Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Bots and gadgets/DabFix

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  • Problem: The DabFix tool for rapidly populating disambiguation pages is no longer available.
  • Who would benefit: Editors who create disambiguation pages.
  • Proposed solution: Create an in-house version of DabFix capable of populating disambiguation pages with appropriate information (e.g., birth and death dates of human subjects, and short descriptions of their significance).
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: BD2412 T 00:24, 25 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Yes, none of these tools seem to work anymore, and they have always been erratic. Too bad, because they were very helpful tools: Dabfix, Dabsolver, Commonfixes.
Vmavanti (talk) 18:39, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'd add Dablinks, which is the tool I use most. (Example page: [1].) Certes (talk) 16:45, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Code for Dablinks could be reused to warn when linking to disambiguation pages. Certes (talk) 17:11, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The tools are not currently available via their usual IP address. Even if they return, they may be unstable, which increases the priority of this wish. I have a backup of the source code, but no licence to use or deploy it. Certes (talk) 18:21, 25 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]