FYI http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com/2011/05/unsung-wikipedia-heroes.html

On 28 April 2011 18:21, Ravishankar <ravidreams@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 hours.

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+ articles.

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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