Proposal: Resource Download

Proposed Q&A site for people who need to download important stuff but the website is down/has a virus

From what it sounds like, the only purpose this proposal could serve would be collecting link-only answers, which are considered Low Quality on every site in the network. Even the average question would be:

http://example.com/application_with_virus.exe Has a virus, where else can I get it?

Am I missing something?

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Well, maybe. Maybe I will edit this proposal to also ask if viruses are in a thing. In fact, I'll try to do that right now.

EDIT: Plus, it isn't only about viruses. It's also about if the thing is down.

  • If the web site is down, it's presumably a temporary problem, making the questions all "Too Localized" and the answers all "Not an Answer"s... lovely.
    – Flimzy
    Jul 31, 2014 at 14:20
  • No. Maybe the website would be down foreva. Aug 1, 2014 at 21:48
  • Like, "downweb.net" is DOWN! It's a download website and many things link to it, but it's down! Aug 1, 2014 at 21:49
  • So you want to use a Q&A web site as an index to download website mirrors? That doesn't really make a lot of sense... but whatever. If you can get enough sample questions and people to commit to your proposal, I'll buy you a beer.
    – Flimzy
    Aug 2, 2014 at 11:36

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