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Matt Musselman
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Today I was browsing the Links section of the Age of Steam page, to see if there was an external link for a file reference I was about to upload, and I found that, over the course of the years between the game's release in 2004 and now, over half the listed links are now dead.

The reasons are numerous:
404 Error - the target page has been taken down
500 Error - the target page or tool has broken and is apparently no longer maintained by anyone to fix it
Various "Not Found" errors when entries or groups have been removed from the larger site

You get the idea. I'm sure these can probably be removed via a general "Submit Corrections" request, but in a case like this where there are literally dozens of broken/expired links, an option to flag each broken one directly from the Browse screen would be very very nice.
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oh, I KNOW! maybe include a "Report Broken LINK" 'tab' or 'button' and the like for these? The same with "corrupted" FILES as well eh?
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Matt Musselman
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GROGnads wrote:
oh, I KNOW! maybe include a "Report Broken LINK" 'tab' or 'button' and the like for these? The same with "corrupted" FILES as well eh?


I like the idea about corrupted files too. Do you run across many?
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mussels wrote:
I like the idea about corrupted files too. Do you run across many?
Not really, as I tend to AVOID those altogether mainly due to WHEN some "conversion" process then TOTALLY F*d it UP during such, and thusly it becomes about as useless as: "genitals on a NERD!"
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