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.
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
>> >> with Ravi that there is an opportunity to build awareness and traffic
>> >> Indic language sites. While we are already seeing considerable
>> >> of Indic languages, there's clearly a lot more that can be done to
>> >> 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
>> >> 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
>> >> (e.g., is it basic awareness building of the existence of Indic
>> >> 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.)
>> >> you see value and you think we need resources for this, I'm happy to
>> >> 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
>> > be neglected !
>> > Ravi
>> Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
>> Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on December 10th.
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