Help me clean up this mess — and maybe win a prize.
I’ve been building content on this site since 2003. In eight years, I’ve collected a lot of junk.
As I revise this site, I’m going through every single post, deleting the ones I don’t think are relevant anymore, and fixing up the ones that remain. Along the way, I hope to hunt down and destroy all broken links.
But I’m only one person and can only check so many links in a day. So I’m asking for your help. And I’m willing to reward the folks who help me most with a free copy of any one of my books still in print.
Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Browse the site as you normally would.
- When you find a broken link*, open the comment for this post. (I put a link to it in the sidebar so it’s easy to find.)
- If the broken link isn’t already listed, use the Comments form at the bottom of the page to enter the following information:
- Your name and email address. (This might not be necessary if you’ve already commented here.) Please use your real email address; I will use it to contact you if you’re a winner. I will not share your address with anyone else or spam you. I promise.
- The URL of the page where you found the broken link. It must begin with http://www.mariaguides.com/ — I’m not interested in rewarding folks for finding broken links on other sites.
- The URL of the broken link. The easiest way to get this information is to either Control-Click (Mac OS) or Right-Click (Mac OS or Windows) on the broken link and use the Copy Link Location command in the contextual menu that appears. You can then paste it into the comment form.
- Submit the comment.
- Repeat as necessary. The more broken links you report, the better your chances of winning.
Check all the preceding comments to make sure your broken link isn’t already listed. I can’t give points for duplicate entries!
When I approve the comments — all comments are moderated here — I’ll check your findings. If you’ve correctly identified a broken link, you’ll score a point and I’ll note that in a reply to your comment.
At November month-end, I’ll award prizes to the top broken link finders.
Does this sound like a plan? I hope so. l could really use the help.
* A “broken link” is a link on a Web page that, when clicked, displays a “Page Not Found” error or something similar. In other words, it doesn’t display what it should for whatever reason.