Bogleheads talk:External link maintenance

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Using strike-through to indicate a fixed link is getting confusing. Perhaps it would be better to just delete what was fixed, as mas is already doing. Does anyone mind if I remove the strike-out text links (fixed)? --LadyGeek 21:42, 3 January 2012 (CST)

Sorry, I hadn't even really process the fact that people were using strike throughs (despite looking at the page thouroughly!). I continued to simply delete the ones I had fixed, as if on auto pilot. I'd be happy with either method, though it does seem easier to just delete them (and the page history will still let you see what has changed over time). --Mas 22:11, 3 January 2012 (CST)

I think there were already a few deletes, compounded by the new wiki editing toolbar not having HTML styles like strike-through and underline (I guess you are supposed to know those... I'll see about customizing the toolbar.). At this juncture, it's easier to just delete the links and backtrack through the history for any inquiries. What remains are the "hard" ones in which I've left requests for assistance, for example. I'll remove the remaining strike texts. --LadyGeek 20:03, 4 January 2012 (CST)

Academic Articles

I edited some links to business and real estate articles that were hosted at Cal State, Fullerton. Apparently this college hosted all the current and past articles for several journals. Now some of the journals (and their articles) are hosted at other colleges or elsewhere. (I saw one of the journals now being hosted by a university in Macau.) I don't know if the hosting changes when officers of the corresponding organization change or just when a publication is bought out. I am making a note of this, since, when it happens, all the articles that were hosted in a particular journal are moved/dissappear.

I also noticed that some of the articles that were re-hosted can now be read online for a $30 fee. I don't know if someone is charging legitimately for being able to do this or not. Regardless, I deleted links to articles that apparently cannot be read for free anymore.

Some of the journals can be seen here: American Real Estate Society

---celia 12/30/2011

Discuss external links here. --LadyGeek 17:05, 14 November 2009 (UTC)


NOTE: There seems to be some kind of DNS trouble with this one. It "works", but not with Verizon? --Mas 03:47, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
Update: I have Verizon. The link works now. --LadyGeek 03:14, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Still does not work for me (both primary and secondary DNS lookups fail). Maybe it is a regional issue?
      • can't find Server failed
      • can't find Server failed
--Mas 21:57, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
I had one failure on the 2nd nameserver, then they both worked
~> nslookup
  • Name:
  • Address:
~> nslookup
  • (same as primary nameserver)
We're neighbors. - belongs to Verizon, Reston VA. traceroute is going through Philly.
--LadyGeek 02:57, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Results from Dec 31, 2009

NOTE: Requires sign-in: "Please enter your e-mail address and password for"
Removed from external link page, comment already noted in Commodities#Institutional_Papers
However, it's duplicated in External link maintenance#Results from Dec 31, 2009, the pywikipedia bot will find it again. There appears to be multiple broken links in Commodities. Instead of deleting, perhaps the links should be broken (change format to bypass bot find) in case someone wants to research the references via another channel, or, just delete the references?--LadyGeek 03:34, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

I think the best way in Commodities is to just break the links to keep pywikipedia happy, but leave the reference info available. --LadyGeek 02:57, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Reported as broken, but works now:

--LadyGeek 02:41, 1 April 2010 (UTC)