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Help[edit]

Hi my name is Naledi Mathatho I am i need help with this wikivoyage because I am a newbie here so I am a person who is trying to follow up her dreams and I love to travel a lot, I am confidence and I am willing to work hard this time so I will need first steps 🤗

Thank youNaledi Mathatho (talk) 19:32, 4 June 2021 (UTC)✓

Hello, @Naledi Mathatho. Welcome to Wikivoyage! I recommend starting at Wikivoyage:Help. The Understand section will hopefully answer most of your initial questions, but let us know if you need anything else. Nelson Ricardo (talk) 21:02, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
@Naledi Mathatho: - my advice is, just start editing. Don't worry, we expect new editors to make mistakes all the time. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 10:47, 5 June 2021 (UTC)

Dead links[edit]

Hello, what to do to tackle the dead links like here? Lightbluerain (talk) 03:24, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

What dead links? There's almost no content in that article! Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:09, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
@Ikan Kekek, if you can't see [dead link] in eye-catching red text with yellow highlight, you might want to go to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets and check ErrorHighlighter in the Experimental section. Nelson Ricardo (talk) 06:38, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) There seems to be only one dead link in that article. The very first word linked to the old tourism website for the city. I searched online and found the current website for Paxton, IL and replaced it (and removed the dead link). You can click on the diff here to see what I did. Gizza (roam) 06:41, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
Dead links aren't the problem with that article. What I do when I encounter dead links is do a web search and replace them if I can or in many instances, delete a listing if there's no evidence a business or whatever is still in business. But that article either needs a lot more content or needs to be turned into a redirect to the article for the nearest town. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:45, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
My exact question was: like we use Internet Archive links for dead links on Wikipedia, is there anything like this here as well for the dead links? Lightbluerain (talk) 16:21, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
Archived copies of dead sites are useless to the traveller. Linking to out-of-date information will do more harm than good. A dead link often indicates that a business has closed, in which case the business's listing should be deleted. Or it may have a new web address, as in the Paxton site, and should be updated accordingly. In rare cases a business may have ended its online presence but remain operational, so we just remove the link, leaving the rest of the listing intact. Nelson Ricardo (talk) 16:31, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
Alright, thanks. Lightbluerain (talk) 03:56, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
For Finland, more than half of dead links are from the site structure having changed (often example.com/index_english.htm and similar having changed to example.com/en). Some years ago it was also common that example.com had changed to example.fi and example.aland.fi to example.ax. For the former types of changes, removing everything after the domain name often works, the latter developments may be happening in other countries. Thus a link being dead does not mean web presence has ended. An appropriate edit comment can help those aware of the local situation fix the url. –LPfi (talk) 06:54, 3 July 2021 (UTC)