Another reason for doing this, is to cover people who are actually looking
for the official blog (please note that many volunteers also write at
), but who simply confuse wikimedia and wikipedia - not
entirely uncommon. blog.wikimedia.org
is the closest this there is for the
official wikipedia-blog and until there is a separate, official, wikipedia
blog, i would be in favor for redirecting this url.
I don't see how this would go at the expense of other blogs. indeed many
cross-project pages such as meta.wikipedia.org
redirect to the right page,
because it is clear what people were aiming for when they typed the url.
On Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 3:52 AM, Pete Forsyth <peteforsyth(a)gmail.com> wrote:
My initial, gut reaction to your suggestion was positive. I like that you
have thought of a way to make blog content more accessible to the public.
However, on reflection:
* The Planet Wikimedia blog predates the Wikimedia Foundation's blog by
some years, and is well populated by a variety of people blogging about
Wikipedia and the other projects.
* I run a blog that's almost entirely dedicated to Wikipedia, as do many
other individuals (off the top of my head, Gerard Meijssen is one, Erik
* Many affliliated organizations (such as the Wiki Education Foundation,
Wiki Med Foundation, and various chapters) have their own
Wikipedia-oriented blogs as well.
I believe (as others have said) the primary result of your proposal is that
it would make the official Wikimedia blog more discoverable; but that
increase would come at the expense of community-driven efforts. On that
basis, I can't support it. I think the results people get typing queries
like "Wikipedia blog" into search engines are adequate. The Wikimedia blog
already has the top (blog) spot on that specific query. I don't see any
compelling reason to further increase its SEO performance at the expense of
other Wikipedia-oriented blogs.
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