2015 Community Wishlist Survey/Bots and gadgets/it

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Dispositivo/estensione per valutare un articolo[edit]

Creare un'interfaccia di facile utilizzo per aggiungere dei template di valutazione di WikiProject agli articoli. Ciò probabilmente richiederebbe un tipo di pagina JSON di configurazione per elencare i template disponibili. Andrebbe eseguito lo stesso lavoro per l'estensione Wikilove (che aggiunge stelle alle pagine di discussione). Kaldari (talk) 17:30, 19 May 2015 (UTC)


  1. Oppose Oppose WMF specific and well within the capability of volunteer editors. There is no need for this to be an extension, the gadgets above should be sufficient. This proposal would also be made even more unnecessary by having a global repository of gadgets. MER-C (talk) 09:52, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support Support anything that makes the adding of assessment templates is a Good Thing. Allows us to look at overviews of the development of subjects. Casliber (talk) 05:04, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support Support--Shizhao (talk) 09:32, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Support although I wouldn't use the Rater script as it currently exists as it snags the load of some pages. Something more advanced without bugs, yes. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 13:52, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Support Sadads (talk) 15:41, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support Support Goombiis (talk) 16:17, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  7. Support strong support Sethtalk 16:51, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  8. Support Support – I've just discovered Rater on en.wp and am finding it very useful. Smaller projects like cy.wp miss out on scripts like this as there are fewer editors with the coding expertise, which is why I'm supporting this proposal. Ham II (sgwrs / talk) 18:45, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  9. Neutral Neutral I believe it would be easy to implement this if each wiki would have local Wikibase repository --AS (talk) 09:23, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  10. Support Support as Casliber said, it would make adding assessment templates easier, it would be pretty useful as a second more general point. - SantiLak (talk) 10:24, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  11. Support Support - ƬheStrikeΣagle 16:11, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
  12. Support Support - WikiProjects aren't so active these days, but assessments are still valuable, so I would support attempts to make engaging in such activity easier/accessible — Rhododendrites talk \\ 17:16, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
  13. Oppose Oppose - while I'm not opposed to the concept, it seems that this is sufficiently covered by other efforts, so isn't the kind of thing I would want to tie up limited paid staff resources to work on. Wbm1058 (talk) 15:13, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  14. Support Support. This could be useful, and I can see myself using it. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 10:49, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
  15. Support Support --Rahmanuddin (talk) 14:54, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Migliorare il bot "rilevatore di copia e incolla"[edit]

Attualmente abbiamo un programma che analizza "tutte" le nuove modifiche di WP in inglese riguardanti i copyright. L'output è here. Esiste la possibilità di utilizzarlo per lavorare in molte altre lingue.

Il problema è che non è così affidabile come dovrebbe esserlo. Anche la presentazione delle preoccupazioni dovrebbe essere migliorata. Ci incanterebbe vedere la partenza trasformata in una estensione e formattata similarmente al in:wp:Special:NewPagesFeed

Attualmente la produzione è classificato da WikiProject. Sarebbe ottimo creare moduli specifici WikiProject per collegarsi a pagine di progetto individuali. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:45, 4 November 2015 (UTC)


  1. Support Support 4nn1l2 (talk) 03:00, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support Support --Tobias1984 (talk) 11:17, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support Support Lugnuts (talk) 12:00, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Support This is one of the most amazing and Wikipedia-changing automated tools to come to editor attention in some years. Having automated copyright detection should be a priority because of the time that it saves experienced editors and the credibility that it gives to Wikimedia projects. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:34, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Support Great idea which is going to save a lot of time. Bharatiya29 (talk) 17:37, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support Support This is very important. Tryptofish (talk) 18:15, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  7. Support Support Armbrust (talk) 22:29, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  8. Support Support --Isacdaavid (talk) 02:06, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  9. Support Support Risker (talk) 04:21, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  10. Support Support Casliber (talk) 05:03, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  11. Support Support Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 09:23, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  12. Support Support other languages--Shizhao (talk) 09:33, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  13. Support Support, especially "WikiProject specific modules to go on individual project pages". Perhaps this could also coordinate with the bot that creates cleanup listings for WikiProjects. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 14:05, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  14. Support Support --Arnd (talk) 14:41, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  15. Support Support Mbch331 (talk) 14:48, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  16. Support Support --Natkeeran (talk) 14:50, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  17. Support Support as an extension that can be easily enabled on other wikis/projects. -- Dave Braunschweig (talk) 15:09, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  18. Support Support it would be a great save of time! --Nastoshka (talk) 15:34, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  19. Support Support Cavamos (talk) 15:34, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  20. Support Support - SantiLak (talk) 10:25, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  21. Support Support Goombiis (talk) 16:18, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  22. Support Support --Jarekt (talk) 17:11, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  23. Support Support This is an important issue. --Frmorrison (talk) 17:13, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  24. Support Support --SucreRouge (talk) 17:40, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  25. Support Support --Wesalius (talk) 18:49, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  26. Support Support StevenJ81 (talk) 21:49, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  27. Support Support--Jey (talk) 22:03, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  28. Support Support, it would be extremely useful, and it is not just a Wikipedia tool, as it should cover all languages and all wikis (copyvio is also a big problem for Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikiversity) — NickK (talk) 23:37, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  29. Support Support Spencer (talk) 01:05, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  30. Support Support Good idea. Beyond My Ken (talk) 02:09, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  31. Support Support --Chaoborus (talk) 02:18, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  32. Support Support --Rosiestep (talk) 02:34, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  33. Support Support --Shubha (talk) 04:41, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  34. Support Support --Jasonzhuocn (talk) 06:58, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  35. Support Support Litlok (talk) 08:10, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  36. Support Support Anything that might help reduce the rampant copy-pasting on India/Pakistan-related articles has to be A Good Thing. - Sitush (talk) 08:44, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  37. Support Support Amen Sitush, amen. Bgwhite (talk) 09:40, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  38. Support Support Especially "the potential for it to work in a number of other languages" bit. ...Aurora... (talk) 10:29, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  39. Support Support --β16 - (talk) 11:37, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  40. Support Support It's surprising this hasn't been done yet.  DiscantX 12:01, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  41. Support Support Matěj Suchánek (talk) 15:26, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  42. Support Support Fluffernutter (talk) 16:33, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  43. Support Support Gap9551 (talk) 20:11, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  44. Support Support Absolutely. Logical Fuzz (talk) 20:47, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  45. Support Support - tucoxn\talk 14:02, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  46. Support Support Tremendously important. --Dweller (talk) 15:25, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  47. Neutral Neutral I don't understand the idea. If it's about detecting copy-paste moving, Support Support, otherwise Neutral Neutral Krett12 (talk) 16:20, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  48. Support Support - Sarahj2107 (talk) 21:34, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  49. Support Support Nikkimaria (talk) 00:49, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  50. Neutral Neutral What's about quotes ? A human control after bot detection is essential ! Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, désolé pour ma dysorthographie 23:00, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  51. Support Support --Yeza (talk) 16:28, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
  52. Support Support לסטר (talk) 18:13, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
  53. Support Support J36miles (talk) 00:33, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
  54. Support Support - ƬheStrikeΣagle 16:11, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
  55. Support Support Jim Carter (talk) 07:50, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  56. Support Support Wbm1058 (talk) 15:19, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  57. Support Support Mpn (talk) 18:13, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  58. Support Support Daniel Case (talk) 19:14, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
  59. Support Support AlbinoFerret (talk) 18:24, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
  60. Support Support As more people around the world gain internet access, we'll see a lot more editors unfamiliar with Wikipedia policy, and who don't see a problem with copy/pasting large amounts of text. This is evident in India articles, and the problem will only grow. Nocowardsoulismine (talk) 16:08, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
  61. Support Support Besides improving the GUI-and-features of the EranBot, additionally I would also like to see the GUI-and-features of the tool on which EranBot depends improved, the CopyViosTool at toolserver. In particular, the en:WP:DIFF-like functionality leaves something to be desired.[1][2] See also, Editing#Improved_diff_compare_screen proposal, which is also DIFF-related technology. 16:57, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
  62. Support Support I had no contact with this bot before, but it appears really really useful.--MisterSanderson (talk) 03:00, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
  63. Support Support. This should be a priority. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 10:51, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
  64. Support Support --Davidpar (talk) 14:22, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
  65. Support Support --Rahmanuddin (talk) 14:56, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Strumento di apprendimento automatizzato per ridurre le interazioni negative nelle pagine di discussione[edit]


Costruire uno strumento IA per identificare gli episodi di apparente abuso della pagina di discussione nella Wikipedia Inglese in tempo reale, costruendo sulle esistenti en:WP functions con tags e edit filters.

Benefici Previsti
  1. Un filtro di revisione potrebbe avvertire gli utenti prima della pubblicazione, nel caso il loro commento necessiti di essere ricontrollato e modificato per essere considerato appropriato:
    1. Ridurre il numero di messaggi abusivi attualmente pubblicati nelle discussioni.
  2. I supervisori potrebbero controllare i cambiamenti recenti nelle revisioni marcate:
    1. Fornendo uno strumento necessario nelle pagine di discussione dove il supervisore può riscontrare abuso sessuale o di altro tipo.
    2. Migliorare i tempi di risposta e liberare le vittime dal peso di dover richiedere aiuto a un amministratore per ricevere aiuto.
  3. Prevenzione dell'incremento di controversie.
  4. Migliorare il livello culturale delle pagine di discussione.
  5. Potenziare il controllo dei supervisori.

Alcune idee di discussioni passate si può trovate su https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Proposed:_Tag_.2F_edit_filter_for_talk_page_abuse

Come User:Denny mostrava on the Wikimedia-l mailing list ieri, un progetto simile è stato avviato reportedly sul videogioco online "League of Legends" nella comunità per accrescere la qualità delle interazioni sociali, con un considerevole successo: si è riscontrato un calo del 40% negli eventi di abuso verbale nella comunità.

Altra scoperta interessante da quel progetto fu: "87% degli abusi online veniva dai cittadini neutrali e positivi che avevano vissuto una giornata negativa qui o lì. [...] Dobbiamo cambiare il pensiero comune approposito della società online e modificare le loro aspettative di come ciò sia accettabile." Questa sembra una possibilità applicabile anche a Wikipedia.

I produttori di videogame e gli scienziati, lavorando su questo progetto, hanno cominciato a compilare una gran mole di dati sulle interazioni dei membri della comunità che hanno trovato controproducenti (comportamento negativo, aggressione, abuso) e hanno applicato l'apprendimento automatico della macchina al database, che è così in grado di definire in tempo reale ai partecipanti sulla qualità della loro interazione. (Stanno anche cercando di identificare i comportamenti positivi e collaborativi.)

Mi incanterebbe vedere nella Fondazione se questo approccio fosse applicabile anche nella comunità di Wikipedia, la quale è affetta da problemi simili. L'enorme quantità di commenti eliminati nella revisione delle pagine di discussione della Wikipedia Inglese potrebbe fornire un database iniziale, per esempio; come la comunità di "League of Legends", la fondazione potrebbe invitare laboratori e istituti accademici ad aiutare nell'analisi di questo archivio.

Ci sono considerevoli difficoltà nella formazione di un sistema sufficientemente sofisticato che eviti un gran numero di commenti inaccettabili, ma questo è un obiettivo simile alla programmazione di "ClueBot", e uno dei membri produttori di "League of Legends" sembra aver trovato una soluzione: "Classificare sole parole era facile, ma come impedire strutture linguistiche avanzate, come l'aggressione sarcastica e passiva? E a proposito di più idee positive , come frasi che supportano la risoluzione dei conflitti? Per contrastare i problemi più impegnativi, abbiamo lavorato con laboratori di classificazione mondiali. Abbiamo offerto la possibilità di lavorare su questi archivi e risolvere questi problemi con noi. Gli scienziati balzarono alla possibilità di fare la differenza e seguirono passi da gigante. Abbiamo iniziato a comprendere meglio la collaborazione tra estranei, come il linguaggio si evolve continuamente e la relazione tra l'età e l'abuso;sorprendentemente, non c'erano collegamenti tra l'età e l'abuso nelle società online.

Un progetto di successo di questo tipo potrebbe conseguentemente essere offerto anche agli altri progetti Wikimedia. Risolverebbe problemi molto discussi e di lunga data nella Wikipedia Inglese, e guiderebbe la Fondazione verso i limiti della cultura online. Andreas JN466 20:03, 14 November 2015 (UTC)


  1. Comment: This is something I mentioned to an OS during Wikimania actually. Basically, imagine a system that automatically hides suspicious edits pending OS review. Think of it like FlaggedRevs but with a more strict set of rules. Certain OSable content is fairly trivial to spot. Emails and phone numbers, social security numbers etc. follow a certain pattern detectable with a simple regex for example. AI would learn such rules. We often see same content be reposted as well. I would propose a OSed content campaign where clustered content would be hand labelled by humans (perhaps oversight users to avoid privacy concerns). Humans would go through the unsupervised clusters and label them (this one looks like a phone number so it should be hidden, that one looks ok so it doesn't need to be hidden) and we can then use this to train AI (clustering or multi class classification). AI would develop a level of confidence of "bad content" such that if the post is above a certain threshold it would be hidden until reviewed by AI. -- とある白い猫 chi? 19:47, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support Support Anthonyhcole (talk) 09:18, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support Support · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 13:50, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  4. Neutral Neutral I wouldn't mind seeing a pilot done on particular parts of the English Wikipedia where negative talk page interactions tend to be a big issue, but I will withhold support pending the results of said pilot. This idea sounds like "easier said than done", but I'm willing to be open-minded and see what can be done. At any rate, I would oppose any full rollout until any serious kinks are worked out. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 14:14, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  5. Oppose Oppose ORES is a better way to do this. After all, edit filters on enwiki (the database name for en.wikipedia) have for a long time pretty much used up the limits they have.--Snaevar (talk) 16:30, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  6. Oppose Opposedifficult in chinese.--Temp3600 (talk) 16:38, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  7. Neutral Neutral I did not notice this to be a big problem. --Jarekt (talk) 17:12, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  8. Support Support on an experimental basis. We'll never know if this will work unless we try it. Eman235/talk 21:01, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  9. Oppose Oppose - We've got too much of the Friendly Space baloney going on already without adding a highly fallible bot layer. These things don't work elsewhere and won't work here. Scunthorpe, anyone? - Sitush (talk) 08:41, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  10. Oppose Oppose any project for English Wikipedia only. A Community Tech project must be a global one, but making a reasonable machine learning tool for detecting problematic talk page comments is a huge challenge even for one language (as our words may be offensive of not depending on the context), and would take an unreasonable number of resources for all wikis — NickK (talk) 10:03, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  11. Oppose Oppose Seems that it would be too difficult to do effectively and with enough precision for it to be worth the man hours.  DiscantX 12:03, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  12. Support Support Keep its purpose to a manageable task (fending off gross abuse) and this bot could make WP a much more attractive place. Currently, Talkpages are only lightly guarded, and a surprising amount of unhelpful remarks (i.e. obvious vandalism in the form of profane non sequiturs and other gratuitous scribbling) is kept forever, much to the detriment of WP's public image. SteveStrummer (talk) 05:16, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  13. Oppose Oppose As even humans misunderstand each other all the time, I have no confidence a machine will cope with this task. --Dweller (talk) 15:26, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  14. Oppose Oppose per Dweller. ƬheStrikeΣagle 16:11, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
  15. Neutral Neutral Searching for strings that could be phone numbers, social security numbers, and other sensitive information sounds like a great project, but this seems too nebulous/open-ended, with too many areas that can go wrong beyond those numeric strings which seems like a much more doable project that enwp could do on its own, since it's less applicable elsewhere. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 17:13, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
  16. Neutral Neutral I like the idea, but I'm not sure we have sufficient actual-human resources to positively analyze and act upon the talk-abuse occurrences such a bot would detect, nor do I have confidence in the Foundation staff's technical abilities to develop such a bot. Unless maybe such tools developed elsewhere can successfully be leveraged by the Foundation? Wbm1058 (talk) 15:29, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  17. Oppose Oppose Mpn (talk) 18:14, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  18. Oppose Oppose While I endorse any effort to improve civility on Wikipedia, I'm not comfortable with using bots to accomplish this. However, if a pilot project such as described by Stevietheman were preformed first & that showed promise, I'll reconsider my opposition. -- Llywrch (talk) 18:59, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
  19. Support Support --Tgr (talk) 22:29, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
  20. Support Support. This is worth exploring in a limited trial. I agree that a full rollout is potentially a bad idea. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 11:05, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Migrare i link morti verso la Wayback Machine[edit]

"Vedere anche mw:Archived Pages."

La maggior parte dei collegamenti esterni hanno un'età che si aggira intorno ai 7 anni prima della loro inattività. Come Wikipedia invecchia, i collegamenti esterni morti crescono esponenzialmente. L'Archivio Internet si è associato con Wikipedia per assicurare che tutti i nuovi collegamenti esterni abbiamo una cache Wayback. Comunque non vi è un processo formale che aggiunga i collegamenti Wayback a Wikipedia (attraverso l' cite web |archiveurl=.. opzione per esempio) Ci sono stati tentativi di automatizzare l'operazione attraverso l'utilizzo di vari bot (vedi en:WP:Link rot), ma questa è stata irrilevante e i tentativi di molti volontari non hanno ottenuto successo. È probabile che questo richieda un equipaggio di programmatori che lavorino a tempo pieno, qualcosa che sia oltre la portata dell'obiettivo di pochi volontari che lavorino nelle ore libere. È il tipo di programmazione che MediaWiki potrebbe finanziare e farebbe una grande differenza sulla qualità dei contenuti, influenzando ogni articolo. -- Green Cardamom (talk) 19:27, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Comment: I was pointed here as someone already involved in this project. I am indeed already working on a bot, approved on the English Wikipedia on a bot that does just that. It's pretty far in development and am working with the WMF and IA to coordinate on getting a fully functional bot. Our aim is to get this running on top 30 Wikipedias. —cyberpower ChatHello! 05:12, 10 December 2015 (UTC)


  1. Support Support 4nn1l2 (talk) 03:01, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  2. Support Support Jenks24 (talk) 10:16, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  3. Support Support Lugnuts (talk) 12:01, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Support Debresser (talk) 12:55, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Support Wildthing61476 (talk) 13:22, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support Support MrX (talk) 15:08, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  7. Support Support TeriEmbrey (talk) 15:55, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  8. Support Support Internet Archive should be Wikimedia's best friend! Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:35, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  9. Support Support Daniel Case (talk) 17:17, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  10. Support Support Bharatiya29 (talk) 17:37, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  11. Support Support BethNaught (talk) 17:43, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  12. Support Support PresN (talk) 17:48, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  13. Oppose Oppose Bots notifying/helping with a migration to archive.org links were appropriate are already available. A fully automated process, which is imho likely to automated cause errors as well is imho a rather bad idea. Money for professional development is better spend elsewhere on many other pressing issues. For the link management a half automated approach is the way to go imho.--Kmhkmh (talk) 19:38, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  14. Oppose Oppose Isn't it ironic that a community that uses the most flexible content management system you could possibly think of longs for becoming a museum of sorts, offering its readers the state that used to be seven or eight years ago? Wikipedia was successful against its competitors because it provided up to date content in any way you want. Now, it's becoming a museum. At best, an interface to the internet archive's wayback machine. But that's already available next door. Go and get moving, look for what's up now, instead. The future does not lie in the world we had yesterday.--Aschmidt (talk) 20:10, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
    Nothing stops editors from adding fresher references. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 14:38, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  15. Support Support --YodinT 02:00, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  16. Support Support --Isacdaavid (talk) 02:06, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  17. Support Support. This is a basic function for keepingthe links usable. DGG (talk) 02:07, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  18. Support Support - Not all links last forever and plus I've already been converting dead links to Archived versions and so It'd be better if a bot could do it. –Davey2010Talk 02:43, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  19. Support Support some good stuff gets archived and disappears every day. This is a good idea. Casliber (talk) 05:05, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  20. Support Support--Kippelboy (talk) 05:30, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  21. Support Support--Gbeckmann (talk) 09:14, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  22. Neutral Neutral-- Has been done. Is a great idea. Should be running in the next few weeks from what I understand. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 09:24, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  23. Support Support--Shizhao (talk) 09:34, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  24. Support Support--Purodha Blissenbach (talk) 10:19, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  25. Support Support · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 13:52, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  26. Support Support. When sources are cited and then vanish, credibility suffers. LLarson (talk) 14:00, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  27. Support Support as long as this is well-tested enough to not cause new headaches for editors. Also, I don't want to see perfectly good original links replaced with archive links from the reader's point of view -- this replacement should only occur if the original link is dead. Another concern is that sometimes webpages migrate without proper redirects instead of truly going dead -- might we also have a tool that hunts around for where the webpage moved to, so we can maintain a fresh original link? Stevie is the man! TalkWork 14:35, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  28. Support Support --Arnd (talk) 14:42, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  29. Support Support --Natkeeran (talk) 14:50, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  30. Neutral Neutral It's a little hard to support this as long as IA maintains their policy of retroactively applying robots.txt. In the worst case, some domain is archived for years and the archive links are used, then the registration expires, the domain is scooped up by a squatter or some other company, they put up a robots.txt denying access, and boom, the existing archives for the former site under that domain are inaccessible. Or a site is bought out by some other company, and the new company redirects every URL from the old site to their existing homepage and throws up a robots.txt denying access to everything on the old site so as to prevent Google potentially penalizing it as a SEO trick, and boom, the existing archives for the old site are inaccessible. Or a site just reorganizes everything and puts up a robots.txt blocking access to the old URLs to get them out of Google searches, and boom, the archives for the old pages are inaccessible. Anomie (talk) 14:53, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
    The situations you describe happen rather rarely. More commonly seen are: 1) rare cases where robots.txt is changed for "censorship" purposes (this usually means the matter is controversial and there are probably secondary sources); 2) widespread cases of domain parkers which buy hundreds of thousands of domains and block everything in their robots.txt (these are usually smaller websites, but not always; it would be interesting to see how many are used as sources on Wikimedia wikis). Nemo 07:17, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  31. Support Support--KRLS (talk) 15:12, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  32. Support Support --Andyrom75 (talk) 15:12, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  33. Support Support It's for me a very important issue. People can be always able to check the source and to learn more about the topics mentionend. DanGong (talk) 15:14, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  34. Support Support Wittylama (talk) 15:15, 1 December 2015 (UTC) While the Internet Archive is an excellent 'catch all' source, I'd also like to see this solution be able to address the fact that many national libraries already perform web-archiving of their national domain. For example, the Pandora service of the National Library of Australia has a far more professional and consistent archive of Australian content than IA does, but it is done on a 'permission' basis due to local law. It would be good if any tool build to solve this request could be made to search other notable web-archives too. Wittylama (talk) 15:15, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
    Like Internet Archive, Pandora is member of the IIPC (International Internet Preservation Consortium), so they're supposedly already working together. Perhaps Wikimedia Foundation should join the consortium? If I understand correctly, your point is that we should look for more sources: that should be rather easy as long as they are IIPC members and use compatible tooling. In the long term, if WMF joined the IIPC, then it could push for some sort of federated openwayback (or just send patches upstream?).
    For now however, the main goal is probably to somehow store the archived URLs MediaWiki-side so that some sort of parsing can happen to fix links without running bots on hundreds wikis. Otherwise, bot owners are in a better position to deal with the issue. Nemo 07:34, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  35. Support Support--Bramfab (talk) 15:26, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  36. Support Support -- but work is already happening with The Wikipedia Library, Internet Archive, and the Citoid team, to support work on en:w:User:Cyberbot II implementation of archiveurls. If implemented, we need to build on existing work conversation with these teams. Sadads (talk) 15:43, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  37. Support Support Goombiis (talk) 16:19, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  38. Support Support JohanahoJ (talk) 16:42, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  39. Support Support This is a serious issue which definitely needs to be worked on, and is, in the end, going to need a much more permanent and inventive fix. I don't know if a full-on editing team is required -- maybe just an improved bot, or a section on some kind of common page (like the Wikpedia Community Portal) listing pages tagged with a "improve dead links" template (which would need to be created, I believe). I also definitely agree with user Sadads above, that any work done should build off of editors' current efforts, rather than starting completely from scratch. -- 2ReinreB2 (talk) 17:11, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  40. Support Support This is a growing issue that needs to be worked on. --Frmorrison (talk) 17:12, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  41. Support Support --Jarekt (talk) 17:14, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  42. Support Support I think that automatic migrating deadlink to Wayback Mashine will improve external links in Wikipedia. --Urbanecm (talk) 17:34, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  43. Support Support --SucreRouge (talk) 17:38, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  44. Support Support --Coentor (talk) 18:18, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  45. Support Support --Wesalius (talk) 18:50, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  46. Support Support --Usien6 (talk) 18:56, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  47. Support Support --Hkoala (talk) 20:23, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  48. Support Support --Akela (talk) 20:56, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  49. Support Support Something really, really needs to be done about the linkrot problem. Eman235/talk 21:03, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  50. Support Support It is very important for the verifiability now and in the future. Regards, Kertraon (talk) 21:33, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  51. Support Support StevenJ81 (talk) 21:51, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  52. Support Support Emptywords (talk) 00:01, 2 December 2015 (UTC) I was thinking about that for a long time.
  53. Support Support Hondo77 (talk)
  54. Comment Comment Often, there is a better ("live") replacement for a dead link than the Wayback Machine's archived version. An automated process could discourage people from actively looking for such a replacement. Using an archived version should always be seen as a last-resort option; I'm not convinced that a blindly acting bot is what is needed here. Gestumblindi (talk) 01:11, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  55. Support Support --Rosiestep (talk) 02:36, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  56. Support Support but not without hesitation. Basically I agree with arguments used by Gestumblindi (discouraging pepole from active looking for "live" replacements)". On the other hand however an old link is better than none. Pawel Niemczuk (talk) 02:48, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  57. Support Support RoodyAlien (talk) 02:51, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  58. Support Support Syced (talk) 03:52, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  59. Support Support - Shubha (talk) 04:44, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  60. Support Support - WillemienH (talk) 05:15, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  61. Support Support --Moroboshi (talk) 06:57, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  62. Support Support --Jasonzhuocn (talk) 07:00, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  63. Support Support Litlok (talk) 08:10, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  64. Support Support - Sitush (talk) 08:38, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  65. Support Support, or use any other archive solution if Internet Archive is inappropriate, such as Wikiwix used by French Wikipedia — NickK (talk) 10:04, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  66. Support Support Graham87 (talk) 10:20, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  67. Support Support --β16 - (talk) 11:39, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  68. Support Support--Barcelona (talk) 11:49, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  69. Support Support Addition to multiple archives would be preferable though.  DiscantX 12:09, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  70. Support Support Bazj (talk) 12:13, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  71. Support Support--Manlleus (talk) 15:01, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  72. Support Support --Nux (talk) 19:42, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  73. Support Support WeeJeeVee (talk) 20:56, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  74. Support Support As the encyclopedia ages we will have more and more problems with dead links - this proposal sounds admirable. PamD (talk) 21:28, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  75. Support Support Thémistocle (talk) 21:55, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  76. Support Support Gap9551 (talk) 00:32, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  77. Support Support – This solution is better than nothing. (And agree with Steve is the man's point – I myself update links from Wayback Machine links relatively often...) IJBall (talk) 03:56, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  78. Support Support: Too many dead links. There are even no such bots running on Chinese Wikipedia now.- Earth Saver(talk)Peace, strive, save the Earth! at 05:54, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  79. Support Support Pbm (talk) 12:13, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  80. Support Support: It's necessary.--Bowleerin (talk) 13:20, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  81. Support Support - tucoxn\talk 14:02, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  82. Support Support Yes, yes, yes, yes please. --Dweller (talk) 15:27, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  83. Support Support Theredmonkey (talk) 19:35, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  84. Support Support - Sarahj2107 (talk) 21:35, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  85. Support Support Nikkimaria (talk) 00:49, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  86. Support Support - SantiLak (talk) 10:30, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  87. Support Support --Jane023 (talk) 16:19, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  88. Support Support - Wieralee (talk) 17:07, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  89. Support Support --The Polish (talk) 17:33, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  90. Support Support Bináris tell me 18:22, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  91. Support SupportLionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, désolé pour ma dysorthographie 22:59, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  92. Support Support - Shiftchange (talk) 03:24, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
  93. Support Support --Yeza (talk) 16:29, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
  94. Support Support J36miles (talk) 00:36, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
  95. Support Support -- Gts-tg (talk) 01:54, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
  96. Support Support -- Sir Gawain (talk) 14:18, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
  97. Support Support - ƬheStrikeΣagle 16:11, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
  98. Support Support - valuable for article sourcing, but also takes steps against a common form of spam (looking for deadlinks, copying content from an archive to a personal ad-filled website, and linking to it) — Rhododendrites talk \\ 17:15, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
  99. Support Support --Waldir (talk) 12:55, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  100. Support Support --100 Face-smile.svg Wbm1058 (talk) 15:44, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  101. Support Support --Bender235 (talk) 01:23, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
  102. Support Support Anyone working on a old half-finished article has had the experience of spending entirely too much time chasing down references that have rotted. Courcelles 08:15, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
  103. Support Support - Bcharles (talk) 23:14, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
  104. Support Support - Valuable proposal. The possibility of extending it to WebCite should also be investigated. - Pointillist (talk) 14:00, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
  105. Neutral Neutral - WebCite and other ones must be added, too, as one engine only is not reliable. Zezen (talk) 08:58, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
  106. Support Support Therud (talk) 09:16, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
  107. Support Support AlbinoFerret 18:26, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
  108. Support Support --João Carvalho (talk) 16:43, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
  109. Support Support --Edgars2007 (talk) 08:54, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
  110. Support Support Beagel (talk) 15:15, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
  111. Support Support --R. S. Shaw (talk) 03:01, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
  112. Support Support --Piramidion 13:10, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
  113. Support Support --ESM (talk) 16:01, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
  114. Support Support GREAT! Much needed!! --MisterSanderson (talk) 03:00, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
  115. Support Support --Davidpar (talk) 14:22, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
  116. Support Support We are at tewiki doing something similar. How to deal with caching already dead pages? --Rahmanuddin (talk) 15:00, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
  117. Support Support -- AshLin (talk) 18:43, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
  118. Support Support Armbrust (talk) 22:46, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
  119. Neutral Neutral-- I am Pascal Martin, creator of Wikiwix, the French wikipedia link archiver since 2008. We host 80 million links from fr.wikipedia.org on our archive. We also archive the English ( not sure all ) Hungarian and Romanian link sources although we do not link to these. I think that a better solution than having all links archived by IA would be to allow users a choice of which archive version to use. This already works very well on dead links on fr.wikipedia.org, as for example in references 4 and 5 on this article: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Front_de_gauche_(France).And if Wikimedia Fondation is thinking of sponsoring someone for archives, Wikiwix would like to be considered for the job! Partner of the WMF since 2008 [3]

Pmartin (talk) 19:33, 12 February 2016 (UTC)