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.

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2015. 6. 30. 오후 8:40에 "Richard Symonds" <richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk>님이
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> 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
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> 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.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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