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Add-on Dead link checker

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by Alfa1, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Over the years (or even decades) forums accumulate a mass of dead links. Dead links are kryptonite for SEO and usability.

    I'd like an automatic script to check the validity of all external links.
    If a dead link is encountered, then the post should be reported to the moderator of that forum, with the suited details about the link. This will allow the moderators to clean up all dead link issues.
    Xon, DeltaHF, Mr Lucky and 14 others like this.

    JABRONI Well-Known Member

  3. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    I wrote code to automatically convert linked images to attachments. It would be nice if this function was a core feature with an option to enable or disable it by the admin.
    rootsxrocks, Inkman and Mouth like this.
  4. zeropaid

    zeropaid Member

    Any update on this?
  5. Breixo

    Breixo Active Member

  6. emc2

    emc2 Active Member

    great idea! +1
  7. DRaver

    DRaver Active Member

    +++++ 1

    I want it. :)
  8. SelfSufficientMe

    SelfSufficientMe Well-Known Member

    Yep, I agree this is a top suggestion and would be a handy add-on/tool even for small forums.
  9. emc2

    emc2 Active Member

    AndyB likes this.
  10. Breixo

    Breixo Active Member

  11. dvsDave

    dvsDave Well-Known Member

    awesome idea. +1
  12. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    It's pretty important to have dead links reported to the relevant moderator trough the report center. Admins of small sites might be able to manage dead links themselves, but for medium to large sites the number of dead links quickly grow into thousands or tens of thousands. There is no way that such numbers are manageable through the admin panel. Such tasks need to be divided amongst moderators, so they can edit every post with a dead link.
    Xon and dvsDave like this.
  13. JordanH

    JordanH Well-Known Member

    This is a must have for every forum on the internet!

  14. rootsxrocks

    rootsxrocks Active Member

    Could you elaborate or share a link to that, I would really like to use it.
  15. Donny

    Donny Active Member

    This does the trick.
  16. Fred.

    Fred. Well-Known Member

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