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
Greeting from CIS-A2K!
Project Tiger Writing Contest is a program run by Wikimedia Foundation and
Google in association with CIS-A2K that encourages Wikipedia communities to
create locally relevant and high quality content in Indian languages. This
program happens in two phases.
1) Distribution of Chromebooks and Internet stipends to active Wikimedians
2) A three month article writing contest.
As mentioned above, in the first phase of Project Tiger 2.0, we will be
providing hardware support to Wikimedians from India. The support includes
1) 50 Chromebooks
2) 100 Internet stipends for 6 months.
Interested Wikimedians are requested to apply on or before *14 September
If you have any questions, please post them to the talk page.
*Project Tiger Coordinator 2019.*
It gives us great pleasure to inform that the Wikisource Advance Training
2019 program organised by CIS-A2K is going to be held from 11 October & 13
Advance Wikisource Training is a residential training program is planned
for Indic Wikisource community (including English) members. Last year we
focused on Wikipedia and conducted the Wiki Advanced Training at Ranch,
India. Also, Earlier Indic Wikisource Community Consultation has been
conducted in 2018 at Kolkata.
This year CIS-A2K is interested to collaborate with the community in
hosting the event. Interested community members, please check the following
link for proposal for hosting at their city:
It is requested to All Indic Wiki-librarians, kindly apply your request to
join this event at your language wikisource village pump with separate
section. As per community decision, we will select the participants.
Please consider sharing this process details with your community members.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
Wikimedia projects are supported by you—a network of generous
individual volunteers, groups, and organizations around the world.
Together, you collaboratively enrich, grow, and advance the Wikimedia
projects and free knowledge mission.
You may have heard about the Affiliations Committee’s decision to
recommend the de-recognition of Wikimedia India. Some community
members have asked what this means for the future of WIkimedia
communities in India. We want to share more information about the
AffCom decision, and reaffirm our commitment to and support for our
many communities across India.
The Affiliations Committee is a community-run body of volunteers that
represents and supports Wikimedia affiliates. After several years of
working with Wikimedia India to bring its activities in line with
chapter requirements , the Affiliations Committee recommended in
June 2019 that the Wikimedia Foundation not renew the chapter
Wikimedia India was first recognized as a chapter in 2011. In 2015, it
experienced difficulties meeting chapter agreement obligations.
Working with the Affiliations Committee and the Foundation, the
chapter developed a plan of action and returned to good standing by
2017. However, between 2017 and 2019 the chapter was unable to secure
a license to act as a fiduciary organization, and is not currently
legally registered as a charity in India to accept funding from the
Foundation. The Foundation and Affiliations Committee both hope that
this licensing and registration can be secured, and that the chapter
will again be eligible for recognition.
We are grateful for the vibrant, growing community in India who has
shown great leadership and created significant impact within our
global movement. The Foundation currently supports eight Indic
language community user groups, and we expect two more to be announced
by AffCom in the coming weeks. We receive more than 700 million
pageviews to Wikipedia every month from readers in India, and the
growth of the Indic community is a top priority for the future of
Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects.
The Republic of India is of great importance to the Wikimedia
movement. The Wikimedia Foundation remains committed to supporting
volunteer editors, contributors, readers, and donors across India.
We’re grateful for all of your continued and growing efforts to
support Wikimedia projects and our free knowledge mission. We look
forward to continuing our work with you together.
On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation,
Chief of Community Engagement
You can help translate this message on Meta. 
Sent by Chris Koerner (he/him)
Community Relations Specialist
Attention participant! Only 3 days more to start the Grand Gala National
Competition about heritage monuments entitled as *Wiki Loves Monument 2019
Come, rush and make your entry ready to upload images from *1st September
2019 to 30th September 2019*. More entries-more participants than before to
make the event of bigger and better one.
This year we care to include all kinds of monuments other than ASI and
State Protected Monuments in India to bring them under the purview of
preservation through photographs which are equally importance in view of
cultural heritage of our country.
More over, we have not so far received the list of monuments other than ASI
and State Protected Monuments in India and hence we cordially request you
all to include such list of your knowledge with proper reference in the
talk page of the event page or in the mailing list to fulfill the purpose.
So, hurry and start uploading images from *1st September* sharp.
On behalf of Wiki Loves Monument 2019 In India team
Greetings from CIS-A2K. You know Strategy Working Groups have published
draft recommendations at the beginning of August.
On 14-15 September we are organising a strategy salon/conference at
Bangalore/Delhi (exact venue to be decided)
It'll be a 2 days' residential conference and the event aims to provide a
discussion platform for experienced Wikimedians in India to learn, discuss
and comment about the draft recommendations. The feedback, and the
discussions will be documented.
If you are a Wikipedian from India, and want to discuss the draft
recommendations, or learn more about them, you may apply to participate at
Please have a look at the event page for more details:
The last date of application is 5 September.
It would be great if you share this information who needs this. For
questions, please write on the event talk page, or email me at
 Strategy draft recommendations:
I would like to inform all of you that I stepped down from Community
Advocate position at CIS-A2K. I would like to thank Kannada Community for
having good faith on me and CIS-A2K for all the opportunities to serve
Thank you everyone for supporting me in each and every steps during Project
Tiger 1.0. I got great value and motivation from all of you.
Please feel free to contact me for anything on my personal email address.
Also you may write on my volunteer account talk page on meta. 
 - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Gopala_Krishna_A
Gopala Krishna A
Best wishes for your future bro. வாழ்க வளமுடன். Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
-------- Original message --------From: Ashwin Baindur <ashwin.baindur(a)gmail.com> Date: 8/26/19 9:53 AM (GMT+05:30) To: wikimediaindia-l <wikimediaindia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Stepped down from Community Advocate position from CIS-A2K All the best Gopala, what's new for you?On Mon, Aug 26, 2019, 9:50 AM Gopala Krishna A <bhat.gka666(a)gmail.com> wrote:Dear all,I would like to inform all of you that I stepped down from Community Advocate position at CIS-A2K. I would like to thank Kannada Community for having good faith on me and CIS-A2K for all the opportunities to serve Indian communities. Thank you everyone for supporting me in each and every steps during Project Tiger 1.0. I got great value and motivation from all of you. Please feel free to contact me for anything on my personal email address. Also you may write on my volunteer account talk page on meta.  Links:  - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Gopala_Krishna_A-- Regards, Gopala Krishna A
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We are glad to inform you that Project Tiger 2.0/GLOW is going to start
very soon. You know about Project Tiger first iteration where we saw
exciting and encouraging participation from different Indian Wikimedia
communities. To Know about Project Tiger 1.0 please see this page -
Like project Tiger 1.0, This iteration will have 2 components
1. Infrastructure support - Supporting Wikimedians from India with
internet support for 6 months and providing Chrome books.
2. Article writing contest - A 3-month article writing contest will be
conducted for Indian Wikimedians communities. Following community feedback,
we noted some community members wanted the process of article list
generation to be improved. In this iteration there will be at least two
lists of articles a) Google-generated list, b) community suggested a list.
Google generated list will be given to the community members before
finalising the final list. On the other hand, the community may create a
list by discussing among the community over Village pump, Mailing list and
similar discussion channels.
We request you to go through these pages to know more about Project Tiger
We will give you more updates about every step and procedure in the next
Thanks and Regards,
*ANANTH SUBRAY P V*
Access to Knowledge program
The Centre for Internet & Society