On Mon, 2006-11-27 at 19:35 +0530, Sri harsha wrote:
> Hello Hari,
> In kannada wikipedia can we translate any article in English
> to Kannada. I mean instead of collecting material from scratch and
> editing it I would like to edit any current article from English to
> Kannada. Is it allowed?
It is very much allowed. Feel free to. In fact, we've started many
articles from English content with the following template added to each
of those articles:
You might also find good use for this template and might take interest
in starting translation of stable English version of articles to
There are also weekly collaboration and other collaborations going on
that you might like participating in.
This is some time when I'm on a Wiki vacation from Kn Wiki and
concentrating more on the other responsibilities I have in the Wiki
world and outside. But before I go largely inactive on Wiki (although
I'll be available for anyone who needs help), I have couple of things to
put forward and bring into discussion. Please WAKE UP, and take part in
The future of Kannada counterpart of the project might very much depend
on decisions we make now.
Lately, Kannada Wikipedia has had its share of stubs, one-liners,
spam, POV articles, vandalized articles (that still remain) and many
other issues. I would like to bring some of these to discussion and
solicit some opinions and participation so that we're headed the better
way, if not the best.
Few contributors were involved in creation of stubs in huge volume.
Although stubs are welcome, special cases like these when stubs are
being created by just one or two editors on just a single category
probably makes Wikipedia with just few thousand articles saturated.
These stubs are more likely deserve to be called "spam".
Assuming that no one would be editing these movie stubs (one-liners)
that have been created in huge numbers, the articles would be reducing
interest among would-be editors who visit Wikipedia for reading.
Also because quality of articles is more important than numbers, we
ought to concentrate more on filling up the "very much needed articles"
rather than movie stubs that probably no-one is going to edit in years
Kannada Wikipedia urgently needs some policies drafted and put in place.
The project, at this point, has lost much of the focus, although the
project is intended to grow with indefinite contributions from many
Looking forward to some discussion on these off the Wiki.
"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties." ~ Erich