Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wiki meetup at Mumbai - 2010 September 20

2010-09-21 Thread CherianTinu Abraham
Uploaded some of the Mumbai Wikimeetup photos to http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Mumbai_Meetup_Sep10 Regards Tinu Cherian On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 7:22 AM, CherianTinu Abraham tinucher...@gmail.comwrote: Some of the photos can be seen here

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wiki meetup at Mumbai - 2010 September 20

2010-09-21 Thread Bishakha Datta
There's a bunch of photos here too http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/album.php?aid=217876id=614521156 Bishakha On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 12:17 PM, CherianTinu Abraham tinucher...@gmail.com wrote: Uploaded some of the Mumbai Wikimeetup photos to

[Wikimediaindia-l] Question for Hindi Wikipedians

2010-09-21 Thread Barry Newstead
Hi - Frank Schulenberg did an interesting analysis that looked at the proportion of people creating a new account on Wikipedia who go on to make an edit within 10 days. It was surprising to see that Hindi Wikipedia had a very different rate that some other projects (see below). Can anyone

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Question for Hindi Wikipedians

2010-09-21 Thread Gautam John
On 21 September 2010 17:38, Barry Newstead bnewst...@wikimedia.org wrote: on to make an edit within 10 days.  It was surprising to see that Hindi Wikipedia had a very different rate that some other projects (see below). Can anyone share an explanation? I doubt there is any one explanation but

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Question for Hindi Wikipedians

2010-09-21 Thread theo10011
I agree theres a bunch of reasons. First Hindi is dominant in only half the country, its has 400-500 million speaker in India, around half the total population. Its especially dominant in North India, where economic factors and technological divide also come into play. the educated metropolitan

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Question for Hindi Wikipedians

2010-09-21 Thread Gautam John
On 21 September 2010 17:56, theo10011 de10...@gmail.com wrote: First Hindi is dominant in only half the country, its has 400-500 million speaker in India, around half the total population. The South on the other hand has a mix of quiet a few popular languages and Hindi is looked upon as

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Question for Hindi Wikipedians

2010-09-21 Thread theo10011
Well by that logic all north Indians are native speakers/writers of Hindi, the thing is Windows didnt have proper support for Hindi up untill SP2 on Windows XP. I would assume that 90% maybe higher percent of the PC's run primarily on an english Operating system. So the browser and the operating

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Bangalore Mid-Day coverage

2010-09-21 Thread Anirudh Bhati
PR Spin. But it always makes sense to clarify publicly. :) Yours sincerely, Anirudh Singh Bhati B.Com, LL.B. (Hons.), Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, India. Handphone: +919328712208 Skype: anirudhsbh If this email were legal advice, it would be followed by a bill. On Tue, Sep

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Question for Hindi Wikipedians

2010-09-21 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, I am not surprised at the low edit rate of Hindi. What surprises me is the high and comparable rates in other wikis :) I assume that web users just sign up in many sites with expectations like some premium features etc., The biggest barrier to increasing contribution to Wikipedia is that