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Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Miscellaneous/Centralization of interwiki links/Proposal/en

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  • Problem: The project and language for interwiki links are currently specified separately. If you want to link to a location where both the language and project are different, or if you want to link to somewhere other than Wikipedia from a multilingual project (Meta, Commons, etc.), you need to go through the Wikipedia of that language or the English version of that project. That results in the creation of an unused account for the intermediary project, leaving extra logs and making the unified login information more confusing.

    For example, if you want to link to the Japanese Wikivoyage (ja.wikivoyage), you currently need to write ja:voy: or voy:ja:, which makes you go through the Japanese Wikipedia or the English Wikivoyage.

  • Proposed solution: Simplify interwiki links by removing the redirects so that it is a single link, such as [[ja-voy:]] (or, alternatively, "javoy").
  • Who would benefit: Mainly people whose mother tongue is the language of a different version, and people who often use multilingual projects such as Commons.
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  • Proposer: Mario1257 (talk) 16:16, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]