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Request to disable MFSpecialCaseMainPage for metawiki
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Description

Meta wiki now has a main page that is responsive and request removing its MFSpecialCaseMainPage flag, so that the full page can be viewed and used on the mobile version of the website.

See also:

Main page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Mobile main page: https://meta.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
View of the 'new' mobile main page as it will look after disabling of the flag: https://meta.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page/sandbox

Event Timeline

The 'other projects' box does not look great on mobile. By default part of the content is cut and hidden in the box and needs repeated horizontal scrolling to be able to read each project item

The 'other projects' box does not look great on mobile. By default part of the content is cut and hidden in the box and needs repeated horizontal scrolling to be able to read each project item

This is a known issue that came up in the discussion. This is on the agenda to be fixed at a later point in time, please don't let this be an inhibitor in disabling MFSpecialCaseMainPage as it is a superficial issue and anything is better than what we have currently.

please don't let this be an inhibitor in disabling MFSpecialCaseMainPage as it is a superficial issue and anything is better than what we have currently.

Not 'anything.' My comment, however, was just a passing commentary to note the issue.

Change 570982 had a related patch set uploaded (by Ammarpad; owner: Ammarpad):
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Disable MobileFrontend mainpage special casing on metawiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/570982

The 'other projects' box does not look great on mobile. By default part of the content is cut and hidden in the box and needs repeated horizontal scrolling to be able to read each project item

These concerns have now been addressed.

Pine added a subscriber: Pine.

Added to the task description a reference to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meta:Requests_for_comment/Mobile_web_version_of_the_Meta_main_page, which I started without knowing that someone else was working on the same issue.

ovasileva triaged this task as Medium priority.Feb 17 2020, 11:22 AM

Change 570982 merged by jenkins-bot:
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Disable MobileFrontend mainpage special casing on metawiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/570982

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2020-02-19T19:21:01Z] <jforrester@deploy1001> Synchronized dblists/mobilemainpagelegacy.dblist: T244577 [metawiki] Disable MobileFrontend mainpage special casing (duration: 01m 04s)