The Dead Link Conundrum

So I got it into my head the other day that I want a category specific for all these one-off look-it’s-a-link posts that I write, and I’m moving the links over, but I’m also finding a lot of dead links.

I hate hate hate dead links.

So until now I’ve been labeling them as dead and removing the HTML, because I hate dead links.

I’m seriously considering deleting them if they’re dead. But that’s treading a fine line in the blogosphere, because it could be considered revisionist history, and revisionist history is “bad”. I’m just not sure that revisionist history to remove garbage links that don’t do anyone any good because they’re vague references to a link that doesn’t work anyway is also bad.

So do I nuke dead-link one-link-ers or keep them?

5 thoughts on “The Dead Link Conundrum

  1. Wait, I’m confused. What are you suggesting? You mean if it shows up on The Internet Archive? Pretty much none of my site’s up there.

  2. I believe he means the link you’re linking to. If it’s dead, say it’s dead, and link to the archived version if available.

  3. so, basically, you’ve resurrected the link from the dead… would that make them undead links?

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