Introduction[edit] In Wikipedia, editors add links to articles where they think a reader might want to know more about something. Where links are blue, readers can click on them to see a more detailed article on that subject. However, when Wikipedia doesn't contain an article for a particular link, it shows up as a red link (like this one). Red links are not always bad, as explained at Wikipedia:Red link. However, Wikipedia's user experience is better when red links are managed appropriately. WikiProject Red Link Recovery is a WikiProject looking at all methods of reducing the number of unnecessary red links in Wikipedia. They can exist for one of several reasons: Wikipedia doesn't have an article on the linked subject ... ... because one should exist, but nobody has started it yet. ... because an administrator deleted the article and did not remove backlinks afterwards. ... because the subject doesn't meet Wikipedia's notability guidelines (though it might be part of an article with larger scope). ... because the link makes no sense — it may be a mistake or vandalism. Wikipedia does have an article on the linked subject, but under a different title ... ... maybe the editor just typed its name incorrectly. ... maybe the spelling of the article name in the (red) hyperlink used to be correct, but someone "moved" (re-named) the target article, without first being diligent enough about checking "What links here" and updating as appropriate. (This probably happens more often with changes to names of sections, than with changes to names of articles. An editor could easily forget that a section can be mentioned in a hyperlink cross-reference — such as the link from Retting to Jute#Production.) ... it might be hard to find because it is stored under an unusual title and needs to be moved. ... perhaps alternative names need to be given to the article using redirects.

Tools[edit] Red Link Recovery Live is a Tool Labs-based tool that does two tasks. Firstly, it can be used to check all the red links in an article and suggest likely alternative targets for them. Secondly, a more-carefully-prepared list of red links and likely alternate targets can be accessed. Project members are encouraged to work through this list. (Discuss) List of lists of red links - these can often benefit from being tidied up by checking for close-matching titles. The Unlikely Titles tool on Tool Labs can be used to search for red links that seem improbable. (Discuss) Outdated lists used prior to the above tools can be viewed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Red Link Recovery/Old lists here.

Participants[edit] The list of past and present participants in this project can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Red Link Recovery/Participants. A3BDFAD9EC0B A412 Ajstov Aleron235 Ambuj Saxena AMK152 AndreniW andrewrox424 Ant ie Assistant No. 75 Auntof6 Balloonguy BD2412 Biglovinb BigrTex BillC Biggs Pliff Bob Bobrayner Boojum Bped1985 Brighterorange Bwsmith84 Calaka Canageek Caroline Prince Casablanca2000in Certes Chelb CheMechanical Clockery (talk) Coin945 Courtjester555 Cynical and Skeptical D. Brodale Donald Albury Dana Boomer danntm –Davey2010 • (talk) DawnDusk Dawson Dbam Dessydes Sander Säde DoctorKubla Docu and D6 Dpr DS Eliot Eliz81 Elliot321 EmanWilm Emmette Hernandez Coleman Epicgenius Everchanging02 Evil Eye Ezeu F1lover22 Fayenatic london Fayedizard Flowerpotman Freshacconci GabrielAPetrie George Burgess Ghostwo Gimboid13 Gleorzov Iasnissaoa Guy1890 Harryboyles Heidijane hshook .:.Shell Kinney.:. babelfish User:Jay Starz JesseW Jdc1197 JIP jj137 Jmcgnh JPG-GR Juhuyuta Junkyardprince Justjennifer Karla Kathleen.wright5 Kell Kirill Lokshin Knaw Lerdsuwa Longhornsg Low Sea Lucobrat maadio Magioladitis Marek69 MJS1991 Mike Rosoft Minimidgy Nanophys ???Mitsukai Moswento MrLinkinPark333 Mushroom Nerguy Nips Noliver Oddbodz Ohthelameness Olleicua Open2universe Optiguy54 Optimale P00rleno Peacheshead PeterCantropus Peter Shearan Phagopsych Phillipmorantking Pinkadelica Pkkao2 Quadell raining girl raven1977 Richardjames444 Rkmlai Robina Fox Rocky Role rubicon Royalmate1 Sabiona Sainsf Satori Scope_creep Scott Davis Shashenka Sherool sikander Skittleys Slave1 Spalding Splintax Singularity Plasticup Sovereign Sentinel Stephenb Steven Plunkett StLemur Stoph Strudal21 Stusutcliffe Tagishsimon Talgris T?x ? ur? That-Vela-Fella The Great Redirector Thenickdude TheWeakWilled ThisIsAce Timotab Timothy (not Tim dagnabbit!) Tomandjerry211 Topbanana Trjumpet Twirligig Vanguard Vippylaman Vizcarra Wavehunter WeaselADAPT Welsh Wiggin15 Wikiacc (talk) Wikipediarul e s 2221 WindomEarle Woohookitty Worm Yoshi032192 Zythe Res05e ochib ACBeast 5 albert square Smallman12q sillybillypiggy Moneya User:Ashley thomas80 Jamesx12345 gtajaxoxo Greengreengreenred Miss Bono (contact) cybolton Arvind asia Samjared Wiae Jergling Ⓩⓟⓟⓘⓧ Talk There is also a project userbox: This user is part of WikiProject Red Link Recovery. {{User WikiProject Red Link Recovery}}

Related[edit] Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red Most red links – Articles containing the greatest number of red links Wikipedia:Most-wanted articles – The most common targets of red links Category:Wikipedia red link lists – Lists of red links meeting certain criteria Wikipedia:Templates with red links – Red links in templates are likely to represent red links in many articles. Wikipedia:Requested articles Wikipedia:Link rot – A project of similar scope, but for external links as opposed to internal links Wikipedia:TOPRED – The most-visited red links (no longer updated after July 2016) User:Achim55/Bad links to pages on Commons - Links that are broken or are pointing to disambigs or redirects

Sub-pages[edit] Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Red Link Recovery – The general project discussion page /RLRL and /Unlikely links – Discussion pages for these two tools /Stats – Data about numbers of red links and historical work done by project members

Templates[edit] {{RLRL}} - a template offering a link to check the page it is on using RLRL. Intended for use on pages containing lists of potential articles. Retrieved from "" Categories: Active WikiProjectsWikiProject Red Link Recovery participantsWikipedia WikiProjectsWikiProject Red Link RecoveryHidden categories: Potentially illegible userboxes

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