On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 1:14 AM, Outofindia <outofindia(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Is it at all possible for all new members to committees, to go through
> some orientation programme or be directed to some FAQs that they can go
> through to understand the processes before they address the entire lists?
Well I don't know what you mean by "all new members to committees" exactly.
But I guess its difficult to guide every new member personally for mailing
list guidelines, FAQs etc and new members keep on coming so why go for a
Guidelines, FAQs exist somewhere or the other, a new member has to find
that out on his/her own.
If they face any small query then they can contact any member personally
first and then later depending on the situation post to the entire list.
> Harriet Vidyasagar
> INDIA: 91-99011 66276
> USA: 1-301-649-2240
> On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 3:55 PM, Niraj Suryawanshi <
> niraj.suryawanshi(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Anirudh & All the members of the India mailing list,
>> Some questions I wish to ask in general to all my fellow followers in
>> India & worldwide, please do not mind since being a new member to
>> this committee I may miss out on the background!
>> May I ask about who is the moderator over this mailing list?
>> And for what reasons is this action is taken on the Indian Mailing list?
>> Is this moderation known to other lists as well??
>> Are the other mailing lists/authorities notified about it??
>> Plus who gives this authority to the moderator to moderate a certain
>> mailing list??
>> Is there any selection process or criteria??
>> If yes can we all know about it.
>> And does the current moderator underwent the same criteria or selection
>> Its supposed to be an open talk rite?
>> What if its like the moderator wants to discuss issues what he wants to
>> and rest is discarded??
>> This can happen right??
>> So next, is there any panel which keeps a check on the moderators??
>> If yes, can we all know about it also??
>> And the process through which every moderator is selected?? (eligibility
>> precisely speaking of)
>> If not, can we assume that the moderators claim the ownership on this
>> mailing list??
>> plus one last query, this mail, will it be moderated too??
>> if yes can you let us know to whom I can ask for a clarification over the
>> moderation of this mail.
>> Waiting for your quick response,
>> Regards & Thanks,
>> Niraj Suryawanshi <http://www.facebook.com/niraj12>
>> Pune Institute of Computer Technology | Wikipedia Club Pune<https://www.facebook.com/WikipediaClubPune>
>> 8149920120 | niraj.suryawanshi(a)gmail.com
>> On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 11:52 PM, Anirudh Bhati [via Wikimedia] <
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> From: Pratik Lahoti <pr4tiklahoti(a)gmail.com>
> Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] [GNUnify] Wikipedia related talks and workshops at GNUnify 2013
> Date: 11 February 2013 11:37:03 PM GMT+05:30
> To: Wikimedia India Community list <wikimediaindia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Reply-To: Wikimedia India Community list <wikimediaindia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Hi all,
> Here is the most current schedule of Wikipedia Language Engineering Talks and Workshops accepted at GNUnify 2013 coming up later this week! Talk session time slots are still being locked in by the organizers though.
> Friday February 15, 2013
> * Talk: Localization Needs and Ideas - REBOOT! by Runa Bhattacharjee
> * Talk: Translations for Wikipedia made easy by Siebrand Mazeland, Niklas Laxström
> Saturday February 16, 2013
> * Talk: How to contribute to Wikipedia in your favorite language by Alolita Sharma
> * Talk: Internationalizing your code with Milkshake by Santhosh Thottingal
> * Talk: jQuery.IME - Contributing an input method for your preferred language for the Web and Mobile by Amir Aharoni, Yuvi Panda
> * Workshop: Building input methods for your own language - A Hands-on Workshop by Amir Aharoni
> * Talk: Right-to-left: Making your websites and application usable for speakers of Arabic, Hebrew and Urdu by Amir Aharoni
> Sunday February 17, 2013
> * Workshop: Translation sprint for Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap and more by Siebrand Mazeland, Niklas Laxström
> * Workshop: Building Wikipedia Gadgets Made Easy by Yuvi Panda, Sucheta Ghoshal, Kothari Harsh
> If you are attending any of the talks, do add your name at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Events/GNUnify
> You may also want to register on the GNUnify website - http://gnunify.in/2013/register/delegate
> Thanks. See you at GNUnify!
> Warm Regards,
> Pratik Lahoti
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I've been looking at the archive of this list, and after a very promising
start of this list and the MediaWiki group, the traffic has died down a
little over the past few weeks.
I and a few other people of the Wikimedia Foundation (Amir, Alolita,
Niklas, Santhosh, Yuvi) are in Pune for and until GNUnify. Anything we can
help the group with, or at least have a meeting?
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Suggestions, help and support from the community on what we can do to
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A lot of people may ask why the chapter needs a fundraiser when it has
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would need to rely on grants, spending of which is restricted by the WMF.
Since formation, the chapter has relied heavily on the Executive Committee
to take on the burden of running the show. In an ideal world, the EC would
like to take on the role of guiding the chapter rather than actually be
responsible for operations after two years of incorporation, which should
be best done by professionals rather than volunteers in their spare time.
The chapter has hired an employee (Sowmyan Tirumurti, our Executive
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It could be a small individual donation or in the form of a corporate
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