Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikipatrika]: Announcing the third issue of Wikipatrika!

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Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikipatrika]: Announcing the third issue of Wikipatrika!

Thank you to everyone (around 25 at the last count!) who helped out on Patrika.

I was going through this again and 5 particular stories caught my attention - from the HUGE number of stories in Patrika[0]

a) The 10th anniversary plans of the Assamese community.[1]  For a small community, you guys are breath-takingly ambitious and are going about realising your dreams in a wonderfully collaborative manner.
b) The section of "Why I do it" by User:BPositive[2] regarding the Collaboration of the Month at the bottom of the English page [3] is what IT is ALL about.  Rock On, Pratik!
c) The Wikiproject Film [4] - quietly started by the  Hindi community [5] - is fantastic.  Check out the articles that they have been editing and join them on more!
d) To be honest, the Malayalam page [6] just blew my mind...  Phew.  So much has happened - but the best part for me was the "community interaction" section.  That is the surest sign that there is so much more to come.
e) Isn't it amazing that there is actually an "Experiments" section on the Tamil page [7].  How cool is that!  The trial of site notices and the use of that information for a planned redesign of the main page to try and attract new users is really interesting - and tips from the Tamil community would be useful across India, and indeed the world.

I did also want to (re)extend the invite from Kannada[8] Wikimedians for fellow lovers of Kannada to join in their Articles Enhancement Project.[9]  The planning stage is complete - and the actual work has started but with about 1800 articles to work on, the workload is huge for a very small set of volunteers.  If anyone can help them out, I'm sure they'd be most appreciative. (Some tasks can be done be be done quite comfortably by new editors - and some can even be done by non-Kannada speakers!  Everyone is welcome!)




On May 10, 2012, at 10:03 PM, Noopur Raval wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am very happy to tell you all that the third issue of Wikipatrika - the community newsletter is finally out! You can check it here:
> First things first, a humble acknowledgement to all the editors who helped out with this issue of the newsletter. A special thanks to Gitartha (as), Debanjan (bn), Karthik (en and mr), Pratik (en), DS Vyas and Sushant (gu), Siddhartha (hi), Omshivaprakash (kn), Anoop, Kannan, Sreejith, Viswaprabha and Shiju (ml), Abhishek (mr), Rajesh and Saroj (ne), Mkar and Srikant Kedia (or), Abhiram (sa), Logicwiki and Shanmugam (ta), Arjuna and Rahimanuddin (te). In other contributions, thanks to Srikanth R for Commons, Logic, Santhosh, Achal for Free culture news and Tinu for Press news.
> This entire venture could not have been possible without Tanvir's constant support with templates and tweaks. Forgive me if I have missed someone.
> So, what has changed from last time? Since all the Wikimeetups are listed on Wikipedia here and on the respective community pages, we've omitted the section on events and meetups. Instead, we've added a section on Featured Interviews which has a GLAM interview this time and the EPOV column (Editor's point of view: INCOTM report).
> The idea is to make Wikipatrika a supplement to the mailing lists and village pumps and not replicate the same information in all places. Hopefully, by the next issue, with more featured interviews, insightful pieces from editors and free culture persons we will be able to achieve that.
> The way forward:
> It's a proud moment to see the amount of activity that all our language communities are involved in. We should definitely strive to make Wikipatrika regular and hopefully get more editors to contribute. This is one space where editors can express the dreams, visions and challenges that their Wikipedia community faces. If you have projects you want to publicize or successful projects that could be started in other communities, this is the space to express your opinion! From next time onward, we will coordinate Patrika on mailing list. I welcome you all to join right away and we can discuss ideas for features, changing the format and more! :)
> Regards,
> Noopur
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