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This post has a link that points to the homepage of some site with the article everyone wants to blather on about. But, the posted link is not a permalink -- this is, the other is not.

It's hard enough linking to sites that might disappear in a year or so, making the archives redundant, but to link in this slipshod way will probably make this post defunct within a week, month? Perhaps a little tiny wee blurb on the posting page would help?

Itty Bitty Rant Over. Comments please.
posted by gsb to Etiquette/Policy at 9:30 AM (11 comments total)

Most posts themselves are defunct within a week.

"Makiing the archives redundant"?! heheh
posted by mischief at 9:33 AM on May 12, 2005

The post itself is shit so it makes sense that the link is shit too.
posted by fenriq at 10:19 AM on May 12, 2005

Doesn't eveyone know the real story by now anyway? This isn't even news.
posted by Witty at 10:24 AM on May 12, 2005

for the third time i will note:
posted by sciurus at 10:25 AM on May 12, 2005

well, maybe we should all pitch in if we notice this kind of link and post a permanent link inside the thread?

The problem tho, is that many sites move their stories after a week or so, and the address changes anyway.
posted by amberglow at 10:43 AM on May 12, 2005

or they redesign and change their entire naming scheme.
posted by amberglow at 10:52 AM on May 12, 2005

Woops, wrong thread, thought this was on AlexReynolds' crap. Sorry.

Note to self: Look THEN leap.
posted by fenriq at 10:57 AM on May 12, 2005

I wouldn't have noticed your "mistake" fenriq. I think your comment is certainly appropriate here as well.
posted by Witty at 10:58 AM on May 12, 2005

Don't worry, fenriq. If we try, we can still make this thread about AlexReynolds.
posted by raedyn at 11:02 AM on May 12, 2005

When I saw the link, I thought the same thing, but couldn't find a permalink to fix it earlier. I fixed it now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:10 AM on May 12, 2005

You sure did. ** poof ** gone.
posted by caddis at 11:49 AM on May 12, 2005

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