My mistake. The pages in Google's index that I used for sampling - the
ones that have "Sorry, ..." in their description in Google search results -
are cached pages. I assumed incorrectly that those pages were based on
recent indexing (e.g., in the past few days).
I think we can actually stick to the original plan of Google re-indexing
and the search results de-emphasizing the <language>.zero.wikipedia.orglinks within
the next 30 days.
I still find it strange that there are <language>.zero.wikipedia.orglinks that
turned up higher in the search engine rankings than their
better-established <language>.wikipedia.org counterparts. But I suppose
with fewer competing page elements, especially on long-tail articles with
fewer or no direct links to the desktop page, this is maybe not totally
On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 1:49 PM, Adam Baso <abaso(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
We had shelved my patch, patch 64629<https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/64629>
in hopes that an earlier patch, patch
35233 <https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35233>), would
resolve the issue naturally as Google re-indexed. But it appears Google has
re-indexed and yet the .zero.wikipedia.org URLs are still present in
Google's index, instead of the <language>.wikipedia.org URLs.
I have thus resubmitted patch 64629<https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/64629>
re-review. We will need to further discuss whether it is appropriate to
have Google completely remove .zero.wikipedia.org links from their
cache, or if perhaps we need to open a support thread with Google about
On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 1:13 PM, Kul Wadhwa <kwadhwa(a)wikimedia.org>wrote;wrote:
> Adam Baso (copied on this email) is working on it and a fix is ready.
> He'll do some testing to make sure it's resolved.
> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 10:22 AM, Tomasz Finc <tfinc(a)wikimedia.org>wrote;wrote:
>> Looping Dan Foy in who's managing the Zero backlog.
>> On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 8:01 AM, MZMcBride <z(a)mzmcbride.com> wrote:
>> > K. Peachey wrote:
>> >>Can you please file this in bugzilla <
>> > https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48856
>> > MZMcBride
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