Sir, I have been editing in wikipedia and uploading pics on wikimedia. and
use them for my articles.
I'm an editor for kannada language wikipedia.(Radhatanaya)
I'm an editor for english mediam wikipedia. (Ragakuvara)
I have contributed more than 900+ articles for kannada.
For english nearly 10-12 articles. all approved.
This information I have given in my page. Why I have been banned. Please
try to help me. I'm very hardworking and faithful person. I have not done
any adverse work. I was a technical offier (Retired in 2004) in a reknowned
Research organisation for cotton !
Please help me so that I can upload photos and fix them for the articles I
write both in kannada & English
-Holalkere rangarao laxmivenkatesh
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M : 9867606819
WMIN chapter president Rahul Deshmukh attended Wikimania 2018 in Cape Town
without being selected for any type of scholarship. My question is why was
he sent to the conference depriving other community members from India who
were in the waiting list.
He spoke in the informal chairpersons' meetup for few minutes. The meeting
doesn't require president of the organization's presence, and already there
were 2 EC member of WMIN present, who could have attended the meeting.
To me, this is utter misuse of power and abuse of donation money.
Dear Wikimedians and Friends,
I am writing to inform all of you that I will be stepping down as Senior
Program Manager of Access to Knowledge (A2K Team) at The Centre for
Internet and Society, Bangalore on 31 August, 2018.
It has been an honour to have worked with amazing Wikimedians during my
time with the A2K team. I have learnt immensely during my interactions with
Wikimedians, WMIN members and the WMIN EC, various user groups and WMF
The last three and half years have been an amazing experience and have
helped me grow intellectually and I have been lucky to make friends for
life. I wish to thank all the Wikimedians for their questions, feedback,
advice and ideas. I also thank WMIN and User Groups and Partner
Institutions for their unflinching support during this time.
I request all of you to extend your support to the A2K team for the current
plan year and for activities that shall be proposed in the upcoming plan as
well. I would also like to take this opportunity to apologise for any
inconvenience that I might have caused during my time at CIS-A2K.
I will continue to be associated with the A2K team as an advisor. I would love
to be in touch and be of any help that I can, please feel free to write to
me on 'hasanremembers(a)gmail.com'.
Dear Friends From CIS-A2K,
I am bringing up a discussion based on few of the concerns expressed on the
other mail thread. I would like to acknowledge on record, the past few
years CIS-A2K has reached out to communities (besides Focussed Language
Area) much more effectively. I may be the first person to say this publicly
but I am sure many more would echo my views here.
Now what concerns me and something CIS-A2K already knows, when the
community has started acknowledging your work much more, CIS-A2K has been
acting as the necessary intervention in times of crisis why transparency is
being not paid its due.
I list some of my questions which everyone is already aware of and would
request a reply. I would request you to not break the bullet and reply each
of them separately. Of course! If you are comfortable.
(a) Did CIS-A2K organize a conference/meetup in Bengaluru this summer?
(b) How were the delegates selected and which communities were invited?
(c) For all those communities who were invited (based on your response
to part b) was an official notification sent via village pump, mailing
list, reaching out to User Group representatives?
(d) Is there a legitimate reason to be non-transparent in the process?
(e) When a former CIS-A2K staff informed you about not maintaining
transparency why was still no heed paid to it (if part d of the question is
(f) Can reports, learning patterns etc be shared with the community?
(g) How much funds were involved?
(h) What were the responsibilities of different CIS-A2K staff during the
(a) What has been stopping CIS-A2K to share their monthly reports on the
mailing list and their Report Section of Wikimedia Meta?
(b) Can we hear about the reports, shortly?
@Satdeep: I could not find any Meta page but I do find a page which is put
under-construction and this mentions you. Were you a part of this? If Yes,
I am not able to understand, the entire argument you had posted yesterday
about reporting guidelines and transparency.
Only If, You Were A Party to This.
To Everyone, I understand I may be playing the devil’s role here. Some of
my close aides have already advised me to stay back since I am damaging my
My argument is simple if my personal image promotes inclusiveness and
transparency. I will be happy to remain a soldier fighting.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Alexander Tsirlin" <altsirlin(a)gmail.com>
Date: 31-Aug-2018 3:09 PM
Subject: [Wiki Loves Monuments] Wikivoyage banner competition in WLM-2018
We are happy to announce the Wikivoyage banner competition as part of
Same as last year, we invite the participants to convert their photos into
banner images used at Wikivoyage. These banner images introduce travel
destinations in a visual and attractive form. They can depict panoramic
views, important landmarks, or recognizable details. Page banners can be
easily cropped from the Wiki Loves Monuments photos.
## What's new this year? ##
1. The competition runs till October 31; this leaves the time to crop the
photos and upload the banners after the end of the main WLM period
2. There is a separate upload campaign (wlm-banners) that helps us to
structure the uploads
## We need your help! ##
1. First and foremost, please, spread the word about the banner competition
among your local community
2. Add information about the banner competition to your landing page. Link
to the Commons page mentioned above, or (even better) translate it into
3. We create the lists of 'most needed destinations', namely, those that
have Wikivoyage articles but miss banner images so far. Please, let me know
if your local community may be interested in such a list. We shall prepare
one for your country in the beginning of September
4. As the upload campaign is new, we are still translating it into
different languages. Please, let me know what will be the best translation
for the field "Source image (Commons file that your banner was cropped
Please, send it to me personally and not to the mailing list. Thank you!
Your questions and comments are welcome!
Best wishes for your upcoming WLM,
Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
I want to inform Indian Wikimedia community that Jayantanath, an
experienced Indian Wikisource admin is collaborating with CIS-A2K in order
to support and strengthen Indian Wikisource communities. Wikisource is an
important project, and several Indian Wikiosurce communities are working
hard on it. Jayantanath will serve as a Wikisource Project Advisor, India.
(Jayanta Nath is cc-ed in the email)
Note: If I don't reply to your email in 2 days, please feel free to remind
me over email or phone call.
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for your contribution to
communities development. I'm so glad that we work together.
I will try to be there (CIS office on 31 Aug) to say THANK YOU before you
say GOOD BYE to us.
Best of luck
Thanks & Regards
Executive member, Wikimedia India Chapter
Skype: cherishsantosh | http://wiki.wikimedia.in
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> I am writing to inform all of you that I will be stepping down as Senior
> Program Manager of Access to Knowledge (A2K Team) at The Centre for
> Internet and Society, Bangalore on 31 August, 2018.
> It has been an honour to have worked with amazing Wikimedians during my
> time with the A2K team. I have learnt immensely during my interactions with
> Wikimedians, WMIN members and the WMIN EC, various user groups and WMF
> The last three and half years have been an amazing experience and have
> helped me grow intellectually and I have been lucky to make friends for
> life. I wish to thank all the Wikimedians for their questions, feedback,
> advice and ideas. I also thank WMIN and User Groups and Partner
> Institutions for their unflinching support during this time.
> I request all of you to extend your support to the A2K team for the current
> plan year and for activities that shall be proposed in the upcoming plan as
> well. I would also like to take this opportunity to apologise for any
> inconvenience that I might have caused during my time at CIS-A2K.
> I will continue to be associated with the A2K team as an advisor. I would
> to be in touch and be of any help that I can, please feel free to write to
> me on 'hasanremembers(a)gmail.com'.