Category:Articles with formerly dead external links

This category contains a subset of Category:Articles with dead external links and is used for articles that contain at least one link that was previously flagged as dead that has since come back to life, often as a result of domain sniping.

To correct articles appearing in this category, enable the "ErrorHighlighter" gadget from your user preferences. After enabling the gadget, invalid links will display followed by a very noticeable "formerly dead link" warning. Verify whether the link is still valid and perform the appropriate fix:

  1. If the link goes to spam or to a site that is otherwise incorrect then the link should either be replaced with a correct link or else removed from the article. In either case the {{dead link}} tag should also be removed.
  2. If cannot find any recent reviews of the listing (say last two years) or other sites stated closed, then delete the listing.
  3. If the link is valid then remove the {{dead link}} tag and use the "edit summary" field to note that the link is both valid and no longer dead.

To concentrate on cleaning up a particular region or country use Petscan. (substitute the first line of the category field for the area you wish to work on).

Articles should not be directly added to this category, instead invalid links should be tagged with {{dead link}} and they will be automatically added to the category.

Pages in category "Articles with formerly dead external links"

The following 200 pages are in this category, out of 1,564 total.

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