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Is there a preferred method/format for replacing broken links with links to archived copies?

Is there a preferred method/format for replacing broken links with links to archived copies. I was viewing this question: Get id of div from its class name and found this answer: https://...
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Profile link not working for Area51 users in chat [duplicate]

I recently tried to visit a person's profile from chat room. I clicked the link to his profile(points to area51) and the link is dead. The link points to discuss.area51.stackexchange.com and the ...
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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 ...
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File-sharing service links like Dropbox and Google Drive contribute to link rot

I'm a little surprised that this hasn't been requested already, as far as I could tell. I've recently encountered 3 users who used Google Drive links to share images in their questions, rather than ...
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URL is not linked properly

From this question on Wordpress SE, you can see that the URL is not linked properly: But when I click edit, there is nothing wrong with it:
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Please fix the links to Michael Kaplan’s blog network-wide

The blog has moved and old links no longer work, but fortunately they can be machine-updated to the new ones. One needs to change http://blogs.msdn.com/michkap/archive/* and http://blogs.msdn.com/b/...
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link to 'Writing the perfect question' by Jon Skeet is broken

While reading Why are questions no longer being accepted from my account?, I found that 'Writing the perfect question' by Jon Skeet is not working in help message. See the following screenshots: ...
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“Writing the perfect question” link on the “How to Ask” page is broken

The How to Ask page (the one presented when new users try to ask a question) contains a sidebar with helpful links: Related Writing the perfect question How to ask questions the smart way ...
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In comments, `_foo_` in links breaks the HTML link target href

I tried to link in a comment to this image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/85/Concorde_Cockpit_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1357498.jpg However, it gets cut off semingly at a pair of ...
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Dead link trouble

While going through several answers and comments I found that several of those have dead links for example This Answer have A link and this is a comment link etc. Like for answer we can edit them. ...
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Adding ?share=1 at the end of the Quora URLs to skip the login window

There are around 800 links (ca. 500 in posts, 250 in comments) on Stack Overflow pointing to Quora (using the September 2013 dump). Quora now forces visitors to register to the entirety of a page (e.g....
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Link validator points to wrong link

I edited this answer with an improved version today: Function to INSERT dynamic list of columns in multiple tables When trying to submit I got an error message from the link validator: Links to ... ...
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Reputation League links not working if nobody got any reputation during the league period

The link for sports site on SO is not working here on http://stackexchange.com/leagues. Other sites such as Stack Overflow are working it is displaying an error. It says it is a server fault. May ...
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Preventing dead links

Sorry if this has been asked before but I couldn't find anything mentioned in my search. I'm wondering if there's a way that we can prevent dead-links form forming as accepted answers? I found this ...
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Shouldn't the Community auto-link fixer also fix the text?

I noticed that this answer was updated by the Community user to fix a presumably broken link: https://stackoverflow.com/a/177007/5987 Now though the text gives one address while the actual link is to ...
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Blogs.sun.com is dead

Long live https://blogs.oracle.com. It appears that blogs.sun.com URLs no longer work. They are now blogs.oracle.com. An Oracle employee is working his way through the relatively small number on ...
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Is it appropriate to down-vote an answer due to linkrot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does an (old) answer that contains only a dead link deserve a downvote? I see that it is already debatable if a bare link is a good answer or not, but would a bare link that ...
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Missing link on info page

There is a missing link on this page: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/privileges/vote-down It also seems broken on SO. Could someone take a look?
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Broken hyperlink rendered by Markdown (URL with underscores and hyphens) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The URL is altered when inserted into [name](url) notation I have answered a question on SO and, as a follow up, I wanted to add a comment with this URL: http://weblogs.asp....
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SE Podcasts - wrong and dead link, strange filenames, missing date in filenames

At http://blog.stackoverflow.com/category/podcasts/page/7/ there's the link to the SE Podcast #01 titled Stack Exchange Podcast – Episode #88 which is wrong as this is the first episode of new SE ...
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What do I do when URLs in comments of answers are disfunctional?

I mean, just to put another comment below, saying "your links are broken" must not necessarily solve the problem.
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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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What should we do about questions containing dead links? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should we deal with questions that have broken links? The following Stack Overflow question contains a dead link. Because of the missing link the question doesn't make any ...
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How should we deal with questions that have broken links?

How should we deal with questions that no longer make any sense at all because they have broken links? For example, this one. The question is good, but it doesn't make any sense without the code. ...
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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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SO should notify users of broken links in their posts

It would be really nice if SO scanned posted content and checked detected links, and then notified the user of bad or redirected links so they could verify links are still valid and/or fix them.
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Question link broken

I've tried pressing on the question link - and I got only a search result page with no results. I've tried refreshing the list of questions (general new questions) but still the question is there and ...
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Why am I unable to open URLs whose last part starts with a dot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tags with usability problems - app.config and web.config Why am I unable to open the following URLs? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/.vbproj https://stackoverflow....