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bad link plugin?
Does anybody have a bad link plugin script? So the users can report bad link and optional comment why they think the link should be removed.

I need some better bad link report system. The free one from the plugins download is so bad that I would send the programmer who made it to prison for at last 5 years. Tongue
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I need some better bad link report system. The free one from the plugins download is so bad that I would send the programmer who made it to prison for at last 5 years.

Write you're one one then Tongue

Its a freebie.. but hasn't been re-written since LinksSQL 2.1, so is hardy pugdogs fault ;)

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I would let him out if he would re-write it. Wink
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I don't think he's even got enough time at the moment to do his own stuff, let alone re-write free stuff :P (I havn't heard from him in over a month Unimpressed)

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Who ever would rewrite it should make some profit on it. I would gladly pay for plugin like this. I donít think Iím the only one who needs this bad link report system
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Hi,

I would highly recommend using Andy's safe_jump plug-in !

I started using the bad-link plug-in and thought the idea of getting people to tell me when a link wasn't working was a great idea and with some simple testing with friends testing it most of them didn't even bother to notify using it and others when I asked didn't realise it was for that, followed by people who said : "I couldn't be bother or didn't have the time".

The idea of the safe_jump system the way I use it is that it tests the link very quickly first and then leads to a page when there is an error that informs people in plain English (French in my case) what error was encountered and allows them to try again and/or directly without the test the link.
An email is sent to alert the owner of the link of the error encountered...

That basically covers all of my above issues that I encountered with the bad_link plug-in and provides a better user experience...

So if on top of that you don't like the way the bad_link plug-in is written why hesitate...

John
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Thanks Jag I'll look into it.
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Hi,
There is another version of it that I worked with Andy on and that also picks up links in a database field and has the links managed through a similar safe_jump script.

Just in case this may help you because I find it great as you can see Wink:

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/...i?post=286408#286408

John
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I've just re-installed the bad_link plug in. I like it, it works well for me especially in catching those links that suddenly re-direct to a porn site or whatever which the users can report. There was a way of viewing and deleting the reported bad links through the Database Editor in Links Admin. Far easier than doing it from the plug in itself. I got the code for it years ago from this forum but I can't find it now so if anyone can help with that?....

I'm a little wary of using something like safe-jump because Links isn't always accurate in getting dead links. For instance I have around 60 links to .tk domains in my database and Links reports them all as 'could not connect' even though the links are good.
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Hi Triffid,

Maybe you could PM Andy with some examples so that he can test them on one of his servers, see how safe_jump handles them.

As I said I have given some thought to the way I use it and I modified mine in order to provide a bit more explanation about a link error than just 404. But to further your remarks I then have below the message two links that are clearly identified as being a link to the same site using safe_jump to test again or to test the link without safe_jump so that they can try without the error checking. Does this sound to cover certain cases where the system may have mis-read the code returned ?

John
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