[Mediawiki-i18n] [Wikitech-l] Making inter-language links shorter

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 19:47:54 UTC 2013

On 18 April 2013 20:43, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18 April 2013 17:50, Pau Giner <pginer at wikimedia.org> wrote:

>> Please let me know if you see any possible concern with this approach.

> My first thought is of how upset people were when the first version of
> Vector hid the language links by default. I would suggest being sure
> there will be little or no similar objection.

(hit send too soon, sorry)

A simple solution that would avoid a similar reaction is: do not do
this by default - make it only for logged-in users who want it that

Possibly for default users, you could put the heuristically-calculated
likely preferred languages at the top. But keeping the rest of the
list below, right there on display, will (I predict) be favoured, as
advertising the many languages of Wikipedia is a strongly-held value
of many Wikimedians.

- d.

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