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Dickpenis
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Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:31 am
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:55 am 
 

hej,
what do you think about not deleting dead links anymore, but instead marking them as dead? Could also be moved to the bottom of the list to a greyed out cemetery section.

If links are deleted, it means a loss of information. A use case for dead links is to confirm a site is, in fact, dead, and one isn't just too stupid to find it on a search engine etc.. This is especially useful in times of censored search engine results and geoblocking of some content.

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Yes, i know the info is still in the modification history, but it would be nicer on the "official" part of the site.

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OliverS
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Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:05 am
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:07 am 
 

Dickpenis wrote:
hej,
what do you think about not deleting dead links anymore, but instead marking them as dead? Could also be moved to the bottom of the list to a greyed out cemetery section.

If links are deleted, it means a loss of information. A use case for dead links is to confirm a site is, in fact, dead, and one isn't just too stupid to find it on a search engine etc.. This is especially gimp freejobalert notepad++ useful in times of censored search engine results and geoblocking of some content.

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Yes, i know the info is still in the modification history, but it would be nicer on the "official" part of the site.


Yeah I too agree on this. Dont delete links it may have the information that is necessary on the post.

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Kennermahn
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Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:36 am
Posts: 81
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:55 am 
 

Yes, I agree with this. For instance, some bands delete or get their Bandcamp pages deleted, and if they happen to have a an album with a Bandcamp version, one cannot help but wonder "which Bandcamp?". It's a way to be reminded that once a certain band had a page on a social/musical website.

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MutantClannfear
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Joined: Thu May 27, 2010 12:12 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:02 pm 
 

I support this idea!

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BuriedUnborn
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Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:01 pm
Posts: 135
Location: Argentina
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:35 pm 
 

I come late as fuck to tell that I also support this idea.

I'm pretty sure there have been dead links removed which had an archive on the Wayback Machine, and maybe this was one of the last places in the whole internet to have the link to these pages, so there might be some pages which could actually be sort of lost forever.

It's also very useful to know if any band had a website once, because it could be a lead in an investigation, even if there's not an archive of the site anywhere, it would mean that any band from the late 90s/early 2000s could still have some presence in the internet, somewhere.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:01 am 
 

I agree with Willyphallus.
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