Disappearing links

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  • #1515812

    davidderrick
    Member

    Which is not that simple when you have years of data in a way you have fine-tuned.

    #1515814

    juliafurniss
    Member

    So, what can we do about it? Couldn’t WordPress have sent us a proper message about this? Why would anyone look on a support forum if they didn’t have a problem? It’s a bit late now.

    #1515815

    peysworld
    Member

    “Annoying people” AKA geeting them to up sticks and move elsewhere.

    #1515818

    juliafurniss
    Member

    I hugely appreciate everyone’s help here but, like Facebook, there seems to be no support from them, just telling us to sort it out ourselves. Someone from WordPress needs to step up yo the mark and explain exactly what’s going on here.

    #1515820

    peysworld
    Member

    Erp… sorry about the double post, there.

    #1515824

    davidderrick
    Member

    “Couldn’t WordPress have sent us a proper message about this?”

    That is not the way things happen at WP. It isn’t a user-focused company.

    #1515825

    zouve
    Member

    So, if I read this correctly, WordPress.com has deliberately deleted all of my links on both of my blogs without any sort of notice or warning? No heads up to save those links or anything, just a “screw you” from the devs?

    Charming.

    #1515826

    timethief
    Member

    This is what I posted above:

    That could be because the Links were to be eliminated in upcoming versions. I recall that being stated some time ago now. I’ll tag this thread for a Staff response. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    Staff have yet to respond so please subscribe to this thread and you will be notified by email when they do..

    #1515827

    davidderrick
    Member

    Thanks. They shouldn’t be relying on you for this type of feedback, they should be on top of it before you alert them, or they should think in advance.

    #1515828

    I am so upset too, I just saw the disaster they made. Hope they can give us a solution because I don’t have the time to build the blogroll again, so many links I had there and all of them gone. I can’t believe it.

    #1515829

    timethief
    Member

    As I’m crystal clear on the fact that reciprocal links have negligible value, if any value at all, I don’t get into the mile long you link to me and I link to you nonsense that prevailed in the 1990’s.

    Note also that one can create their own static Page referring their Readers to directly related high quality content on other similar blogs. links. That’s what I have done. See: http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/11/18/blogroll-or-links-page/
    and http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/links/

    #1515831

    davidderrick
    Member

    Reciprocal links are part of your fingerprint, they show who you are. That’s not negligible. Even if there are other ways of getting to the same result. But a visible blogroll is the most obvious.

    #1515832

    juliafurniss
    Member

    That web page is three years old and seems to be telling people how to put links in a sidebar. I want to know where – and why – my links have gone. I don’t care whether I can out them somewhere else. I thought they were safe where they were.

    Anyone got a phone number for a WordPress ‘Happiness Engineer’???

    #1515834

    juliafurniss
    Member

    Anyway, I think the best idea is just to create a proper personal website. Or even better, just write things in a notebook.

    #1515837

    zouve
    Member

    As I’m crystal clear on the fact that reciprocal links have negligible value, if any value at all, I don’t get into the mile long you link to me and I link to you nonsense that prevailed in the 1990’s.

    That is not a very helpful response to people who just had their entire links list… seven years in here and mine was extensive, sorted by categories, and a resource on which I had come to depend… deleted without notice or warning.

    #1515840

    timethief
    Member

    @zouve
    The helpful response will come from Staff as I stated previously. Please subscribe to this thread so you are notified when Staff reply. Don’t assume anything. Maybe the Links will be restored. If they aren’t then I provided the suggestion of creating your own links page.

    #1515842

    timethief
    Member

    @juliafurniss

    This is a peer support forum where Volunteers and Staff work cooperatively to deliver WordPress.com support. There is no phone support here and we Volunteers do not provide support by email.

    Volunteers answer most questions posted into forum threads and Staff monitor. When Volunteers cannot provide the required support we flag threads for Staff attention.

    That has been done.

    #1515843

    davidderrick
    Member

    But “your own links page” will need a click. It won’t be visible. That’s not the same thing.

    #1515847

    timethief
    Member

    The link to my Links page is in my custom menu on my responsive width theme called Expound. Responsive width means the layout adapts depending on the size of the device being used to view your site. When responsive width themes are viewed on mobiles sidebars appear below the posts in order to provide as much space as possible for reading.

    When using any responsive width theme we go here > Appearance > Mobile and disable the mobile theme.

    #1515848

    davidderrick
    Member

    PS, we appreciate what volunteers do. It’s the high-handed indifference of WP towards users that regularly annoys people.

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