[Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

Anonymous User wikifriend2001 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 10:54:11 UTC 2012

Dear all,

thank you again for your answers so far. I would have had hoped to have
more voices participating, but everyone who did agreed that it should be

If you want to state your opinion -- whether support or worry -- on setting
HTTPS canonical for the Uzbek Wikipedia, please do so. I am sure it will
support the Foundation in making the right decision.

All the best greetings.

On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Anonymous User
<wikifriend2001 at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 1:15 AM, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org>
>  wrote:
> Is it enough to set the <link rel="canonical">, or is it also
>> necessary to redirect?
> When I asked the nice folks at Google's search team, they answered me the
> following:
> * The best answer would for them to use rel=canonical tags so that
> http://example.wikimedia.uz points to http*s*://example.wikimedia.uz. So
> I'd send them this page:
> http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=139394 and
> tell them to start doing that. If they're very serious (and it's a small
> property, so there's not much risk) then they could make every http page
> 301 to the https version as well.
> I don't know how much effort each of these two measures would be. If you'd
> ask me, I would suggest to be "very serious", but we are not under a
> deadline (the situation has been like this for more than a year now), and
> setting the rel="caonical" would already be really, really helpful.
> Thank you all for your encouraging comments so far.

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