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