This is a follow-up to the topic Policy on rotten links. Since there is no official policy, and there are different opinions, let us vote and create a policy
What shall be done when a “rotten link” is detected, that is a link from MusicBrainz to an external web site, where the external site is either permanently down, or has been transformed in such a way that it is utterly irrelevant for MusicBrainz purposes?
Multiple choices are possible. The vote remains active for 1 week, until 1.08.2020.
- Keep obsolete link “as is”
- Keep obsolete link “as is”, add validity date to mark it as obsolete
- Remove obsolete link
- Replace obsolete link with a link to Wayback Machine (archived version of the original site)
- Other (please explain)