[Foundation-l] What to do with wikimedia.com/.org
gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 16:43:36 UTC 2006
> On 10/10/06, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> 1) a link to the Foundation website
>> 2) links to the chapter websites (slightly smaller)
>> 3) links to the projects (slightly smaller still).
> There should be a donation link there somewhere.
>> The site itself should avoid language, but I'm sure we can make it
>> spiffier than the current one.
>> Is this general pattern acceptable? If so, I suggest we launch and
>> advertise a design contest.
> No. Tried that before it doesn't work. It sort of works for single
> images but for entire layouts you are probably looking for ways to get
> people to colaberate.
Currently the only options we have is to have a user and consequently
the addressing of people in their user language or people are completely
anonymous and they are addressed in English. When single login is
finally getting priority, a site like wikipedia.org or wikimedia.org
will be able to make use of what we already know from users. Having text
will therefore be less of an issue.
I would advocate to have a halfway house between a user and the current
standard address in English. I would like people to opt for there
anonymous usage of our services by just indicating a language
preference. This would be associated with that user on a platform and
consequently they will get a user interface (when we have it) for that
language on any of our projects. In my opinion, this would be a great
help for many people. This would also make the step that people have to
take a lot less steep. I know that many English wikipedians would like
less people contributing, this feature is not for them. This feature
will help people who do NOT speak English as their first language.
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