I have the Broken Link symbol and I went to the hub to check it out. In Edit mode the message 2 possible broken links detected.
I go through all links since nothing was "highlighted in yellow" on page. One link tested bad, so I deleted it. Since it is an important link, I pasted the exact link from the hub into address bar and opened the site.
I tried to add it again to the hub and hit test---comes back "bad link."
Has anyone had this to happen before? Hp say link is bad, but in reality the link is Good!
And still have the bad link symbol on account page.
I went back and added the link, clicked on it and it worked. But Hub still calls it a bad link. Hmmm, link is affiliated with ESPN, so I know it is a reputable link. But still no idea why the message says 2 broken links when everything is working.
Sometimes the broken link checker throws up false results.
I have a similar thing with the little green bug - which indicates a link to a phishing site. I don't have any links to external sites on my Hub, so I concluded it must be a link in a commenter's name.
I've now gone through and deleted all the comments that had a website link in the commenter's name, so there isn't one external link left on the Hub. But the little green bug won't go away!
I had the same thing happen, Michael. After a few months, the broken link symbol (finally) went away.
We have a page that can be used to "retest" links and to "ignore" links.
You can find it here:
If you click on "retest", you can see if the page is good or not. If you still want to include the link, you can hit "ignore" to remove the warnings.
I get the broken links symbol for youtube videos quite often - I used to check the videos to make sure they were still up, since they always were, i just started ignoring the symbols often they would just go away.
by Mike Russo 5 months 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?
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