[Ads-l] Updating Wikipedia links

Bonnie Taylor-Blake b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 13 16:49:15 UTC 2014


On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 11:35 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Bonnie, that's an excellent suggestion. I've been concerned about the
> link-rot cause by the migration of the archive, and Wikipedia is
> obviously an important place to ferret out now-dead links to posts. We
> can systematically update these links by searching for the old
> "cgi-bin" URLs cited by Wikipedia articles:
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Search&limit=50&offset=0&profile=default&search=%22cgi-bin%22+%22ads-l%22

Wow, that's a great tool, Ben!  Thanks for sharing it.  It should make
the work go much faster now.

-- Bonnie

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