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What happened to CiteSeerX? Is there a way to fix those links?

I sent an email to CiterSeer$^X$ using the form on their contact page, and I'll advise of any response I get: I'm a user at Math.StackExchange.com involved in maintaining links and triaging reports ...
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Why users are providing expired link?

It is not that they provide expired links: they provide live links, time passes, and the links then expire. This happens very often, and that's why we prefer to avoid depending on links when answering ...
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Old Links to PlanetMath have Broken

Because the ideal tool for a job like this, the mass-replacement tool, which can repair posts without bumping them, doesn't work in this case, I have fired up a script (a derivation of the Broken ...
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Domains with dead links

This answer is a community wiki — do not hesitate to edit it if there are things worth adding (correcting, updating). Links which can be corrected in bulk The links containing ...
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What happened to CiteSeerX? Is there a way to fix those links?

They broke ~17,000 links on Wikipedia with this change. Someone there has found how to convert old CiteSeerX URLs to the new format: I found the jackpot, of sorts. A data dump that relates the old ...
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Old Links to PlanetMath have Broken

I researched the twenty-four posts that Martin's planetmath.org/sites query finds. One post has three such links (the rest have one apiece), and one linked URL is shared by two posts, but two dozen ...
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Suggestion to mass-replace links to http://math.uga.edu/~pete

Let us collect in this community wiki answer the posts which might need manual editing after the bulk conversion is done. Links which are dead both now and after the transformation The links to the ...
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Suggestion to mass-replace links to http://math.uga.edu/~pete

Thanks for raising this one to our attention. We've now executed the requested change. As with all link replacements, we do expect a bit of routine cleanup work, so be on the lookout for any cases ...
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Questions with broken links

Rather than start a new thread, I'm going to try repurposing this older one as a catalog for reporting medium to large breakage of existing URLs. Apparently Encyclopedia of Math has switched off ...
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What happened to CiteSeerX? Is there a way to fix those links?

About 3 weeks ago, I opened an issue in the Github page of CiteSeerX. On the 20th of January, I got the following response from shauryr (Sorry I didn't check earlier, been busy!) We are aware of this ...
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Will the closure of Gfycat affect MSE?

One possible solution would be to ensure that the posts which include such third-party content get archived on the Wayback machine (https://web.archive.org) By searching for these URLs on the wayback ...
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Old Links to PlanetMath have Broken

I'm done replacing the links in the planetmath-failures list provided by Glorfindel. Methodology: It seems the errors were because the URL were changed to match the ...
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Suggestion to mass-replace links to http://math.uga.edu/~pete

How to check which posts were edited Probably some users might want to check which posts (in general or their own posts) were influenced, so that they can see whether they were some negative side ...

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