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Limit the access to only English (and Simple English) as source languages
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Description

When accessing an external translated page, External Guidance adjusts the content from the source wiki and provides entry points for contribution in the target wiki. The planned deployment (T216129) would allow access and contribution to any pair of languages.

In order to move more gradually, we want to introduce a temporarily limitation: only content translated from English or Simple English Wikipedia (into any language) will be affected by External Guidance changes.

In this way, users accessing a translation from English to Hindi will see the additional indicators and entry points to contribute, but it won't be visible for those accessing a translation from Japanese to Korean.


Once we assess the impact of the feature based on our metrics (T212414), we'll remove this restriction as a next step.

Details

Related Gerrit Patches:
mediawiki/extensions/ExternalGuidance : masterAllow disabling the context detection in wiki

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added subscribers: revi, Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptMar 1 2019, 10:08 AM
Pginer-WMF triaged this task as High priority.Mar 1 2019, 10:08 AM
santhosh claimed this task.Mar 1 2019, 10:09 AM
santhosh moved this task from Backlog to In Progress on the ExternalGuidance board.

Change 493662 had a related patch set uploaded (by Santhosh; owner: Santhosh):
[mediawiki/extensions/ExternalGuidance@master] Allow disabling the context detection in wiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/493662

Change 493662 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/ExternalGuidance@master] Allow disabling the context detection in wiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/493662

santhosh moved this task from In Review to Done on the ExternalGuidance board.Mar 12 2019, 8:30 AM