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Make content translation suggestion popup menu not intrusive
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Description

Popup menu suggesting users to use content translation appears every now and then despite a user has already chose not opting it. Users often forced to opt the extension to avoid the annoyance or tricked to enable the option if careless. No other beta feature shows such an intrusive behaviour.

Indian language wikis like Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi etc shows unnaturally large number of users using this feature compared to other beta features, although content generation through it is very low. It looks like this happens just because of it's intrusive character.

How to recreate the the issue:

  1. Search a non existing title in an Indian language wikipedia
  2. Click the red link in the result page
  3. Most probably content translation suggestion popup appears as part of the page which displaying editor

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Event Timeline

Praveenp created this task.Jan 14 2019, 6:53 PM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJan 14 2019, 6:53 PM

@Praveenp: For future reference, please try to add appropriate project tags so the software maintainers can find this task.
(ContentTranslation maintainers will likely not see / follow tasks which are tagged only as Malayalam-Sites, I'm afraid.) :) Thanks!

I was trying to share the experience and reaction of local community (Malayalam wikimedians), hence the tag. I assure you that I'll try to add appropriate project tags. :-)

We have plans to update this invite (T216032), which will help with the current ticket.

Elitre added a subscriber: Elitre.Aug 26 2019, 8:24 AM

@Pginer-WMF , while talking to @Praveenp about Boost at ml.wp, this task was brought up again. I see that the related task was actually resolved recently, so I think you two could synch on what, if anything, is left to do here? Thanks!

@Pginer-WMF , while talking to @Praveenp about Boost at ml.wp, this task was brought up again. I see that the related task was actually resolved recently, so I think you two could synch on what, if anything, is left to do here? Thanks!

During the beta period we wanted to make the tool visible to potential translators. Currently, we are reviewing the different entry points in preparation for moving the tool out of beta. In the redesign of this particular entry point (T216032) we considered different users feedback similar to @Praveenp to make the experience less intrusive.

In general, once the tool is provided by default, an option will be available in the settings to disable all entry points (T223896). Users not interested in translation will be able to disable this setting and won't see any translation related invite. In addition, to facilitate discovery a direct link to this setting is shown on the different invites. So a user seeing any invite the first time can easily discover the setting to disable all future invites.