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Moved from WoWWiki_talk:Village_pump#Links_to_official_forums Just Alerting You Small Howbizr(t·c) 6:13 PM EDT 2 Jun 2009

This is something I run into pretty often. A lot of links to blue threads to the official forums are broken - particularly PTR/beta stuff. Commonly I just google the thread id and the blizzard poster's name and get a result on mmoc bluetracker; but I think there should be a policy/guideline for this. Thoughts? Adys 03:13, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Replace them with a link to an archival site (bluetracker) and don't create new links directly to the forums? I really hate that the official forums are so flaky about keeping old posts around, we shouldn't need a 3rd party archiving shit. TeжubԎ Ҩ Ѡ 05:00, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
Sounds more like a guideline than a policy. Do you want someone else to do a draft of a guideline, Adys, or do you have an idea for one? Sounds like a good idea. --Gengar orange 22x22 Fandyllic (talk · contr) 9:44 AM PST 10 Mar 2009
Go ahead and make one, as I said before I'm not really around enough for this - was just bringing it up. Adys 06:34, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
With this in mind, I used an archival site instead of {{Blizzforumlink}} to add the multitude of recent hotfixes, but I really would rather have just updated the template. I wanted to open up the discussion again since I know not everyone is watching the Talk: domain. Just Alerting You Small Howbizr(t·c) 6:13 PM EDT 2 Jun 2009
Then there's the link= in {{Patched}} you can use instead of <ref></ref>. --User:Gourra/Sig2 22:19, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
I think I failed at asking the question correctly. I wanted to see if anyone had a problem with adding a {{Blizzforumlink|<external>}} parameter so that template can support non-forum links. I mentioned it in the talk space for the template, but I don't know if the average wikiians browse the talk pages as much as the forums. This pertains to the hotfixes page in particular. Just Alerting You Small Howbizr(t·c) 7:47, 2 Jun 2009 (EDT)

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