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Adding Links

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Dealing with Link Rot

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If you know for a fact that the reason the link doesn't work is because the website has been taken down, replace it with a link that works! There's always the Wayback Machine, of course. If that doesn't help, Google it, even if you have no reason to expect results. You may be pleasantly surprised.