On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 8:39 PM, Yuri Astrakhan <yastrakhan(a)wikimedia.org>wrote;wrote:
used to be a hard-coded
redirect to English
, except for the users in the Zero program. We now have
an ability to have complex redirection for that domain. How do you think
We could redirect m. to ...
* the current www.wikipedia.org
, which seems to work pretty well on the
smaller device screens
* send users to the main page of the user's default language - based on
the browser settings (Accept-Language header) - and later possibly even
based on user's own language prefernces
Obviously it should be similar for other projects like wikinews, etc.
I am not a big fan of building a full blown page at the m. URL, as that
would involve much more work without a clear benefit - there are already
www and main pages available, why build another one.
Completely agree that building a new page would be silly, we can just adapt
the portals themselves (already editable on meta) with some mobile specific
styling if it becomes a problem I think.
Personally I'd be a fan sending it to the main 'wikipedia.org' type landing
page. Couple reasons (some larger then others):
* I've never really been a fan of assuming that they want to go to a
specific languages (biggest reason)
* Finding 'other' languages on the main page of wikis (both mobile and not)
is possible but significantly easier on the main portal screen.
* I kinda like the idea of driving home, to anyone who visits that portal
at least, how many different languages we have. I feel like it could take
their fancy to check out some of the ones they may not have before (either
now or later).