BDV has said that if you find a thread that no longer works, PM him with the link to it. It'd take a ridiculous amount of time to check every thread every day and would be incredibly dull. If you let him know which ones don't work, they can be closed much quicker.
Yeah sorry man, I haven't had a lot of time recently (hopefully changing soon) and I could do with being more on it. As Flash said you can make it a little easier by saying "the file is down" or pming me a link to the post if you're an extra good little scout trooper.
It would do the same thing, but in a different and more annoying way. It sends us e-mails. That means we probably won't get it because not everyone checks e-mails. If someone is online, though, and he visit WEForums, he will get the PM (usually). It works better through PM because it's more guaranteed.
I check my e-mail once or twice a week.
Oh, and you can also PM me if you 'need' something closed if it doesn't work.