• Bot: Usuario:MerlLinkBot
  • Operator: de:user:Merlissimo
  • Automatic or Manually: Semi-automatic
  • Language: Java
  • Source: no
  • Function: changes external links which are outdated and can be successfully replaced by a new one.
  • Already has a bot flag on: dewiki(home) and 50+ other wmf wikis and on some more allowed to run without flag (see all flags)
  • Function Details:

The bot replaces urls that have to be changed. This can be only a domain change or a more complex page structure change on a website. Links are dectected with the help of the api (and not with regex) and are only replaced if the webserver of the new url returns a 200-status-response for that new resource. “Link text” is not changed. (own framework written in java - used by all of my bots) Merlissimo (discusión) 20:23 8 avi 2013 (UTC)