Talk:Country portals

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In an edit comment Nemo bis asked link to Internal (where this page may be moved: do we really want random people to create such portals?)

I disagree with the idea to move this to internal. Internal is for stuff that is confidential and cannot be discussed publicly. Everything else should be transparent and on the public wikis.

But I agree that the portals shouldn't be created by random people. They also shouldn't be created by chapters. They should be created by the Foundation. The Foundation should create a uniform portal for all ccTLDs. The design should be uniform, each domain should provide access to the Wikipedias in all languages autochthonously spoken in the respective country. And the portals should be fully localizable using Translatewiki translations. --::Slomox:: >< 18:50, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Do keep in mind, however, that there are several already established use of ccTLDs and these either should be supported or be left as they are (or trying to convince them but not force to convert). --grin 07:40, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Country Portal Policy[edit]

There is big debate on country portal in phabricator [1]. I think this is the write place for making a policy for country portals. -- naveenpf (talk) 06:26, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

  1. Who should own the country portal ?
  2. What is are the server requirement if it is owned by a country chapter ?
  3. Do's and Dont's in wikimedia sites., -- naveenpf (talk) 06:38, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Some additional questions:

  • How should it work?
    • Full redirection to ** (eg. http://wikipedia.qu/wiki/42 would redirect to
    • Provide content under the ccTLD? (framing, internal forwarding, ...; eg. you see the content under wikipedia.qu)
    • Provide a portal? What kind of portal (search, sublanguage portal, redirect to a given portal on the national WP, ...; eg redirects to
  • How to assure quality of service?
  • How to assure maintenance?
  • How, where, what to log? --grin 07:40, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Incorrect Statistics[edit]

Number of articles appearing for language Urdu on main page of website Wikimedia India are incorrect. This may be the case for other languages as well.

Kindly, update the statistics to reflect the actual number of articles for every Indian language. --Mohibalvi (talk) 13:10, 27 December 2018 (UTC)