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 once saw a project to automatically archive citation source links but not sure about current status. -- Revi https://revi.me -- Sent from Android -- 2015. 6. 30. 오후 8:40에 "Richard Symonds" <richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk>님이 작성: > 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 > https://finance.yahoo.com/news/isis-burns-8000-rare-books-030900856.html), > and although there's an effort to save them, it's not an effort we're > really involved with. That's before we even start on how to reflect a > reference to a non-existent book on Wikipedia! > > But to get back to the original point, a semi-automated effort might be the > best way (if the slowest) to get these web pages linked properly again. > > > > > Richard Symonds > Wikimedia UK > 0207 065 0992 > > Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and > Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered > Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. > United Kingdom. Wikimedia UK is the UK chapter of a global Wikimedia > movement. The Wikimedia projects are run by the Wikimedia Foundation (who > operate Wikipedia, amongst other projects). > > *Wikimedia UK is an independent non-profit charity with no legal control > over Wikipedia nor responsibility for its contents.* > > On 30 June 2015 at 11:06, Lilburne <lilbu...@tygers-of-wrath.net> wrote: > > > 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 > a) > >>> how many of the first 10 have external links, and b) how many of those > >>> links are still live, or don't redirect to the sites homepage. I > reckon at > >>> least 50% of all external links on en.wp are dead. Lesson: the > internet is > >>> ephemeral and the only permanent record is on physical material. > >>> > >> > >> Yes, if you forget > >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destruction_of_the_Library_of_Alexandria. > >> > > > > Well of course that was some 1700 years ago. You are equating a event of > > millennial proportion with something that happens every day? Get a grip > on > > reality. > > > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > Wikimediaemail@example.com > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>