Link Rot

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We've all seen them: dead links that don't go anywhere. Either broken by time, a broken site, DMCA takedown notice or something else, but did you know that they come under the general name of Link Rot? Neither did I, but courtesy of Wikipedia, now we know.

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Nerd level: yeah, not bad.


The pic I've shamelessly pinched from this article, also well worth a read. :)

 

Arantor

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If in doubt, always worth trying the Internet archive - web.archive.org - which tries to archive the internet for posterity, though not always successfully.
 

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I actually read this article from my cell phone yesterday while I was at my moms. ;)
 

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That archive site is handy for sure. There's even a couple of entries for our forum now. :)
 
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