We, the team of Marathi Wikipedia is putting lot of efforts in increasing the content and no. of edits. The participation from online editors, active contribution by bots and various out-reach activities including wiki-academies done in Pune and Mumbai are helping a lot.
The edit percentage has increased by 199%in the month of December 2011 over the last month !!!
Here is the snapshot for the confirmation....
The count of active Marathi Wikipedians is also increasing and the quality of edits is also improving.
With this email, I want to congratulate all the Marathi Wikipedia contributers and request all of them to keep the good work....
Mandar V. Kulkarni
As a part of helping the community to reach out to more people apart from
the presentations, handouts, FAQs and mailing list support we also have
need for more visuals. Audio/Video clips containing Indian Wikipedians
sharing their message "I EDIT WIKIPEDIA" or "I EDIT AN INDIAN LANGUAGE
WIKIPEDIA" or "WIKIPEDIA IS HELPING ME DOCUMENTING MY HERITAGE" will create
impact among people and motivate them to contribute to Wikipedia. Many
people use Wikipedia in a daily basis without being aware of they can also
[Edit] it, social media, Youtube, mails containing link to such a video can
be used to reach this message to them. Moreover, such videos which are
already there in Outreach (outreach.wikimedia.org) Bookshelf might make
some people feel it's project being managed by some foreigners. Seeing some
real Indians editing Wikipedia with the Main page of an Indian language
background will definitely make this message clearer.
If there is a fairly good no of community members located in anywhere in
India (e.g Pune, Bangalore and Mumbai community) we can ask the community
members say it altogether aloud apart from one/two community members
speaking in their own language. I will be posting the details in the
community village pumps, you are allowed to send as many people's footage
as you can provided the video and audio quality are reasonable good. We
will be collecting footage from all the communities and do a post
Community & Program Support, India Program
You are cordially invited for the Wiki academies getting conducted in
GNUnify 2012 (http://gnunify.in) at SICSR, Pune.
GNUnify is an annual Free/Open source software conference conducted by
SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and research) and PLUG (Pune
Linux users group). This is the tenth year of the conference.
Details of the academies are as follows:
Date - 11 Feb. 2012
English Wikipedia academy - 10am to 1 pm
Marathi Wikipedia academy - 2:30pm to 5:30 pm
We have created a form on the GNUnify website for wikiacademy
registrations. You can check it out here:
You are kindly requested to register on the above page to ensure proper
logistics during the academies.
Please note that the number of PCs available are about 30 as the lab cannot
accommodate more people. The registrations are open on 1st come 1st serve
basis. Request to rush your registrations.
For the technically oriented people, Wikimedia hackathon is also going to
be there between 10 to 12 February. You are welcome to join the hackathon
And you can also attend the main conference GNUnify itself.
For any of these events, there are no fees charged, however registration is
Thanks and regards,
- GNUnify, wikiacademy, hackathon organisors
web: www.sudhanwa.com blog: www.sudhanwa.in
Twitter: sudhanwa Check on FB, Linkedin for more.
The Marathi Wikisource now exists................!!!
Mandar V. Kulkarni
----- Forwarded Message -----
>From: Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com>
>To: Wikimedia India <wikimediaindia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
>Sent: Thursday, 2 February 2012, 21:32
>Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Did you know
>The Marathi Wikisource now exists as a Wiki. It is the kind of thing that makes us happy in the language committee. We were happy to move things along a bit by considering to expedite our approval. The full localisation was not done but promises were made and are kept to make sure that the Marathi localisation of MediaWiki will be in and remain in good shape.
>We also pushed WMF ops to do a good job for the Marathi Wikisource and I am really happy that Sam Reed helped us out.
>All in all we are pleased and we hope that all issues that need to be resolved for future projects will be resolved quickly and, that we consequently will have many more projects starts like the one of the Marathi Wikisource. I hope it will prosper and help us realise our aim of bringing all information to the people of the world.