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A condition affecting web pages or web sites where hyperlinks gradually fail to connect to a live resource over time. Either links become less relevant over time, or they have ceased to exist. When an author adds a link to an outside web page, it is not possible to guarantee the link will always function. For link pages that have moved, some can be kept updated over time but often Web content moves without notice or automatically forwarding the user to the new site.

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The idea of the merciless refactor is to be extremely thorough in cutting apart a topic and separating it into multiple subtopics or otherwise "cleaning off the Cruft" This process is absolutely essential for an older Wiki. Often, a page will appear to be mature to a regular, and to new users will appear unapproachable, however the process of disregarding social ties (ownership) to a page and flesh it out is of extraordinary value.

Essentially, pages get out of date because authors begin to become more and more intimidated at making major changes and "stepping on toes". Bold authors who pick apart elderly pages to update them are of great use to a topic, and are essential for keeping pages tidy and up-to-date.

Some wikis have the concept of "being bold", which is something like being merciless.

Disambiguation - Hackers - (1995 movie)

2004-11-10 TODO -- Link to wanderlust and Zuihitsu and wiki gnome and more and more.

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Genius + Programmer = Hacker

(on Wikipedia · Hacker culture)

A broad concept applied to a person who has the hobbyist spirit to tinker.

This is a large topic which I have plenty of notes on which will eventually find themselves here.

  • A "hacker-type" is an individual who displays characteristics of or is in the early stages of being a "real hacker".
  • "Real Hacker" is a rare title given to individuals with notable skills as a hacker.

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