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
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Please help me so that I can upload photos and fix them for the articles I
write both in kannada & English
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From: Shani Evenstein <shani(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2020 at 01:15
Subject: Looking for community advisors to Board committee on Brand
To: <wikiindaba(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, <wikimediaindia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>,
iberocoop(a)lists.wikimedia.org <iberocoop(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, <
Cc: James Heilman <jheilman(a)wikimedia.org>, Raju Narisetti <
rnarisetti(a)wikimedia.org>, Zack McCune <zmccune(a)wikimedia.org>
The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees has convened an ad hoc committee
on the Movement Brand Project. Three trustees were selected to head its
work, in close collaboration with the Brand team - Raju Narisetti, James
Heilman and myself. Seeking to improve the Brand Project process, we are
looking for community advisors to give input from various Wikimedia
movement perspectives. The goal is to re-launch the brand discussions with
a clear and transparent process in March 2021, and to conclude the
conversations with a decision by the end of the fiscal year (July 2021).
We are writing to you today to ask that you nominate 1 member from your
community to join us as advisors to the Brand Committee.
What will advisors do?
The Brand Committee is charged with developing and proposing changes to the
Movement Brand Project process. The committee will produce a proposal that
the full Board of Trustees will review and hopefully agree to adopt, if
aligned. Advisors will support us in recognizing key stakeholder community
perspectives on branding needs, processes and decision-making. They will
provide input and comments on proposed changes to process and offer working
solutions to challenges the committee encounters. Advisors will be able to
share ideas and ask questions to their communities, as needed. The full
process will be vetted and endorsed by advisors before the Board of
Trustees makes its final decision on adopting these proposed changes to
process and decision-making. After the proposed changes to process and
decision-making are adopted, the new process will be launched in March.
What kind of commitment is needed?
Advisors can expect 6-9 hours of activity a month, in January and February
2021, though we will be aiming to launch the joint process with a first
meeting during the second half of December. There will be opportunities to
join committee meetings with Board members & staff, or to watch recordings
of the meetings and provide feedback asynchronously. Documents and
proposals will be shared among advisors for comment, review and
What kind of advisor is the committee seeking?
The Brand Committee is looking for a small set of advisors who are able to
engage thoughtfully on the importance of branding to the Wikimedia
Movement’s 2030 goals. Advisors will be asked to reflect on more than
processes: they will be asked to think about the strategic goals of the
brand names and logos within the movement, and how to equitably structure
decisions around them. Ideal advisors therefore have experience
representing the movement to the public, as well as understand the internal
needs of the movement’s work as something multidimensional and open.
The number of advisors will be between 7 - 9 people, in an effort to
support active participation within the committee, and to keep the process
on track, to “un-pause” in March. By then we strive for a clear sense of a
process with which the broader community will be able to engage.
We have identified 3 main groups we would like advisors from:
2 advisors from affiliate leadership (Chairpersons or EDs)
2 advisors from the community, specifically, people who participated in
authoring the Community Open Letter on Renaming (COLOR)
2 additional advisors from the global south / emerging and
1 advisor from AffCom
* As the global south / emerging and underrepresented communities include a
variety of different groups, we are actively approaching Wiki Indaba,
ESEAP, IberoCoop, the India lists and the Brazilian community, asking each
to nominate one advisor (if I have missed a group you believe to qualify,
please let me know privately and I’ll be sure to approach them as well).
Out of all applications from these groups, 2 will be chosen to complement
the other 5 representatives (2 from affiliates, 2 from COLOR, 1 from
AffCom). Our goal would be to choose from groups that are not already
represented by other chosen advisors, with a special effort to be as
diverse and inclusive as possible.
* The committee might also directly invite up to 2 additional advisors, as
it sees fit.
How should advisors be nominated and added to the committee?
The committee is requesting all advisor nominations to be sent no later
than *December 12th* (2 weeks from today), as we would like to commence
work immediately, with a first joint meeting in mid-late December (before
the Xmas and New Year holidays). The committee will review applications and
make its final decision on advisors by December 15th.
We are asking your group to determine who will be the person to best
represent your perspective. Please email shani(a)wikimedia.org with your
nominations and include the following details:
Subject line: Nomination for the Brand Committee Advisors Task Force
A short (!) paragraph on why you would like to be part of the process
and how you believe you can contribute.
Thank you all for your participation and contribution to this process!
Shani Evenstein Sigalov,
On Behalf of the Brand Committee,
Board of Trustees, Wikimedia Foundation.
Sat Sri Akal/Hello,
Hope this email finds you well. On 5–6 December, A2K will conduct a mini
edit-a-thon on the theme Festivals of India. This edit-a-thon is not
restricted to a particular project and editors can contribute to any
Wikimedia project on the theme.
Please have a look at the event page:
Some tasks have been suggested, please feel free to expand the list.
You might know, that National Digital Library of India (NDLI) has signed
a memorandum of understanding with CIS-A2K and WMF early this year, for
future collaboration to enrich open knowledge platforms on Wikimedia sites,
focussing on Wikidata and Wikisource. The intended collaborative activities
were stalled since then due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
On December 1, 2021, Sunday from 6 pm to 8 pm IST, NDLI would like to
introduce themselves and discuss possible modes of engagement between the
Wikimedia community and themselves.
If you would like to join the conversation, please block the dates. The
link of the video platform will be shared soon.
Wikidata coordintor, CIS-A2K
This is a warm invitation for all of you to attend the next Movement
Strategy Global Conversation, the final one for 2020, on December 5
and 6. Close
to 250 people participated in the previous event on November 21 and 22,
and we would love to continue to have representation from South Asia. Please
Registration closes on December 4. 
What happened already
Nearly 50 communities and affiliates
shared their priorities in advance and can continue to do so.  Based on
those priorities, the first set of events on Nov. 21+22 took the
discussions further and asked Wikimedians around the world which of the 45
Movement Strategy initiatives are most important to globally coordinate and
implement in 2021. Take a look at the results
 What do you think about the priorities? What is missing? What would
make you want to play an active role in implementation?
What happens next
During the next set of discussions on December 5 and 6, we will focus on
the top global priorities and start discussing what implementation can
actually look like. What are the steps needed to put Strategy into action?
Everyone’s invited to help enrich these conversations. Since implementation
will be different from one context to another, we need as many voices as
possible included to create a movement-wide implementation plan.
Based on the feedback, we would like to continue the great momentum of the
first set of events and will provide social opportunities for Wikimedians
to connect. We will also provide space to hold short lightning talks  on
how to implement certain initiatives. If you have ideas, please share them
If you are unable to attend, we will share the results and raw data on Meta
so we can still benefit from your input.
What is provided
As for the first set of events, we will provide live interpretation in
Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Russian, and Spanish. In the
registration form, please let us know if you require language support as
well as internet data package upgrade or childcare for the duration of the
Familiarize yourself with the initiatives already prioritized, register
early, and continue the conversation on December 5 and 6. See you there.
On behalf of the Support Team,
 Registration is open until Dec. 4:
 Map and table of priorities from affiliates and communities:
 Report page on Meta with the emerging global priorities:
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." *
It worked after a techie friend advised me:
Change your DNS in your router. Use 126.96.36.199
Some 3-4 others on Twitter were also saying they could not access Wikipedia
at the same time.
Now sorted out. FN
So, here's the rundown. *DNS* servers translate human-friendly domain names
to machine-friendly IP addresses. *You're* probably using a *DNS* server
supplied by *your* ISP, one whose quality is unknown. *Switching* to a
third-party *DNS* service can both speed *your* internet activity and
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On Fri, 27 Nov 2020 at 10:32, <pavanaja(a)vishvakannada.com> wrote:
> Working for me in ACT, Jio (mobile) & BSNL (mobile). I am in Bengaluru.
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> Subject: Re: [Wikipedia-l] Can't access Wikipedia in India...
> Some on BSNL in the Bangalore-western Indian, are reporting this on
> On Fri, 27 Nov 2020 at 10:08, Tito Dutta <trulytito(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > It works fine for me. Kolkata, Jio internet. Any error message?
> > Thanks
> > Tito Dutta
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Hope this email finds you well. Here are a couple of updates from the A2K
Currently Jay Prakash (https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Jayprakash12345)
is doing an internship with Access to Knowledge to support the programme
with his tech-expertise. The internship is for 3 months and will continue
till the end of January 2021.
He will mainly focus on Wikisource and Wikidata, and we'll send another
update towards the end of the internship period with details of works done.