I HATE LINK ROT: Scoping and addressing the problem of “link rot.” When linking back to an old news story, I’ll usually try to link to an InstaPundit post that summarizes and quotes it, as well as linking it, rather than just putting in a straight link. That way, if the direct link goes bad (as happens all too often) at least readers can easily get the gist. I wish that sites, especially big new sites, would take link integrity more seriously.