WOTC just changed their entire forum structure and linking. This question will help us track and repair the damage to our site.

Please add broken links here as you find them.

Please help us fix these a few at a time.

An update, it looks like they are trying to fix some of the links internally via redirects and whatnot. Please continue to update links as your come across broken ones.

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    \$\begingroup\$ It really is tiresome that they keep doing this. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    Sep 10, 2013 at 15:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ I got the Rules of Hidden Club link for the invisible-but-not-hidden question, but not the rules reference, which wants me to log in. Not sure if that's a broken link or if I just lack the appropriate subscription. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    Sep 10, 2013 at 16:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ @KRyan rules references should still be good as those are compendium links \$\endgroup\$
    – wax eagle
    Sep 10, 2013 at 16:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ @KRyan WotC is pretty incompetent when it comes to technology. I haven't followed the details recently, but I had been following their antics since before the days of the GleeMax apocalypse and the constant MTGO server breakages. They (at least used to) find their "tech" people by promoting by Peter Principle amateur programmers they discovered in their non-tech departments! \$\endgroup\$ Sep 10, 2013 at 17:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ If it wants you to log in, that's because their 404 is ... protected. ::grumble:: Report all request login links cause... they're not actually requesting login. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 10, 2013 at 22:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'll be going through all 380 of my 4e answers and fixing them... \$\endgroup\$ Sep 11, 2013 at 1:35
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    \$\begingroup\$ the protected 404 is the biggest wtf of the whole thing. \$\endgroup\$
    – wax eagle
    Sep 11, 2013 at 3:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ Converted to community wiki. \$\endgroup\$
    – mxyzplk
    Sep 11, 2013 at 19:36
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    \$\begingroup\$ Their migration to the new forums was sloppy at best and malicious at worst. They took an old snapshot of the forums and converted it, losing about a two weeks worth of data in the process: very sloppy for such a wealthy company whose target userbase is more tech savvy than the average person too!! \$\endgroup\$
    – corsiKa
    Sep 16, 2013 at 15:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ @corsiKa This is like the third or fourth time they’ve done this. On some level we should be glad we lost “only” two weeks’ worth of stuff. The internet abounds with dead links to old Gleemax threads, many of them major repositories of important information that had long histories on the forum. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    Sep 20, 2013 at 17:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ WOTC may be shuffling things intentionally, in order to discourage deep linking. \$\endgroup\$
    – aramis
    Sep 21, 2013 at 2:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ @aramis I don't think so, they've fixed most of the redirects. They broke their own internal forum links too. \$\endgroup\$
    – wax eagle
    Sep 21, 2013 at 12:23

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Data Explorer Query

Like all data explorer queries, it's updated once a week. I've put user and score in there, so fix your own answers first. Edit this answer to show which users have been fixed.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Is this something that still requires action? I see one of my answers in the query, but the link appears to be working without intervention. \$\endgroup\$
    – AceCalhoon
    Sep 11, 2013 at 22:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ The consensus on the forums is "We don't know when they'll break the links again, so let's go ahead and fix everything anyways". Mind you, it's now much easier to see where the links resolve to, since clicking through (generally) gets you to your intended destination. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 11, 2013 at 22:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for setting this up, Brian. \$\endgroup\$
    – Alex P
    Sep 15, 2013 at 18:55

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