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Propose to expand a stub by translating a longer article
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A very short article may be replaced by translating a longer article.
When the user visits a page which is a stub, we can provide an option to create the article based on a translation.
We should suggest that only if a reasonably long (or maybe good article/featured) article is available in a language the user knows.

Similarly, from inside Content Translation, we are currently discouraging the creation of a translation if the article exist (not showing suggestions and warning when the user looks explicitly for it). We can be more inviting when the article involved is a short stub.

One of the complications discussed is that identifying a stub across languages is not easy due to the lack of consistent templates. We need to investigate if Wikidata can help with this.


The focus of the current ticket is on inviting users to expand stubs, the support needed for the translation editor to support expanding existing articles is captured in T114850: Add support for translating pages where target page is not empty

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Amire80 lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Low.Mar 18 2015, 9:15 AM
Arrbee moved this task from Long term to CX5 on the ContentTranslation board.Apr 20 2015, 6:05 AM
Amire80 raised the priority of this task from Low to Normal.Jun 14 2015, 9:01 PM
Amire80 moved this task from Backlog to Entry Points on the ContentTranslation-Release6 board.
Amire80 moved this task from CX5 to CX6 on the ContentTranslation board.Jul 2 2015, 4:33 PM
Pginer-WMF moved this task from CX6 to CX7 on the ContentTranslation board.Jul 21 2015, 7:43 PM
Pginer-WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 21 2016, 5:26 AM
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Arrbee moved this task from Bugs to Enhancements on the ContentTranslation board.Jun 22 2018, 1:29 PM