Using that setting entails quite some problems, especially if you are using a customized discobot welcome message. Unless you have the time and resources to change and maintain the welcome message in all available locales, discobot will send the wrong message to new users with a non-default locale. Unfortunately, there is currently no way of limiting the bot to use only certain locales.
So I’d like to explore this topic’s idea of setting user locale via the URL a bit further. My use case is that I would like to forward a specific URL (e.g. fr.myforum.com) to a specific local version of my forum. Now, I understand that
So what about this:
Can someone confirm that this is possible and provide some hints what needs to be done?
So to provide some concrete specs: I would like a theme component that sets the user’s locale based on a url parameter. Ideally, that parameter could be added to any valid forum-url but I would also be happy if there is one specific url for each locale that will trigger the locale-change if called.