[Foundation-l] hiding interlanguage links by default is a Bad Idea, part 2

James Alexander jamesofur at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 01:48:22 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 8:09 PM, Aryeh Gregor
<Simetrical+wikilist at gmail.com<Simetrical%2Bwikilist at gmail.com>
> wrote:

> Is this probable?  What are people's reasons for using interlanguage
> links?  How many people miss them now that they're collapsed -- among
> the readership as a whole, not the extremely vocal and committed
> editors who read foundation-l and will find them easily anyway?

I have no factual info at all but enough people know I'm active in Wikipedia
that they tell me things about it (sometimes to an annoying level) and I've
had at least 5 ask me why we eliminated the language links in the redo. I
know that Casey said the same thing in a comment on the bug asking for this
to be changed (https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23497) so
while I have nothing concrete about it I do think it is a problem.

James Alexander
james.alexander at rochester.edu
jamesofur at gmail.com

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