Hi Tinu,

From my reading of Srinivas' email, it looks like he meant it as a simple word of caution and as a way of sharing (with the group) a piece of information that he came across recently. Knowing your efforts, he wouldn't have meant anything else, I suppose. So, let's all AGF on this. :)

- Sundar
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From: CherianTinu Abraham <tinucherian@gmail.com>
To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Sent: Sun, December 19, 2010 5:41:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Wikimeetup1 @ Kolkata, Dec 2010 Photos

Hi Srinivas ( & et all),
               If the mail was intended to me alone ( as per the salutation ), this below mail could have sent directly to me ( instead of india wide alias). 

To clarify your comments. 
               There was no "recorded" history of any kolkata meetup, till then.  That is why I took the liberty of calling the meetup as 1 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Kolkata/Kolkata1 ) . I have created the page & announced it ( with link) on the India alias too, very long back. Nobody have informed me/ Shiju or the other organizers ( 2 of them from Kolkata only) about it when we created the Kolkata meetup page.  I trust you also didn't know about it till then. Having said that, this wasn't intended to take away any "credit" of someone... 

When we thought of a Chennai meetup this year, I remembered the wikicamp , Chennai in 2007 and created a page for this Chennai1 ( just to record the historical data) and called the Nov 2010 meetup as Chennai2 .  There may be even more meetups that actually happened between Chennai1 & Chennai2. Bangalore 3rd meetup (held at my home and attended was by you also ) was called Meetup3 , as there were 2 pages for Bangalore and Bangalore2 already created. We are still not sure whether Blore2 had actually taken place, but still we created the new meetup page as Bangalore3

If you still have objections on numberings, please move Kolkata1 to Kolkata2 and create a page for Kolkata1. Please get in touch with your friend to get more details on that meetup. That will help us all in knowing more about it. 

Please understand these numberings are primarily for tracking purposes and creation of pages.. What matters more is not the numbering or the naming, but the efforts & purpose behind organizing such meetups .

Hope that explains it better.

Tinu Cherian

On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 4:47 PM, guru brahma <wikibra@yahoo.co.in> wrote:
Dear Tinu,
from what I understand, an earlier Wikimeetup happened at Kolkata more than a year ago in Joka. I was informed of this by a participant at that earlier event who had expressed inability in attending the current meetup on the relevant page. I met her at a conference in Bangalore recently and got to know this. We may want to exercise caution in branding events as the first meet-up etc., "meet-up" should suffice.
Srinivas Gunta.

From: CherianTinu Abraham <tinucherian@gmail.com>
To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Sent: Tue, 14 December, 2010 7:03:13 PM
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Wikimeetup1 @ Kolkata, Dec 2010 Photos

Wikipedia Wikimeetup1 @ Kolkata, Dec 2010 Photos

There were around 18+ attendees for the first Wikimeetup @Kolkata . I would like to express my sincere thanks to Jayanata Nath, Indranil Das Gupta & Shiju Alex for all the efforts in putting things together for a successful meetup, at one of the ancient cities of India. Special thanks to Bishakha Datta & Achal Prabhala for all the encouragement & support in our efforts.

One of us will be sending a detailed report on the meetup soon.

Tinu Cherian

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