On 07/04/2013 04:42 PM, adrelanos wrote:
And got a reply:
The bot relies on a IRC feed that reports links as they are added, so it would be
useless outside Wikipedia without a rewrite. There is a link to its source code in its
BRFA if you want to try to rewrite it (sorry I don't recall the link offhand).
--ThaddeusB (talk) 03:06, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
> I asked:
> Benjamin Lees:
>> Fair enough. :-) It was created by a GSoC student, so it's probably not
>> going to be developed further unless someone picks it up.
>> The English Wikipedia has a bot that WebCites new URLs:
I don't see the source
>> posted, but maybe the author would be willing to share.
>> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 3:01 PM, adrelanos <adrelanos(a)riseup.net> wrote:
>>> Benjamin Lees:
>>>> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 10:52 AM, adrelanos <adrelanos(a)riseup.net>
>>>>> (The ArchiveLinks extension  looks very well, serving exactly
>>>>> purpose, but its really stresses, not to use in in production wiki.)
>>>> The "experimental" label isn't a good indicator of
>>> I think in the very case of the ArchiveLinks extension, it is.
>>> File : NOT STABLE DO NOT USE
>>>> Please read the readme file. (tl;dr: This is under devolopment and
>>> should not be used by anyone)
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I just wanted to give people an update. The Internet Archive is
interested in working on a relevant project: "The idea being to grab the
text of the recent change and extract out anything that looks like a URL
and feed it into a queue at IA's end for archiving."
If you have expertise to share, Vinay would be the one to share it with!
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