I've been playing with the standard Joomla 1.5.x banners. One of the things I'm doing is putting specific products from a specific affiliate program. (Not sure if I can memtion the affiliate or even if it matters.). The affiliate code pulls in the image and the appropriate links. It seems to work pretty well.
I'm cherry picking about a dozen or so items for each site.
The problem I have is that I know that eventually the items will no longer be available. I don't have any easy way of validating that the code is still pointing to a valid item.
What I'm trying to do is find a way to simply cycle through the existing banners to see if they are showing the products correctly so I can identify and remove obselete products. I've looked through the banner management products in the joomla extensions but havent found anything that looks like it could work.
I think I could probably do a loadposition for an administrator only article and make one call for each banner. That isn't ideal but it might work. I'm looking for something a bit easier.