I got a 'broken link' warning on this hub: http://dzymslizzy.hubpages.com/hub/The-Scissors-Paradox
However, when I went into edit mode, it said, '....highlighted ...' ...however, there were NO highlights on any part of the hub.
This is not the first time this has happened. How am I supposed to know (and fix) which is the "potentially broken link" if the diagnostic tool fails to place the stated highlight????
It's in the section on Other Hubs On Scissors. The Hub on a scissor jack stand is no longer there.
Ah--well, the problem with THAT, is that it is not a link I put there! That's under the auto-links filled in by HP itself!!
The "Other Hubs on Scissors" section doesn't look like a section that HubPages put there. It looks like a capsule you created, by finding other Hubs on scissors. You may have used the Suggestion Tool?
No, I do not recall doing that. I usually do not use that feature.
When you edit that Hub and look at that section, can you see it? Or does it only appear once you've saved the Hub?
If you can see that capsule in edit mode, then you put it there somehow, and only you can fix it.
I looked at the Hub in question and it is showing the broken link as highlighted (see screen shot).
There is nothing I can find that would indicate that this is related to a bug or site problem.
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As for broken links, this link in your account will show you broken links.
It includes the exact URL and the Hub in which it is located.
You can re-test links here to see if you have addressed the problem.
If you are having problems finding the URL in your Hub, you can right click the page and choose "View Source" and you can then search the source page for the URL.
Sometimes, when I get this and I can't find the broken link, I find it helpful to look at the hub outside of the edit mode. I click on the links until I find the one that doesn't work.
Hi, Anna Marie--
I'm sure that would work. Thanks for the idea. However, my point is, I expect things to work as they are supposed to. (Too much to ask??)
I always check my links, videos, etc., to make sure that they are working before I publish. I go back and double check at times - especially the YouTube videos.
Yes, but sometimes, they work when you publish, but if someone deletes a hub, removes a YouTube video, etc, after that, you get a broken link. I try to fix them once I find them, but you can't prevent broken links from happening. If you link to someone elses' hub, you can't exactly force them to not delete it if they want to.
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