Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2015/Programme/Tools/In search for outdated sources - the bot to find dead links

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masti <dyskusja>
Marek Stelmasik / User:masti
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  • Lecture + discussion

Wikipedia relies heavily on Internet sources. They sometimes become obsolete, either because the site goes down or changes the link structure. The bot can help in identifying such links and change them to the right ones. Checking Internet Archive also helps. There are also challenges not to report too many links the are in reality alive as those can influence how the users react to them. Putting information in-line in articles versus notifications on Talk pages. Cleaning after links get repaired or new links used as sources.

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Duration (without Q&A)

20 mins

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  1. Spiritia 08:50, 25 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  2. I will have a piece of news to share regarding the Internet Archive. Ijon (talk) 22:29, 25 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]