One way is posting flyers at universities and other intellectual
"hotspots". The Icelandic Wikipedia had printable fliers a while back
for people to post around your school, they were neat, and could
probably very easily be adapted to any other language. (sort of like,
"Come help us build the first free online encyclopedia in Icelandic"
or something like that).
Other ways, especially for minority languages, are to contact groups
which promote the language, if they exist. If there is any sort of
periodical in that language, it might be good if you can get them to
write something about your Wiki, and if you can't, you can possibly
place an ad if you're willing to spend money. Even if there isn't a
periodical in the language, though, you may be able to get a local
newspaper (in the LWC) to write an article.
You can also post flyers around town (on lampposts, public telephones,
abandoned buildings, etc., as long as it's legal where you live).
Now, this generally assumes people have internet -- so they can visit
Wikipedia and edit it. However, if internet access is low, you can
have "If you want to help us write the encyclopaedia, call for more
information" with your phone number. If phone access is low, you can
give your address, or some other way they can reach you.
On 30/03/06, V. Ivanov <amikeco(a)gmail.com> wrote:
How one can keep in touch with the work of the
Another question: can somebody take the effort to summarize all the
great ideas about promoting a smaller wp that have sounded in this
discussion (and probably the others)? Enthusiasts of new and smaller
wikipedias might be glad to find such a text.
2006/3/29, Erik Moeller <eloquence(a)gmail.com>om>:
The new Communications Committee might be able to
help with raising
Wikipedia-awareness in specific countries:
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