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Will the closure of Gfycat affect MSE?

Gfycat is a hosting service for (animated) GIF files, which will close on September 1st, 2023. Since some MSE users might have included GIF files hosted on Gfycat in their posts, does the service's ...
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Imgur's "old, unused, and inactive content"

Imgur plans to change its Terms of Service on May 15, 2023. Part of this will be the removal of "old, unused, and inactive content". Many of the images on Stack Exchange have imgur links. ...
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What happened to CiteSeerX? Is there a way to fix those links?

Both on this site and networkwide there are many links to CiteSeerX. it seems that those links no longer work - at least the ones that I checked. Is there some official announcement explaining what ...
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Suggestion to mass-replace links to

Links to various files starting with and no longer work, but they can be ...
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Domains with dead links

It is natural that some of the links in the posts stop working eventually. In some cases, the dead links are fixable. (And there are many editors on this site who try to edit such links.) Perhaps we ...
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Old Links to PlanetMath have Broken

I recently fixed a broken link to a PlanetMath page, by changing to ...
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Why users are providing expired link?

I see many old answers contains expired links. Whenever I click on a link it show that links has expired. I'm not getting why users are providing expired links in an answer?
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Questions with broken links

I just noticed that this question has a broken link. Is there a standard way to deal with this? Should we delete the link, add a comment beside it, or fix it? I'm not that good with technology, so I'm ...
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Link Rot Notice: Springer EOM

A lot of us (especially professional mathematicians) here, in posting answers and questions, link to one of the four commonly used resources: Wikipedia, the Springer encyclopedia of mathematics, ...
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