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From: Abhijeet Safai <abhijeet.safai(a)gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 12:04 AM
Subject: [WMIN-Exec 18366] Election Notice for Wikimedia Chapter
Executive Committee Elections-2016
To: Wikimedia India Community list <wikimediaindia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>,
Cc: Lu Kishore AnnamThyagraraja Wiki <annamthyagarajakishore(a)gmail.com>,
Yogesh <csyogech(a)gmail.com>, EC Wikimedia India <
The Election Committee appointed by Wikimedia Chapter Executive Committee
(EC) for notifying and conducting the Election to Wikimedia Chapter EC
election, hereby announces the election to the Wikimedia Chapter EC for the
two year term.
A detailed ‘Rules & Regulations for the Election’ is available on wiki (
includes the Nomination Form for Candidature (at Page 7). Approved Members
who are on the membership roll as on 23rd Jan 2017 are eligible to
participate in the Election and contest the Election (as per by-laws, based
on the date of election and Annual General Meeting scheduled for 23rd Apri
l 2017. This will include updates if any to the members list which will
be used for finalizing the slate of candidates as well as for mailing
Please note the following details:
1. Date of election:
2. Place and timing for voting in person: As per AGM Agenda which will be
communicated by Chapter later.
3. Place of for sending postal communication:
Wikimedia Chapter, No.194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Dommaluru 2nd stage, Bangalore
4. Last date and time of receiving nominations:
Mar 2017, 11:59PM IST
5. Scrutiny and Publishing Draft slate of candidates:
5. Last date for withdrawal of nominations:
6. Publishing final slate of candidates:
The Executive Committee and the Election Committee will host an IRC on
2017 between 9PM and 10.30PM on IRC channel #wikimedia-in. All potential
candidates and WMIN members are requested to make use of this for any
clarifications on rules and procedures with Election Committee and
There will be second IRC meeting on
2017 between Candidates and the Voters. Voters can make use of this
opportunity to interact with each candidate in WMIN election. Attendance by
candidates is mandatory. Voters can share a list of questions earlier to
help manage time.
Kishore AT: Polling Officer
Dr. Abhijeet S
: Polling Officer
- Yogesh KS: Returning Officer
You can contact us via Talk:Elections 2017
<http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Talk:Elections_2017> for any clarifications or
Also, keep track of the Election process on
Thanks in advance for your cooperation to conduct the election in free and
- Dr. Abhijeet Safai
It will be great to join "World Mime Day Edit-a-thon 2017"
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From: "Ivana Guslarević" <ivana.guslarevic(a)vikimedija.org>
Date: 8 Mar 2017 18:55
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] World Mime Day Edit-a-thon 2017
To: "Wikimedia Mailing List" <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
I’m writing you in behalf of Wikimedia Serbia, regarding to organizing the
second World Mime Day edit-a-thon.
Last year Wikimedia Serbia collaborated with World Mime Organization
<http://www.worldmime.org/>, whose president is Marko Stojanovic
famous actor in Serbia, mime artist and acting professor. Along with this
organization and Singidunum University
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singidunum_University> we successfully
realized this event
The edit-a-thon aims to have international character. In 2016 Wikimedians
and Wikipedians from Macedonia and Armenia joined us in celebrating this
day by writing about notable mime artist, theaters and mime plays.
The support for this event came from the United nations as well: Ms. Irena
Vojackova-Sollorano, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident
Representative for the Republic of Serbia, visited the edit-a-thon
<http://blog.wikimedia.rs/?p=2231> and praised the volunteers mission.
This year we are planing to do the same and we are inviting everyone who is
interested in this topic and who thinks that GLAM cooperation could be
achieved. World Mime Organization has a network of mime artists and
theaters worldwide, so you can use Marko as a contact to reach local
theaters and artist.
The Meta page is created, and you can sign and join the project
There is also an event page on Serbian Wikipedia
If you need any additional information, please contact me.
менаџер комуникација Викимедија Србије
p: 011/3348-468 m: 060/74-54-772
w: rs.wikimedia.org e: ivana.guslarevic(a)vikimedija.org
*Замислите свет у коме свака особа на планети има слободан приступ
целокупном људском знању. То је оно на чему ми радимо.*
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/
wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/
New messages to: Wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
In the past recent years , we have been continuously featuring known
Wikimedians on our platform.
But this time , we have come across a contributor who we feel that if we
don't highlight his work, it will be an injustice to his contributions.
Keeping his request in mind, we have decided not to reveal his name or
photo. The only thing which we can reveal is his Username
the silent *anonymous* poster boy for Bhojpuri and Hindi Wikipedia has been
working since 2011 with over 59,000 global edits
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/SM7> without any
recognition. He would have continued to be an unsung hero with his awesome
work for the flourishment of Wikipedia for no one knows how long, if we
would not have discovered his work recently. He is a sysop on Hindi and
Bhojpuri Wikipedia where he is continuously working to bring new
contributors and quality contents. User:SM7 is a teacher by profession
based somewhere in Uttar Pradesh. Writing on region and geographical
features are one of the favourite topics of User:SM7.
User:SM7 came to know about Wikipedia while searching something on Google,
it was then he noticed that there is a link to Bhojpuri Wikipedia on the
sidebar of the article page he was looking at on English Wikipedia. Like
others, he was excited when he found Wikipedia on his native language and
started contributing to it by creating & improving articles. Although he
invests a lot of time for the growth of Wikipedia, he always prefers to
stay anonymous, he says, "I wanted to be judged only by my contributions on
wiki and the way I take part in discussions etc. NOT by information based
on what I do in real life, or where I live, or what my educational
Read the Full Featured Wikimedian article on User:SM7 Here
I would like to thank User:JimCarter for getting us in touch with this
amazing contributor & helping to write the article on him
If you know any WIkimedian whom you think should be featured, please feel
free to nominate them here
Or if you want to mail us, please contact me - yohannvt(a)wikimedia.in
About 10 days back, I along with few people from FOSS community India
and Mozilla Community were doing outreach program at GMRT, NCRA
This is the 4th year that we were able to do it successfully.
During the outreach program, every year we get few students, kids who
ask us about offline wikipedia .
I know and used to cut kiwix when it was young and I could work with
3.4 GB (DVD image) but couple of years back and even today the torrent
size has ballooned to 25 GB (light) and 61 GB (full) .
IIRC, wasn't there used to be ones for students which was a compiled
list readily usable/available with much shorter list ?
Has anybody tried out either of these huge databases and can they
share if these come with images or not. The earlier ones I remember
perfectly did NOT have images .
Looking forward to know.
Shirish Agarwal शिरीष अग्रवाल
My quotes in this email licensed under CC 3.0
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Every year, Marathi Bhasha Din is celebrated on 27 February. This year also
it was celebrated across Maharashtra and also within the Marathi community
across the world.
Maharashtra Government took a great initiative this year to promote Marathi
Wikipedia. Government published many advertisements featuring various
celebrities who were asking to edit Marathi Wikipedia on the occasion of
"Marathi Bhasha Din" This is a major boost for raising awareness of Marathi
Wikipedia among the "aam janata". Marathi Wikipedia community is expecting
a considerable contribution to mrwp because of the Government support. Lets
see how things work out.
Please check out the Marathi Wikipedia (https://mr.wikipedia.org ) where
you can get most of the videos and other material related to this.
web: www.sudhanwa.com blog: www.sudhanwa.in
Twitter: sudhanwa Check on FB, Linkedin for more.