Last modified: 2008-10-07 21:52:04 UTC
This is from Talk:Main Page on en:
"I just found out about wikipedia, and bookmarked the main page.
The default URL name (if that's the correct term) was ~"Main
Page - wikipedia - the free encyclopedia". Because "Main Page"
won't mean much to me when I'm looking for wikipedia, I changed
the name (for me) to "Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia - main
page" I suggest changing the default name to that, or at least
inserting 'Wikipedia' in front of the current name as per other
So basically the new user is saying he or she reckons the pages
generated by the software should have the site name before the
page title. I'm not sure if it would work or not, though. It
would be useful having Wikipedia show up in Google search
results as "Wikipedia - Main Page", because the Wikipedia would
not get obscured by long article titles. But for established
users, it's better to have it the other way around. Is this a
Having fifty bookmarks that all say "Wikipedia, The Free Enyclo...." is not too useful;
the article title coming first is essential for bookmarks to articles to be useful and legible.
The main page is something of a special case, though, and it _might_ be useful to
special-case the title for it.
Resolved by Simetrical in r38730. Allows for the page set in MediaWiki:Mainpage to use a custom <title>, set at MediaWiki:Pagetitle-view-mainpage.
Resolved as fixed.