Wikipedia.org Portal: check ordering of languages
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Description

We're seeing a bit different ordering of languages around the globe. When setting browser lang preferences are set for EN and ES, the rest of the languages around the globe should be the remaining top 10 languages in order of page views, as was done previously.

debt created this task.Jun 6 2016, 11:52 PM
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The globe links on the portal page are in the correct order. It does seem indescernable at first, but that's because the order is based on page-view data, and not article count. The pageview data isn't visible anywhere on the page, but when you view source, it is available in the html comments.

ksmith added a comment.Jun 8 2016, 4:55 PM

@Jdrewniak : So to confirm, prior to this deployment, the articles around the globe would have been most-viewed, not most-articles, and they would have been sorted by view count, not article count?

As long as we didn't change those behaviors, I assume this issue can be declined.

Is this behavior documented on wiki? I haven't checked. If it's not, it should be. Very counter-intuitive. I know we have some upcoming tests that would eliminate the confusing parts.

debt added a comment.Jun 8 2016, 11:16 PM

Hi @ksmith - yup, behaviour has not changed.

Here's some (older) documentation on why: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Top_Ten_Wikipedias

debt closed this task as Declined.Jun 9 2016, 9:05 PM

closing this as declined - no bug here.

debt moved this task from What's Next to Done on the Discovery-Portal-Sprint board.Jun 9 2016, 9:05 PM
debt moved this task from Done to Completed on the Discovery-Portal-Sprint board.Aug 12 2016, 8:01 PM