[Translators-l] Fundraiser issues

Philippe Beaudette pbeaudette at wikimedia.org
Mon Nov 22 20:13:48 UTC 2010

On Nov 22, 2010, at 12:04 PM, Casey Brown wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Redaktor/פוילישער
> Yeah, I know, but the URL would give us lots of details... see this
> one for example, which came from clicking on a yiwikipedia banner:
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=WMFJA1/yi&utm_source=2010_JA1_Banner3_rtl&utm_medium=sitenotice&utm_campaign=ThursdayOpeningTest&referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fyi.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2F%25D7%2594%25D7%2595%25D7%2599%25D7%25A4%25D7%2598_%25D7%2596%25D7%2599%25D7%2599%25D7%2598
> When you give us that, I can see automatically what landing page you
> reached, what banner you clicked on, and what wiki page you were on.

And what country the url decided you were in... that's the other critical bit of info in the url.

Casey's quite right - these are critical for troubleshooting.

>> Not a single fragment of the Yiddish translation of the fundraiser appears
>> anywhere.
> Hmm, I see Yiddish banners on yiwiki *and* I reach a Yiddish language
> page... so your translations *have* been published.  I'm not sure what
> issue you're running into.  I remember seeing that you were in England
> somewhere, so maybe the issue is that you're getting redirected to the
> Wikimedia UK landing page, so you don't see the Yiddish Wikimedia
> Foundation donat page?
> This is where the URL would come in handy. :-)

Yep.  We've published a lot of Yiddish, so the URL would be critical.

Philippe Beaudette
Head of Reader Relations
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

pbeaudette at wikimedia.org

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