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
Hello Indic Wikisource proofreaders,
We are very happy to announce that the Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon II
2020  is starting from tomorrow and will continue up to 15 November.
As this year, we are facing devastating effects of COVID-19, we urge you
to stay inside your home to avoid exposure to the deadly virus.
We are also expecting higher participation than previous contest We
heartily welcome new Wikimedians from different parts of the country to
work on restoring our literary heritage to digital era. Just like previous
contest held on May 2020, we again promising to wrap up everything within
the expected timeline after the competition ends and we are going to keep
our promise again. :-)
Welcome you all in the contest.
Please help pick a name for the new Wikimedia wiki project.
This project will be a wiki where the community can work together on a
library of functions. The community can create new functions, read
about them, discuss them, and share them. Some of these functions will
be used to help create language-independent Wikipedia articles that
can be displayed in any language, as part of the Abstract Wikipedia
project. But functions will also be usable in many other situations.
There will be two rounds of voting, each followed by legal review of
candidates, with broad voting beginning on 29 September and 27
October. Our goal is to have a final project name selected on 8
December. If you would like to participate, then please learn more and
vote now at meta-wiki:
Nick / Quiddity
Nick "Quiddity" Wilson (he/him)
Community Relations Specialist
A journalist from Wired <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wired_(magazine)>,
Omer Benjakob reached out, as he is working on a story related to Wikipedia
in India. He is interested in talking to a few editors working on Wikipedia
specifically. The story is mostly related to on-Wiki content focused around
disinformation and how political tensions pan out on Wikipedia, in the
context of India. If anyone is interested, please email him directly
at omerbj[at]gmail.com or send a direct message at
https://www.facebook.com/omerbj/, before Saturday.
There is now an additional way to browse Wikipedia in India! We are happy
to confirm that the Wikipedia app is available on the top 3 mobile phone
operating system platforms in India - Android, iOS and newly KaiOS, which
is provided through Jiophones . Jiophone users can download and install
the Wikipedia app on the JioStore.
This first release is focused on how to make it easier to read Wikipedia on
a phone that does not have a touch screen. The platform supports over 100
languages for reading, and we appreciate that volunteers have fully
translated the Wikipedia app user interface into five Indian languages so
far: Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Odia, and Punjabi. The app will continue to
have updates and reach more countries over time.
If you (or someone you know) own a Jiophone, please give the app a try by
downloading it from the JioStore. We would like to hear about your
experience with it. Let us know about issues or bugs through the in-app
feedback feature, through the project talk page , or through Phabricator
To enable the app to reach readers in even more Indian languages, we would
greatly appreciate additional translations of the user interface on
To know more about the app and our work, and why we believe this project is
so important to help us reach new users, you can see the main page for the
app  and the Questions and Answers page . We welcome your comments,
suggestions, and feedback on the related talk page .
Lastly, please, do share this message on other venues of interest for
community members in India.
Angie Muigai, Lead Product Manager
Runa Bhattacharjee, Engineering Director
(on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Inuka team)
Runa Bhattacharjee (she/her)
Director Engineering, Language and Inuka
I hope this email finds each and everyone of you well.
This is a cordial reminder for the regional South Asia call
happening this *Friday October 30 at 19:30 IST. *
The purpose for the call is to discuss how communities in South Asia and
Indian Wikimedians can shape the future of our movement and be involved in
implementing the Movement Strategy recommendations
Katherine Maher, the CEO and Executive Director of the Wikimedia
Foundation, and Ryan Merkley, Chief of Staff and former CEO of Creative
Commons, will both be present as special guests to say hello and to hear
directly from you. Sunil Abraham will facilitate this community-led event.
Many thanks to the excellent organizers. We look forward to welcoming you
on Friday. In the meantime, please don't hesitate if you have any questions
Community Relations and Communications
*"By 2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the
ecosystem of free knowledge, and anyone who shares our vision will be able
to join us." *
Greetings to all,
The celebration of the 8th birthday of Wikidata has already started and as
part of it several events are currently happening online and offline across
the world. As part of it, a 5 days long data-thon is planned to improve
India-specific Wikidata Properties and celebrate Wikidata's Birthday by
contributing to the free open data movement.
The primary objective of this "data-thon" is to add / improve the usage of
Wikidata Properties related to India in Wikidata. Currently there are 76
India-specific properties available in Wikidata. But most of the properties
are used less in numbers in the statements. So this data-thon is organised
to improve the usage of those properties in items and improve the
structured data in Wikidata.
We hope to encourage participation from other Wikidata communities.
Please have a look at the event page and please consider joining the
Event Link - https://w.wiki/iUa
Start time - October 25, 2020, 00:00 IST
End time - October 29, 2020 23:59 IST
*Please don’t print this e-mail unless you really need to.Every 3000 sheets
consume a tree. Conserve Trees for a better tomorrow!*
Hope this email finds you well and safe. Here is an update from the Access
to Knowledge (A2K) team. Currently Mr. Amber Sinha is the Programme
Director of the Access to Knowledge team for this programme year. He is
also the the current executive director (ED) of the Centre for Internet and
Internet and Society (CIS). Amber Sinha has been associated with CIS for a
few years now. He is a free-knowledge enthusiast and eager to serve the
Wikimedia movement in India. To know more about him please see:
We wanted to send this email earlier, but this update is a little delayed
for various reasons.
Once on-ground Wiki-events resume he will be attending Wiki-events so that
the community can talk to him in person. He can be reached at:
amber(a)cis-india.org and on Meta-wiki with Wikimedia username: Amber
Acceess to Knowledge