Thank you for this page (mentioned at m:Talk:WebCite#Proposal superseded)! Your service is truly awesome; I already asked on your blog, but maybe someone else knows too: are you also crawling links added to non-English Wikipedias? On your three proposals:
- External links icons would need some discussion, so I sent a link on a couple mailing lists to start with: mailarchive:wikitech-l/2013-October/072781.html.
- Bots: not hard to get consensus for those and run them on all languages, at least those using templates similar to en.wiki's. Some also say it's not hard to code.
- Access date: this would probably best added to reflinks.py (originally run as w:en:User:DumZiBoT/refLinks, but also by other bots on other wikis, see last such edit on it, pl, hu, ko, fa, es, ru, de, zh, nl, fr), which works also (only?) for links/wikis without citation templates.
--Nemo 09:39, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
The WMF and the Internet Archive previously worked together in 2011 on this isssue for the Extension:ArchiveLinks project, which is now archived. There may be some useful information in the related pages and subpages. 126.96.36.199 20:06, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
Today I checked a random it.wiki and fi.wiki new article and I see links in it were crawled by Wayback within two days: it's certainly not a coincidence. IA is probably crawling our external links on main namespace (not the rest, I checked) for several big Wikimedia wikis. Not all of them, for instance not mt.wiki. Fantastic news anyway! --Nemo 09:31, 25 June 2014 (UTC)