On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Max Semenik <maxsem.wiki@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi, as a measure to standardise our URLs, I've introduced[1] a new
special page to change mobile site options, Special:MobileOptions.

Currently, it handles only beta features opt in/out. For example, to
enable beta features, you need to visit
[[Special:MobileOptions/BetaOptIn]] which is much clearer than the old
schema with urls like[2].

You're correct, "/Special:MobileOptions/BetaOptIn" does indeed look a lot nicer than "?mobileaction=opt_in_mobile_site".
However, this change invalidates the old
URLs. The question is what shall we do with them:
* Create b/c redirects to special pages


So, "?mobileaction=opt_in_mobile_site", should just redirect users to "/Special:MobileOptions/BetaOptIn".
* Use the opportunity to add beta links somewhere in UI


We should have this by now — maybe in the footer (utilizing an icon or something.)
* Change the blog post to point to new opt-in URLs

Modifying it doesn't make too much sense now.
* Do nothing, that post was too long ago

[1] https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/4587
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somearticle?mobileaction=opt_in_cookie

Best regards,
 Max Semenik ([[User:MaxSem]])

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