User talk:Fleivium

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July 2014 - dead links[edit]

It's good to keep the encyclopedia's links up to date and thanks for spotting them - I see that you're tagging many though. Per Wikipedia:DEADREF#Preventing_and_repairing_dead_links, the best practice is to try and locate a substitute for the dead link - is a good place to start before tagging - and I wanted to be sure you were exhausting those possibilities first. Thanks! JohnInDC (talk) 19:55, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Appreciate your efforts to fix deadlinks. I noticed that in many instances when you "fixed" links by substituting the version of a page/document the web page was still active, but with a new URL. It's always better to link to an active web page than to an archived one. Many deadlinks exist because websites reorganize and don't bother to provide redirects to the new URLs. It would be good to try to find the new URL for a page, instead of simply linking to the archived page. I've fixed a number of your "fixes" by simply searching for the title of the deadlinked page at the website where the page resided. Most were found very easily. So before heading to, please look for an active webpage first. Thanks. (talk) 21:33, 31 July 2014 (UTC)