Check for broken links / removed content


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e.g. The video associated with this item’s been removed:

Though not strictly a broken link it has similar implications (i.e. takes the user somewhere irrelevant), it looks like it’s still possible to detect this programmatically: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1591293/programmatically-determine-whether-a-youtube-video-has-been-taken-down

When detected it could trigger automatic cleanup, notify contributors so they could amend, or be added to a queue of maintenance work (in the same way questions with no options are listed currently).

This should probably live at the bottom of the priority list for suggestions as it’s a very minor inconvenience & quite a rare scenario.