An idea / proposal for the next Wiki meetups:
There has been lot of talk. So would like to see some action :)
Can we decide a Sunday in next month and call for meetups in all cities at
the same time? This time can be a bit extended the usual duration. Say, 4-6
During this time, all of us can sit down and do edits in Indian language
Wikis, Indian topics in English Wiki? This way we can engage the onlookers
and convert them to real Wikians. We can also ask people world over to edit
Wiki at the same time. We can see what we have achieved at the end of the
Hope this will be fun and can be done every 3 months.
I wanted to introduce myself and also use this listserv for recruiting for a study that I am doing to understand the user experience of reading the Wikipedia on the mobile phone and understand the possibilities/feasibilities of using the mobile phone as a platform for editing the Wikipedia.
I am Mani Pande, and I recently joined the Global Development team at Wikipedia to do research that will help Wikipedia grow in the global south. I work closely with other folks in the global development team (Barry, Kul etc) who many of you probably know. I have worked as a researcher for the last 6 years, and have a PhD in Sociology. Before joining Wikipedia, I worked for Institute for the Future, a forecasting research company, based in Palo Alto, CA.
I would like to recruit both Wikipedia readers and editors in India. I am looking to speak with folks who either read the Wikipedia on the phone (at least once a week) or have made some edits (two or more) on the phone in the last six months. I would like to conduct an interview over Skype. The interview would be about an hour. It would touch on the questions listed below.
If you are interested in participating in the study, please email me at mpande(a)wikimedia.org. Or if you believe someone else will be a great fit for this study then please feel forward this email.
Thanks in advance
Find out whether mobile phone can be used as a platform for reading, editing & contributing, to the Wikipedia (English & other Indian regional languages like Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam etc.)
How is mobile phone being used as a platform for contributing to Wikipedia? What kinds of contributions are users making to the Wikipedia on the mobile phone currently? Editing already existing content, contributing new content, uploading pictures etc. What are the benefits? What are the pain-points? What are the drivers?
How will the role of mobile phone as a platform for contributing content change in the next one year? What will be different about mobile devices and networks in India?
How will the role of mobile phone as a platform for contributing content change in the next five years? What will be different about mobile devices and networks in India?
How is mobile phone being used for reading Wikipedia content? What kind of content is accessed on the phone? What are the benefits? What are the pain-points? What are the drivers?
How will the role of mobile phone as a platform for reading content change in the next one year? What will be different about mobile devices and networks in India?
How will the role of mobile phone as a platform for reading content change in the next five years? What will be different about mobile devices and networks in India?
How do outside trends/shifts in society, technology. Economy, environment and politics (STEEP) affect the emergence of mobile phone for reading and editing Wikipedia? How do they affect user behaviors?
Is this list an appropriate place to be discussing MediaWiki issues?
I was recently setting up a MediaWiki-based wiki and came across a use case
where it did not generate pretty URLs consistently (in function
Title->getLocalURL). I've filed a bug report and submitted a patch:
<https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25718>As far as I can tell,
this does not break existing links anywhere in a typical MediaWiki
installation such as Wikipedia, but the commentators on the bug report don't
Could this list with its collective understanding of Wikipedia and
MediaWiki's features be kind enough to comment? It seems like I've touched
something at the core of how MediaWiki works, but in a part of the
getLocalURL function that is rarely used.
English wikipedia has now stub articles on
- National Waterway 1 (India)
- National Waterway 2 (India)
- National Waterway 5 (India)
- National Waterway 6 (India)
If any other language wikipedia's have the articles please update in
Articles require pictures please help.
On 25 September 2010 20:11, Naveen Francis <naveenpf(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Let us collaborate and contribute to the Wiki.
> After the great success of Wikimedia India newsletter combined with good
> old days of WP:INCOTM <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:INCOTM> let
> us start Wikimedia India Collaboration of the Month.
> I have selected 6 articles.
> - Inland Waterways Authority of India
> - National Waterway 1 (India)
> - National Waterway 2 (India)
> - National Waterway 3 (India)
> - National Waterway 4 (India)
> - National Waterway 5 (India)
> Selected these articles because even english wikipedia doesn't have these
> article.These is experimental. Next time onwards we will nominate the
> articles which we have to select.
> Please add respective articles in all languages under
> Please feel free to add any language if I have missed(
> Indian wikipedians let us start and see who all will complete all the 6
> article before 31 October 2010 !!!
> Naveen Francis