I'm trying out this new feature and I noticed in this question:


One of the links in the Linked section is: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/128434/what-are-community-wiki-posts-on-stack-overflow

Which gives a page-not-found.

Maybe that page was moved here.. i dunno. But the link shouldn't be broken.


2 Answers 2


Technically it isn't broken, as the page still exists.

The only caveat is that you have to have over 10k rep points to see it.

I vouch for those links to be kept, may be only shown to the people that can see the content.

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    What's the point of showing me a link to something I cannot see? I can't even tell if it's because I don't have enough rep or because it's simply non-existent... Apr 26, 2010 at 17:33
  • If only I could upvote a comment multiple times...
    – Pops
    Apr 26, 2010 at 18:01
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    It's more tricky than that. The post does exist, but has been moved here on meta, and the system knows that.. It could simply send a permanent redirect to here instead of the 404. Apr 26, 2010 at 19:27
  • @Kop / @Assaf - yup, see my respective long standing feature-request, which fortunately has now been implemented as of June 04/2010. Given this the bug at hand should have been tagged status-completed as well, but unfortunately the Stack Exchange team doesn't really appear to maintain their issue queues ... Sep 29, 2010 at 9:13

Linked questions are cleaned up every 30 days, and also any time anything in the question is edited; so just be patient and these deleted linked items will be removed over time.

  • should linked questions also be cleaned up if they still exist, but were mentioned in deleted comments? If yes, then you might want to have a look at Questions not removed from “Linked” when comments are deleted, which shows linked questions from comments that were deleted Friday January 14th (about 35 days ago today).
    – Arjan
    Feb 18, 2011 at 11:41

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