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
M : 9004356819
M : 9867606819
It must be our lucky day as this news came along with the recognition of
the Marathi Wikimedians UG. :) Congratulations everyone involved in setting
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From: Kirill Lokshin <kirill.lokshin(a)gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 8:51 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedians of India Technical
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, Wikimedia
Movement Affiliates discussion list <affiliates(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
 the Wikimedians of India Technical User Group  as a Wikimedia User
Group. The group aims to introduce new Wikipedia technologies to
volunteers, to recruit new technical contributors, and to work with Indic
communities to address their technology problems and requests.
Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
Chair, Affiliations Committee
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I writing this email to give you all some general updates about the ongoing SVG
and also invite you to participate in the campaign if you haven't already
done so, as we entering into the final week of the campaign.
For some of you, who are not aware, SVG Translation Campaign has been
started on 21 February 2019 (marking the International Mother Language Day)
and will continue until 31 March 2019. The objective of the campaign is to
translate English-labelled SVG diagrams in English to various Indian
The main category for creations from the campaign is at
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Creations_from_STC19. Till date
(at time of writing this email), we've translated 1800 files into 17
different Indian languages. Language-wise break down is as follows:
Assamese — 162
Bengali — 142
Doteli — 2
Gujarati — 170
Hindi — 141
Kannada — 173
Maithili — 1
Malayalam — 230
Marathi — 230
Nepali — 37
Oriya — 16
Punjabi — 73
Sanskrit — 3
Santali — 45
Tamil — 61
Telugu — 297
Urdu — 17
As a part of the campaign, several onsite events were conducted in the
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
New Delhi (2 events)
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
There are a few more coming up this week. You can read more about these at
Post-campaign, we'll first be cleaning up files, which will include
checking the author, source, descriptions, categories, and other version
templates, are correctly placed. This will be done until 21 April, and then
we'll move on to deciding the final metrics and top contributors.
I thank all the language organisers
participants for making this initiative a successful one, and CIS-A2K for
supporting this campaign in several ways. If you're interested or need any
help, please join the Telegram for this campaign at
https://t.me/joinchat/E1HSNhOXJZWnxus-36PuNA or post a message to the help
Thanks and regards,
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga
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.
This is to bring in your kind notice that during Women Train the Train
Program in Delhi on 9th March 2019, we had a session on Trust and Safety
with Ms. Sydney Poore where she informed us about the different initiatives
planned by the team at WMF to make the Wikimedia a more secure place for
On those lines, Community Health Initiative is a combined project that
involves multiple initiatives (designing harassment tools like user
reporting system, etc.) to counter issues and discussions to make them
better. One of these initiatives is forming a user reporting system to make
it easier for people experiencing harassment and other forms of abuse to
provide accurate information to the appropriate channel for action to be
taken. The success of this project depends on collecting ideas and feedback
from people in a variety of different roles in the Wikimedia movement. To
this end, there will be a multi-phased consultation where you can
participate in ways that you are most comfortable. Please visit the User
reporting system consultation page
to learn more about the process, ask questions, or offer feedback. You also
can sign up to be a liaison for the community or to translate messages or
join a focus group.
We need to discuss the existing systems and share our inputs on how we can
make it better. We have listed the objectives of this initiative and the
relevant resources on our central Indic Wikimedia Portal under the
If you feel interested to work on this, please list your names as Community
Liaisons in the relevant section on the page. We understand that you might
have a lot of questions about this, please feel free to list them in the
relevant section on the page. The intention to share the information before
the beginning of the Discussion Phase is to understand how many of us are
interested in working on this. If there is a need, we’ll plan hangouts
sessions for clarity of the project and the desired inputs of interested
Looking forward to working cumulatively to make Wikimedia projects a better
space for participation.
The Economic & Political Weekly recently came out of a commentary on
Wikipedia as an application for Academia. This exercise was hosted at
Ahmedabad University, Gujarat.
The idea behind of this application is to create video (text animation with
audio). User can select article from wikipedia and app create video (text
animation with audio). Application works like editor it will helps you to
add text, text animation and audio. it will fetch text/media from wikipedia
using API, then click the "Create" button to generate video.
Please feel free to share your feedback.
Thanks & Regards
Executive member, Wikimedia India Chapter