Lakshmivenkatesh, while I understand your apprehensions, we must
understand, that this has catalysed the creation of articles and their
If you really are worried then read the below paragraph:
" In January 2010, at the Monthly Bangalore meetup, there were two
representatives of Google present who had come to showcase (read:
advertise) their new Translator Toolkit. They had paid several people
to use their product, translate certain articles to Hindi, and then
publicised it. None of this involved any community discussion, and
some articles were deleted instantly. While outsiders praised Google's
action as spreading knowledge, Google, blamed the administration on
the Hindi Wikipedia for inefficiency and beaurocratic interference."
This is what worries me. Google is still out there. Wikipedia is their
translation Guinea Pig and they said they were working in further
Wikimedia integration for other languages, Tamil included.
I commend the incredible acheivements by this editor.
Do you have Barnstars on Tamil Wikipedia like we have on English?? Do
reward this user with several. : )
Sent from my Android phone, please excuse spelling, and typing errors.
On Thursday, 28 April 2011, Bala Jeyaraman <sodabottle(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I would like to add, that the user in question, asked
the community's views (well in advance), that if it was ok to undertake such an
effort. And there were other editors (including me), constantly checking, proofing,
recategorising and maintaining the articles created. This was no slapdash effort. As the
articles concerned were start class, we were able to monitor them easily. At least seven
persons were involved in this effort - this was no slap dash mass article creation spree.
It was a community effort and the tamil wiki community (which is very conservative when
it comes to article size and bulk creation) was unanimously behind this effort. I dont
know whether we will be able to duplicate it again, but we will certainly be encouraging
such cooperative work in the future.
On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 10:08 PM, Holalkere Laxmivenkatesh
Creating 300 articles in 3 weeks... such news should make us to introspect ; surely
should not be encouraged !
Once the news used be like this. " Dr. Modi performed ....many eye operations
..." In my opinion although Dr. Modi was a great eye surgeon, and a great soul-still
as for the Eye Operations are concerned he might have not made justice to his profession.
This job is not like crushing sugar cane crop !
The above views are mine. I don't care whether any one agrees or not !-Venkatesh
On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 9:51 PM, Ravishankar <ravidreams(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Tamil Wikipedia added another 1,000+ articles in the last 3 weeks.
Behind this is a remarkable story of 1 user who created 300 articles organically in 20
P.M.Puniyameen ( http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/user:P.M.Puniyameen
) from Srilanka is a
retired academician, prolific writer and independent journalist. He started contributing
to Tamil Wikipedia from November 2010. In the short span of 5 months he has added 2000+
He set himself a target creating 200 articles on 20th April but ended up creating 300
articles in 20 hours. He was helped by his wife, daughter and two colleagues in typing the
articles which were mainly info based articles on cricketers, small magazines. Earlier, he
even created articles from his bed when he was in a medical rest.
Thought of sharing this story as it is inspiring to see people working with so much
dedication, mobilising people and resources for Wikipedia.
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