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Bug Broken Link Tags

  1. May 10, 2017 #1

    Ygggdrasil

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    I noticed in a lot of my old posts, moderators have edited the post mark links by a [broken] tag even if the link is perfectly valid (for example see https://www.physicsforums.com/threa...67-are-replication-error.908823/#post-5724675). Most of the cases seem to be links to journal articles in which a subscription is required to read the article (the link should still take you to the site). Is this a process that is automated? It does not seem consistent with PF's guidelines to cite the primary scientific literature if you're disabling links to journals.
     
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  3. May 10, 2017 #2
    Indeed automated. There are some problems when the process receives a response that is not standard. I can fix all nature.com links quickly. Let me know if you find any more instances.
     
  4. May 10, 2017 #3

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  6. May 27, 2017 #5

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    Here's another perfectly good link that got mangled by the forum: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/making-life-for-space.912516/#post-5748367

    dx.doi.org is the Digital Object Identifier system used to create permanent links to the scientific literature. Other of my posts that have DOI links don't seem to be affected, so maybe this occurs sporadically.
     
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