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From: Gujarati Wikipedia <gu.wikipedia(a)gmail.com>
Subject: [Wikipedia-gu] વિકિપીડિયા:ચોતરો
To: Wikipedia Gujarati <wikipedia-gu(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
ગુજરાતી અને અન્ય ભારતીય ભાષાઓમાં ટાઇપ કરવા માટેનું ટૂલ નારાયમ આપણા ગુજરાતી
વિકિપીડિયામાં ઇન્સ્ટોલ કરવા માટેનો એક પ્રસ્તાવ મુક્યો છે. તેના વિષે ચર્ચા
ચોતરા પર શરૂ કરવામાં આવી છે. આપ સૌને વિનંતી છે કે આપના વ્યસ્ત સમયમાંથિઇ
થોડી પળો કાઢીને વિકિપીડિયા:ચોતરો પર
મુલાકાત લઈને આપનો મત જણાવશો તો આપનો આભારી રહીશ.
For easy typing in Gujarati and other languages on wikipedia there is a
tool developed, which is called Narayam. I have proposed installation of
this tool on our gu.wiki and have started a discussion on
Wikipedia:Chotaro. I request you all to take a few moments out of your busy
schedule and please visit વિકિપીડિયા:ચોતરો
Wikipedia-gu mailing list
Hi everyone, The 3rd Wikipedia Ahmedabad Meetup was arranged on 19th February 2012, at Seva Cafe Navarangpura. Total 5 wikipedians attended the meetup(excluding a volunteer from the venue who also joined us, I've led him to Facebook Mumbai Wikipedia group, he might attend future meetups there.)
The meetup started with the discussion on Wikipedians in Ahmedabad. There aren't many people from the city (even Gujarat) who actually edit wikipedia regularly, so we discussed the ideas on getting people aware of what Wikipedia is. Inspired by Bangalore Meetup 42 I'm planning to post a GeoNotice to Wikipedians from Ahmedabad, so if there are users that edit but aren't in active in the community, can come forward. The other ideas that we put on table included a proposal to Smit Shah, a student from LD college of Engineering to lead WikiAcademy in the same college in March or April and as part of GLAM project, try getting information on obtainable and/or given permissions in the Museums in Ahmedabad.
Afterwards Kartik Mistry talked about the Gujarati Wikipedia interface translation (on Translatewiki.net). He and another user translated about 1500 interface files to Gujarati, couple of weeks before the meetup.
I introduced them to some major details of Wikipedia's Policies and Guidelines and Citing sources, some gadgets that can help them in editing Wikipedia more efficiently, the google books and JSTOR citation tool (which Ashwin Baindur posted on the mailing list some time ago).
Finally we had off project discussion about Raspberry Pi and Linux community and stuff like that, and a photo session of course.
I would like to thank the Wikimedia India Chapter for their help and guidance with organizing the event,On behalf of Wikimedia Ahmedabad Community,
--Konarak Ratnakar | kondi
Cross-posting to other mailing lists. Kindly ignore if you have read
this on another mailing list.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Subject: [WMIN-Members] New Wikimedia India Portals
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 08:18:34 +0530
From: Naveen Francis <naveenpf(a)wikimedia.in>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
We are pleased to formally announce the launch of the following new
Wikimedia India Portals:
http://wikimedia.in/- The new landing page will be the gateway to the
various Project pages and Wikis.
http://wiki.wikimedia.in <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/>The public wiki is
now revamped with an all-new look and lots of information. Feel free to
add more information to the wikis.
http://members.wikimedia.in <http://members.wikimedia.in/>Wiki for India
http://blog.wikimedia.in/Wikimedia India Blog - to post a blog, contact
Arjuna Rao Chavala or Tinu Cherian
We are pleased to introduce the following new Wikimedia Project gateways
for the various Indic languages:
The planned landing page for http://wikipedia.in is available here
Efforts are currently underway to obtain control of a few more important
domains and announcements will be made as and when we get them. We
sincerely believe this initiative will help drive more traffic to Indic
language Wikimedia Projects.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Wikimedia CH /
Switzerland Chapter and Manuel Schneider (Wikimedia CH / Switzerland)
for hosting our websites and portals at no cost.
A number of people need to be thanked, who helped in the this initiative.
Rajesh K Oayanchal who designed the portals and Jyothis E who gave his
webspace for the testing purposes. Anirudh, Noopur Raval, ,Surya,
Radhakrishna, Omshivaprakash, Debanjan, Saroj, Swaroop, Abhishek
Suryawanshi and others have helped in translations .
Tanvir Rahman , Tinu Cherian and Arun Ram helped in revamping the public
We hope that you will find these portals useful and informative.
Please do get back to us with your feedback and suggestions.
Wikimedia India Chapter
WikiProject Gujarat is one of the many Task Forces/daughter
WikiProjects of WikiProject India on English Wikipedia,
I am happy to report that we have new blood and fresh activity in
WikiProject Gujarat for last few weeks. The participants of the last
photothon are continuing to maintain the momentum gained from that
event and we are seeing both results and new initiatives. Senior
editors from Gujarat are doing their bit and mentoring the young folk.
In this backdrop, it is my privilege to introduce Konarak Ratnakar,
(User:Kondicherry) to the community. Konarak has been very active in
Ahmedabad meetups and has agreed to promote WikiProject Gujarat on
English Wikipedia as a volunteer coordinator.
I request you all to join me in welcoming him and also to support him
as he goes around reviving the WikiProject.
Please note that WikiProject Gujarat, on English Wikipedia is not to
be confused with the similar sounding Gujarati Wikipedia.
With this, the number of volunteer coordinators on English Wikipedia
goes up to three - self, BPositive, and now Kondicherry. The actual
requirement is almost one hundred, that is how many
departments/TFs/daughter WikiProjects we have!
So if anybody would like the stewardship of any function in the
WikiProject, be assured there is lots of opportunity and so please
step forth and volunteer.
I suddenly realised that amongst the guys who signed up for WikiProject
India in Jan-Feb are such hardcore Wikipedians as RSrikanth05, Joyson
Prabhu, Karthikndr & Sitush.
Which brings me to the corollary - there are oodles of established Indian
editors who are not yet members of WikiProject India!
Gosh, guys please sign up!
This is a link I recommend you to bookmark.
This list is useful for outreach & also whenever someone needs Wiki-Help in
a particular city. It would be great if Wikipedians could update this
We have the following completely unrepresented states/UTs:
* Andaman & Nicobar Islands
* Arunachal Pradesh
* Dadra, Nagar & Haveli
* Daman & Diu
* Himachal Pradesh
* Jammu & Kashmir
* Jharkhand (AngPradesh is in Mumbai)
* Punjab (oye, ye ki hoya!)
* Uttar Pradesh
Okay, all you admins, please update your status (Mikey my boy, that means
Abroad, we dont have Indic Wikipedians listed for:
* Asia (other than India)
* Middle East
* North America
* South America
Unless you would like to stay off list, of course that's acceptable too.
May I also request Tinu / list admins to please forward it all the Indic
language & city Wikimedia lists. We need this resource to be as
comprehensible as possible.
Calling every Gujarati,
The WikiProject Gujarat has been dead for quite a time now. There are lots of articles related to Gujarat that are messed up. I with help from Anirudh am trying to revive this project. If you are interested in helping leave a message on talk page [[User Talk:Kondicherry]] or just email me.--Konarak Ratnakar
Hey guys,I created List of Pols in Ahmedabad, and got a great support from Kartik Mistry and Abhishek Joshi, but unfortunately someone nominated it for an AFD. A discussion is taking place at Talk:List of Pols in Ahmedabad, If you know names of pols please add them on the page and support the article.Thank you.Konarak Ratnakar