With just EIGHT days remaining for our Kovai meetup, I thought I'd send
across this mail.
Here is the main meetup page, hosted on Meta.
With each passing meetup, the lead section will be updated to show the next
The venue is KG Information systems Limited, Thudiyalur Road,
Here is the Foursquare check in page: Do check in. We can earn badges. : )
The location inside KGISL and timings should be confirmed in a day or two.
Another interesting method I've found to promote this meetup is:
Thanks to twitter user @aagan86 for informing me about this, and Wikipedia
admin User:Phantomsteve who helped me with the barcode, and Subhashish from
the Odia community for helping me out with this..
All those who have a barcode scanner:
Hoping to see you all there.
Sathyamangalam-Gobichettipalayam Star Gazers Gang.
Just as we started the Tamil Wiki Media Contest, we have realized the
power of social media and virality. In an attempt to increase page views
even by single digits and having more visibility for content pages, I was
looking around and found the share gadget on Hebrew wikipedia and have
adapted the gadget code to Tamil. Since Indic wikipedias need more
people to read the articles, this might be useful gadget you might want to
your Indic wikiprojects. Should you need any help to get this on your wiki,
please ping me off-list.
Thanks Hebrew community for the code & Bala/Surya for helping out.
Okay, next time you read a good article on Tamil Wikipedia, just share with
your friends :)
One more Indian appeal is about to go on the banners soon I guess. Please
read Dr.Sengai Podhuvan's appeal here. Aniruddha Kumar's appeal is also
on the way and might be available soon. If you had met the old gentlemen in
the conference, didnt had a chat with him, here his story. Thanks Victor
for getting these amazing stories out! They should be used to beyond
fundraising to make people edit / atleast know who is editing Wikipedia.
The "20 something male editor" may in larger numbers, but showcasing these
profiles from different demographic might make more the ratio better.
As part of my discussions with Indic language Wikipedians I spoke with few
Marathi wikimedians (Abhay, Mahitgar, and Mandar) also. All of them are
highly experinced wikimedians. They their editing experiences, their vision
about ml wiki projects, and other related topics. I have summarized the
discussions in meta wiki.
For the past few years I got the opportunity to interact and with
highly experienced wikimedians of Marathi wikipedia like Abhay, Mahitgar,
and Sankalp. The ideas they had shared about Indic wikis had defintely
helped when Indic wikipedians came together for some of the common
The focus that Marathi wikipedians given to mediawiki translation at
Translate wiki had inspired many other Indic language wikipedians. Many of
them contributed to the interface translation of Hindi and Sanskrit wikis
Right now Marathi wikipedia has close to 35,000 articles, and about 40
During and beyond WikiConference, it has been really inspiring to see the
increase in the activity levels across many communities in the country. In
particular, Marathi community have been exploring opportunities and
formulating plans to drive community growth and project quality.
WikiConference gave a big boost to the Marathi community because of the
increased profile of the projects, especially the press. To illustrate,
between September and October 2011, the number of active editors increased
from 31 to 40. It will be really important to keep us this momentum and to
translate this into sustained community building for a small but vibrant
Community is working very hard to make Wikisource a reality for Marathi.
Hope that will happen soon.
I am personally very optimistic that Marathi is at an inflection point -
and this the right time to make concerted efforts at community building to
realize this opportunity.
Kindly read the experience of Marathi Wikimedians at:
A Wikipedia meet is being organized in Salem this Sunday. Agenda would
primarily be discussion about Tamil Wikipedia and Wiktionary and a photo
walk post meetup to click pics for Media contest. Meetup page. If you
are interested(& dont follow Tamil) and need more details to attend, please
contact Sodabottle / SuryaPrakash who are in cc of this mail.
Sent to Foundation-L, might be useful for someone here.
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On 7 December 2011 20:45, Siko Bouterse <sbouterse(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> WMF is now seeking fellowship applicants and project ideas for the Community
> Fellowships Program <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Fellowships>.
> Community members from all Wikimedia projects and all languages are
> strongly encouraged to apply by the deadline of January 15th 2012! Could
> you please help spread the word by sharing this open call in your
> Wikimedia Community Fellows are spearheading community projects,
> undertaking research, and piloting new models for engagement to help scale
> and increase sustainability of volunteer work in the Wikimedia movement.
> The Foundation provides intensive, time-limited financial and logistical
> support for fellows to focus on projects of strategic importance.
> Submissions for Spring 2012 are encouraged to focus on the theme of
> improving editor retention and increasing participation in Wikimedia
> If you'd like to work with WMF on projects to boost participation and
> retention, or know someone who should be recommended for a fellowship, or
> if you've got ideas for a fellowship project WMF could support, we'd like
> to hear from you! Please visit
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Fellowships, or contact Siko
> Bouterse at sbouterse(a)wikimedia.org for more information.
> (Note: I'll be circulating on other lists as well, including some chapter
> mailing lists, in hopes of reaching a broad range of applicants - apologies
> in advance for cross-posting!)
> Best regards,
> Siko Bouterse
> Head of Community Fellowships
> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
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I believe Srikanth R mentioned this a few days ago on the India list.
> From: bodnotbod(a)gmail.com
> Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 10:14:26 +0000
> To: foundation-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: [Foundation-l] WP being edited by lobbying firm
> Hardly surprising or new, but something we need to be aware of:
> Wikipedia is being edited by a large lobbying company, Bell Pottinger.
> It removes negative coverage of its clients:
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