Proposal to change 2 links on the page Project:About

Fragment of a discussion from Project talk:About
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The Plural link goes to the plural page from the english version of the About page. However, the change to the link has been reverted in the english source to message 49 of the sub-group Project:About in translatable pages. So this change will not be reflected in the translations of the page.

Lloffiwr (talk)11:50, 15 July 2012

The benefit of linking to the entry on fallback languages on the " languages" page is to increase the number of links to that page, and also because it includes a definition of supported languages at the top of that page.

I find it difficult to edit my own contributions to documentation here. So I would appreciate either:

  • more detailed comments on how the text on fallback languages on " languages" can be improved or
  • you improve it yourself.
Lloffiwr (talk)11:56, 15 July 2012

The page only needed to be marked for translation, yesterday I failed due to connection problems. I agree that the languages page needs more links, you've spent good time on it and it would be a waste otherwise; I want to help improve it, but on the path you've imagined for it. Am I right that this is meant more as a manual/documentation of the various processes related to the support of a language? If so, it could be expanded to explain better how to request support and then export of a language, how they interact and are disabled etc., moving the more direct questions such as "what is a fallback language" to the FAQ. The page should then be summarised somewhere on this page with a couple lines and a link. Does it make sense?

Nemo (talk)15:52, 15 July 2012

You are right: " languages" is supposed to be a guide to the processes related to the support of languages specifically on I like your ideas on expanding the page, and hope that you will make some amendments to the page - as I've commented, editing your own work is not an easy task. I'm not convinced about chopping the fallback language section. I think documentation on fallback should be on a page which might eventually qualify to be localised. FAQ can't be localised, because it changes too often. I prefer improving the fallback section so that it's as good as or better than the section on FAQ. But it doesn't have to stay on " languages". If there is another page where it would fit, it could be moved there. However, I take your point that the link from Project:About would be better staying to the fallback section of the FAQ page.

With regard to changing the About page, this would have been revised and updated a long time ago, if it weren't one of the pages already set up for translation. That's why I suggested changing two already existing links which could be done by a bot perhaps, or even manually by myself on all languages, without having to bother the other translators. So, I like the idea of summarising the " languages" page on Project:About and adding a link, and would be glad if you could do this.

Lloffiwr (talk)16:47, 15 July 2012