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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Dear Indic Wikisource Community,
Firstly I would like to thank you for the continuous support and
contribution to the Wikimedia movement specially in Wikisource.
You are aware that Assamese & Tamil community have shown their interest
for workshop in coming month. Keeping this in mind we are planning to have
an IRC on 05th May 2019 @8PM Sunday for the Indic Wikisource community.
Please suggest more agenda for the IRC.
- Update status of what we have done after first IRC and IWCC2018.
- Major issues we faced, and how do I help personally towards the
specific community ( Offline and Online both)
- Organize edit-thon for Wikisource ( Offline and Online both)
- Workshop planning for other community for Oriya, Marathi, Malayalam &
- Advance Wikisource Consultation for Indic Community.
- Add more if you have to discuss ….
Thanks and Regards,
Wikisource Project advisor
Access to Knowledge program
The Centre for Internet & Society
Tamil Wikipedia elects 10 sysops at a time after a gap of almost 5 years.
After 2013, we hit a policy deadlock where we couldn't agree on how to
elect a new sysop, what are the qualities of an ideal sysop, etc.,
Even after repeated attempts, we could not solve this as the fear of being
not able to easily desysop someone made us look for higher and higher bars
for a perfect admin.
So, how did we solve?
Recently, MediaWiki allows someone to get sysop access for limited periods
of time like 1 month, 3 months, etc., This is how Stewards grants adminship
in many small wikis.
We felt when there is the possibility of granting adminships for trial
periods and renew them thereafter, we don't need to keep the bar for
adminship very high.
We also proposed to start a Wiki Admin School where others can mentor the
So, after a month long discussion and community consensus, we conducted our
sysop elections and elected 10 sysops at a time.
Right now, we have 42 sysops with one of the highest sysops per users
ration among all global Wikis.
We plan to elect 6 new sysops every quarter and are discussing a similar
policy for bureaucrat election.
We strongly believe having a diverse pool of sysops makes them feel
empowered to serve the Wikimedia movement for a long period of time.
If you are interested in knowing more, take a look at the policy here
<https://ta.wikipedia.org/s/7gmi> and the discussion in the related talk
As you might all know that, the Wikimedia movement strategy working groups
have started working on the final stage of the process i.e. building
recommendations, which are supposed to be delivered by November this year.
The only step that will be remaining after that will be implementing the
recommendations by WMF next year. These recommendations will significantly
change the movement in the future, even the least radical ones might have
impact on the movement which will affect us all in many ways. As a
volunteer serving on one of the working groups, I would like to encourage
you all to take part in the process, so that your dreams and ideas for a
better tomorrow get reflected in the recommendations; your experience,
insight and voices are very much important to shape the future of the
I am in the Roles and Responsibilities working group
which is focusing on the governance and organizational movement structures.
For last few months, we have tried to identify objectively about what are
going well and what are not in the current existing structure, where are
the pain points and where are the happy ones; and we tried to map them as
best as we could. The goal is to identify a future structure for the
Wikimedia Movement that will create less friction and more synergies. To
understand that in a better way, we framed few scoping questions for
community conversation (see here
The questions are:
1. What structures, processes, and behaviors will enable us to include
all voices (including e.g. current contributors and emerging audiences)
in our decision-making?
2. Which responsibilities are better placed at a global or local level?
3. To ensure equity, how should conflict management and resolution
across the movement?
You can give your valuable feedback regarding these questions in this
thread or in the village pumps of your wiki projects or in meta
or in a google doc or mail us or in any other way possible. Just let us
know or share with us the links where you are giving feedback or discussing
about these things. If you want to do video chat and document your
feedback, please let us know, we will try our best to fulfill that. If you
do not want to reveal your identity or user name in the public forum, but
still want to document your feedback, please let us know and we will ensure
that. If you need any clarification about these questions or any doubts
about the whole process, you can mail us. Our mailing address is at
wg2030-rolesandresponsibilities(a)wikimedia.org . Apart from these questions,
you can share your thoughts about anything with us which you think might
benefit the strategy process or outcome.
Please note, that community conversation is a continuous process and we
will document and work on your valuable feedback whenever you share them
with us till September this year.
On behalf of Roles and Responsibilities Working Group
I am happy to bring to you the results of SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in
India. It was a 38-day long campaign to translate the SVG files like
diagrams and maps into Indian languages for use of regional language
Wikipedias. The campaign started on 21 February (International Mother
Language Day) and ended on 31 March 2019.
During the last few weeks, the organisers have been working on cleaning up
the categories, and delete unwanted files. With Phase 1 cleanup
completed, we calculated the metrics and also the top contributors.
In total, 194 users from 19 Indic languages have created *2,655 SVG files*
with native language labels.
Top five languages are (in terms of the number of uploads):
1.) Telugu – 323 files
2.) Marathi – 312 files
3.) Hindi – 306 files
4.) Malayalam – 262 files
5.) Kannada – 241 files
All the language categories can be seen at; https://w.wiki/3R5, I request
community members to add these images to relevant articles and make the
best of use of this enormous work.
Top five contributors are (in terms of the number of uploads):
1.) User:Mekala Harika – 269 files
2.) User:দিব্য দত্ত – 177 files
3.) User:Sushant savla – 170 files
4.) User:Sumita Roy Dutta – 154 files
5.) User:Abhijith Sheheer – 158 files
Detailed results and language-wise upload tables can be seen at
https://w.wiki/3R6, and prizes winners at https://w.wiki/3R7. Also to
mention, eleven onsite events happened a part of the campaign, details at
https://w.wiki/3RB. Phase 2 clean up is currently going on and if someone
wants to help please have a look at https://w.wiki/3RE.
Thanks to all the participants, organisers, affiliates, and CIS-A2K for
supporting the campaign.
Krishna C V.
Tamil Wikipedians conducted an essay contest encouraging new editors.
We created 918 articles over a period of 3 months where 25 new editors
The total prize money was 52,000 INR.
More details can be found at our contest portal here
Feel free to leave a message for us in our contest talk page if you need
help in running a similar contest your Wikipedia.