We are extremely sorry for the delay in response and for causing
inconvenience. We collaborated with WAM and WWWW because we didn't want
communities to be bifurcated.
We will try to explain everything.
1. We know that WWWW happened last year in October, and WAM is being
organized every November month since 2015. We didn't want to clash with the
timing of these contests but sadly we didn't have another choice this time
as we had to run Project Tiger within this year. This has helped us in
distributing infrastructure support to various community members.
2. We agree that we should have discussed with communities about
collaborations with other content writing campaigns.
We did inform the communities about this via email and village pumps (on 29
October). We wanted the communities to participate in other contests along
Thank you for showing your concern regarding collaborations and confusion.
However, "*Submitted articles which are not in the Project Tiger list but
are on Wikipedia Asian month list, can be considered. If the article is not
in both the lists, it should be discarded*".
3. When we asked communities to generate their own local list, most
community members didn't have much time due to their busy schedules.
Many communities mentioned that Google provided lists are not enough for
them because articles are too short and they don't have a good amount of
time to expand it by themselves. So, these collaborations were a platform
where communities had space to create content which is more important for
their Wikipedia. And after the contests are over, we can analyze which type
of content was prioritized by the communities and how many articles were
created from Google lists. It will be helpful for future PT.
4. Thank you to all the communities who are participating and giving their
precious time to PT2.0. We request all jury members to please take care of
the quality of articles. Template articles will not be considered and it's
only in hand of Jury. Jury members have the authority and can reject
articles and spread a word to their communities that article quality is
necessary and machine-translated articles should be rejected.
5. Wikipedia Asian Month has been extended until 7 December 2019 because
the internet was shut in Iran down for a week. As a gesture of solidarity,
the WAM team decided to extend it to all communities.
We hope we will do our best for the next time. We are very sorry for any
confusion caused. We will try not to commit the same mistakes again. Thank
you so much.
*Project Tiger coordinator 2019*
On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 12:44 PM REEGAN$RI <reegansri33(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Why are you changing the PT2.0 rules so much..
1. It is already known that the WAM will take place in November. Then why
did you plan the PT2.O during this month,
2. In PT 2.O fountain (nov) The majority of articles are submitted from
WAM this month. If so, what was the purpose of the PT 2.O.
3. Why didn’t you consult the PT 2.O Coordinators for these kind of
4. There are lot of articles that have already been created under the new
topic heading in Tamil.
5. //. Now we can create local articles also under WAM and submit the
same under Project Tiger 2.0. After 30 November, 2019, those articles will
be considered which are in the lists. Further, if you have any questions
please let us know.//
This means *anybody can write any articles. *If that so why google should
give those title*?*
6. we have worked more than 20 days for the Local Topics. From this change
Now We felt it’s a waste of time.
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*From: *Suswetha Kolluru <suswetha316(a)gmail.com>
*Sent: *23 November 2019 11:06 AM
*To: *Wikimedia India Community list
*Subject: *[Wikimediaindia-l] Doubts regarding collaboration of Wikipedia
AsianMonth and Project Tiger 2.0
We hope all are well! There is a question that has been raised by the
communities regarding Wikipedia Asian Month articles and WAM collaboration
with Project Tiger 2.0.
We want to clear the confusion regarding this. GLOW 2019 or Project Tiger
2.0 is an Indic local language contest but creating or expanding content
need not be related to India or local topics necessarily. Because in
Project Tiger, article lists provided by Google have topics related to
national and international interest too.
Project Tiger 2.0 collaborated with Wikipedia Asian Month and WWWW because
both are crucial contests for local Wikipedias. Collaboration was
necessary because we wanted to stabilize/bring together all the
communities. WAM is a big contest and if we didn't collaborate with it, the
possibility was community members breaking into two groups, one for PT2.0
and the other for WAM.
Our agenda should be to merely increase or develop content on local wikis.
In the last iteration of WAM, participants created articles on Asian
countries or anything which are related to Asia excluding one's own
country. But the WAM team decided to change its rules for Project Tiger
2.0. Now we can create local articles also under WAM and submit the same
under Project Tiger 2.0. After 30 November, 2019, those articles will be
considered which are in the lists. Further, if you have any questions
please let us know.
Nitesh Gill and Suswetha Kolluru
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