IFWiki:Replacing dead links

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About 25,000 of the 30,000 external links on IFWiki are okay, but the remaining 5,000 are not. The dead links together with their HTTP response status codes are all listed on the wiki’s Status of external links page. This list is updated periodically. Please help us fix these links!

We would be grateful if you only fix a single dead link, but the more the merrier! Maybe a web page is still on the internet with a new URL, or maybe it has been archived on the Internet Archive or elsewhere. Browse the list of links to see what catches your eye.

How to fix links

  • If the page has moved to a new URL then you can simply replace the old URL with the new one.
  • If the page has disappeared from the internet, then you could search the Internet Archive (and other archives).
    • Particularly if you are adding an archive link, you might find it helpful to use Template:Link. For a dead link, you can add the basic {{link | deadurl= | archive= | text= }} by selecting "Insert link" on the editing toolbar, then choosing the "dead link" option. Full guidance and examples for using the template are available on the Template:Link page.