This might be some food for thought, and inputs are welcome. India mailing
list is the largest and most widely used Wikimedia mailing list for the
Indian community. Could we have a practice that all grant requests from the
country (or related to) are informed on the Wikimediaindia-l mailing list?
Whether it is a state-level, project-level, language-level etc, or whether
it is a rapid grant, project grant etc it would be good to see the plan
details on this mailing list in advance. It will ensure greater visibility,
and it will also ensure the community's understanding/knowing of each
If we can have a practice like this, we can inform Wikimedia, or CR team or
relevant support structure(s) as an India community practice.
This post is in my personal capacity. Please assume good faith
Hi Phillipe and Tulsi,
As you may or may not be aware, I have been guiding an effort to pilot
Wikimedia Foundation capacity for supporting community content campaigns:
So we have seen a wide range of different naming conventions for community
campaigns. Wiki Loves typically include photography campaigns, while Wiki
for (or 4) campaigns are typically writing activities with a focus on an
advocacy topic with broad international agreement i.e. representation of
women, SDGs or Human Rights (as Phillipe notes advocacy positions are
complicated ). There are of course exceptions to this pattern (i.e Wiki
because the conventions are accidental cultural phenomena rather than
planned and deliberate .
However, suggesting that there needs to be a uniform naming convention
isn't very helpful across widely divergent campaigns with different goals,
different audiences, and different communication contexts (i.e. languages
or cultures). For me, the more important concern is helping organizers
choose the right name for the audiences they want to engage (that, for
example, activists need to know we are supportive of SDGs, Climate action
or representation of Women rather than trying to document something en-mass
i.e. Butterflies or Monuments). For example, Wikipedia Pages Wanting
Photos, WikiGap, Black Lunch Table and InvisibleWikiWomen all have very
deliberate communication and branding choices behind their names.
If new organizers need help thinking through naming for their own campaigns
-- it's worth exploring the various bits of documentation we are gathering
at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Campaigns or reaching out to my
colleague Felix Nartey or myself.
Glad that we are thinking publically about how we show up in campaigns :)
On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 1:41 PM Philippe Beaudette <philippe(a)beaudette.me>
> I have hesitations. First of all, “for” implies “in support of”.
> Therefore, wiki for COVID-19 could be read as “wiki in support of
> covid-19”, which I don’t believe is the message you are trying to convey.
> Thats why the “loves” works so well. May I ask why you think we need a new
> system for naming conventions here?
> On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 9:57 AM Tulsi Bhagat <tulsibhagat50(a)gmail.com>
>> I hope you're doing well. I would like to introduce 'Wiki for X', a
>> new general format for naming various sorts of Wikimedia community events
>> and outreach campaigns; For instance, we have 'Wiki Loves X' as such 'Wiki
>> for X', where X is whatever the coordinators wish to call the campaign.
>> This is because i believe change is necessary. I hope we can create some
>> brand new impactful ideas for outreach campaigns across the globe with this
>> new general format.
>> With regard to, I've organized Wiki For COVID-19
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_For_COVID-19> on Jun 01-Sep 30
>> 2020 and I see there's another event WikiForHumanRights
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiForHumanRights> starting on
>> April 15-March 15 2021 to celebrate Earth Day.
>> Can we please give continuity to this new general format? I really
>> appreciate your input and opinions on this. Thank you for your
>> Kind regards,
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> Philippe Beaudette
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I hope you're doing well. I would like to introduce 'Wiki for X', a
new general format for naming various sorts of Wikimedia community events
and outreach campaigns; For instance, we have 'Wiki Loves X' as such 'Wiki
for X', where X is whatever the coordinators wish to call the campaign.
This is because i believe change is necessary. I hope we can create some
brand new impactful ideas for outreach campaigns across the globe with this
new general format.
With regard to, I've organized Wiki For COVID-19
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_For_COVID-19> on Jun 01-Sep 30 2020
and I see there's another event WikiForHumanRights
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiForHumanRights> starting on
April 15-March 15 2021 to celebrate Earth Day.
Can we please give continuity to this new general format? I really
appreciate your input and opinions on this. Thank you for your
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Date: ஞாயி., 28 மார்., 2021, முற்பகல் 9:16
Subject: [kanchilug] Meeting Schedule - 28.03.2021
Kanchi Linux Users Group [ KanchiLUG ] has been spreading awareness on
Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS) in Kanchipuram since
We usually meet on every Sunday. For this week, we shall meet online
on Sunday March 28, 2021 at 04:00 PM IST.
Meeting link to Join : https://meet.jit.si/KanchiLug Can join with any
browser or JitSi android app.
All the Discussions are in Tamil.
Description: Wikisource is a Free Library of source texts which are in the
public domain or legally available for free redistribution. Wikisource is
an official project of the Wikimedia Foundation and a sister project of
Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikisource contains large data. By
Duration: 1 Hr
Speaker Name: Info Farmer, tha.uzhavan(a)gmail.com
About Speaker: Info Farmer is a long time (12+ years) wikipedia
contributor. He contributes to ta.wikisource.org and ta.wiktionary.org
QA & general discussions
All are welcome.
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As part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, the workshop on
"*Debugging/fixing template errors*" will be on upcoming Saturday (*27
March*). We will learn how to address the common template errors on wikis
(related but not limited to importing templates, translating them, Lua,
Details of the workshop are as follows:
- Date: 27 March
- Timings: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm (IST)
- Meeting link: https://meet.google.com/cyo-mnrd-ryj
- *to add this to your Google Calendar, please use click here
If you are interested, please sign-up on the registration page at
Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers
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
We are reaching out to share that we have proposed a project - Designing a template for a sustainable education program. In the proposed program, we will study the previously organized education programs, their outcomes, challenges, and issues. We will also design and practice a methodology on a structured and governed education program to observe the difference in engagement and outcome. As a final outcome, we expect to create and share a template for a sustainable education program in India.
Please find more details here- https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Research_%26_Engagement_Proj…
If you like the project, please show your support by endorsing us.
Hallo. I'm cross-posting this to a few lists. Please send any questions to
the project's talkpage.
We would like to find two or three language communities who would be good
matches to help to guide some long-term improvements to the lexicographic
data part of Wikidata, and the closely related work in the Wikifunctions
wiki and the Abstract Wikipedia project, over the next few years. We are
looking for communities that are open to trying out new things, and have an
interest in linguistics and coding.
Participating communities will hopefully find that this project will lead
to long-term growth in content in Wikipedia and Wiktionary in and about
their language. See
for more detailed information (including some suggested criteria). Please
help us identify potential good matches.
p.s. A translated/translatable version of this message is on meta-wiki, if
you'd like to share it elsewhere:
Nick "Quiddity" Wilson (he/him)
Community Relations Specialist