This is a link I recommend you to bookmark.
This list is useful for outreach & also whenever someone needs Wiki-Help in
a particular city. It would be great if Wikipedians could update this
We have the following completely unrepresented states/UTs:
* Andaman & Nicobar Islands
* Arunachal Pradesh
* Dadra, Nagar & Haveli
* Daman & Diu
* Himachal Pradesh
* Jammu & Kashmir
* Jharkhand (AngPradesh is in Mumbai)
* Punjab (oye, ye ki hoya!)
* Uttar Pradesh
Okay, all you admins, please update your status (Mikey my boy, that means
Abroad, we dont have Indic Wikipedians listed for:
* Asia (other than India)
* Middle East
* North America
* South America
Unless you would like to stay off list, of course that's acceptable too.
May I also request Tinu / list admins to please forward it all the Indic
language & city Wikimedia lists. We need this resource to be as
comprehensible as possible.
You know that CIS-A2K request page (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wi
ki/Talk:CIS-A2K/Requests) is a place where you can request support for
different Wiki-related activities. Thanks to all of you who have
participated in various ways in the process so far.
Please note: on this 1 July we'll be doing some major restructuring of the
portal, and the page will be closed on 1 July (however this page won't be
>From 2 July 00:01 am IST, the page will be open for requests once again, as
*Note:* Even if someone, without knowing this, submits a request on 1 July
(however, there are more chances of edit conflicts on this day, or they may
see broken pages or pages under construction, we won't disregard the
request, but try to fix and categorize the request properly)
Today the Odia Wikipedia community organized the Asian Athletics
Championships Editathon in collaboration with the Sports and Youth
Services Department of the Government of Odisha. During the editathon, more
than 15 articles were created or improved in both English and Odia
As a result of the editathon, the official website of the 2017
Asian Athletics Championships is now licensed under Creative Commons
4.0. Now, Wikipedians can use the content and images of the event in
different language Wikipedias.
*Sailesh Patnaik* "*ଶୈଳେଶ ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକ*"
Programme Associate, Access To Knowledge
Centre for Internet and Society
*LinkedIn* : https://www.linkedin.com/in/sailesh-patnaik-551a10b4
*Twitter* : @saileshpat
"Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality"
I want to inform you that, on 10-11 June, CIS-A2K, conducted a regional
The event was conducted in Bangalore, and 11 Wikimedians from 5 Indic
language communities participated in the workshop.
Please see a report of the event here: https://cis-india.org/a2k/blog
We have plans to conduct similar workshops in other regions of India as
well after need-assessment and community consultation. We have already got
a couple of requests.
Please let us know if you have suggestions or ideas. You can reply to this
email or contact us at tito(a)cis-india.org
Note: If I don't reply to your email in 2 days, please feel free to remind
me over email or phone call.
Have you tried the Content Translation tool
recommend encouraging the use of this tool for new users trained through
The Tamil Wikipedia community has started promoting the usage of this tool
for new editors
and we are getting 100s of quality articles in just a few days. The tool
solves more issues beyond translation like:
* Choosing the right topic (If it is in English Wikipedia already, it is
less likely be deleted for notability and other reasons)
* Providing quality content for translation
* Users don't need to spend time learning Wikipedia Manual of Style, Wiki
* Providing proper attribution
* Avoiding copyright violation
* Adding Wikidata links
Once the new users understand how to use this tool, we are getting
continuous engagement and quality contributions which were not possible
before because of the long learning curve.
The only thing that you need to emphasize and take care is that they don't
submit machine translated texts without correction.
We are glad to inform that CIS-A2K has published our newsletter for May
2017. This newsletter contain information about:
* Dalit History Month Edit-a-thon in Delhi
* Thematic Edit-a-thon at J.P.Naik Centre for Education & Development, Pune
Please read the complete newsletter here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/
All previous newsletters of CIS-A2K may be read here:
Just a reminder that the deadline for submitting the application is *June
15*. Just three more days left!
If you are looking for some inspiration, please check this event report
from Wikimedia Poland
Event coordinators who are submitting the application on behalf of a
community, please present the details in your village pump and get it
endorsed from fellow community members.
Even if you need more time to plan and conduct the event, please consider
submitting the application first to register your interest.
Please feel free to ping me if you need more help.
On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 6:02 PM, Ravishankar Ayyakkannu <
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