www.wikipedia.org sure. All these lang detectors can can not work properly in mobile devices and users shall have opportunity to have overriding settings for this site (e.g. i would like to see wiki sites in Ukrainian but my prefered language in browser is Russian for several reasons).


06.12.2013 7:11, James Alexander написав(ла):
On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 8:39 PM, Yuri Astrakhan <yastrak...@wikimedia.org>wrote:

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 have
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.


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 landing
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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