Hi Amir and Language Committee,
I agree with Amir and these issues will be resolved soon and I will come
back here in a couple of months with more activity.
As far as the formatting is concerned, I have tried fixing that in the past
but I was able to find a solution to that today as I had to import a
template from English Wikisource. Now you can check here that we are able
to format it properly.
We will proofread rest of the pages soon enough. Thanks a lot for your
On 31 October 2016 at 14:39, Amir E. Aharoni <amir.aharoni(a)mail.huji.ac.il>
Hi Satdeep and Langcom,
I'm actually a bit reluctant at this point, but this can be fixed quite
easily. Let me explain.
As a lot of people probably know, I have a lot of respect remarkably
active Punjabi Wikipedia community. I do, however, see two problems with
the activity of the test Wikisource, as analyzed at
One is that it's a bit low in general. October 2016 is the first month
with four active users, and earlier there were even less.
The other is that the user who made the most edits appears to have only
used OCR without actually correcting the OCRed text. Look at these pages:
The original scanned page looks like a typical theater play with character
names before a colon ("ਮੈਸਾਲਾ-:", "ਮੈਸਾਲਾ-:") and the main text in
column after the colon. OCR appears to have put all the names in the
beginning of the page and all of the main text after them. Clicking the OCR
button is too easy—I'd expect the editor to move the parts of the page
around and format them correctly.
Community activity and sustainability is the biggest issue in new and
small Wikimedia projects, and I'd love to see more meaningful contributions
and understanding of the Wikisource editing model before fully approving.
As I noted above, both problems are easily fixable. I'm sure that the
Punjabi community can address them in just a couple of months. I'll be
happy to look at the activity again then.
Thanks for understanding! :)
Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
“We're living in pieces,
I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore
2016-10-31 4:56 GMT+02:00 Satdeep Gill <satdeepgill(a)gmail.com>om>:
I would like you guys to have a look at this meta request:
All the messages have been translated and we have been actively working
in the past few months.