[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia.IN the news - Mumbai Hindustan Times, 13th Feb 2011 (CherianTinu Abraham)

CherianTinu Abraham tinucherian at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 04:33:10 UTC 2011

I was told that the article went through lots of "editor's cut" :)

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 8:56 AM, Ashwin Baindur <ashwin.baindur at gmail.com>wrote:

> The Pune chapter gave details of all its multi-facetted incentives for
> W10 including Wikimedia Commons,Marathi Wikipedia. article improvement
> program etc to Radhika Raj, the reporter of Hindusthan Times but she
> chose to highlight Wikipedia for Schools aspect only and it appears
> that the Pune guys are doing nothing else. Wikipedia for Schools is
> being done by Nikhil Sheth alone not the whole Pune community so to
> say, so its unfair to both - Nikhil who has to share credit and the
> community which was selectively ignored. Imho there is a trend of
> giving too much emphasis on "Wikipedia Warriors" and less on the work
> being done which is not healthy.
> I didn't want to actually mention this lest people consider it as a
> case of sour grapes, but I felt we needed to view this piece of
> publicity from all aspects, not just by being glad at being portrayed
> in the press.
> Warm regards,
> Ashwin Baindur
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