On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 11:03 AM, Domas
en2 is, um, http://en2.wikipedia.org/
;-) it used
to exist once upon a
time, and apparently there're some referrals.
Wikimedia news, October 2003:
A portion of traffic to "www.wikipedia.org" will be diverted to
"en2.wikipedia.org", while most of it will go to "en.wikipedia.org",
where all logins will be directed. Until the server configuration is
more stable and transparent load-sharing is set up, this should help
share some of the traffic without burdening the other wikis too
I think the reason that en got the lion's share is that en2 was on one
machine with the other languages whereas en was on a machine on its
own. At that time apparently en: still had significantly more traffic
than all other languages taken together.
Ah, the good old days! Sure glad we figured out Squid soon after that... ;)