I recently approved an edit on this question that removed a dead link from a deleted Stack Overflow article. A search for the question yielded this though...an external page that scraped the content before the post was deleted.

I don't see anything TOO nefarious about the site, but that was one of my first actions with moderator tools so I didn't want to override the edit with a link to that page if that's something that the SE overlords don't like.

Any thoughts on this?

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In this case, it looks like it should be okay, but I will run it past our internal person who checks for compliance. But, in general, I've linked to caches and Stack Printer when a user didn't have enough reputation to see deleted questions on their site.

Basically: "mirrors" are tolerated until we learn they aren't attributing correctly. Then we send them a notice.

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