An answer to previous questions on link rots indicated that they are best fixed by user edits. Such edits are limited to a minimum of 6 characters, which is sometimes not the case with link rots. So how should they be fixed?

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    oops... almost ashamed to find this one is also a dupe. – Shadow9 Aug 11 '15 at 13:15

Is the rest of the post so perfect that you cannot find six characters of edit?

In most cases, most people could use the link rot as a trigger for an edit and then improve the rest of the post a little.

I suspect there are many link-rotted posts that could also do with tidying up, even if only removal of "Thanks in advance" or similar.

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    Sometimes the fix is a small change. Either a path changed or someone missed "www" – Andy Aug 11 '15 at 13:02
  • Usually you can find some way to please the character counter, but it is a pain… It seems "obvious" that edits to links can be highly significant without needing to be more than a character (e.g., a missing dot). It is a drag to have to figure out some other appropriate edit to get around the character counter. Can this be fixed? – dlu Aug 11 '15 at 20:22

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