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13:51, 16 July 2020 Nemo bis (talk | contribs) New reply created (Reply to Replace "this wiki" with SITENAME in "searchmenu-exists")
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13:38, 16 July 2020 Rail (talk | contribs) New reply created (Reply to Replace "this wiki" with SITENAME in "searchmenu-exists")
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12:38, 16 July 2020 Nemo bis (talk | contribs) New reply created (Reply to Replace "this wiki" with SITENAME in "searchmenu-exists")
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Replace "this wiki" with SITENAME in "searchmenu-exists"

Is that possible to replace „this wiki” with {{SITENAME}} variable in MediaWiki:Searchmenu-exists/en? As fas as I know that message was modified on English Wikipedia just to use actual wiki name and honestly I don't see any particular reason to not have it by default. Thanks!

Rail (talk | translations)12:16, 16 July 2020

What's the benefit?

As for the costs, using SITENAME in MediaWiki messages is always problematic because agglutinative languages like Finnish will often need to inflect the name. Then Grammar support is needed.

Nemo (talk)12:38, 16 July 2020

I'm aware of that but

  1. messages in other languages won't be changes until someone manually updates them with SITENAME and GRAMMAR if necessary
  2. overall I think use of SITENAME would make wikis experience more individual (SITENAME is pretty much a standard in most extensions/core messages).

Anyway this is a small change in one message that no so much people will see (most visitors comes from Google or direct search suggestions) so I'm not going to argue about it too much.

And you?

Rail (talk | translations)12:49, 16 July 2020

I still didn't hear what the benefit would be.

Nemo (talk)13:02, 16 July 2020

Then read my message again please. There are at least few wikis that changed this message only to use their wiki names instead of generic "this wiki" text. Saving the time of admins on another ones is my key point here but if you want to be against my idea just for being against, feel free.

Rail (talk | translations)13:38, 16 July 2020

The fact that some wikis do it doesn't tell us why they did it, nor that it would be appropriate for other wikis.

Nemo (talk)13:51, 16 July 2020