Page MenuHomePhabricator

Checking dead links on all projects
Closed, InvalidPublic


Proposed in Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016. Received 53 votes, and ranked #19 out of 265 proposals. View full proposal with discussion and votes here.


There are so many dead links in WP, this reduces the quality of the encyclopedia.

Who would benefit

A dead link checker would be of benefit to all!

Proposed solution

Not easy to know whom to notify about dead links. Maybe a notice on the article's discussion page?

Technical details

Time, expertise and skills required

  • e.g. 2-3 weeks, advanced contributor, javascript, css, etc

Suitable for

  • e.g. Hackathon, GSOC, Outreachy, etc.



Related links

Event Timeline

@Cyberpower678 Can we say that this is resolved by IABot and close it?

Aklapper added a subscriber: Cyberpower678.

@Cyberpower678: I am resetting the assignee of this task because there has not been progress lately (please correct me if I am wrong!). Resetting the assignee avoids the impression that somebody is already working on this task. It also allows others to potentially work towards fixing this task. Please claim this task again when you realistically plan to work on it (via Add Action...Assign / Claim in the dropdown menu). Thanks for your understanding!

Harej added a subscriber: Harej.

Closing as "invalid" as this task has an impossibly wide scope that is better served by the InternetArchiveBot project and individual tasks as needed.