Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Andreas Kolbe
Dear Viswa,

Thank you for letting us know, and for writing such a beautiful text in
memory of your friend. Please send my condolences to his son.

Much love,
Andreas

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 3:07 PM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com
wrote:

 Dear Wikimedians all over the world,

 One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.

 Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
 several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his son,
 Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
 escape perpetual loneliness.

 His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938 in
 a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
 Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering College
 and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.

 He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam Wikipedia,
 in the year 2008.

 His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
 pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
 GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured articles
 on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
 Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
 himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
 images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
 Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.

 He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
 Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a 20-year
 long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair. Ever
 since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
 extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can change
 lives.

 In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
 example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.

 Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
 http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a  review
 on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:

 G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in Kerala
  state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover after
 a
  stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife
 Jagadamma
  K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his health.”


 For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
 great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
 and wisdom.


 Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
 shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
 contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.


 -ViswaPrabha
 (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
 http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 7:32 AM, Eduardo Testart etest...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi all,

 I was thinking, it is possible to create some sort of hall of fame from/for
 Wikipedia? It would be nice that stories like this one get a place to stay
 in time.


Many wikis have a project-space page to commemorate deceased
Wikipedians[1].  There also exists a putative central location on Meta, but
it's underutilized.  Nonetheless, because I agree this was a eulogy worth
sharing, I have now pasted it there[2].

   Asaf

[1] some are listed here:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Deceased_editors#See_also
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Deceased_editors

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Katy Love
Thank you for this tribute and for sharing more about BabuG. I appreciated
the chance to learn about him, how he came to Wikipedia, and the depth of
his experience on the sites. His story inspires me.

My condolences and sympathies are with you, BabuG's family, and the
Malayalam community on this difficult day.

Katy

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 7:07 AM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com
wrote:

 Dear Wikimedians all over the world,

 One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.

 Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
 several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his son,
 Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
 escape perpetual loneliness.

 His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938 in
 a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
 Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering College
 and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.

 He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam Wikipedia,
 in the year 2008.

 His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
 pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
 GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured articles
 on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
 Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
 himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
 images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
 Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.

 He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
 Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a 20-year
 long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair. Ever
 since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
 extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can change
 lives.

 In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
 example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.

 Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
 http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a  review
 on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:

 G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in Kerala
  state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover after
 a
  stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife
 Jagadamma
  K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his health.”


 For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
 great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
 and wisdom.


 Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
 shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
 contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.


 -ViswaPrabha
 (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
 http://ml.wikipedia.org
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2015-03-05 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Jeevan Jose
On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 1:46 AM, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 7:32 AM, Eduardo Testart etest...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  Hi all,
 
  I was thinking, it is possible to create some sort of hall of fame
 from/for
  Wikipedia? It would be nice that stories like this one get a place to
 stay
  in time.
 

 Many wikis have a project-space page to commemorate deceased
 Wikipedians[1].  There also exists a putative central location on Meta, but
 it's underutilized.  Nonetheless, because I agree this was a eulogy worth
 sharing, I have now pasted it there[2].

Asaf


An admin added the username to
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Deceased_contributors#to_do.2Fadd

Jee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Shlomi Fish
Hi all,

On Thu, 5 Mar 2015 20:37:13 +0530
ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com wrote:

 Dear Wikimedians all over the world,
 
 One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.
 

I'm sorry to read all that. My condolences extend to his family, friends and
the people who collaborated with him online. I should note that I found the
story in the message to be touching and inspiring.

Regards,

Shlomi Fish

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ciritical level for addiction to Wikipedia

2015-03-05 Thread Jane Darnell
Yes I assumed as much - in Catholic circles you often see the word
confraternity which may include women, and I understand there are a few
Co-ed fraternities these days, but yes I totally agree that translation
remains a tricky thing. I had to chuckle because I am knee-deep in
preparation for the ArtFeminism edit-a-thon and barriers to entry in the
19th-century were male-only art fraternities or brotherhoods like the
Pre-Raphaelites in the UK

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 4:24 PM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se
wrote:

 I deeply apologize. It is not easy with wordings when you are non native
 English. I meant to use a word meaning member of an order if now Order
 means the same in English as in Swedish. Or member in a collective group
 which share some common insights/experiences.

 Of the 45 I mention 6 are female (13%) (yes of course we know each other
 so well). And of course these are just as active, respected etc as the men

 Anders



 Jane Darnell skrev den 2015-03-05 15:54:

 Anders,
 Very ironic to read the word fraternity here when we are in the middle
 of
 the whole Inspire campaign launch, but I assume there are women in that
 group and they are just lost in translation?
 Jane

 On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 2:22 PM, Anders Wennersten 
 m...@anderswennersten.se
 wrote:

  Very, very interesting to get a perspective from the biggest, svwp being
 a
 small project.

 You use the word full member of the community which I like. I would say
 we 45 at svwp could be seen a a fraternity, we know each other rather
 well.
 It will not be possible in the same way if you are 1144, but probably for
 the 215 you mention

 The fraternity  thinking has now for us also been extended into that no
 block for more then a few hours (for cooling off)  is allowed for sysops
 to  set on senior editors. Full members of community will only be blocked
 longer then a day after a discussion by its peers . So no admin
 harassment
 allowed when you have come into this level of seniority.  (and what the
 use
 of blocking these, they come back anyway, under the same or another nick)

 Anders







 WereSpielChequers skrev den 2015-03-05 13:59:

  On the English language Wikipedia we definitely have a phenomenon that
 editors with high edit counts will stay until a major event drives them
 away.

 But the the threshold may not be 38,000 edits, we have 1,444 editor
 accounts that have achieved that, and that may no longer be enough to
 commit you to the site.

 The 14 editors with 500,000 or more edits are all currently active, some
 are still among the most active editors on the site. Though the active
 definition on [[:en:WP:EDITS]] is merely one or more edits in the last
 30
 days.

 Of the 215 most active editors, 32 are inactive for various reasons and
 7
 have anonymised themselves on the list of most active editors (though
 they
 may be active). So 80-85% of our most active editors are still around.
 Possibly more when you allow for the fact that at least one of those 32
 has
 closed that account and now edits from another one.

 Sadly our admins have not been so likely to stay with us, only 579 are
 still active as admins, though of the 1500 or so former admins quite a
 few
 still edit.

 Of course the length of tenure for both groups is likely to be unusual.
 The vast majority of en wiki admins were appointed more than 7 years ago
 and it takes time to accumulate a really high edit count. Though we have
 fewer editors with over 100,000 edits than we have active admins, at
 current rates that will change in 2016, in recent months we are seeing
 more
 editors  do their 100,000th edit than become admins. I suspect one of
 our
 problems is that we have fewer ways for newish editors to feel they have
 become an established member of the community. To some extent GLAM, the
 chapters and the education program do this, and of course the good and
 Featured article processes. But we shouldn't be surprised that fewer
 people
 are staying on after their 100th or 1000th edit, as that is the stage in
 their wiki career where they are likely to think that they will never
 become a full member of the community.

 Regards

 Jonathan/WereSpielChequers


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Andrew Lih
Condolences to the community. I let the Signpost folks know, and there will
be a writeup on this coming shortly.

-Andrew


On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 11:05 AM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote:

 Viswa,

 Thank you so much for letting us know of this editor's inspiring story. We
 are sorry to lose such an exemplary Wikimedian. I hope in his passing he
 had the satisfaction of feeling that in his late years he made the world a
 better place.

 Please contact me off-list if you would like this email to appear in the
 Signpost.

 Condolances to his family and the Malayalam Wikimedia community.

 Pine
 On Mar 5, 2015 7:08 AM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  Dear Wikimedians all over the world,
 
  One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
  https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
  https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.
 
  Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
  several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his
 son,
  Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
  escape perpetual loneliness.
 
  His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938
 in
  a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
  Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering
 College
  and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.
 
  He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam
 Wikipedia,
  in the year 2008.
 
  His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
  pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
  GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured
 articles
  on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
  Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
  himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
  images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
  Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.
 
  He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
  Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a
 20-year
  long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair.
 Ever
  since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
  extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can
 change
  lives.
 
  In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
  example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.
 
  Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
  http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a
 review
  on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:
 
  G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in
 Kerala
   state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover
 after
  a
   stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife
  Jagadamma
   K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his
 health.”
 
 
  For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
  great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
  and wisdom.
 
 
  Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
  shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
  contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.
 
 
  -ViswaPrabha
  (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
  http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Alex Wang
Thanks so much for this great tribute. Inspiring.

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 8:32 AM, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote:

 Condolences to the community. I let the Signpost folks know, and there will
 be a writeup on this coming shortly.

 -Andrew


 On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 11:05 AM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote:

  Viswa,
 
  Thank you so much for letting us know of this editor's inspiring story.
 We
  are sorry to lose such an exemplary Wikimedian. I hope in his passing he
  had the satisfaction of feeling that in his late years he made the world
 a
  better place.
 
  Please contact me off-list if you would like this email to appear in the
  Signpost.
 
  Condolances to his family and the Malayalam Wikimedia community.
 
  Pine
  On Mar 5, 2015 7:08 AM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com
  wrote:
 
   Dear Wikimedians all over the world,
  
   One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
   https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
   https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.
  
   Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected
 by
   several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his
  son,
   Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy
 to
   escape perpetual loneliness.
  
   His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October
 1938
  in
   a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
   Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering
  College
   and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many
 years.
  
   He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam
  Wikipedia,
   in the year 2008.
  
   His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
   pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
   GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured
  articles
   on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
   Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
   himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than
 350
   images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
   Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.
  
   He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
   Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a
  20-year
   long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair.
  Ever
   since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was
 an
   extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can
  change
   lives.
  
   In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
   example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.
  
   Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
   http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a
  review
   on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:
  
   G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in
  Kerala
state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover
  after
   a
stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife
   Jagadamma
K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his
  health.”
  
  
   For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
   great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in
 knowledge
   and wisdom.
  
  
   Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
   shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
   contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.
  
  
   -ViswaPrabha
   (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
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[Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread വിശ്വപ്രഭ
Dear Wikimedians all over the world,

One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.

Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his son,
Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
escape perpetual loneliness.

His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938 in
a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering College
and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.

He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam Wikipedia,
in the year 2008.

His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured articles
on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.

He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a 20-year
long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair. Ever
since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can change
lives.

In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.

Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a  review
on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:

G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in Kerala
 state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover after a
 stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife Jagadamma
 K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his health.”


For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
and wisdom.


Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.


-ViswaPrabha
(On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Jeevan Jose
My deep condolences.

Jee

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 8:37 PM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com
wrote:

 Dear Wikimedians all over the world,

 One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.

 Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
 several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his son,
 Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
 escape perpetual loneliness.

 His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938 in
 a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
 Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering College
 and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.

 He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam Wikipedia,
 in the year 2008.

 His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
 pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
 GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured articles
 on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
 Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
 himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
 images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
 Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.

 He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
 Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a 20-year
 long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair. Ever
 since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
 extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can change
 lives.

 In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
 example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.

 Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
 http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a  review
 on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:

 G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in Kerala
  state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover after
 a
  stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife
 Jagadamma
  K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his health.”


 For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
 great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
 and wisdom.


 Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
 shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
 contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.


 -ViswaPrabha
 (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
 http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ciritical level for addiction to Wikipedia

2015-03-05 Thread Anders Wennersten
I deeply apologize. It is not easy with wordings when you are non native 
English. I meant to use a word meaning member of an order if now Order 
means the same in English as in Swedish. Or member in a collective group 
which share some common insights/experiences.


Of the 45 I mention 6 are female (13%) (yes of course we know each other 
so well). And of course these are just as active, respected etc as the men


Anders



Jane Darnell skrev den 2015-03-05 15:54:

Anders,
Very ironic to read the word fraternity here when we are in the middle of
the whole Inspire campaign launch, but I assume there are women in that
group and they are just lost in translation?
Jane

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 2:22 PM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se
wrote:


Very, very interesting to get a perspective from the biggest, svwp being a
small project.

You use the word full member of the community which I like. I would say
we 45 at svwp could be seen a a fraternity, we know each other rather well.
It will not be possible in the same way if you are 1144, but probably for
the 215 you mention

The fraternity  thinking has now for us also been extended into that no
block for more then a few hours (for cooling off)  is allowed for sysops
to  set on senior editors. Full members of community will only be blocked
longer then a day after a discussion by its peers . So no admin harassment
allowed when you have come into this level of seniority.  (and what the use
of blocking these, they come back anyway, under the same or another nick)

Anders







WereSpielChequers skrev den 2015-03-05 13:59:


On the English language Wikipedia we definitely have a phenomenon that
editors with high edit counts will stay until a major event drives them
away.

But the the threshold may not be 38,000 edits, we have 1,444 editor
accounts that have achieved that, and that may no longer be enough to
commit you to the site.

The 14 editors with 500,000 or more edits are all currently active, some
are still among the most active editors on the site. Though the active
definition on [[:en:WP:EDITS]] is merely one or more edits in the last 30
days.

Of the 215 most active editors, 32 are inactive for various reasons and 7
have anonymised themselves on the list of most active editors (though they
may be active). So 80-85% of our most active editors are still around.
Possibly more when you allow for the fact that at least one of those 32 has
closed that account and now edits from another one.

Sadly our admins have not been so likely to stay with us, only 579 are
still active as admins, though of the 1500 or so former admins quite a few
still edit.

Of course the length of tenure for both groups is likely to be unusual.
The vast majority of en wiki admins were appointed more than 7 years ago
and it takes time to accumulate a really high edit count. Though we have
fewer editors with over 100,000 edits than we have active admins, at
current rates that will change in 2016, in recent months we are seeing more
editors  do their 100,000th edit than become admins. I suspect one of our
problems is that we have fewer ways for newish editors to feel they have
become an established member of the community. To some extent GLAM, the
chapters and the education program do this, and of course the good and
Featured article processes. But we shouldn't be surprised that fewer people
are staying on after their 100th or 1000th edit, as that is the stage in
their wiki career where they are likely to think that they will never
become a full member of the community.

Regards

Jonathan/WereSpielChequers


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On svwp there has over the years been 45 individuals who have each made
more then 38000 edits.
Of these 45, 44 are still active, only one has  left (in 2009) making
97,7 still around. For the users with less then 38 000 edits, only about
6 out of 10 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to WMF February 2015 Metrics Activities Meeting: Thursday, March 5, 19:00 UTC

2015-03-05 Thread Praveena Maharaj
REMINDER: This meeting starts in 30 minutes.


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wrote:

 Dear all,

 The next WMF metrics and activities will take place on Thursday, March 5,
 2015 at 7:00 PM UTC (11 AM PST). The IRC channel is #wikimedia-office on
 irc.freenode.net and the meeting will be broadcast as a live YouTube
 stream.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Eduardo Testart
Hi all,

I was thinking, it is possible to create some sort of hall of fame from/for
Wikipedia? It would be nice that stories like this one get a place to stay
in time.

Just a though...
El mar. 5, 2015 12:08 PM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com
escribió:

 Dear Wikimedians all over the world,

 One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.

 Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
 several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his son,
 Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
 escape perpetual loneliness.

 His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938 in
 a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
 Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering College
 and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.

 He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam Wikipedia,
 in the year 2008.

 His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
 pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
 GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured articles
 on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
 Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
 himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
 images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
 Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.

 He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
 Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a 20-year
 long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair. Ever
 since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
 extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can change
 lives.

 In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
 example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.

 Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
 http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a  review
 on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:

 G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in Kerala
  state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover after
 a
  stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife
 Jagadamma
  K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his health.”


 For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
 great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
 and wisdom.


 Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
 shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
 contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.


 -ViswaPrabha
 (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
 http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ciritical level for addiction to Wikipedia

2015-03-05 Thread WereSpielChequers
On the English language Wikipedia we definitely have a phenomenon that editors 
with high edit counts will stay until a major event drives them away.

But the the threshold may not be 38,000 edits, we have 1,444 editor accounts 
that have achieved that, and that may no longer be enough to commit you to the 
site.

The 14 editors with 500,000 or more edits are all currently active, some are 
still among the most active editors on the site. Though the active definition 
on [[:en:WP:EDITS]] is merely one or more edits in the last 30 days.

Of the 215 most active editors, 32 are inactive for various reasons and 7 have 
anonymised themselves on the list of most active editors (though they may be 
active). So 80-85% of our most active editors are still around. Possibly more 
when you allow for the fact that at least one of those 32 has closed that 
account and now edits from another one.

Sadly our admins have not been so likely to stay with us, only 579 are still 
active as admins, though of the 1500 or so former admins quite a few still edit.

Of course the length of tenure for both groups is likely to be unusual. The 
vast majority of en wiki admins were appointed more than 7 years ago and it 
takes time to accumulate a really high edit count. Though we have fewer editors 
with over 100,000 edits than we have active admins, at current rates that will 
change in 2016, in recent months we are seeing more editors  do their 100,000th 
edit than become admins. I suspect one of our problems is that we have fewer 
ways for newish editors to feel they have become an established member of the 
community. To some extent GLAM, the chapters and the education program do this, 
and of course the good and Featured article processes. But we shouldn't be 
surprised that fewer people are staying on after their 100th or 1000th edit, as 
that is the stage in their wiki career where they are likely to think that they 
will never become a full member of the community.

Regards

Jonathan/WereSpielChequers


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 Message: 2
 Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:44:30 +0100
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 On svwp there has over the years been 45 individuals who have each made 
 more then 38000 edits.
 Of these 45, 44 are still active, only one has  left (in 2009) making 
 97,7 still around. For the users with less then 38 000 edits, only about 
 6 out of 10 is still active.
 
 Is this a global valid number, that when you have made 38000 edits you 
 are fully addicted to Wikipedia (until death do us part)?
 
 
 Anders
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:05:42 +0100
 From: Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com
 To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ciritical level for addiction to Wikipedia
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 Hoi,
 I hope not.. If it were I am a basket case. Hmmm not Wikipedia ... does
 Wikidata count ? What number of edits would be sufficient ??
 Thanks,
 GerardM
 
 On 4 March 2015 at 17:44, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se
 wrote:
 
 On svwp there has over the years been 45 individuals who have each made
 more then 38000 edits.
 Of these 45, 44 are still active, only one has  left (in 2009) making 97,7
 still around. For the users with less then 38 000 edits, only about 6 out
 of 10 is still active.
 
 Is this a global valid number, that when you have made 38000 edits you are
 fully addicted to Wikipedia (until death do us part)?
 
 
 Anders
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 Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:19:24 +0100
 From: Ricordisamoa ricordisa...@openmailbox.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ciritical level for addiction to Wikipedia

2015-03-05 Thread Anders Wennersten
Very, very interesting to get a perspective from the biggest, svwp being 
a small project.


You use the word full member of the community which I like. I would 
say we 45 at svwp could be seen a a fraternity, we know each other 
rather well. It will not be possible in the same way if you are 1144, 
but probably for the 215 you mention


The fraternity  thinking has now for us also been extended into that no 
block for more then a few hours (for cooling off)  is allowed for sysops 
to  set on senior editors. Full members of community will only be 
blocked longer then a day after a discussion by its peers . So no admin 
harassment allowed when you have come into this level of seniority.  
(and what the use of blocking these, they come back anyway, under the 
same or another nick)


Anders







WereSpielChequers skrev den 2015-03-05 13:59:

On the English language Wikipedia we definitely have a phenomenon that editors 
with high edit counts will stay until a major event drives them away.

But the the threshold may not be 38,000 edits, we have 1,444 editor accounts 
that have achieved that, and that may no longer be enough to commit you to the 
site.

The 14 editors with 500,000 or more edits are all currently active, some are 
still among the most active editors on the site. Though the active definition 
on [[:en:WP:EDITS]] is merely one or more edits in the last 30 days.

Of the 215 most active editors, 32 are inactive for various reasons and 7 have 
anonymised themselves on the list of most active editors (though they may be 
active). So 80-85% of our most active editors are still around. Possibly more 
when you allow for the fact that at least one of those 32 has closed that 
account and now edits from another one.

Sadly our admins have not been so likely to stay with us, only 579 are still 
active as admins, though of the 1500 or so former admins quite a few still edit.

Of course the length of tenure for both groups is likely to be unusual. The 
vast majority of en wiki admins were appointed more than 7 years ago and it 
takes time to accumulate a really high edit count. Though we have fewer editors 
with over 100,000 edits than we have active admins, at current rates that will 
change in 2016, in recent months we are seeing more editors  do their 100,000th 
edit than become admins. I suspect one of our problems is that we have fewer 
ways for newish editors to feel they have become an established member of the 
community. To some extent GLAM, the chapters and the education program do this, 
and of course the good and Featured article processes. But we shouldn't be 
surprised that fewer people are staying on after their 100th or 1000th edit, as 
that is the stage in their wiki career where they are likely to think that they 
will never become a full member of the community.

Regards

Jonathan/WereSpielChequers



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Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:44:30 +0100
From: Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se
To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Ciritical level for addiction to Wikipedia
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252; format=flowed

On svwp there has over the years been 45 individuals who have each made
more then 38000 edits.
Of these 45, 44 are still active, only one has  left (in 2009) making
97,7 still around. For the users with less then 38 000 edits, only about
6 out of 10 is still active.

Is this a global valid number, that when you have made 38000 edits you
are fully addicted to Wikipedia (until death do us part)?


Anders







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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:05:42 +0100
From: Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com
To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ciritical level for addiction to Wikipedia
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Hoi,
I hope not.. If it were I am a basket case. Hmmm not Wikipedia ... does
Wikidata count ? What number of edits would be sufficient ??
Thanks,
 GerardM

On 4 March 2015 at 17:44, Anders 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ciritical level for addiction to Wikipedia

2015-03-05 Thread Jane Darnell
Anders,
Very ironic to read the word fraternity here when we are in the middle of
the whole Inspire campaign launch, but I assume there are women in that
group and they are just lost in translation?
Jane

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 2:22 PM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se
wrote:

 Very, very interesting to get a perspective from the biggest, svwp being a
 small project.

 You use the word full member of the community which I like. I would say
 we 45 at svwp could be seen a a fraternity, we know each other rather well.
 It will not be possible in the same way if you are 1144, but probably for
 the 215 you mention

 The fraternity  thinking has now for us also been extended into that no
 block for more then a few hours (for cooling off)  is allowed for sysops
 to  set on senior editors. Full members of community will only be blocked
 longer then a day after a discussion by its peers . So no admin harassment
 allowed when you have come into this level of seniority.  (and what the use
 of blocking these, they come back anyway, under the same or another nick)

 Anders







 WereSpielChequers skrev den 2015-03-05 13:59:

 On the English language Wikipedia we definitely have a phenomenon that
 editors with high edit counts will stay until a major event drives them
 away.

 But the the threshold may not be 38,000 edits, we have 1,444 editor
 accounts that have achieved that, and that may no longer be enough to
 commit you to the site.

 The 14 editors with 500,000 or more edits are all currently active, some
 are still among the most active editors on the site. Though the active
 definition on [[:en:WP:EDITS]] is merely one or more edits in the last 30
 days.

 Of the 215 most active editors, 32 are inactive for various reasons and 7
 have anonymised themselves on the list of most active editors (though they
 may be active). So 80-85% of our most active editors are still around.
 Possibly more when you allow for the fact that at least one of those 32 has
 closed that account and now edits from another one.

 Sadly our admins have not been so likely to stay with us, only 579 are
 still active as admins, though of the 1500 or so former admins quite a few
 still edit.

 Of course the length of tenure for both groups is likely to be unusual.
 The vast majority of en wiki admins were appointed more than 7 years ago
 and it takes time to accumulate a really high edit count. Though we have
 fewer editors with over 100,000 edits than we have active admins, at
 current rates that will change in 2016, in recent months we are seeing more
 editors  do their 100,000th edit than become admins. I suspect one of our
 problems is that we have fewer ways for newish editors to feel they have
 become an established member of the community. To some extent GLAM, the
 chapters and the education program do this, and of course the good and
 Featured article processes. But we shouldn't be surprised that fewer people
 are staying on after their 100th or 1000th edit, as that is the stage in
 their wiki career where they are likely to think that they will never
 become a full member of the community.

 Regards

 Jonathan/WereSpielChequers


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 On svwp there has over the years been 45 individuals who have each made
 more then 38000 edits.
 Of these 45, 44 are still active, only one has  left (in 2009) making
 97,7 still around. For the users with less then 38 000 edits, only about
 6 out of 10 is still active.

 Is this a global valid number, that when you have made 38000 edits you
 are fully addicted to Wikipedia (until death do us part)?


 Anders







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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Arun Ramarathnam
On 5 March 2015 at 20:37, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com wrote:

 Wikiuser:BabuG


Thanks Viswa for sharing the contributions and life of Babug - His story
has been truly inspiring and touching. It is people like him, their passion
and their lives that would continue to inspire the rest of us to stay
focused on contributing to wikipedia. It gives a whole different meaning
and purpose to these voluntary contributions.

Surely a stalwart like him would be dearly missed. Condolences to his
family and all wikimedians.

Perhaps we should consider starting a project or an award in his memory for
the malayalam community.

regards
Arun
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