This is a tracking ticket for a top 10 proposal in the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2016_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Categories/Bots_and_gadgets#Automatic_links_to_Internet_Archive
Problem: Web pages disappear and we are left with broken links. Adding a permanent link is more work for editors.
Who would benefit: Editors that use web-based references, users that want to verify claims that use web pages as references, and users that want to learn more about a subject.
Proposed solution: Do the following:
- Automatically add a link to the corresponding page in Internet Archive if an url and an access-date is provided in a cite.
- Automatically add access-date to cites, if they are not provided, when an edit is saved.
- Automatically request archival of web pages in Internet Archive if they are not available there.
Proposer: Aracali (talk) 16:32, 12 November 2016 (UTC)