"This" considered harmful? I've noticed that it's fairly common when linking to something, that the link is given a non-description. This seems prone to cause problems with link rot. I know Matt has a long bet
in place that link rot isn't a major issue, but I know I've stumbled onto dead links when looking at old AskMe answers. Should we consider links without description bad form?
posted by borkencode to Etiquette/Policy at 8:19 AM (45 comments total)
I think that when it comes to generating frustration dead links that may have once provided a solution are second only to (I haven't seen it here, but elsewhere) questions followed shortly by a brief "never mind, figured it out."
I don't think it would be too onerous to ask people to be a bit more descriptive with their links. Adding the model of the product you're linking to, or the artist and name of a song, or whatever other details may be pertinent should be simple enough.