We met on the evening of July 20, 2011 at the InOrbit Mall, Malad. The
meeting took place in the food-court. Seven people attended the meeting, in
no particular order:
1. Pradeep Mohandas
2. Pranav Curumsey
3. Vickram Crishna
4. Deepak Patil
5. Suyog Vyawahare
6. Rahul Mehrotra
7. Vishal Mahajan
The agenda for the meeting was set as:
- Introductions & General Discussions.
- Updates on WikiConference India 2011
- Preview of Oral Citations Project Video
- GLAM update
- Wikipedia for the UNESCO World Heritage Site
Minutes of the Meeting:
1. After a round of introductions, we decided to give updates on the
WikiConference India 2011 to the attendees and also discuss a few items of
interest. Members took the opportunity to connect with each other and speak
2. We were not able to view the Oral citations project video since we did
not have screening space. We met in the Food court.
3. Updates were provided on the GLAM with The Museum, Mumbai. We're still
awaiting word from the Museum on a good date and a good time to begin our
interactions from. We also decided to approach the Bombay Natural History
4. We also were not able to talk about the World Heritage Site since it
became too late.
**Kindly forward this to other language/city lists that you are a part of**
Just to follow up, we have received offer for help with translation to Hindi, Telegu, Sanskrit and Kannada thus far. We still need help with all the other indic languages and request volunteers to come forward. Kindly contact Theo or myself privately if you can help.
Kindly note that Mumbai Meetup XI will take place TOMORROW, Wednesday 20th July 2011 at 6pm. Venue: Conference Room, Inorbit Malad. Nearest Railway Station: Goregaon (Western Line). For more information refer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Mumbai/Mumbai11
With Mumbai Community regulars busy with outreach activities in different parts of the country - Moksh in Dehradun, Kundan Amitabh in Silchar - Assam we hope to see some new faces tomorrow.
Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/WikimediaMumbai
I have been on this mailing list and once in a while read the posts. We are
a group of Herirtage enthusiasts and have been involved in work related to
it for past few years. The Idea is to start with Heritage information on
Maharashtra first chapter being pune.
I need help in getting started. Could someone please help here? We'd really
Thank you in advance.
On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 12:14 AM, Jessie Wild <jwild(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 7:09 PM, Martin A. Walker <walkerma(a)potsdam.edu>wrote:
>> This is an excellent project! If there is anything that the English
>> Wikipedia 1.0 team can do to help, please let us know.
>> If you are looking for a list of important Indian topics to check through,
>> I'd propose using a slightly amended toolserver list sorted by points
>> rather than importance, available here:
> Good suggestion, Martin.
> Question about this: is there a way to "hide" those articles that are
> already included in the selection? That is, is there a way to filter OUT
> those articles which are included in the Wikipedia for Schools selection? I
> am not sure if that database is integrated into this selection tool or not,
> but it could be helpful in parsing out which articles would be additive.
> - Jessie
> *Jessie Wild
> Global Development, Manager
> Wikimedia Foundation
> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 7:09 PM, Martin A. Walker <walkerma(a)potsdam.edu>wrote:
> This is an excellent project! If there is anything that the English
> Wikipedia 1.0 team can do to help, please let us know.
> If you are looking for a list of important Indian topics to check through,
> I'd propose using a slightly amended toolserver list sorted by points
> rather than importance, available here:
Good suggestion, Martin.
Question about this: is there a way to "hide" those articles that are
already included in the selection? That is, is there a way to filter OUT
those articles which are included in the Wikipedia for Schools selection? I
am not sure if that database is integrated into this selection tool or not,
but it could be helpful in parsing out which articles would be additive.
Global Development, Manager
The Scholarship Application Form for WikiConference India 2011 is ready to go live - we need help with translating the form as well as the site notices (for Wikipedia) into the 20+ indic language languages that have operating wikis. Kindly contact either Theo directly or respond privately to my email if you can help us.
[this is for those of you who run mailing lists of Wikimedia ]
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Date: Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 4:54 AM
Subject: [Foundation-l] Apotmail spambots on mailing lists
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[this is to those of you who run mailing lists]
You may have noticed a deluge of mailing list subscriptions from
sensible.names(a)apotmail.com -- these are definitely not real people; in all
likelihood, the operator's goal is e-mail address harvesting, or worse.
Perhaps it would save some of you time to be aware of this and reject these
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Below one news about Bengali Wikipedia in Today's Telegraph
*Now you can log on to Wikipedia for help on your Bengali assignments as
well. **Adda or **jonaki, Rabindranath or **nesha, you can find a range of
subjects in the Bengali Wiki.*
*“The Bengali Wikipedia was launched in January 2004. At present Wikipedia
is available in 273 languages, out of which 20 are Indian. Bengali was the
third Indian language in which Wikipedia was made available,” says Jayanta
Nath, administrator of the Bengali Wikipedia. The archive boasts of both
English articles translated into Bengali as well as articles written by the
team just for the Bengali archives. To access Wikipedia in Bengali, the user
has to type “bn.” instead of “en.” before Wikipedia in the address bar. *
*Because it is not just translation and has its own group working on the
content, the Bengali Wikipedia has an independent character and identity.
But while the English Wikipedia has 3.6 million articles, the Bengali site
has only 22,000 articles. “Our strengths are famous personalities from
Bengal, Bengali literature and Hindu religion,” says Nath. The user base is
also considerably lower compared with the original English online
encyclopaedia — 0.1 million against 1,000 million. “There are about 150
active contributors to the site from places like Bangladesh, West Bengal,
the US, UAE and other places,” says Nath. *
*The users are not always impressed. “I have checked out the Bengali
Wikipedia. I find the articles in English more detailed. Plus, Bengali
Wikipedia follows a very bookish Bengali, not the way we speak it. It is
difficult to follow,” says Saikat Bhattacharya. *
*An entry on **Chokh (eye) in Bengali Wikipedia reads: “**Chokh pranir
alok-songbedonsheel anga o darshanendriya. (The eye is a living being’s
photo-sensitive component and visual organ.)”*
With Warm Regards,
>Sorry if you've read it earlier. Sent to the BLR list by mistake earlier.
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