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

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

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

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 11, Issue 9 -- 04 March 2015

2015-03-05 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
From the editor: A sign of the times—the ''Signpost'' revamps its internal structure to make contributing easier http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-03-04/From_the_editor Editorial: Conspiracy theories distract from real questions about grantmaking report

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

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

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

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

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

[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

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)

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

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. On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 10:08 PM, Praveena Maharaj pmaha...@wikimedia.org 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

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

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

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

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,

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