Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India - AGM and Election Results

2011-09-26 Thread Hisham
On Sep 24, 2011, at 6:48 PM, Gautam John wrote: Just to say that the AGM is over as are the EC Elections. The results are as below: Naveen Francis Sudhanwa Jogalekar Tinu Cherian Congratulations: Naveen, Sudhanwa and Tinu! These are exciting times for the movement and the

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Pune intro to wikipedia workshop: a short report

2011-09-26 Thread Hisham
editors, especially students. So many thanks Abhishek, Arnav, Devanshi and Nikita. It was great! And thanks a ton, Hisham, for putting so much together at such short notice. Thanks for the many kind words, Bishakha. I'm glad it went off well. Strictly speaking though, all the credit

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Welcoming 2nd Generation Pune Campus Ambassadors

2011-09-27 Thread Hisham
to the band of brothers'n'sisters. They've hit the ground running - and have brought even more energy to the program. They are a wonderful bunch - even though they emotionally and physically drained me during their training and I have aged considerably since they came on board! :-) hisham

[Wikimediaindia-l] Indic Languages: Shiju Alex

2011-09-29 Thread Hisham
to start work on this urgently. He'll be in touch shortly on this matter. Welcome aboard, Shiju! Warmest Regards, hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe / mailing option visit https

[Wikimediaindia-l] India Chapter Foundation : Sep 2011 : Meeting Update

2011-10-01 Thread Hisham
works on supporting communities and chapters in emerging countries such as India and heads up the Wikimedia Grants program globally. Asaf and Hisham welcomed the new members. They thanked Gautam, outgoing Chapter Secretary for his excellent contributions to the movement. Arjun explained

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Chapter Foundation : Sep 2011 : Meeting Update

2011-10-01 Thread Hisham
On Oct 1, 2011, at 4:58 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan wrote: General: Arjun explained that FCRA application will be initiated now that the AGM is done and EC elections are completed. Aside from the Chapter, did the office also plan something like this? IIRC you mentioned something similar on

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Tamizh Nadu

2011-10-02 Thread Hisham
all this nonsense, I ask a few questions to several groups of people: This isn't nonsense! It's fantastic context!!! Many many thanks! 1 The chapter, the Foundation office, and board members. This includes Hisham Mundol, Bishakha Dutta, Achal Prabhala, Shiju Alex, Nitika Tandon et al

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Introducing Wikimedia India New EC members: Naveen, Sudhanwa and Tinu

2011-10-04 Thread Hisham
On Oct 1, 2011, at 2:57 PM, Arjuna Rao Chavala wrote: Hi Members of Wikimedia India and Wikimedian Indian Community, I am happy to introduce Naveen, Sudhanwa and Tinu who are elected to Chapter EC in the recent elections. Congratulations: Naveen, Sudhanwa Tinu. It's exciting to have

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Gautam John steps down from Wikimedia India board and Secretary's position

2011-10-04 Thread Hisham
person! hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

[Wikimediaindia-l] Presenting The India Chronicles

2011-10-08 Thread Hisham
your views on it - positives and negatives - and do feel free to comment on any aspect of it. It would be wonderful to have an engaging conversation on this. Warmest Regards, hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India Program Trust

2011-11-10 Thread Hisham
a solid foundation. The following link is for FAQs on this (and related) topics: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FAQ_India_Programs/FAQ_Wikimedia_India_Program_Trust As always, do reach out if you have any comments or questions. Warm Regards, hisham

[Wikimediaindia-l] Update on India Education Program

2011-11-12 Thread Hisham
and fact driven review of the pilot and then determine the best way forward. We will learn from our mistakes and will do so with brutal integrity and objectivity. Warm Regards, hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education Program pilot -- #DelayedMail

2011-11-12 Thread Hisham
Our mails coincided, Srikanth, but my comments inline. hisham On Nov 12, 2011, at 6:10 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan wrote: Hi all, If you are not aware of it yet, India Education Program Pilot died around a week back[1] and a post mortem was done on Signpost[2]. I wonder if we Indians like

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education Program pilot -- #DelayedMail

2011-11-12 Thread Hisham
On Nov 12, 2011, at 6:28 PM, Gautam John wrote: Srikantha, thanks for posting this. I did not know about it till you posted it and I am sure there are many like me. It is worrying but at the same time offers us a chance to make things better for the future. Apologies, Gautam, Srikanth and

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education Program pilot -- #DelayedMail

2011-11-12 Thread Hisham
the scale. hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education Program pilot -- #DelayedMail

2011-11-12 Thread Hisham
. It would (almost routinely) reviewed by other editors who coudl/would improve it or point out issues. One of the aspects that the better students have fed back to us is the value of the collaboration with the global editing community. hisham

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education Program pilot -- #DelayedMail

2011-11-12 Thread Hisham
On Nov 12, 2011, at 7:33 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan wrote: On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 18:56, Hisham hmun...@wikimedia.org wrote: That's not accurate. The dates are as follows: It was concluded in all but 1 class of Symbiosis School of Economics a few weeks ago (because the assignements were

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education Program pilot -- #DelayedMail

2011-11-12 Thread Hisham
to any lengths .. We do need to work on something going forward for sure, whatever the actual package is. ...but we'll certainly look at turnitin for sure. Thanks, Pranav hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education Program pilot -- #DelayedMail

2011-11-12 Thread Hisham
- but sometimes are more concerned by placements / admissions than academic endeavors. My point being that we need to look at the results of the pilot and then establish patterns which can help evaluate the pilot and inform the way forward. hisham

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education Program pilot -- #DelayedMail

2011-11-12 Thread Hisham
to that role only. I really DISLIKE that. I hear you Surya, and we will keep this in mind. hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education Program pilot -- #DelayedMail

2011-11-12 Thread Hisham
On Nov 12, 2011, at 10:39 PM, Pradeep Mohandas wrote: hi, It was a pilot and hence I guess was meant to die at some point. First up, to the Campus Ambassadors, you guys showed a lot of courage in taking up and then following through on your commitment of being Campus Ambassadors

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education Program pilot -- #DelayedMail

2011-11-12 Thread Hisham
heights again. Agreed. hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education Program pilot

2011-11-12 Thread Hisham
On Nov 13, 2011, at 5:58 AM, Shiju Alex wrote: Another strategy that we can adopt while doing this program in India is, about the selection of articles for editing. We can ask students to contribute to articles that they are interested in, rather than of all of them editing the articles

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education Program pilot -- #DelayedMail

2011-11-12 Thread Hisham
in our evaluation. this will be an open and collaborative process - and i invite everyone to please take part in this. we'll send out details on this asap. hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Death and Post-mortem of Indian Education Program pilot -- #DelayedMail

2011-11-12 Thread Hisham
On Nov 13, 2011, at 12:07 AM, Swaroop Rao wrote: That's true Arjun, there is a lot of interest in this program in many colleges, and this is going untapped. No, its not dead for sure. It was a pilot, and it didn't come out pretty; no issues, that's how we learn. I think that one thing we

[Wikimediaindia-l] Let's *Talk*

2011-11-14 Thread Hisham
. Let's move forward. Warm Regards, hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Sharing insights and experiences from Indian language wikipedias - Assamese

2011-11-23 Thread Hisham
Assamese people are widespread all over India and quite conscious for language and literature. So, that is a great way to reach to more language enthusiasts. An interesting point, Subha. hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Sharing insights and experiences from Indian language wikipedias - Assamese

2011-11-23 Thread Hisham
the discussions that he's been having (and continues to have) with various communities. We can and must identify ways that the Foundation / Chapter can support various communities. Let's talk more on Bengali and any ideas that you might have including the ones that were discussed at WCI. hisham

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Quality Issues with English Wikipedia

2011-11-29 Thread Hisham
importance / relevance. Maybe this could be a message covered in every outreach sessions that community folks undertake? [Edit] India! In all of this, do let me know if there is anything we can do to help and we'll do our best. Best hisham

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Required - articles for Collaboration of the Month Dec 2011

2011-11-29 Thread Hisham
suspect that as momentum builds, you'll find that it naturally scales up. hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Required - articles for Collaboration of the Month Dec 2011

2011-11-29 Thread Hisham
On Nov 29, 2011, at 2:23 PM, Naveen Francis wrote: It may not work :( Tried earlier http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Collaborations_of_the_month -- naveenpf if at first you don't suceed... :-) btw, today I read an article yesterday about Ratan Tata and how he institutionalized an

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Creation of mailing list for co-ordination of Indian Wikipedians on English Wikipedia.

2011-11-29 Thread Hisham
, it will make it easier for readers to manage the volumes? hisham On Nov 30, 2011, at 10:18 AM, CherianTinu Abraham wrote: My first preference goes for something on the lines of wikimedia-in-eng , basically a list for the Indian Wikipedian community contributing to en.wiki and other

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] An Offline Wikipedia for the Aakaash Tablet?

2011-11-30 Thread Hisham
of acceptable quality articles in Indic languages (since Akash's remit is pan-India.) c) Need to build a customised offline interface for wikipedia offline. ...and, yes, we did see and play with the tablet and it's bloody impressive at the price!!! hisham On Dec 1, 2011, at 10:34 AM, Bishakha Datta

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] An Offline Wikipedia for the Aakaash Tablet?

2011-11-30 Thread Hisham
will need to create an Android Wikipedia offline version. On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 12:20 PM, Santhosh Thottingal santhosh.thottin...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 12:06 PM, Hisham his...@wikimedia.org wrote: b) Need to establish a reasonable set of acceptable quality articles in Indic

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] An Offline Wikipedia for the Aakaash Tablet?

2011-11-30 Thread Hisham
On Dec 1, 2011, at 1:14 PM, Aditya Sengupta wrote: @Hisham, Jessie: Any updates on getting the sample tablets from the manufacturer? Request made and politely declined. hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l

[Wikimediaindia-l] Blog Post on WikiConference

2011-12-02 Thread Hisham
Sharing a blog I posted on the WMF blog: http://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/12/02/wikiconference-india/ hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Karthik Nadar is in the banners!

2011-12-03 Thread Hisham
as CAs were invited. This had resulted in 2 community meetups in Pune with 50 of these folks attending. (For other cities, we informed them the pilot would not be running, but invited them nevertheless.) Best hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Help with an WP outreach event in Gujarat

2011-12-03 Thread Hisham
have friends at Mood Indigo and if Bombay people are willing to take me up on it, we can have a stall there too! as above, +1! Warmly Noopur Thanks for this, Noopur. hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Help with an WP outreach event in Gujarat

2011-12-03 Thread Hisham
and this is where I feel a little stupid because Arnav has been hounding me for answers to these very same questions for a while now, and I have been lax. Arnav, apologies and please see inline... hisham On Dec 3, 2011, at 3:02 PM, Arnav Sonara wrote: Hello

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-in-WB] Proposal: Wikipedia participation at 'Kolkata Book Fair 2012'

2011-12-05 Thread Hisham
On Dec 5, 2011, at 3:50 PM, Jayanta Nath wrote: Hi, Thanks for the initiative Hisham and Nitika! Pleasure. We need some following documents before submit the application 1. Apply on our own letterhead for participation I am presuming the Chapter EC will take care of point 1

[Wikimediaindia-l] Chapter-Foundation: Co-Ordination Calls / Meeting - Updates Minutes

2011-12-05 Thread Hisham
Hisham] India Programs Update India Trust has been set up and a formal announcement will be made shortly on this matter. India Education Program has encountered significant problems with regard to copy-pasted material. While efforts have been made (including asking for help from Online Ambassadors

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Chapter-Foundation: Co-Ordination Calls / Meeting - Updates Minutes

2011-12-11 Thread Hisham
Responding to both Srikanth R Arjun's responses. hisham On Dec 11, 2011, at 11:07 AM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan wrote: Thank you for your explanation for the explanation Arjuna, but I still have a question. What feedback are you looking for? On 11/12/2011, Arjuna Rao Chavala arjunar

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Programs Consultants on WMF Staff page

2011-12-11 Thread Hisham
Hey Srikanth L Anivar On Dec 10, 2011, at 7:17 AM, Anivar Aravind wrote: On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 11:19 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan srik@gmail.com wrote: Hello, I dont see India Programs Staff being mentioned in this page[1]. Is there a specific reason to it? IIRC number of employees /

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikita-l] Salem Wiki Workshop Report

2011-12-12 Thread Hisham
On Dec 12, 2011, at 5:55 PM, Surya Prakash wrote: A Wiki workshop in Salem was conducted on December 11, 2011 by the Tamil Wiki community. Thanks for sharing this, Surya. Thank you to you and to ParvathiSri, Thagavaluzhavan, Sodabottle, Essar for your time and effort. It sounds like a

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Hisham
we need resources for this, I'm happy to see what we can do about it. (Maybe see if any of the fundraising team's people are free after the fundraiser to help with the analytics for determining what might work best?) What say? hisham

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] mediawiki-uploader

2011-12-20 Thread Hisham
+1 to Philippe Tinu's comments. Thanks, Shrini, for such wonderful initiative and great work! I read you saying you are relatively new so, Big Welcome! Warmest Regards, hisham On Dec 20, 2011, at 8:20 AM, CherianTinu Abraham wrote: #WIN. -TC On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-in-WB] Kolkata Photo Walk (Esplanade Dalhousie)

2011-12-20 Thread Hisham
! Warm Regards, hisham On Dec 21, 2011, at 11:34 AM, Kalyan Sarkar wrote: I missed the following from my mention. 17. Metro Cinema 16. United Bank of India Building 18. Emerald House 19. Kolkata High Court 20. Town Hall 21. Hong Kong House (HSBC) Thanks and regards, Kalyan Sarkar

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-in-WB] Kolkata Photo Walk (Esplanade Dalhousie)

2011-12-20 Thread Hisham
Sweet! Thanks so much, Biswarup. (...and Medha!) Thanks for sharing, Jayanta. hisham On Dec 21, 2011, at 12:08 PM, Jayanta Nath wrote: Hi Hisham , The said image took by our Biswarup Ganguly( Gangulybiswarup ), ( look at this image Biswarup Da teach his daughter Medha http

[Wikimediaindia-l] Welcoming Subhashish Panigrahi

2011-12-22 Thread Hisham
retain the flexibility to continue to pursue his personal passions on Wikimedia; the answer he got was a loud Y-E-S!!! :-) I'm delighted to have another community member joining the team. He'll formally start in Delhi on January 9th 2012. Do join me in welcoming him. Warmest Regards, hisham

[Wikimediaindia-l] Update on India Programs Team: Communications

2011-12-23 Thread Hisham
understanding and familiarity; we can relook at their candidature down the line. Do let me know if you need any clarifications. Best hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India: Wikipedia Takes Ahmedabad, January 2012

2012-01-03 Thread Hisham
Choli sellers and to the 25 pictures you can choose from to add to the Law Garden article on Wikipedia! oh, and thank you for a dhokla one! Noopur: Thank you! You're a star! Best hisham On Jan 3, 2012, at 6:06 PM, Anirudh Bhati wrote: Greetings! This is a short update on the January

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikipedia-AS] Assamese wikipedia crossed the 1000 article milestone

2012-01-09 Thread Hisham
the very best for your next milestone. It'll happen much sooner than the earlier ones, I'm so very sure! Congrats, once again! hisham On Jan 9, 2012, at 9:21 AM, Shiju Alex wrote: Dear All, Assamese wikipedia has crossed the 1000 article milestone yesterday (2012 January 7). Congrats

[Wikimediaindia-l] Reflections Plans: India Programs Mid-Year Report to the Community

2012-01-14 Thread Hisham
respond on this mailing list or feel free to reach out to me directly. We exist to serve the community. We will do this to the best of our abilities. Do reach out for any help you need. Happy Wiki 11th! Happy New Year! Happy Editing! Warmest Regards, hisham Notes [1] http

[Wikimediaindia-l] Analysis of IEP: Quantitative Analysis Tory Read's Report

2012-01-20 Thread Hisham
/Wikipedia:India_Education_Program/Analysis/Independent_Report_from_Tory_Read Thank you. hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Analysis of IEP: Quantitative Analysis Tory Read's Report

2012-01-22 Thread Hisham
On Jan 23, 2012, at 8:10 AM, sankarshan wrote: Is the planned schedule/calendar for the IEP available ? One that puts dates to specific phases of the exercise. Not currently, Sankarshan. Once we start the work of designing a new pilot - taking into account the learnings from the Pune

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Improving outreach efforts in India

2012-02-23 Thread Hisham
/Talk:India_Program/Outreach_Programs shameless-re-plug http://wikimania2012.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Digital_Outreach_and_Physical_Outreach sounds like a fantastic session to attend! /shameless-re-plug hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list

[Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Noopur Raval as Consultant, Wikimedia Foundation (India Program, Communications)

2012-03-05 Thread Hisham
me in welcoming Noopur. She will start on March 12 and will be based in New Delhi. Best hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https

[Wikimediaindia-l] India Program: Community Monthly Report: Feb 2012

2012-03-06 Thread Hisham
I'm starting a monthly update on India Program activities. The report for February is posted here. I hope you find it useful. Please do add comments on the discussion page, or on this mail trail, or offlist to me. Many thanks. hisham___

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Program: Community Monthly Report: Feb 2012

2012-03-06 Thread Hisham
On Mar 7, 2012, at 12:12 PM, wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com wrote: Im a bit confused. IIRC, for the Trichy event, the Chapter signed an MoU, which means it was a chapter outreach session which India Programs may have supported (correct me if I am wrong). Hisham

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Program: Community Monthly Report: Feb 2012

2012-03-07 Thread Hisham
On Mar 7, 2012, at 12:47 PM, Pradeep Mohandas wrote: hi, I don't think all events will fall so neatly into categories. I do not want to see a situation where Chapter and Foundation wrestle for any event. I agree, Pradeep. Having said that, the problem we are currently grappling with

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Program: Community Monthly Report: Feb 2012

2012-03-07 Thread Hisham
On Mar 7, 2012, at 1:01 PM, wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com wrote: Hisham: IP has taken initiatives that need to be commended as well. Thank you! ;-) For eg. Virtual Outreach via Google Hangout is Nitikas initiative. Not nit-picking - but want to make

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Program: Community Monthly Report: Feb 2012

2012-03-07 Thread Hisham
On Mar 7, 2012, at 1:11 PM, Anirudh Bhati wrote: On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 12:42 PM, Hisham his...@wikimedia.org wrote: Nothing is conducted solely by India Program - and hence I said supported. Everything is conducted by the community - sometimes under the aegis of the Chapter

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Program: Community Monthly Report: Feb 2012

2012-03-07 Thread Hisham
On Mar 7, 2012, at 1:46 PM, Anirudh Bhati wrote: We will discuss overlapping roles and notify the community about our decision. Who is we? hisham___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from

[Wikimediaindia-l] India Program: Community Update: India Program Emphasis for March 2012

2012-03-07 Thread Hisham
I'm starting a monthly note on what the India Program team will be focussing on at the start of every month. March 2012 is posted here. I hope you find it useful. Please do add comments on the discussion page, or on this mail trail, or offlist to me. Many thanks. hisham

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Program: Community Update: India Program Emphasis for March 2012

2012-03-08 Thread Hisham
On Mar 8, 2012, at 9:42 PM, Ashwin Baindur wrote: Hey, I have given a comment yesterday. Hisham, are you monitoring the comments? Absolutely. ...have responded on the page itself.. ...and would love to hear suggestions and comments from as many folks as possible. Please do post your

[Wikimediaindia-l] India Programs-Fortnightly IRC: Thursday March 15th @ 9pm IST (Indic Languages) Thursday March 29th @9pm IST (Outreach Communication) (#wikimedia-office)

2012-03-10 Thread Hisham
on meta for the benefit of those who can't attend and for the record. I'll send a reminder on the day of the session and one 30 minutes before the session. Thanks hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Report: Wiki workshop @ IIT Delhi

2012-03-13 Thread Hisham
become unmanageable - so we should focus on smaller groups. hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Report: Wiki workshop @ IIT Delhi

2012-03-13 Thread Hisham
, it stands for Did You Know, and it's a series of interesting facts from new or recently expanded articles on Wikipedia. If you ever run into acronyms on this mailing list (or any other), just check where you go for everything else: Wikipedia! Happy Editing! hisham On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 3:13

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Report: Wiki workshop @ IIT Delhi

2012-03-13 Thread Hisham
On Mar 13, 2012, at 5:14 PM, Ashwin Baindur wrote: Hisham, it seems you now owe the community tunde ke kabab during the next bash. ;) Considering that Shiju is trying to get support to improve the health of the community, tunde ke kabab I suspect would be ill-advised. Now on the other

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Telugu article count crosses 50, 000

2012-03-14 Thread Hisham
of this. Many thanks for sharing this, Rahimanuddin. Best hisham On Mar 14, 2012, at 12:03 AM, రహ్మానుద్దీన్ షేక్ wrote: Hi all Wikipedia Telugu's article count has crossed 50,000 mark. On this occasion, I congratulate everyone who was directly and indirectly involved. Now I request every

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Programs-Fortnightly IRC: Thursday March 15th @ 9pm IST (Indic Languages) Thursday March 29th @9pm IST (Outreach Communication) (#wikimedia-office)

2012-03-14 Thread Hisham
Gentle reminder. Do join in. hisham On Mar 11, 2012, at 6:41 AM, Hisham wrote: Hi Folks One of the essential things that India Program needs to constantly work out is keeping the community informed of the work that we are doing - so that this work is clearer but also to help cross

[Wikimediaindia-l] Invitation to Community Meet-Up: Hyderabad (Friday 16th March) Outreach Session: ISB Hyderabad (Saturday March 17th 11am)

2012-03-15 Thread Hisham
in either the meet up on Friday evening or getting you or your friends to the session on Saturday morning, would you drop me a line offlist (his...@wikimedia.org) Best hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Programs-Fortnightly IRC: Thursday March 15th @ 9pm IST (Indic Languages) Thursday March 29th @9pm IST (Outreach Communication) (#wikimedia-office)

2012-03-15 Thread Hisham
Reminder that we are starting in 15 minutes. Do join in! Details below. hisham On Mar 15, 2012, at 8:38 AM, Hisham wrote: Gentle reminder. Do join in. hisham On Mar 11, 2012, at 6:41 AM, Hisham wrote: Hi Folks One of the essential things that India Program needs to constantly

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Programs-Fortnightly IRC: Thursday March 15th @ 9pm IST (Indic Languages) Thursday March 29th @9pm IST (Outreach Communication) (#wikimedia-office)

2012-03-17 Thread Hisham
the India Program page for more information on everything we do. Best hisham On Mar 15, 2012, at 8:45 PM, Hisham wrote: Reminder that we are starting in 15 minutes. Do join in! Details below. hisham On Mar 15, 2012, at 8:38 AM, Hisham wrote: Gentle reminder. Do join in. hisham

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Programs-Fortnightly IRC: Thursday March 15th @ 9pm IST (Indic Languages) Thursday March 29th @9pm IST (Outreach Communication) (#wikimedia-office)

2012-03-17 Thread Hisham
when they see the volume of messages and diversity of topics. ...and yes, we will continue the IRC sessions and keep looking at how we can improve effectiveness. Best hisham On Mar 15, 2012, at 10:17 PM, Pradeep Mohandas wrote: hi, I hope some of the IRC-veterans can pitch in here

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Programs Additional IRC: Thursday March 22nd @ 9pm IST(Open House) (#wikimedia-office)

2012-03-21 Thread Hisham
-office as the channel name.) I'll send a reminder 15 minutes before the session. hisham On Mar 17, 2012, at 7:35 PM, Hisham wrote: Here's the link that gives the log of this meeting - for those who couldn't attend. As planned, the major topic of discussion was the Indic Languages

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Programs Additional IRC: Thursday March 22nd @ 9pm IST(Open House) (#wikimedia-office)

2012-03-22 Thread Hisham
be the most convenient (for working folks and many students.) We used to have it at 8pm earlier and I got a bunch of requests to move it to 9pm. hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Programs Additional IRC: Thursday March 22nd @ 9pm IST(Open House) (#wikimedia-office)

2012-03-22 Thread Hisham
We're starting in 15 minutes at 9pm IST. Speak soon. hisham On Mar 22, 2012, at 7:14 AM, Hisham wrote: Dear All Reminder that there's an IRC for the community with India Program on 22nd March at 9:00 pm IST in #wikimedia-office. This session is an open house with no specific topics

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Programs Additional IRC: Thursday March 22nd @ 9pm IST(Open House) (#wikimedia-office)

2012-03-24 Thread Hisham
and a little about communications. hisham On Mar 22, 2012, at 8:45 PM, Hisham wrote: We're starting in 15 minutes at 9pm IST. Speak soon. hisham On Mar 22, 2012, at 7:14 AM, Hisham wrote: Dear All Reminder that there's an IRC for the community with India Program on 22nd March

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Programs Additional IRC: Thursday March 22nd @ 9pm IST(Open House) (#wikimedia-office)

2012-03-24 Thread Hisham
Thanks, much, Theo! Much appreciated. We'll follow the template you've added. It's very useful. hisham On Mar 24, 2012, at 12:47 AM, Theo10011 wrote: This was all getting a bit complicated. I made those sub-pages earlier so the content can scale, I was also trying to keep the Indian IRC

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Programs Additional IRC: Thursday March 22nd @ 9pm IST(Open House) (#wikimedia-office)

2012-03-25 Thread Hisham
jumbo? How do we measure results in communications? How do we constantly ensure that everything done on communications - which will require the communications expertise - can be done in a manner where capability is transferred to interested community members? hisham

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipatrika: Next Issue

2012-03-28 Thread Hisham
The line that is inadvertently visible was part of an email from me. There are some sensitivities regarding posting content in English on the Marathi Urdu mailing lists and village pumps. My apologies for this. hisham On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 4:25 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan srik@gmail.com

[Wikimediaindia-l] India Program-Fortnightly IRC: Thursday March 29th @ 9pm IST (Outreach Communication) (#wikimedia-office)

2012-03-28 Thread Hisham
on communications, I'd prefer this IRC stay largely focussed on outreach since there is so much to work through there. See you all there! Apologies for sending this note this morning and not last night as I had promised. hisham p.s. There is a (tiny) possibility that I might be slightly late but you'll

[Wikimediaindia-l] India Program: Pilot Designs

2012-03-28 Thread Hisham
or offlist to any of us. Best hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Program: Pilot Designs

2012-03-29 Thread Hisham
On Mar 29, 2012, at 11:27 AM, Pradeep Mohandas wrote: Hi Hisham, Could you also provide full links as reference like how Srikanth L suggested to Noopur yesterday? I cannot click through inline links when checking mails on my Nokia phone. Full links updated next to hyperlinks

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Program-Fortnightly IRC: Thursday March 29th @ 9pm IST (Outreach Communication) (#wikimedia-office)

2012-04-02 Thread Hisham
for this Thursday (April 5th at 9pm IST.) It will be about Indic languages. More details will follow. Best hisham On Mar 29, 2012, at 8:52 PM, Nitika Tandon wrote: Hey, Just a reminder. We are starting in 10 mins. Do join in! Thanks Nitika On 29-Mar-2012, at 8:54 AM, Hisham wrote: Hi

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Outreach at Itanagar

2012-04-03 Thread Hisham
discussion thread here http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:India_Program/Outreach_Programs. Do share your inputs on any of these pages pls. hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list

[Wikimediaindia-l] India Program: Fortnightly IRC: Indic Languages: Thursday April 5th 9pm (IST): wikimedia-office

2012-04-04 Thread Hisham
as a gateway to other projects In today's IRC, we'd like to talk through the work that's happening on Wikisource by many communities, discuss best practices and provide a channel of support for anyone interested in joining the project from any language. Speak soon. hisham

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Program: Fortnightly IRC: Indic Languages: Thursday April 5th 9pm (IST): wikimedia-office

2012-04-05 Thread Hisham
starting in 15 min. hisham On Apr 5, 2012, at 6:09 AM, Hisham wrote: HI Folks Reminder about the IRC today (9pm IST on Thursday April 5th) Do join us using this link: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-office. Here is what we would like to discuss today - which we shall

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WikiSangamolsavam - Annual WikiConference of Malayalam Wikicommunity

2012-04-10 Thread Hisham
will find the Malayalam community incredibly friendly - and I am sure relationships that you build there will be useful when you return to your communities. Best hisham On Apr 10, 2012, at 11:08 AM, Ramesh N G wrote: In continuation to the earlier announcement, here are the latest updates

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Odia Wikipedia Outreach Programs in Odisha (Mar-Apr)

2012-04-11 Thread Hisham
travelled for hours to get to the various places! All the very best for everything going forward. Also, as always, please reach out if you need any help from India Program. Do reach out to Subha or Shiju for anything. Warmest Regards, hisham On Apr 9, 2012, at 2:30 PM, Mrutyunjaya Kar wrote

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia to be free on mobiles in Africa, Middle East (SciDev.net)

2012-04-12 Thread Hisham
aware of them. Over the past few days, Shiju has been working on a particularly sensitive community matter but he is doing it in the manner that is most appropriate for it - quietly and 1-on-1. hisham [1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:India_Program/Outreach_Programs#10_Questions

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia to be free on mobiles in Africa, Middle East (SciDev.net)

2012-04-12 Thread Hisham
but where is April? snip Coming up in the next couple of hours at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Program/Reports/Community_Monthly_Reports/Apr_2012 hisham ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe

[Wikimediaindia-l] India Program - Monthly Report: March Plan: April

2012-04-12 Thread Hisham
. Best hisham [1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Program/Reports/Community_Monthly_Reports/Mar_2012 [2] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Program/Reports/Community_Monthly_Reports/Apr_2012___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Telugu Wiktionary launches WOTD

2012-05-22 Thread Hisham
meetup [1] that I had the privilege of attending was fantastic - and I'm really pleased that there are tangible outcomes. I urge everyone on this list to read the report, if you've not already done so. hisham [1] http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-in-blr/2012-May/000635.html On May

[Wikimediaindia-l] India Program: Community Building Pilot Update: Fantastic Story from Assam

2012-05-29 Thread Hisham
India - if you did want any help in any aspect of community building, please feel free to reach out to Shiju[1] at sh...@wikimedia.org. Please also do add comments or ideas or suggestions you might have to the Community Building Pilot's talk page.[10] hisham[11] Notes [1] http

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikipatrika]: Announcing the third issue of Wikipatrika!

2012-06-01 Thread Hisham
be done by non-Kannada speakers! Everyone is welcome!) Best, hisham [0] http://wiki.wikimedia.in/WikiPatrika/2012-05 [1] http://wiki.wikimedia.in/WikiPatrika/2012-05/Community_News/as [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:BPositive [3] http://wiki.wikimedia.in/WikiPatrika/2012-05/Community_News

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] TOI:Urdu Wikipedia to be up and running in June

2012-06-01 Thread Hisham
to understand this better and explore any opportunities that might be there. There have been attempts in the past to try and build a (similar-ish model) to Wikipedia (such as bharatpedia) - but we need to learn more about this particular initiative. hisham

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] TOI:Urdu Wikipedia to be up and running in June

2012-06-01 Thread Hisham
On Jun 1, 2012, at 9:11 PM, Ravishankar wrote: //The Urdu Wiki, its current tentative nomenclature, will work along the lines of Wikipedia allowing readers to edit and add comments.// This makes it clear that this is an independent encyclopaedia initiative. Wikipedia, Wiki have long

[Wikimediaindia-l] Farewell

2012-07-30 Thread Hisham
touched by you and appreciate your efforts and value your work. I will send an actual over and out message later. In the meantime, I will continue to work on everything that needs working on. Happy Editing! Warmest Regards, hisham

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