Re: [Wikimedia-l] A task list for a beginning project

2012-07-31 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Amir E. Aharoni, 31/07/2012 08:35: Hello, There are many projects in small languages. People want to develop them, but are often not sure what should they do. Even something basic like improve existing pages and write new ones may not be obvious. Is there something like a task list for new

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A task list for a beginning project

2012-07-31 Thread FT2
A bot that can be given a list of the important templates, or categories of templates, would be good for starting a new project. Once articles exist, at least some meaning comes through and it's more likely people will edit them. (Machine translations would be nice too, but realistically if a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A task list for a beginning project

2012-07-31 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Deryck Chan, 31/07/2012 12:23: In addition, village pump, admin noticeboard and help desks are overrated; they're much better dealt with being one centralised discussion board to begin with, then split if there's adequate participation. Overrated? Most wikis don't have any of those

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A task list for a beginning project

2012-07-31 Thread Milos Rancic
On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote: * Create useful templates, like {{welcome}, {{citation needed}}, {{infobox}}, {{delete}} etc. Wikidata should fix the issue with templates. Thus, soon the manual should be fixed with translate templates 1, 2...

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A task list for a beginning project

2012-07-31 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Milos Rancic, 31/07/2012 12:53: On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote: * Create useful templates, like {{welcome}, {{citation needed}}, {{infobox}}, {{delete}} etc. Wikidata should fix the issue with templates. Thus, soon the manual should be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A task list for a beginning project

2012-07-31 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:53 PM, Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote: * Create useful templates, like {{welcome}, {{citation needed}}, {{infobox}}, {{delete}} etc. Wikidata should fix the issue with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A task list for a beginning project

2012-07-31 Thread Denny Vrandečić
Wikidata will still help with the task at hand, but it should be formulated as: - Translate certain templates, like city templates etc., to the target language - Provide labels to relevant items on Wikidata in the target language Simplified this means the template ''City'' Country:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A task list for a beginning project

2012-07-31 Thread Denny Vrandečić
2012/7/31 Denny Vrandečić denny.vrande...@wikimedia.de: Country: {{#getfromwikidata:country}} And this is just a place holder syntax for now. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Survey, Feedback requested, and Office Hour

2012-07-31 Thread Tilman Bayer
On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 10:28 PM, Christine Moellenberndt christine...@gmail.com wrote: *Hi everyone, It's been a bit since I last emailed this list (or any list, for that matter!)... you may remember me, I worked at the Foundation last year in the Community Department, working with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes to India Program

2012-07-31 Thread Hari Prasad Nadig
On 31 July 2012 21:26, Anivar Aravind ani...@movingrepublic.org wrote: Dear Barry, Just a question . What will happen to Wikimedia India Programme Trust[1] I Think it need to be answered in FAQ[2]. In my observation, the registration of a third entity , at a safe distance from Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes to India Program

2012-07-31 Thread Hari Prasad Nadig
On 30 July 2012 16:18, Barry Newstead (WMF) bnewst...@wikimedia.org wrote: As a follow up to Hisham's message, I would like to thank Hisham for his efforts in support of Wikimedia in India. He has been a great partner to the Wikimedia Foundation team and has worked tirelessly to build the

[Wikimedia-l] Language committee report, July 2012

2012-07-31 Thread MF-Warburg
The Language Committee (Langcom) report for July 2012 was published. The Langcom reports used to be published on this list too for some time, but that has stopped and they were only put on Meta. I would now like to resume putting the monthly report here. See the wiki version on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A task list for a beginning project

2012-07-31 Thread Kim Bruning
On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 09:35:49AM +0300, Amir E. Aharoni wrote: Hello, There are many projects in small languages. People want to develop them, but are often not sure what should they do. Even something basic like improve existing pages and write new ones may not be obvious. Is there

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A task list for a beginning project

2012-07-31 Thread MZMcBride
FT2 wrote: A bot that can be given a list of the important templates, or categories of templates, would be good for starting a new project. Once articles exist, at least some meaning comes through and it's more likely people will edit them. Maybe. People should be _extremely_ cautious when