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 Post subject: Forum link post question for forum members
PostPosted: July 30th, 2013, 10:06 am 

Joined: October 25th, 2004, 3:03 pm
Posts: 540
Location: Tyalgum Creek. Australia
Opus: Opus Pro Latest version 9.02 Build 16458
OS: Won 10
System: Asus laptop Intel Core i5 8 gig ram, big monitor, reading glasses
Greetings to all

When a post contains URL links to, for example, highlight an issue or discussion point or to post a publication, are there any expectations regarding how long those links should remain alive for?

The reason for this question is that I do have quite a URL links and I don't want to offend anyone or harm the integrity of this fantastic forum by removing the files the URL expects to find.

Advice would be appreciated



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 Post subject: Re: Forum link post question for forum members
PostPosted: July 30th, 2013, 9:59 pm 

Joined: November 12th, 2005, 1:56 am
Posts: 1474
Location: SFBay Area
Opus: OpusPro v9.0x, & Evol.
OS: Vista32
System: Core 2 duo 2Ghz, RAM 3GB, Nvidia Go 7700 - laptop
Hi Graham,

Links die all the time, just a fact-of-life. :)

If you are referring to files you created (and host or have hosted), then I would say 1-month to 6-months for Opus pubs/.imp examples that help solve a how-to. Longer would be better if the topic was a pesky issue that more people might encounter over a period of time.

Another way I look at it...
If the attachment or linked file, or even a general URL, was central to the discussion -- really needed to keep the thread congruent, making sense -- then well 'a real long time' is the answer IMO. If the discussion is incomplete without it, it also becomes a matter of considering when the thread topic would cease to be relevant or useful.

Of course we have a good degree of collective knowledge built-up, so someone should be able to help fill-in answers, solutions, examples -- again when needed.

_good things come to those who wait(0)_

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