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HextarVigar That guy from The Big House
That guy
Aug 30th 2015 at 8:54:16 PM

A lot of articles here contain You Tube links, and a lot of those have gone to dead links, either due to a copyright claim or an account deletion.

What needs doing is an eventual sweep of all dead links and relinking to videos that work in situations in which it's known what the link's source is supposed to be.

I've been relinking to working videos when I see a dead link, or removing the link if I can't find a secondary source, but I'm talking about upwards of ten or more instances on a single page.

edited 30th Aug '15 9:40:59 PM by HextarVigar

Your momma's so dumb she thinks oral sex means talking dirty.
Aug 31st 2015 at 4:00:39 AM

The underlying problem is that many tropers keep ignoring that Weblinks Are Not Examples. Literal Music Video is a particularly bad case.

HextarVigar That guy from The Big House
That guy
Aug 31st 2015 at 3:47:02 PM

So should I keep fixing them where I find them, or is there another option available?

I could just leave them, but it feels lazy of me to do so when I know it's there.

edited 31st Aug '15 3:47:14 PM by HextarVigar

Your momma's so dumb she thinks oral sex means talking dirty.
Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Aug 31st 2015 at 8:19:21 PM

Please keep fixing them. I don't know of any fix other than manual correction, unfortunately.

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HextarVigar That guy from The Big House
That guy
Aug 31st 2015 at 8:43:11 PM

Maybe you could nudge a couple of others to sweep around like I am?

Did I mention there were a lot of broken links?

Your momma's so dumb she thinks oral sex means talking dirty.
SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Sep 1st 2015 at 3:36:28 AM

Without a way of tracking such links we can't make a sweep.

Pichu-kun ...
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Oct 4th 2017 at 11:31:47 AM

Fan Vid is full of links to dead videos. It comes with making AMVs. Many links probably date back five, even ten years. Either the uploader deleted their account, was banned for copyright issues, or the video was deleted. Heck, even the original "Skittles" upload on Youtube was deleted ages ago.

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