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

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 19:03:20 UTC 2010

On 4 June 2010 19:58, David Levy <lifeisunfair at gmail.com> wrote:

> Perhaps a suitable compromise can be devised, but in the meantime, the
> only appropriate solution is to display the interwiki links by
> default.  It's unfortunate that this fix was reverted, let alone in
> the name of "usability."

Indeed. Could someone please answer:

* What was the precise usability penalty of the interlanguage links
being visibie by default?
* What are the numbers behind this decision?

And, most importantly, and the key question which people have been
iteratively trying to find the answer to:

* What would it take for the Foundation to agree to the interlanguage
links being made visible by default once more?

I hope the usability team can answer the above questions with as much
detail as possible.

- d.

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