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

Austin Hair adhair at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 12:00:23 UTC 2010

2010/6/4 Jon Harald Søby <jhsoby at gmail.com>:
> When you are monolingual and are already on your
> native language Wikipedia there isn't really a lot of use in going to
> another language.

What's more, when that language is the one with the largest Wikipedia,
you're likely to find the most comprehensive article of any language.
Pretty much every time I see a non-Anglophone Wikimedian look
something up on Wikipedia, though, they look it up in their native
language first, then look for a link to the same article on enwiki
(where there's probably a bigger article by virtue of sheer size) or
another language they speak (for regional topics; e.g. a Flemish
speaker checking frwiki for information on a city in Belgium).


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