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What causes "http://%20https://" links to be made?

humbly accepts compliment I suspect it's caused by users who copy/paste a link from elsewhere, but accidentally select too much text, more specifically an extra space in front of the link. Like this: ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Links to HTML versions of RFC's need to move from "tools" to "datatracker"

Post-hoc update: we were able to capture a bit more than we thought we would - namely, drafts. Final summary of the changes follows. [http/https]://tools.ietf.org/html/[rfc/RFC] became https://www....
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22 votes
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How to find and/or change a set of hyperlinks on a site?

There exists, internally, a search-and-replace tool for rewriting links. It's very simple; if someone changes their entire URL scheme, it's not much help. But for stuff like this, where we can simply ...
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Can the mass-replacement tool also replace and remove?

It's just a simple Find & Replace tool which doesn't support wildcards. In that case, that means the operation needs to be performed once for every individual PlanetMath page that is being linked ...
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Can someone fix the broken links in this historically-locked question?

You cannot fix it yourself, however, a moderator can. Flag the post for moderator attention and explain the situation ("link in text xxx is broken, could you replace it with yyy or remove it?"). Now, ...
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12 votes
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Fix broken links to Virtual Laboratories in Probability and Statistics

I have swapped out the URLs for all the links that I could find, in both posts and comments, except for a handful of exceptions that I couldn't touch due to length (changing the URL would have pushed ...
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11 votes
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Does the bulk replacement tool also check if the new link is working?

No. It gives us a preview and we spot check a few links manually before we approve the change. It's an extremely basic tool.
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What is the right way to deal with links to sites with viruses?

The best way to deal with those links is to treat them as broken links. When you encounter broken links in a post, you can replace them with a non-broken link to the same content, either a wayback ...
Bart van Ingen Schenau's user avatar
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Bulk Fix possible for "Old New Thing" links? Important Win32 resource

Microsoft's moved The Old New Thing around quite a bit, and there are lots of different link formats: http://blogs.gotdotnet.com/raymondc/PermaLink.aspx/45113814-5b31-4f47-a1c5-6013350df2d2 (9 ...
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Bulk Fix possible for "Old New Thing" links? Important Win32 resource

I have a script which tries to repair all broken MSDN blog links, including Raymond Chen's. Because the original URLs used to be quite different from the current ones, e.g. the article hosted at http:/...
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What should I do when I notice posts with images hosted on suspicious non-Imgur domains?

You might have noticed (since it is making edits all over the network) that I wrote a bot which performs this task on old posts where the link has broken (because of not existing anymore, or not ...
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7 votes
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"edit your question" link on author-only guidance on duplicate questions has wrong URL on sites other than Meta Stack Exchange

Great catch, this bug is now fixed. It was generating a question link from that site's context instead of explicitly Meta Stack Exchange's site context. We normally test in a local Meta Stack Exchange ...
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Can I update a link in a post by another person if both old and new links were written by me?

Yes, of course. You don't need to provide disclosure since you didn't add the initial link. There are several initiatives around the network to restore broken links (e.g. via the Wayback Machine, or ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Fix broken /review-beta/ links

Here is a simple SEDE query with all posts on this site containing /review-beta/: SELECT id AS [Post Link], CreationDate FROM posts WHERE body LIKE '%/review-beta/%' ORDER BY CreationDate DESC It ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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6 votes
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Broken "Edit email settings" link on the footer of Stack Overflow emails

Deeply apologize that your question went so long without an answer. Looks like the email in question was the weekly Stack Overflow Newsletter. I just confirmed with one of our engineers that there ...
Anita Taylor's user avatar
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5 votes
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Fix links to moved sandbox posts and comments

Posts in the sandbox are subject to delete or archiving at any time... ...you don't usually build sand castles for posterity, eh? Buuuut, you can keep these links working if you want: just use short ...
Shog9's user avatar
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5 votes
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Blog links to /category pages are broken

Thanks for the report - these are now fixed and redirecting properly.
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Help us fix broken images!

I've written the following snippet so you can return and filter the Crowdcrafting tasks by site. It currently returns up to 100 tasks (the maximum the API allows). It looks like a lot of sites have ...
Cai's user avatar
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4 votes

Help us fix broken images!

status-completed Please hang in everyone... I've asked m0sa to update the list to exclude deleted posts. Since it is not very likely they ever will be undeleted, it is better to exclude them. The ...
Patrick Hofman's user avatar
4 votes
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"Privileges" / "badges" links in achievements dropdown only appear in chat

Sorry this took a minute - I was fixing some local environment oddities while I was in there. The links are now appropriately tied to the new header. These changes are live.
Nick Craver's user avatar
4 votes
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OpenSTV on election page - unavailable anymore

This message looks fixed already: Link "OpaVote" refers directly to https://www.opavote.com/
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4 votes
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Broken Links (Badges) in Stack Exchange Tour

I removed the links altogether. Since stackexchange.com itself doesn't have badges, there are no badges to link to (the design/html was copied from the Q&A tour - and I guess this was an ...
Oded's user avatar
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4 votes

Link to Reddit is broken in the Help Center article on harassment

This should be fixed now. I've gone ahead and replaced the broken Reddit link with the updated URL that rene linked to in the comments.
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Can someone fix the broken links in this historically-locked question?

I've taken the liberty of fixing the links - there was a request to delete it but I figure there's a little life left in the question, and I kind of did a bit of a workflow to try to fix these. ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Is there a preferred method/format for replacing broken links with links to archived copies?

First of all, thanks for fixing the link. Not everybody on the Internet knows of the existing of the Wayback Machine, so this is definitely useful. Incidentally, this is why Stack Exchange answers (...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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How do I deal with questions with broken links which are still valid questions?

Note, the question makes perfect sense without the link, so How should we deal with questions that have broken links? does not answer my question since it is about questions where the link is needed ...
Picachieu's user avatar
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3 votes
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Site not found page with broken links

Fixed now - the Blogs link is gone, and I fixed the text replacement for the URL to Legal.
Adam Lear's user avatar
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2 votes
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The link to "Acceptable Use Policy" on public terms of service is broken

Thanks for reporting. As you might have noticed, the legal pages moved from SE to SO. The SO codebase was missing a redirect, which is in place on https://stackexchange.com/legal/content-policy. A ...
m0sa's user avatar
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Remove link to abandoned Stack Status blog from read-only mode banner

stackstatus.net is used for communicating planned maintenance that we expect will cause an outage (which we haven't had any of in a while, as you noted) and posting of public postmortems (you can ...
Shane Madden's user avatar
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1 vote
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Remove link to abandoned Stack Status blog from read-only mode banner

The problems from 4 years ago have been addressed at some point since. The banner has a working link to www.stackstatus.net, and that site did contain information about last nights planned ...
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