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Checking dead links on all projects
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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.



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Cyberpower678 triaged this task as Medium priority.Feb 9 2017, 6:02 PM

This is my ongoing project.

srishakatux updated the task description. (Show Details)Feb 11 2017, 1:35 AM

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

Harej moved this task from Inbox to New feature on the InternetArchiveBot board.Apr 16 2020, 2:52 AM
Aklapper removed Cyberpower678 as the assignee of this task.Apr 16 2020, 8:17 AM
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!