The site Beer, Wine & Spirits has the URL https://alcohol.stackexchange.com but in SEDE it uses beer for the main site and beerme for meta.

As far as I can tell, the shortcut site:// and the magic columns such as [Post Link], [User Link], [Comment Link] and [Suggested Edit Link] work incorrectly on Alcohol Meta.

Here are some queries you can use for testing this.

They seem to work fine for the main site, but not for meta. For example, from the first query you get this URL: https://beer.meta.stackexchange.com/q/292 - which returns 404. (Incidentally, the URL https://meta.beer.stackexchange.com/q/292 redirects to the correct page.) Similarly, I get 404 if I try the links for users, comments and suggested edits.

I have posted this on this meta rather on the per-site-meta - maybe some other sites might be influenced too. (I have stumbled upon this one by random.)

There are some older bug reports related to SEDE, broken links and this site - but both of them are already marked : 404 on Beer Meta image and Data.SE breaks when looking things up on Beer, Wine, and Spirits.

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    I'm guessing this is because the redirects had to be recreated after the site switched over to Cloudflare – and not all of these redirects were found/created. I'm guessing the site's Meta was never actually located at beer.meta.stackexchange.com because the beer->alcohol URL change happened before the meta.site->site.meta URL change – and so a redirect wasn't set up for it – but as you point out, this still causes issues when it comes to SEDE. To fix this, a redirect just needs to be set up from beer.meta.stackexchange.com to alcohol.meta.stackexchange.com.
    – V2Blast
    Dec 12, 2023 at 18:42

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We had missed setting up beer.meta.stackexchange.com as an alias after the site's name change, but that is fixed now. This issue should be resolved.

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