CT link pointing at an non-existent page at Wildwinds

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by cmezner, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. cmezner

    cmezner Supporter! Supporter

    I have no idea if this can be posted here:

    I was researching coins from Nikopolis ad Istrum and followed this link


    which opened this page with an error message:


    So I sent an email to Dane at Wildwinds and she emailed me back saying that "the error is not on wildwinds, it is on cointalk, pointing to a page which has not existed for at least 10 years.
    Please ask a moderator on cointalk to remove that link."

    The correct link would be


    She has been getting loads of errors in her error log from numerous incorrect links on cointalk for the past number of years....
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2020
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I don't know if that could be fixed on the CT side. I highly doubt it. Whenever someone posts a link to something like wildwinds, they are capturing that link for that moment in time.

    Those websites are living and breathing (hopefully) sites that change and fix their stuff which changes the address.
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  4. cmezner

    cmezner Supporter! Supporter

    Maybe the moderator can edit and change the link in the post?

    Guess that for Dane it is quite annoying to get like he says loads of error messages that he can't fix with the technology he is using
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  5. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Maybe a moderator like @lordmarcovan can go in and edit it (if that is allowed).
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  6. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    I believe that Dane is a she. One of the more prominent "Women in Numismatics," to use the title of a thread from a while ago.
  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I thought so as well.
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  8. jamesicus

    jamesicus Supporter! Supporter

    That is correct.
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  9. cmezner

    cmezner Supporter! Supporter

    Thank you so much for the clarification, I didn't know - my apologies
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  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Dane is an interesting person of great value to the hobby. This interview covers how she came to be 'Wildwinds':
    Roman Numismatics. How did you become an expert in ancient coins?
    “When I was at school I wanted to be either a police detective or an archaeologist. I was half an inch too small to join the police, although I had been a police cadet (a voluntary organisation at the time for teenagers) and there was nowhere in my area where I could study archaeology, although one far-sighted locum teacher once took some of us on a field trip to Lancaster (NW England) and we visited an archaeological dig. Later, with the advent of metal detectors and the internet I was able to buy a small group of Roman coins from a German dealer and my old love of history and archaeology was re-awakened. I started collecting coins and numismatic books and fortunately I am a quick learner and it all went from there. I used to send images and information with the correct references to my friend Dave Surber from California, who founded the wildwinds.com website and he would add them to the wildwinds database. Some dealers started sending me images for wildwinds. Then Dave tragically died in February 2009 and although some people thought I was the right person to continue, I didn’t have the money for the server costs. Fortunately at that time, an experienced English antiquities and coin company, Timeline Originals, for whom I had been identifying ancient coins for several years, stepped in and offered to buy wildwinds from Dave’s widow and have me look after the job of adding coins etc. And that is what happened.”
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  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & passionate numismatist Moderator

    You would have to find where the bad link is and use the “report” flag in that post. Also, while I don’t think we’d require the permission of the original thread author to fix it, that would be best.

    In fact, it would be best all around to just find the original author of the post and ask them to fix the link. If they’re still around, of course.

    Edit: wait, no, that would still require moderator involvement. OK, just flag ‘em, and I’ll fix ‘em, if the correct URL is provided. But only when it’s important. We can’t go fixing all the dead links from the old posts. It just isn’t possible. Or maybe even prudent.

    There are bad links all throughout the old posts on every message board forum- not just this one. And they were authored by hundreds of different users.
  12. cmezner

    cmezner Supporter! Supporter

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  13. cmezner

    cmezner Supporter! Supporter

    but at least we can fix this one :D
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  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & passionate numismatist Moderator

  15. cmezner

    cmezner Supporter! Supporter

    Awesome, now it is working. Perfect. Thank you @lordmarcovan:happy:
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  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & passionate numismatist Moderator

    I left an explanatory note for @Valentinian with the edit. I’m confident he’ll be fine with it.
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  17. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    Actually, the bad "legates" link is still on the Moushmov introductory page on the Wildwinds site. I've emailed Dane and let her know this.
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  18. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    I emailed Dane once regarding a coin of Aemilianus that was improperly identified. She responded right away. Impressive and dedicated!
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  19. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    This from the Wildwinds website title pg (red highlight by me):

    No part of this website - including images, outlay, configuration, descriptions, indices, translations or pdfs may be copied in any form without permission (see below for permissions information). Hotlinking is bandwidth theft ! Hotlinking to images on wildwinds is forbidden and will result in an error.
  20. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    @dougsmit, fabulous link to the interview! Thanks for posting that!
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  21. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    What is hotlinking? I've never heard that term.
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