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

Thanks

Graham

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

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