I'm talking about links like that Youtube video (which, I wanna watch later lol), yep!
dA purposefully breaks them past 19 links which sounds like a lot, but for a character you've invested a lot of time and art into and want to track it all in one place, it isn't all that unusual to have more. Depending on the group, of course.
A lot of the other things Eclipse has introduced has been rough on ARPGs (like no comment pagination), so this is yet another issue that seems to have just cropped up.
I've dedicated the last decade of my life to keeping it alive and letting people enjoy it, but only one or two people actually play, and they're often so busy, I don't come up with campaigns anymore. I want to keep the flame of interest alight, but it is difficult.
It is not fully dead. It's still got a pulse. Just a very, very weak one.