[Mediawiki-l] Broken Links etc

Emufarmers Sangly emufarmers at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 18:51:20 UTC 2008

For internal links, there's Special:Wantedpages, which orders the results
for nonexistant pages by the number of links.

For a template, you can just make your own (or base it off the one you saw,
if you happen to remember where it was).  Wikipedia uses a template that
just adds a bit of superscript and a category <
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Dead_link>, but they're not big on
huge, flashy templates for indicating problems.

If you want to have an actual list of broken external links, there is a
Python Wikipedia Bot script for that exact purpose <

On Jan 1, 2008 12:17 PM, Steve VanSlyck <s.vanslyck at spamcop.net> wrote:

> For internal links, I guess for an extension it would have to be links
> to internal pages that don't exist.
> For external links, a template. I recall seeing one that simply
> displayed a "Bad Link" message with a nice graphic. A user who came
> across a page with a bad external link, could simply add {{Bad link}} at
> the appropriate place and next time someone knowledgeable wandered by
> they could repair the link.
> Emufarmers Sangly wrote:
> > On Dec 31, 2007 10:20 PM, Steve VanSlyck <s.vanslyck at spamcop.net> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Is there an extension that will reveal a list of broken links, bad
> >> links, links to non-existent pages, etc?
> >>
> >> Does anyone know of a "cool" {{Bad link}} template - I've seen one on a
> >> wiki somewhere but can't remember where.
> >>
> >> Thanks. And if you read this when I wrote it, get out and get with your
> >> friends!
> >>
> >>
> > Do you mean broken internal links or broken external links? (Don't
> worry,
> > it's 12:01 here.)
> >
> >
> >

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