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Automatically replace links to discussion when it is archived
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Background: I am late to the party many times, but still interested in past discussions. When I see a link to a topic I am interested in I try to follow it even when it is stale. However it is a hassle to try and find archived discussion on talk pages.

Solution: When a BOT archives an old discussiion all pages that have a link to the discussion will be changed by the BOT to reflect the archived URL.

Ottawahitech (talk) 04:29, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

This card tracks a proposal from the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey:

This proposal received 30 support votes, and was ranked #31 out of 107 proposals.

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I hoped StructuredDiscussions would have made 'archiving' useless eventually...

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Note: Cluebot III is doing this at Enwiki

E.g. diff of a link-fix, following a section-archival:

However, per the note at the top of "Cluebot III is currently underperforming when confronted with large collections of archive pages for the same talk page (around 200 archive pages for the same talk page seems to be a maximum that should not be exceeded)."
Plus it hasn't edited at all since Feb 29, and the owner since Feb 3... :-/ (Update, the bot is back now)

This sounds like bot territory. If no team plans to work on this and have it on their Phab workboard, then this task should be declined.