I have configured nginx to show translatewiki.net main page without redirecting to https://translatewiki.net/wiki/Special:MainPage. After I88ed3525141c765910e66188427b9aab36b958a9 / 155d555b83eca6403e07d2094b074a8ed2f301ae (confirmed by git bisect) this is broken.
This is both a performance and aesthetic issue:
- It is nicer to copy around the short url
- It adds many hundred milliseconds to page load time
My nginx config is at https://github.com/wikimedia/translatewiki/blob/master/puppet/modules/nginx/files/translatewiki.net#L39. An nginx level redirect could alleviate the performance hit, but I hope there is a better solution.