Linked Questions

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Can links to deleted questions be disabled? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we have some tools to handle link rot? I've clicked on a number of links that went to deleted questions. I've no idea how to tackle that problem because it's within ...
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2answers
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Routine inspection of internet links [duplicate]

Some of the internet links on the site are not working, e.g. link #1 in the answer to this post. Is there an automatic routine check that all links on the site are active? Would it be useful for ...
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0answers
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Should SO check for stale (404) URLs? [duplicate]

I have just had to update two of my answers (Should I use #include in headers? and 'Self-sufficient header files in C and C++?) because the cross-referenced web site at GSFC no longer works. I wonder ...
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0answers
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How is it possible to mass update a broken link accross SO? [duplicate]

Sometimes, links point to sites which are dead, or not what they used to be, thus are broken. Sometimes, those sites do have mirrors. Is it possible to update all broken links in the various ...
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2answers
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Does Stack Exchange crawl websites?

I'm seeing the user agent Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; stackexchangebot/1.0; +http://meta.stackexchange.com/q/130398) in my web server logs. Why is Stack Exchange crawling my site? Where do I report any ...
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8answers
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What smart ways to prevent “image rot” can we come up with?

I think so far this has only been mentioned in comments, like about preventing link rot. So: What smart ways to prevent images from disappearing can we come up with? Like maybe: how could we prevent ...
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Set up an archive for legendary deleted questions

A number of highly upvoted "fun" questions were recently deleted. Examples: The "Wedding Cake" question (10k+) The "Worst UI" question (10k+) The original Boat Programming question (Deleted ages ...
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1answer
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Is imgur losing images?

Are there any missing images from Imgur, and especially images that were uploaded using the editor (to the Stack Exchange pro account)? When did those images go missing? For at least the past 20 ...
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4answers
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Ban Dropbox referral/affiliate links? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using affliate links in answer/question Update: just found out that the db.tt links are not only used for all new referrals, but also for URLs to public files (for now: only ...
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2answers
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How to handle link rot and broken links?

Some questions and answers on stackoverfow have broken links. And sometimes it is important links in accepted or most upvoted answers. If the question is old, and I have no idea of what the link ...
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2answers
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Links to external content: How do we mitigate degradation of SO as external links begin to break over time?

Since one of the main goals of SO is to provide a comprehensive Q & A repository (and not just a question and answer forum), how should we mitigate the degradation of Stack Overflow as external ...
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1answer
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How about archiving deleted posts in Wayback Machine?

This idea was initially inspired by deleting April Fools' questions post, where funny (sometimes useful) posts (exempt toaster) are get removed from the sites, so only high-rep users can access them. ...
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1answer
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Could we have better notifications for questions in which we participated?

I have been using Stack Overflow every day for the past 8 years (I mean, actually every single day), and I still feel I know very little about what happened to the questions I contributed to. The ...
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1answer
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Idea for dealing with link only answers [closed]

I particularly think that link-only answers are a plague for several reasons. First before the links can break. I see that administrators generally delete them. But on the other hand, links can be ...
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0answers
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Automatically detect broken links in old posts and add them to the review queue

Some questions and answers on Stack Exchange have broken links. And sometimes those are important links in accepted or most upvoted answers. However unless someone leaves a comment about the broken ...