Hi Amir and Language Committee,

I agree with Amir and these issues will be resolved soon and I will come
back here in a couple of months with more activity.

As far as the formatting is concerned, I have tried fixing that in the past
but I was able to find a solution to that today as I had to import a
template from English Wikisource. Now you can check here that we are able
to format it properly.


We will proofread rest of the pages soon enough. Thanks a lot for your


On 31 October 2016 at 14:39, Amir E. Aharoni <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il>

> Hi Satdeep and Langcom,
> I'm actually a bit reluctant at this point, but this can be fixed quite
> easily. Let me explain.
> As a lot of people probably know, I have a lot of respect remarkably
> active Punjabi Wikipedia community. I do, however, see two problems with
> the activity of the test Wikisource, as analyzed at
> https://tools.wmflabs.org/meta/catanalysis/index.php?
> cat=1&title=ਪੰਜਾਬੀ&wiki=sourceswiki .
> One is that it's a bit low in general. October 2016 is the first month
> with four active users, and earlier there were even less.
> The other is that the user who made the most edits appears to have only
> used OCR without actually correcting the OCRed text. Look at these pages:
> https://wikisource.org/wiki/Page:Julius_Ceasuer_Punjabi_
> Translation_by_HS_Gill.pdf/156
> https://wikisource.org/wiki/Page:Julius_Ceasuer_Punjabi_
> Translation_by_HS_Gill.pdf/143
> The original scanned page looks like a typical theater play with character
> names before a colon ("ਮੈਸਾਲਾ-:", "ਮੈਸਾਲਾ-:") and the main text in another
> column after the colon. OCR appears to have put all the names in the
> beginning of the page and all of the main text after them. Clicking the OCR
> button is too easy—I'd expect the editor to move the parts of the page
> around and format them correctly.
> Community activity and sustainability is the biggest issue in new and
> small Wikimedia projects, and I'd love to see more meaningful contributions
> and understanding of the Wikisource editing model before fully approving.
> As I noted above, both problems are easily fixable. I'm sure that the
> Punjabi community can address them in just a couple of months. I'll be
> happy to look at the activity again then.
> Thanks for understanding! :)
> --
> Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
> http://aharoni.wordpress.com
> ‪“We're living in pieces,
> I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬
> 2016-10-31 4:56 GMT+02:00 Satdeep Gill <satdeepg...@gmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>> I would like you guys to have a look at this meta request:
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_new_languages/
>> Wikisource_Eastern_Punjabi
>> All the messages have been translated and we have been actively working
>> in the past few months.
>> --
>> Regards
>> Satdeep Gill
>> +91-9465155746

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