CodePlex archives will be shut down after July 1st 2021.

We still have a bunch of links to it.

I'm sure there is a bunch of projects that were hosted there are now hosted somewhere else, like on GitHub. The project page will often advertise as such.

If you folks have the time and want to have your edit count incremented, feel free to dig into those posts and update the links to the new project page, if there is one.

If the project has not been migrated, then I suppose it's safe to say that the project will not be migrated and the link will rot on July 1st, so the link should be removed.

...and if the link is removed and the post makes no sense without it, then vote to delete it and/or flag as no longer needed and/or flag for moderator attention so we can remove the post.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for flagging this and giving the community an opportunity to tackle it! \$\endgroup\$
    – DMGregory Mod
    Commented May 13, 2021 at 17:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ It seems some projects have not been migrated to GitHub, but there are forks/rewrites hosted on GitHub. What is the policy for these projects? \$\endgroup\$
    – Sacha
    Commented May 13, 2021 at 21:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Sacha Thanks for asking! Generally, links accompany a "way to solve an issue". If it's a fork/rewrite, presumably the port/rewrite will also help "solve the issue". So the link should be updated to the new fork/rewrite if it makes sense! \$\endgroup\$
    – Vaillancourt Mod
    Commented May 14, 2021 at 0:24
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    \$\begingroup\$ Wherever it's not too disruptive to the post you're editing, I'd say it would also be a good idea to note in the text that the link is now pointing to a fork/rewrite. \$\endgroup\$
    – DMGregory Mod
    Commented May 14, 2021 at 15:27


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