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Redirect phabricator.mediawiki.org to phabricator.wikimedia.org
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"MediaWiki" and "Wikimedia" are often conflated when dealing with people not familiar to the projects.

It might be nice to redirect one to the other, like how we do with commons.wikipedia.org.

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MC8 created this task.Jun 7 2016, 9:32 PM
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Krenair added a subscriber: Krenair.Jun 7 2016, 9:35 PM

Isn't commons.wikipedia.org just a historical thing?

Dzahn added a subscriber: Dzahn.Jun 7 2016, 9:37 PM

Maybe we should get some actual numbers for these things instead of guessing how much it's used (for both of these things?)

Aklapper triaged this task as Lowest priority.Jun 8 2016, 11:12 AM
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Change 293464 had a related patch set uploaded (by Microchip08):
Redirect phabricator.mediawiki.org

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/293464

MC8 added a comment.Jun 9 2016, 2:52 AM

It looks like redirects existed for Bugzilla, so I guess you could call this a regression.

Isn't commons.wikipedia.org just a historical thing?

Yeah.

It looks like redirects existed for Bugzilla, so I guess you could call this a regression.

Maybe redirects such as this would be better analogies than commons.wikipedia.org:

$ curl -Is "https://bugs.mediawiki.org" | grep Location
Location: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/

The argument that wikimedia.org and mediawiki.org are confusing is very valid. I imagine some people are hesitant to add yet another hostname, though.

I don't like it very much, especially not in wikipedia.org. Where would we draw the line here before we add it to all domains we have? At the same time i can see that _maybe_ there are people trying these URLs., hence i think actual hard numbers should decide. And a decision from what point on it is "worth it". shrug...

Poyekhali moved this task from To Triage to Doing on the Phabricator board.Jun 10 2016, 3:36 AM
BBlack moved this task from Triage to DNS Names on the Traffic board.Sep 30 2016, 2:13 PM

Maybe we should get some actual numbers for these things instead of guessing how much it's used (for both of these things?)

Is there any way to know how many times someone tries to access (non-existing) phabricator.mediawiki.org ?

That doesn't resolve to the Wikimedia servers, so not at the moment. Could add it in DNS and I expect it'd serve the unconfigured domain error, but maybe the access logs would go to the analytics systems where you can find that info?

Aklapper moved this task from Doing to Misc on the Phabricator board.Oct 7 2016, 6:39 PM
Aklapper moved this task from Misc to Infrastructure on the Phabricator board.Aug 29 2018, 6:06 PM