I am getting really fed up with seeing this message
2 potentially broken links have been detected in this Hub. They are highlighted below. You can correct the link by editing the containing capsule.
The reason is because NO LINKS ARE SHOWN as broken or potentially broken. There's nothing I can do as there are no indicators whatsoever of what needs to be fixed.
It always happens when it comes down to one or two links need fixing and I spend ages checking up and down trying to find the link that needs fixing when nothing is evident.
This has happened on multiple hubs - which suggests to me something in the broken link finder is broken.
There is a delay between when the links are edited and the message.
If you know that you have addressed the broken links, then you can disregard the messages until the later check is completed.
MaM, have you tried the "Broken Links" link in your account to see if or what it shows there? I've had the same thing happen, where the broken link was not actually highlighted, but it was listed under Broken Links...sometimes actually broken and sometimes not, in which case I clicked to "ignore" and removed the notification.
1) Why is there no instruction on this page as to what "Ignore" and "Test" actually mean? When should one use "Ignore"? What is the "test" actually applied to?
2) Why when you click "test" does it seem to just retest the link already identified rather than the actual hub to see if the link still exists. What's the point of retesting a duff link?
1) Can we please have a clear explanation as to when to use Ignore
2) Please can there also be an extra "test" which should be located next to the title of the hub and applied to the WHOLE HUB from scratch (and not just a link) so that people can see whether or not there are still any broken links
At the moment there is nothing on this page which allows you to see whether or not you have fixed a hub properly.
The test buttons allows you to force a retest of the broken links.
The ignore button can be used however you desire.
If you know that you have edited a Hub and addressed the broken links, you can ignore it for example.
I'm still confused. Why on earth would I want to retest a broken link? You know it's broken. I know it's broken. What's the value to be gained from testing it?
I thought the point of identifying the broken link was to
1) highlight it as something needing to be fixed
2) then fix it
3) so that the NEW LINK could be tested to check that it's OK
The only test that makes sense to me on the Broken Links Page is one which applies to the WHOLE HUB.
Why not include the facility to retest the whole hub on the Broken Links Page ie the test is against the hub URL and not the broken link? That makes sense to me.
I had a broken link message but couldn't see a problem with the links I provided.
Then I noticed a video I'd included was just a black box. Clicked on it and discovered the youtube video had been removed.
Yep, broken link.
by Mike Russo 3 years ago
Have you had this happen to you? I searched for the highlighted broken link but I could not find one. So how do you clear the notice?
by Paul Deeds 14 years ago
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by Sherri 11 years ago
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by jodijoyous 8 years ago
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by Don Simkovich 11 years ago
I noticed today that I've got several broken link icons on a few different hubs. The links go to hubs of mine that are live. I went in earlier today and tested the links and they tested fine but still show as broken. Has anyone experienced this before? If so, what advice do you have on what to do?
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