[Foundation-l] hiding interlanguage links by default is a Bad Idea, part 2
yannfo at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 06:13:46 UTC 2010
2010/6/4 Platonides <Platonides at gmail.com>:
> James Alexander wrote:
>> We have a couple threads on this issue but picking the most recent :). It
>> appears that this has now been changed (
>> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23497 ) and so once the next
>> revision is pushed live the interwikis would be visible by default.
>> James Alexander
> Spoke too soon.
> I fixed it (it's a one-line change), but Trevor reverted it:
>> This goes against an intentional design
>> decision. To discuss that decision further and submit proposals to change this
>> design please contact Howie Fung <hfung at wikimedia.org> or visit
This is bad.
I think that interwiki links are an essential part of the Mediawiki interface.
Hiding them in English Wikipedia will only reduce the accessibility of
other languages, which is against our mission.
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