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

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Thu Jun 3 18:04:24 UTC 2010

2010/6/3 Austin Hair <adhair at gmail.com>:
> Last night I was discussing this with Finne (henna), and she proposed
> that we might show a default list based on the user's most likely
> language(s), while still keeping the others collapsed by default.

Yes, we discussed this internally as well as a better path to exposse
Wikipedia's multilingual nature than to dump a long list of native
language names in the sidebar (we might have an expansion link such as
"Show X other languages" to indicate the large number of language
versions available). I hope this is a path to an acceptable
compromise. I support the rationale behind collapsing the full list:
the vast majority of the information in it tends to be noise to the
average user.
Erik Möller
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation

Support Free Knowledge: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate

More information about the wikimedia-l mailing list