Alex Krakovsky’s wiki files #ukraine


Raina Accardi
 

I was looking at this archive when the files disappeared! After a bit of a panic, I was able to find them again using search and resaved my bookmarks. You can also manually edit your bookmarks to change the links. Delete B2%D0%B8/ and replace with B2:
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Raina Accardi
Saugerties, NY

GEVIRTZMAN Kobylin, Poland; JESINOWITZ/YESNOWITZ Mszczonów, Poland; FELSENSTEIN Parysów, Poland;; GUTTWOCH/GOODMAN, ZISSERMAN Volchin, Belarus; BUSHMITZ Vysokaye, Belarus; TRAUB Rivne, Ukraine; JANOVSKY Zhytomyr, Ukraine; WEISMAN or ROSENBERG Ukraine


Hilary Henkin
 

Hi Gary, have you (or Alex) tried reaching out to Wikipedia?  I believe edits to pages are tracked, and backups preserved.  They might be able to shed some light on this.

Crazy, huh --.

Hilary Henkin
Los Angeles area

On 2/17/2021 4:49 PM, Gary Pokrassa via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:


In the last few days, somebody methodically went through most (but NOT all) of the pages posted by Alex Krakovsky on Wikipedia and changed their URLs - everything is the same, the files are still there, but the directory "archives" became "archive" and the initial slash changed to a colon.

This renders all the links we have posted on our spreadsheets and referenced to researchers inoperative……..

I have emailed Alex K asking him:  somebody is moving all the pages on all the archives (from say “...Архіви/ДАЧкО” to “...Архів:ДАЧкО“). Do you know what is happening and why? - His answer - one word:  “No.”

I am told there was no discussion of this in JRoots nor on FB.

We have no idea why this is being done and what purpose it might accomplish but it is a fact we need to deal with, and I am now starting to get inquiries from researchers telling me they can’t find the wiki pages…..

Note that the main page referencing Jewish records can still be found at
https://uk.wikisource.org/wiki/Архіви/єврейське_містечко

We are starting the massive work to incorporate these changes in our internal spreadsheets.  If anyone has issues finding a file in the near future please contact me and I will try to help find it.--
 
Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division


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mvayser@...
 

Gary,
the renames are being done by this Wikisource user: https://uk.wikisource.org/wiki/Користувач:Leh_Palych


Mike Vayser


Gary Pokrassa
 



In the last few days, somebody methodically went through most (but NOT all) of the pages posted by Alex Krakovsky on Wikipedia and changed their URLs - everything is the same, the files are still there, but the directory "archives" became "archive" and the initial slash changed to a colon.

This renders all the links we have posted on our spreadsheets and referenced to researchers inoperative……..

I have emailed Alex K asking him:  somebody is moving all the pages on all the archives (from say “...Архіви/ДАЧкО” to “...Архів:ДАЧкО“). Do you know what is happening and why? - His answer - one word:  “No.”

I am told there was no discussion of this in JRoots nor on FB.

We have no idea why this is being done and what purpose it might accomplish but it is a fact we need to deal with, and I am now starting to get inquiries from researchers telling me they can’t find the wiki pages…..

Note that the main page referencing Jewish records can still be found at
https://uk.wikisource.org/wiki/Архіви/єврейське_містечко

We are starting the massive work to incorporate these changes in our internal spreadsheets.  If anyone has issues finding a file in the near future please contact me and I will try to help find it.--
 
Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division