Rather than replacing, I suggest reorganising the order. Indic ones on
top and others below. Who knows, an Indian may try and access European
or African languages too.

On 12/20/11, Shiju Alex <shijualexonl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> 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.
>>
>
>
> I think this is a very good suggestion. I remember  seeing many of friends
> using wikipedia.org to reach English wikipedia. Replacing the current
> non-english wikipedias with Indic wikipedias (for Indian IPs) can also be
> one of the solution. It will definitely catch the attention of a few
> percentage of Indian readers.
>
> Shiju
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 10:01 PM, 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
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Regards,
Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on December 10th.
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