A large amount goes to experiments...if one third of that amount used
appreciating editors, we would have been a much better scenario.
On 29-Jul-2014 7:09 pm, "Ravishankar" <ravidreams(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I have been noting declining contributions across Indian Wikipedias for
triggered to write this mail.
This is my view on what's happening:
1. Most of the Indian Wikipedias have crossed 10 years. Many of the
first generation contributors are burnt out, taking a leave or
have left for good. If you are not creative, intentional and consistent in
your efforts to replenish and nurture the next generation, you will see a
2. Malayalam Wikipedia which once had 30 contributors who made 100+ edits
registered only 10 such editors in May 2014. The last time they had
activity this low was during May 2011. At the same time, their Wiki Source
is registering a phenomenal growth. So, some resources could be split
between projects too. This is a good reason to not start too many projects.
Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikisource should be good enough unless you have a
3. Focus on offline projects like events, celebrations. While they are
doing can stress few active contributors. In my experience,
every time after organizing some offline event, there is too much burn out
and people return after months.
4. Things that plague all global Wikipedias - archaic editor, social
distractions, increasing use of tablets / smart phones.
Future will be quite challenging :)
I'm sure more experiments coming our way to make the future less
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