This transfer discussion from https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T138524
Kusurija: Hi All! Please, tell me, what can I do to disable this "Compact Language Links" anywhere on any Wikimedia project. Because it definitely paralyses my work with them. It paralyses my work not only as Wikimedia project editor, but paralyses my work with all Wikimedia projects as sources of information anywhere outside of WMF. If You can't offer me, any usable solution, please tell me, where else could I defense my rights to non impeded information from any Wikimedia project as source. Thanks for answer.
Me: The only one possibility is to turn off it at all WMF wikis individually. There isn't something like global settings, sorry for it.
But I don't know why it is paralysing your work with WMF's projects. Could you explain to me?
Kusurija: Because I'm working with cs,wictionary, on dictionaries out of WMF, themes, where I gather information from any site of WMF projects (so languages in use, where I gather info is about 70 (seventy, not seven). Most often languages I use, besides my motherlanguage Czech is samogitian, lithuanian, japanese, russian, byelorussian, ukrainian, polish, slovak, english, lettonian, latgalian, latin, chinese (Kantonese), slovene, bulgarian, macedonian, greece, swedish, african, neederlandese, vietnamese, hindi, kannadian, georgian, german, french, italian, spain, romanian, portuguese, ... ... And how i can switch out it?
Me: I asked on IRC for another solutions. I'll notify you when I'll know something more.
Kusurija: Should I remove it on all about 750 projects of WMF? I tried it, it takes about 2.5 minutes or more for each, It means about more than 3000 minutes it is 50 hours (some of projects takes time to first find/load them), it is more, than entire 2 days or more, than a week of workhours. Why I am banned to work such nonsense work?!
Me: You could copy https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedista:Martin_Urbanec/Random_notes/Compact_language_links_turn_off.js to your global.js subpage on meta and then visit every WMF wiki. It should disable the feature and notify you about it. With global.js subpage I mean https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kusurija/global.js for you.
Kusurija: Kde najdu to Cache na této mojí stránce:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kusurija/global.js ?? Nikde ho nemohu
najít, nemám k tomu ze svého prohlížeče Mozzila Firefox přístup...
Me: Translation: Where can I find cache at my page https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kusurija/global.js ? I can't find it, I have no access to it from my browser (Mozilla Firefox).
Pokud by to nefungovalo, stiskněte Ctrl+R anebo Ctrl+F5 (tím se vyprázdní cache). Při návštěvě každé wiki by se compact language links měl automaticky vypnout, tedy by Vás nic nemělo paralyzovat.
Translation of my reply: If it won't work please hit Ctrl+R or Ctrl+F5 (it'll clear the cache). When you'll first visit a wiki compact language links will be automaticlly turned off so nothing will paralyse you.
Me: Cs: Funguje to? En: Does it work?
Aklapper: [en] This task is about disabling Compact Language Links by default on Russian Wikivoyage.
Could you bring up your topic on https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Universal_Language_Selector/Compact_Language_Links please, where it is better suited? Thanks for your understanding!
[cs] Muzes prosim diskutovat na https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Universal_Language_Selector/Compact_Language_Links , protoze tento task je o ruske Wikivoyage? Diky moc!
Kusurija: You are welcome to transfer it Yourself, because i'm not familiar with
editing on phabricator.wikimedia enough to do it myself. Thank You. (If You
can, transfer the answers too.). Yours sincerely kusurija
Atsirlin: @Urbanecm: I confirm that this patch does not work, and I second Kusurija's question. It is highly relevant to this thread.
Kusurija: By the way: this nonsense works for non-logged. It is illegitimate censoring, as most of non-logged users does NOT understand, what it means, and does NOT see languages relevant for them. Is there any authority, superiot to authors of this nonsense, who could put them in order??
Me: @Atsirlin It must be inserted at meta to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Atsirlin/global.js for you and I can't see it there (and no delete log present). Then it should automatically turn off at all WMF wikis when you'll first visit them.