Subject: Google Drive changes: Old missions may be at risk
Posted on: 2021-06-27 13:09:25 UTC (original source:

TLDR, google is changing how Drive sharing links work. This may break some or all links to documents (they're being vague), causing them to only become usable by people who have used them in the past.

We have a lot of missions stored as google docs. I suspect this won't hit missions that were published to HTML from docs and shared that way (as that would make no sense, although it is possible), but if the raw docs link got passed around, it's very possible the mission is about to drop off the web, and would need to be reinstated by the author. Which is an issue if the author is no longer present.

So... uh... a lot of things need to get archived. Before the 9/13 deadline. Or we'll lose stuff.

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