The title covers the question - the "2020: a year in moderation" posts that JNat ♦ has kindly posted all follow a template which appears to be of the form:

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have [a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months](https://stackoverflow.com/search?q="year+in+moderation"+is%3Aquestion).

Note that the URL results in a search query that searches the main site, not the Meta site, for questions called "year in moderation".

Looking at the first ten Stack Exchange sites ordered by traffic:

It is still broken:

It is fixed:

I'm assuming this was done at least in part with some kind of tool as 169 of these questions were posted between 18:09:21 and 20:07:53 (an average of 42 seconds per post) - so haven't checked any of the other 159 questions.

Is it possible to automatically fix the links? I would suggest edits to fix them but (a) I don't have 2000 reputation points on most sites so I get "Suggested edits are not allowed on non-tag-wiki posts on meta sites.", and (b) there are many of them and I'm assuming it would be possible to not have to do it manually.


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As Catija noted here, these were all posted using a script that can also be used to mass edit them — I ran it this morning, and just checked that all posts should now be pointing to the right place.

  • Did you also update the script to ensure that the correct links will be generated when posting next year? :-) Jan 22, 2021 at 7:16
  • As long as the right variable is used next time the links should be fine, yup ^_^
    – JNat StaffMod
    Jan 22, 2021 at 10:14

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