[quote:2lf1ql6x]and the mods should review and add files they think are useful
The mods have other things to do and moderate the forums/website on their free time.
Each time your suggestions contains "mods should" you're considering adding a work load on people who do voluntary work.
I've been pretty much doing what you are suggesting in the How do I FAQ for the better part of 6 years now.
I've always asked to have people proposing to put in some useful links because I can't read and see all the capx around. You can see in 6 years, there have been a handful of proposal in the topic at best.
In the end I still add as much elements I find useful to it when I go through the forums, but it is far less than there actually are good capx posted.
And moreover, in the end, most people don't go through the How do I FAQ anyway and go on to post the same questions over and over in the forums. It has been so for years, despite the resource being there for them.
Also to consider : Capx are the creation of their authors. Most capx evolve over time and versions. So the original author is the one to be around to maintain the capx and make it still working. When this user has gone out of reach/activity generally another user takes over and maintain his own version of the file.
The tutorials contains a section "example capx" in which you could just post the link to the forum topic the capx is an answer to. No need for a tutorial in that case.
That can already be handled by the users as long as they use the tools already at disposal.
At last, I have a feeling this topic has not been understood for what I meant it to be.
Currently, when you click an existing Dropbox link, there are chances for it to return a 404 error.
If it does DO warn the person who posted the link. Some inactive users won't do anything about it, and sure those files are likely lost.
But other will update and share their capx again.
I was doing this topic thinking of the How do I FAQ which can easily bring people to encounter "missing capx" and images.
It deviated pretty quickly on a subject about other file hosts and suggestion to reinvent the wheel. I don't understand why and to keep the topic on track I prefer to lock it for now.