Re: [Wikimedia-l] FindArticles.com died in 2012

2015-07-01 Thread Isaac David
Message- From: wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Hong, Yongmin Sent: 30 June 2015 05:01 PM To: Wikimedia Mailing List Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] FindArticles.com died in 2012 Try to find links from https://archive.org/web

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FindArticles.com died in 2012

2015-06-30 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 30/06/2015 11:41, Lilburne ha scritto: The average lifespan of a webpage is about 77 days. It matters not whether the site is still running or dead. Webmasters shuffle stuff about and delete things at will. Click on the random article button and see a) how many of the first 10 have external

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FindArticles.com died in 2012

2015-06-30 Thread Hong, Yongmin
Try to find links from https://archive.org/web/ , http://webcitation.org , or https://archive.is (note: this last one is blacklisted on enwp, iirc). I revived few deadlinks (not this host though) from these archives. And try to make habit of archiving websites when you cite something. I think I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FindArticles.com died in 2012

2015-06-30 Thread Peter Southwood
: [Wikimedia-l] FindArticles.com died in 2012 Try to find links from https://archive.org/web/ , http://webcitation.org , or https://archive.is (note: this last one is blacklisted on enwp, iirc). I revived few deadlinks (not this host though) from these archives. And try to make habit of archiving

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FindArticles.com died in 2012

2015-06-30 Thread Isaac David
Le mar. 30 juin 2015 à 4:41, Lilburne lilbu...@tygers-of-wrath.net a écrit : Lesson: the internet is ephemeral and the only permanent record is on physical material. Digital media can be more technically demanding to work with, but I wouldn't say it is intrinsically ephemeral, much less

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FindArticles.com died in 2012

2015-06-30 Thread Lilburne
On 30/06/2015 10:58, Ricordisamoa wrote: Il 30/06/2015 11:41, Lilburne ha scritto: The average lifespan of a webpage is about 77 days. It matters not whether the site is still running or dead. Webmasters shuffle stuff about and delete things at will. Click on the random article button and see

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FindArticles.com died in 2012

2015-06-30 Thread Lilburne
The average lifespan of a webpage is about 77 days. It matters not whether the site is still running or dead. Webmasters shuffle stuff about and delete things at will. Click on the random article button and see a) how many of the first 10 have external links, and b) how many of those links are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FindArticles.com died in 2012

2015-06-30 Thread Richard Symonds
There's a point to be made there: Libraries in some countries are still being destroyed (see http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jan/28/mali-timbuktu-library-ancient-manuscripts and http://elaph.com/Web/Culture/2015/2/985403.html or

[Wikimedia-l] FindArticles.com died in 2012

2015-06-29 Thread Jonatan Svensson Glad
The website findarticles died in 2012 causing over 20 000 articles to have dead links on them. A few of them was backed up on Wayback, but their robot.txt changed so all those archives were deleted as well. So either articles have a dead link showing as 200 (which findlinks.com does) or they