[Mediawiki-i18n] [Wikitech-l] [Wikimedia-l] ContentTranslation gets to 2000

David Cuenca dacuetu at gmail.com
Fri May 1 13:57:49 UTC 2015


First of all a big thank you as a speaker of Catalan and fervent advocate
of minoritary languages.

OTOH, I would like to bring awareness to the topic of translation engine.
Apertium is no longer supported as a GsoC project, I guess the project will
keep alive but it worries me that downstream we reap the benefits without
considering that the upstream projects might need support too.

I wish that the conversation thread that was started long ago to support
upstream projects also includes now open sourced translation tools because
as your number show, they seem very relevant.

Best regards,

On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 8:04 PM, Steven Walling <steven.walling at gmail.com>

> -Wikimedia-l
> Amir, this is awesome. Glad to see it's taking off.
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 6:24 AM Amir E. Aharoni <
> amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:
> >
> > * In all the Wikipedias in which ContentTranslation is deployed, it is
> > currently defined as a Beta feature, which means that it is only
> available
> > to logged-in users who opted into it in the preferences.
> >
> Regarding Beta feature status: what would it take to enable this as a
> default? You mentioned this in plans for the coming months.
> That deletion rate (60 out of 2000 = 3%?) looks actually a lot better than
> "pretty OK". According to historical stats, it's basically equivalent to
> deletion rates for article creators with more than a month of
> experience.[1]
> It seems like the only risk in taking this out of beta status as moving to
> a default is UI clutter for monolingual users who can't ever make use of
> the feature? Maybe it's unobtrusive enough that you don't need to do this,
> but perhaps you could enable as a default for only those users who have
> substantively edited more than one language edition of Wikipedia? Either
> that, or we could consider adding a "languages I edit in" section to
> the Internationalisation section of user preferences?
> I'm sure you've thought about this before, but I'd love to hear more about
> the rollout plan.
> 1. http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Wikipedia_article_creation
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