On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 10:08 PM, Holalkere Laxmivenkatesh <hrl.venkatesh@gmail.com> wrote:
Creating 300 articles in 3 weeks... such news should make us to introspect ; surely should not be encouraged ! 

Correction: 300 articles in 20 hours :)

As Bala said, the articles were mainly based on easily verifiable statistics and well monitored by the community so the quality of the articles were not compromised.

What is noteworthy is not just the number but the fact that people find contributing to Wikipedia worthy enough so they rally their relatives and colleagues to help. This is not an easy feat. But this is one of the best bets to recruit new editors to growing Wikipedias.