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Automatically replace links to discussion when it is archived
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Description

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: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey

This proposal received 30 support votes, and was ranked #31 out of 107 proposals. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Talk_pages#Automatically_replace_links_to_discussion_when_it_is_archived

Event Timeline

DannyH created this task.Dec 7 2015, 11:36 PM
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Restricted Application added subscribers: StudiesWorld, Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptDec 7 2015, 11:36 PM

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

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Quiddity added a subscriber: Quiddity.EditedApr 1 2016, 10:34 AM

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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:ClueBot_III "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)