hi, Perhaps somebody here has already brought this up, but you can now switch languages on Commons using a drop down menu. You can spot the drop down just below the Village Pump link. There is also a helpful site notice, that suggested I read Commons in British English :).
It seems to do this change by detecting the change in the script in the url - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page. Neat. warm regards, Pradeep On 20 December 2011 22:01, Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com> wrote: > Most of the visitors on Wikipedia end up there through search engines. > But there is another group which attempts to access Wikipedia directly by > typing in www.wikipedia.com or www.wikipedia.org in the address bar of > their browsers. > > Currently, the landing page for www.wikipedia.org (wikipedia.comredirects to > wikipedia.org) lists the ten largest Wikipedia projects. Apart from the > English Wikipedia, the rest of the projects are practically useless for > most of us in this country. Replacing the foreign language projects (for > Indian IPs) with Indic language projects will help drive more traffic. > > Yours sincerely, > > Anirudh Bhati > > +855 975 529 803 > Skype: anirudhsbh > > > > On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 4:59 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan < > parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> I agree with Ravi. >> >> On 12/20/11, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> >> >> This is a really useful discussion and there's a powerful idea. I >> agree >> >> with Ravi that there is an opportunity to build awareness and traffic >> to >> >> Indic language sites. While we are already seeing considerable >> readership >> >> of Indic languages, there's clearly a lot more that can be done to >> support >> >> this and also to help build Indic language communities. I also hear >> >> Theo's >> >> point that it didn't work last time, or maybe wasn't adequately >> measured. >> >> >> >> I'd like to suggest that - even as the technical challenges are >> resolved - >> >> to explore this. The first step would be finalise what the objectives >> are >> >> (e.g., is it basic awareness building of the existence of Indic >> language >> >> projects or to is it to drive readership of these projects or is it >> >> encourage more active participation in these proejcts?) The next stage >> >> would be to test different banner/notice/page design options and figure >> >> out >> >> the most appropriate solution (in the same systematic way that the WMF >> >> fundraising team tests banners and optimises the ones that work best.) >> If >> >> you see value and you think we need resources for this, I'm happy to >> see >> >> what we can do about it. (Maybe see if any of the fundraising team's >> >> people are free after the fundraiser to help with the analytics for >> >> determining what might work best?) >> >> >> >> What say? >> >> >> >> hisham >> >> >> > >> > +1. >> > >> > Instead of saying it won't work, we have to think how to make it work as >> > the ultimate goal of increasing awareness about Indic projects should >> not >> > be neglected ! >> > >> > Ravi >> > >> >> >> -- >> Regards, >> Srikanth Ramakrishnan. >> Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on December 10th. >> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Coimbatore >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >> Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org >> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >> > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > -- Pradeep Mohandas How Pradeep uses email - http://goo.gl/6v1I9
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