[Ads-l] Updating Wikipedia links

Jeff Prucher 000000b93183dc86-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Thu Nov 13 22:58:46 UTC 2014

Other Wikipedias have this too, although fewer pages than in English. E.g.: 


(The apostrophe article shows up in this search in several languages, I don't know why.)



On Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:50 AM, Bonnie Taylor-Blake <b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

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>Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Poster:       Bonnie Taylor-Blake <b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM>
>Subject:      Re: Updating Wikipedia links
>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
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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