For some reasons, lot of mails are getting queued for "Message has a
suspicious header" and needs manual approval since yesterday(which is why
you might have noted emails coming in bulk). Please note there will be delay
in delivery of mails on list. Let me check if there is a bug already / file
one with ops. Thanks.
Today we have released first version of FAQ
for Hindi Wikipedia
a nice effort of malayalam wiki community they translated their FAQ from
malayalam to english.That translation helped us a lot for preparing FAQ for
Hindi Wikipedia.Special thanks to Shiju Alex and Junad pv who gave this FAQ
its Final pdf form.
Thank you and Regards
A new version of Nepali wikipedia translator is released, it contains
features to copy templates from English and Hindi Wikipedia. It can also be
used to translate into Nepali and then save.
I was able to copy more than 1000 templates in one sitting.
Thanks to the works from Rich Farmbrough, that inspired me to work on
template copier and also to Autowikibrowser team for their work in
Autowikibrowser for their library.
All the best and good luck to Wikiconference india 2011 participants
*Medianama : Size Zero: Wikipedia Looks To Telcos & Handset Co’s For Free
*The digital version of Size Zero: next to nothing cost of Internet access
for the user, and all the major Internet sites are vying for telecom
operator deals to enable it. Facebook has it, Twitter is almost there, but
the latest to queue up for Size Zero is Wikipedia.*
*The community driven site that wants to make knowledge available freely
wants access to knowledge to be free as well, and that isn’t such a bad
thing, particularly in India, given that we need more and more people from
India to contribute and make the same information on Wikipedia available in
Indic languages as well. In a note, Amit Kapoor, Senior Manager, Mobile
Partnerships at Wikimedia writes that for mobile partnerships, they’re
beginning with an India and East Asia focus in Q4 of this year. This is
probably to also coincide with the WikiConference in Mumbai, and the India
*“On the desktop, many readers discovered Wikipedia through search, but on
mobile, sessions and queries originate differently. With this in mind, we
need the help of partners – namely mobile operators and handset
manufacturers – to help ensure the distribution of knowledge. This is why
we’re setting out with a global mobile partnership program.” Wikipedia Zero
will be a mobile site optimized for slower connections and not just smart
phones. It is also looking for partnerships for enabling SMS and USSD based
access, and interestingly, Kapoor writes that they want it to be accessible
even those without a data plan.*
*What Drives Size Zero for Telcos?*
*So, tell us this – what really drives telecom operator Size Zero
partnerships? Is Wikipedia cool enough to put into a marketing campaign
like Twitter and Facebook are, and is that all that is there to it? Or is
it about giving a few sites for free (you know we have concerns around
neutrality of access there), and hope that the users start surfing other
sites for free?*
*Important Note : *The publisher ( MediaNama) of the above news article
owns the copyrights of the article / content. Request to not kindly
reproduce or circulate the content further. The information is only shared
only with an internal community who have been featured on this article.
All copyrights are duly acknowledged.
We are planning to conduct 20-30 wikiacademies across India as a part of
projects 2011-12 from Wikimedia India Chapter with help of volunteers(
Chapter is inviting proposals to conduct Wikipedia Academies or Workshops
(Wikiacademies) in colleges/schools/institutions if interested please create
a proposal @http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Wiki_Academy#New_proposals or email us
For more details :- http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Wiki_Academy
Please spread the message.
Secretary, Wikimedia India Chapter
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Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
sum of all knowledge.*That’s our commitment.*
I was going through the "CIS analysis on DIT response to RTI on blocking"
 and found a mention of Sukhbir Singh Badal article was on block list
by DIT on 11.08.2010 by Principal Secretary to Govt. of Punjab. There is
no block currently on the page(atleast by my ISP).
I just did some quick look on history on the page.I could find loads on BLP
tags being hit particularly with severe edit activity around Oct 2010,with
some targeted activity by a single UK based IP editor and many other anons
editing mainly on corruption charges.The same IP user also tried blanking
the page(possibly legally or otherwise threatened else why would someone
adding charges against a person blank the page?) more than once and those
edits were reverted much like any other page blanking. Interestingly there
was nothing apart from templates by bots on the talk page. So this was a
pure case of party crook editors fighting each other, and not even like what
happens on the caste articles(much worse!).
Leaving aside the censorship, since I am not bothered about it much, this
episode suggests more attention is required for WP:INDIA project and lack of
enough volunteers to maintain a large article base of 1.5 lakh+ pages. Yet
another case exposing the "English Wikipedia Community" in India which IMHO
is not doing so well when compared to few other Indic communities. About
time we realize and move from the popular opinion that Indic communities are
the only malnutrition-ed children and English Wikipedia is hale and healthy.
There are people running around proposing Policy guidelines specific to
India (like a guideline for caste, much like BLP) and whole lot of things to
break the "so called" systemic bias. I dont subscribe to that view, but
wondering what can we do help make English Wikipedia a healthy child in