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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:19 am    Post subject: Internet Links & URL's Reply with quote

Internet Links & URL's

The recent change of CWGC URL's has highlighted the fickle nature of the internet. A page you have linked to in a post may have moved or gone the next time you click on it. I suggest that on this forum from now on if you post a link to another website in a post then paste the relevant text too if you can.

Examples would be pasting the details from a CWGC database entry rather than a link to it. Pasting an online newspaper article as well as the link to it. (Online newspapers either remove or edit articles after a period of time. As far as I'm aware the BBC retains copies of their articles but to be on the safe side copy the text). Sometimes there may be too much information or in a format that doesn't lend itself well to copying and pasting such as on the U-Boat net site and in those cases pasting the most relevant information would do.

We should also check out old links now too so if anyone comes across a link without any text with it can they do two things

1. Please check it still works and if it does copy the text into a post on the thread.
2. If it doesn't work please let the person who posted the link or a moderator know and we can either find a new link or remove it.

Thanks

Adam
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