[Wikimedia-l] [WikimediaMobile] Where to redirect m.wikipedia.org?
srik.ramk at wikimedia.in
Fri Dec 6 06:16:04 UTC 2013
I agree with James. I'd like to m.wikipedia land up at a portal with a
language list and selector.
Sent from the touchscreen equivalent of a Nokia 1100, pardon the sender.
On Dec 6, 2013 10:42 AM, "James Alexander" <jamesofur at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 8:39 PM, Yuri Astrakhan <yastrakhan at wikimedia.org
> > http://m.wikipedia.org used to be a hard-coded redirect to English
> > en.m.wikipedia.org, except for the users in the Zero program. We now
> > an ability to have complex redirection for that domain. How do you think
> > m.wikipedia.org should behave?
> > We could redirect m. to ...
> > * the current www.wikipedia.org, which seems to work pretty well on the
> > smaller device screens
> > * send users to the main page of the user's default language - based on
> > the browser settings (Accept-Language header) - and later possibly even
> > based on user's own language prefernces
> > * ...
> > Obviously it should be similar for other projects like wikinews, etc.
> > I am not a big fan of building a full blown page at the m. URL, as that
> > would involve much more work without a clear benefit - there are already
> > www and main pages available, why build another one.
> > Thanks!
> > --Yuri
> Completely agree that building a new page would be silly, we can just adapt
> the portals themselves (already editable on meta) with some mobile specific
> styling if it becomes a problem I think.
> Personally I'd be a fan sending it to the main 'wikipedia.org' type
> page. Couple reasons (some larger then others):
> * I've never really been a fan of assuming that they want to go to a
> specific languages (biggest reason)
> * Finding 'other' languages on the main page of wikis (both mobile and not)
> is possible but significantly easier on the main portal screen.
> * I kinda like the idea of driving home, to anyone who visits that portal
> at least, how many different languages we have. I feel like it could take
> their fancy to check out some of the ones they may not have before (either
> now or later).
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