jones, 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
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    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. – DJSpud 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...

The comment looks like this:

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

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