As you know, Memory Alpha has a different URL structure than other wikis. Instead of the language code being in the first part of the URL (and not used on most English language wikis) it's added after the .org.
This has required technical exceptions for some time which are getting harder to manage. To improve the stability of Memory Alpha during site updates, we need to drop the en from the English Memory Alpha and move the other language prefixes to the beginning of the URL.
- http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Pagename will become http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Pagename
- http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Pagename will redirect to http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Pagename
We may need to tidy some URLs in css and other cases, but all previous URLs will now redirect to the new version. We hope to make this change some time next week.
- What are non-English ones going to look like? -- sulfur 05:02, April 16, 2010 (UTC)
- That third one is French. Anyway, is this the first step to moving Memory Alpha to a wikia.com sub-domain? --bp 05:28, April 16, 2010 (UTC)
Sulfur: all the non-en will have the language code at the front of the URL (I left a message on each to show them the example for that wiki)
Bp: No, this is entirely separate from any discussion about wikia.com, it's just about the URL structure and how difficult it is to maintain with the current set up.