On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 5:24 PM, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Today, I went to download WordPress and it told me it is also available in
> Tamil. Very neatly done as it somehow detected that I am from Tamilnadu.
>
> See the screenshot at: http://ravidreams.com/ta-wordpress.png
>
> A similar announcement in English Wiki projects is sure to double or
> triple traffic to Indic Wiki projects.
>
> We have been requesting this feature for years.
>
> Curious when it will be implemented.
>
> Ravi
>
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I tried that. twice.

Back in 2010, we had banners pointing to Indic wikis, with messages like,
there is a wiki in your language you can edit. Then it lead to landing
pages with lists of indic language wikis.

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2010/IN/Welcome

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_Indian_language_projects

This banner ran for close to 2 months in late 2010 and early 2011. I think
WMF staff might have tried it again during the year.

Conclusion, it did not make a dent. Most people dismissed the banners, and
never clicked, those that did, never followed to edit. It made little to no
difference in the visitor or editor stats for the period.

Regards
Theo
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