[Wikimediaindia-l] WPMBL8 / Translations

2009-12-22 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, Wiki meetup Bangalore / WPMBL8 went on well last sunday with good number of people attending it and also had some very good sessions. We also had good media coverage this time.[1][2]. If some of us were impressed by what google guys have shown us on translate[3], here is more news about

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Draft for W-Day 2010

2010-01-14 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, - What: Wikipedia Day Bangalore — 16-Jan-2010 - When: *Saturday, 16 Jan, 2010 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM* - Where: The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore - Who: Wikipedians from any part of India or the world and anyone who is interested in Wikipedia! Meetup is open to

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] wikipedia.org.in

2010-01-18 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On a related note, wikimedia.in is parked by User:Omshivaprakash . We could also use this. Though i agree that we must get wikipedia.in from the cybersquatter. On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 6:29 PM, Naveen Francis navee...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, He is not interested in donating in the domain

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia India Chapter ?

2010-02-03 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
All, Is this real? I dont see any updates on meta page http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_India http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/infotech/internet/Wikipedia-may-soon-open-its-India-chapter/articleshow/5526084.cms Hope this turns out to be true and happens fast. -- Regards Srikanth.L

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WikiMeetup - Bangalore -12

2010-03-04 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
+1. On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 5:10 PM, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.comwrote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Bangalore/Bangalore12 I suggest to reschedule this wiki meetup to* March 21*. The reason is, a long weekend is coming during the March second week since

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India -- MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION

2010-03-09 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_India/MoA Available for comments. Kudos, one more step in positive direction. -- Regards Srikanth.L http://j.mp/SrikanthL ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India Chapter

2010-03-11 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 12:47 PM, Shahid Akhtar mohd.shahid_akh...@rediffmail.com wrote: On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 8:37 PM, Praveen Prakash me.prav...@gmail.com wrote: K. Then who is Kiruba Shankar? What was the election process criteria? How many people involved in that? Why all these

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Integration with OpenStreetMap

2010-03-30 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.comwrote: Hoi, I would love to know more. How do GaneshK and Tinucherian create their articles, do they use maps, do they have maps with all the Indian places on them.. do they have maps with all of them on it.. do they

[Wikimediaindia-l] Indian DYK (trivia) from Wikipedia on twitter.

2010-08-07 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, I am planning to start a twitter account posting one DYK fact related to India everyday and a link to the article using a script.There are currently 1200+ DYK articles related to India and i have wrote a script to parse the talk pages and got around 800+ DYK hooks (my script's regex can

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Indian DYK (trivia) from Wikipedia on twitter.

2010-08-07 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 3:18 PM, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.comwrote: Hoi, Submit the text using Twitterfeed. It will automatically include a bit.ly url at the end. I use it when I post my blog to include a tweet. I actually thought of this first (So that there is not need to

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Indian DYK (trivia) from Wikipedia on twitter.

2010-08-08 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi, I have created a shared document from where hooks will be read by the script. Currently it has 574 hooks, i would relook the scrapper script and would keep adding more to the hook preparation area. The spreadsheet is open to edit and please feel free to help. GDocs Link :- http://j.mp/a4ayc3

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Please help test geolocation

2010-08-11 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 12:12 PM, BalaSundaraRaman sundarbe...@yahoo.comwrote: Ravi, Good idea. It identifies Bangalore and Karnataka correctly. Can you click on the link and verify whether it shows Kovai correctly? Sundar from mobile While all works well with fixed line broadband

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimeetup Aug 2010 WPMBL16

2010-08-12 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Have it elsewhere ? Probably an openspace without a projector ? Domlur park / Lalbagh / CIS lawn? or like the UK meetups go to coffee shops where WiFi is there. Unless there are any presentations i dont think we require a hall setup which CIS provides. Lets not move the date as it will be too

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Indian DYK (trivia) from Wikipedia on twitter.

2010-08-16 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
weekend.Python folks feel free to review since its my first python code. Thanks for your support and expecting few RTs from you ;) Regards, Srikanth L On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 1:10 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan srik@gmail.comwrote: Hi, I have created a shared document from where hooks will be read

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Indian DYK (trivia) from Wikipedia on twitter.

2010-08-21 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 11:16 AM, guru brahma wiki...@yahoo.co.in wrote: Dear Srikanth, good to see this initiative. I used to be among the most active Indian contributors to DYK in 2005-06. Hi Srinivas, This is possible only because of efforts of DYK contributors like you. I know how

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [WikiEN-l] Open IRC meeting with Wikimedia Trustees: Saturday, 1600 UTC

2010-09-14 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Chat log can be found here http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours/Office_hours_2010-08-31 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours/Office_hours_2010-08-31 There were points touching about WMF India office / chapter etc which i think Barry would also be talking to us on the meetups.

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Gyanpad (Knowledge kiosk) web app: Easy interface to search Wikipedia and sister sites in Indian languages

2010-09-17 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 07:35, arjuna rao chavala arjunar...@googlemail.com wrote: I am happy to share a tiny web application to help people get started with using Indian languages on Computers in public places, using wiki sites. Check it out http://gyanpad.appspot.com/ Cheers Arjun

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Minutes of Pune Wikipedia Meetup 18th Sept. 2010

2010-09-22 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi, That was great summary to read. On a lighter vein, it seems en.wiki needs some encouragement/focus in Marathi land, i couldn't see it being discussed at all, but for translation. On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 12:01, Mahitgar from Marathi Wikipedia mahit...@yahoo.co.in wrote: Dear Wikimedians ,

[Wikimediaindia-l] CWG Cost : Govt cites Wikipedia as source

2010-09-24 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, Came across this link Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India cites Wikipedia as the source for CWG cost. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/97131/govt-draws-blank-cwg-cost.html . We probably need more focus on articles related to govt projects with a closer eye. Probably a work group would

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] community, chapter and foundation: who is who and who does what

2010-10-06 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Achal, Thanks a lot for the detailed clarification. I was wondering how I could clearly differentiate these things and explain to people outside our list/community. I felt the media coverage (some / most) recently after Barry's meet up also did not convey the differences between the Chapter and

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] community, chapter and foundation: who is who and who does what

2010-10-07 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Thanks Achal. We now have a basic press-kit(?) with us. Hope this will help a bit in getting more clear reports from the media and give a basic understanding of who-are-these-bunch-of-people to anyone in general public. When did we have http://wikimedia.in with us? (Or was I sleeping :( :O ) .

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] community, chapter and foundation: who is who and who does what

2010-10-07 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 13:18, Achal Prabhala aprabh...@gmail.com wrote: Great. I've cleaned it up further - now anyone who wants to add to this or help, please go to http://wikimedia.in/wiki/Presskit Nice, can this also be translated to Indian languages. Atleast by the Indic wiki

[Wikimediaindia-l] WikiBhasha Mediawiki extension

2010-10-18 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, Just read Microsoft India research team open sources WikiBhasha - http://goo.gl/sKlA . From the README file, I understand WikiBhasha is a media wiki extension aimed at enabling user communities in creating multilingual content in Wikipedia. Can someone who know more explain about this

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] COIL : Are foreigners deleting Wikipedia's India content?

2010-10-21 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Very true Tinu, Most people just dont get policies right. I am sure its a standard practice by experienced users now to use a {{Welcome}} template, but very few users actually go through them. I think a better, fun, interactive way [read quiz/survey] of reaching out the wikipolicies will help.

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] mobile editing reading of Wikipedia

2010-10-26 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 10:34, Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org wrote: Arjuna makes a good point on language support. As for the data costs, don't some providers (I know MTS does) provide access to Wikipedia for free? Have you used MTS free Wikipedia? I overheard they are falsely

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Proposal: Wiki Marathon

2010-10-27 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi, I have created a page where we could co-ordinate activities for en.wiki and also link pages in other wikis.Please feel free to expand. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/India/Marathon1 Regards Srikanth.L On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 13:39, Ravishankar ravidre...@gmail.com wrote:

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Mumbai Meet up in the attendance of Jimmy Wales, Co-founder of Wikipedia

2010-10-27 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi, I see a banner on en.wiki about this meetup.Nice! Is this done through some geo-ip stuff? If so I would like banners for all wiki activities like meetups / academies etc. Regards Srikanth.L Google Profile http://j.mp/SrikanthL On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 11:38, Kundan Amitabh

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Mumbai Meet up in the attendance of Jimmy Wales, Co-founder of Wikipedia

2010-10-28 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
suggestion Srikanth. We should implement that. regards Arun On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 7:35 AM, Srikanth Lakshmanan srik@gmail.comwrote: Hi, I see a banner on en.wiki about this meetup.Nice! Is this done through some geo-ip stuff? If so I would like banners for all wiki activities like

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Hindustan Times on yesterday's Mumbai event

2010-11-01 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Some videos of Jimmy's talk here http://ishare.rediff.com/tags/Wikipedia http://ishare.rediff.com/tags/Wikipedia Regards Srikanth.L Google Profile http://j.mp/SrikanthL On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 11:00, Bishakha Datta bishakhada...@gmail.comwrote:

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Times of India on Chennai Nov 14 meetup

2010-11-05 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Diwali wishes to all. I heard that NDTV-Hindu channel is also scrolling details of the meetup on the channel. I guess media picks up news and is interested in wikipedia these days i guess.(I dont know any of us reaching out to them) Regards Srikanth.L Google Profile http://j.mp/SrikanthL On

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia.in being spammed

2010-11-07 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi, Admins of wikimedia.in , please disable IP edits / put a better spam filter. Main page itself was spammed several times in last few days. Regards Srikanth.L Google Profile http://j.mp/SrikanthL ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Wikimeetup @ Chennai /Bangalore Nov 14

2010-11-15 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Provided a small meetup summary at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Chennai/Chennai2#Summary_2 Regards Srikanth.L Google Profile http://j.mp/SrikanthL On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 15:05, CherianTinu Abraham tinucher...@gmail.comwrote: I have uploaded the remaining photos to

[Wikimediaindia-l] Cultural differences with Indian newcomers

2010-11-20 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, While we are all working on reaching out to more and more people to join wiki community in India, I see an area we need to focus before it becomes a problem.Few days back there was a thread posting a link to article[1] in which a user claimed Foreigners deleting Wikipedias India content.

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia in Chennai - Mailing list

2010-12-08 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, In order to felicitate community meetups / outreach activities in and around Chennai, a mailing list has been created. Request people around Chennai to consider joining the list. http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-in-chn/ Regards Srikanth.L http://srik.me

[Wikimediaindia-l] Sharing Presentations

2010-12-10 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, More and more presentations are being made at meetups which have become frequent in various parts of the country and talks at other places. It would be great to reuse them / prepare from them. I have created a page[1] with links to presentations made. Please add more to the page if you

[Wikimediaindia-l] Best of Indian Wikipedia / Wikimedia

2010-12-12 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, We are planning for Wikipedia X Celebrations at Bangalore[1]. As part of the event, we want to showcase / recognize best of Indian wikipedia/wikimedia content, best efforts by communities, people behind the scenes and outstanding individual contributions. I have created a page[2] and

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [WikiX-l] Fwd: [Internal-l] Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Commemorative Postmark

2010-12-13 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi, I had posted this tweet [1] and got a positive response by DM. Dear Srikath, forwarded yr proposal to concerned Division (i.e. Philately). You can follow-up with them directly, if send yr postal address. [1] http://twitter.com/logic/status/14179393165336576 Lets keep our fingers crossed :)

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-in-blr] Bangalore Wiki-meetup 23

2010-12-20 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Enable the Slideshow gadget in commons preferences. Regards Srikanth.L http://srik.me On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 22:55, Anoop anoop@gmail.com wrote: Is there any way to see the commons image as a slide show? It is very tedious to view all images one by one :( Anoop On Mon, Dec 20, 2010

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia at FOSS / College Events

2010-12-27 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, I suppose Wikipedia stall at FOSS.IN was a great start in reaching out to FOSS / Student community in India.We must attempt to be present in a stall at all such similar events which give space for us. I have got a confirmation from Carte Blanche[1] for a stall and working with Wikipedians

[Wikimediaindia-l] Banner designers required

2011-01-07 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi, We are planning to have banner printed for the Wikipedia X Bangalore event. We need people with design interests to help with the banner. Also if any of you have prior experience in banner creation, please ping me off list. The banners created can be reused by all the cities with minimal

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [WikiX-l] Take pictures and record WP10 history!

2011-01-10 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Lets make sure there are enough pictures and even some videos of the event available in commons :) Regards Srikanth.L http://srik.me -- Forwarded message -- From: Jay Walsh jwa...@wikimedia.org Date: Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 13:16 Subject: [WikiX-l] Take pictures and record WP10

[Wikimediaindia-l] OneIndia.in : Wikipedia 10th ann iversary in Chennai : சென்னை யில் விக்கிப்ப ீடியா பத்தாம் ஆ ண்டு விழா ( Tamil )

2011-01-10 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
http://thatstamil.oneindia.in/news/2011/01/10/celebrating-10th-anniversary-wikipedia-in-chennai.html Thanks Ravi for making this article come :) http://thatstamil.oneindia.in/news/2011/01/10/celebrating-10th-anniversary-wikipedia-in-chennai.html Regards Srikanth.L http://srik.me

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikita-l] OneIndia.in : Wi kipedia 10th anniversary in Chennai : ச ென்னையில் விக் கிப்பீடியா பத் தாம் ஆண்டு விழா ( Tamil )

2011-01-11 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
, for the understanding of the rest of the people. Volunteers? Regards Tinu Cherian 2011/1/10 Srikanth Lakshmanan srik@gmail.com http://thatstamil.oneindia.in/news/2011/01/10/celebrating-10th-anniversary-wikipedia-in-chennai.html Thanks Ravi for making this article come :) http

[Wikimediaindia-l] India specific Designs / Artwork for Wikipedia 10

2011-01-11 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, I am sharing the artwork for Wikipedia 10[1] which can be used in case you are printing banners etc.I would add more to this album. Thanks a lot Swapnil / Tony for getting these ready , great if we get some more :) Others interested please feel free to reuse and remix. PS : I have shared

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [press] : IBNLive : In pics: Indians behind Wikipedia

2011-01-14 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Lets not forget its IBN, the people who thought Wikipedia and Wikileaks are same. Probably we need to organise a serious media - tutoring session going forward. Regards Srikanth.L http://srik.me On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 00:30, Hari Prasad Nadig hpna...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at

[Wikimediaindia-l] Bangalore Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Celebrations -- Summary

2011-01-15 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, I am posting a detailed summary of the Bangalore celebrations, apologies for making it long to read, but hey it was 12 hours of celebration! It was a great start to the day with overwhelming response to see 10 volunteers 8 am at the venue willing to help and with that, the number of

[Wikimediaindia-l] Chennai Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Celebrations -- Summary

2011-01-15 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, The tenth anniversary of Wikipedia was celebrated at Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai. It was attended by ~70 people including English,Tamil and Malayalam Wikipedians. The event started with a cake cutting ceremony. Ravichandar spoke about English wikipedia. Mahir spoke about Tamil

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] A Wikimedia Foundation Fellow from India

2011-01-16 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Congrats Achal, While you focus on Indic languages about sources, I would also request you to consider including lack of English sources available online on various subjects concerning these geographies too due to slower internet adoption by publishing companies and even lack of literature itself

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WikiX-l] [Wikimedia-IN-Exec] [Wikimedia-in-blr] Photos from WP10 Celebrations in Bangalore and Mysore

2011-01-18 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 09:53, Arun Ramarathnam arunra...@gmail.com wrote: Great pictures Hari and Tinu. We need to get the pictures from Royson uploaded as well. Any videos anyone? Did anyone record parts of the keynote, panel and Jimmy's talk? Entire day is recorded(but for parallel

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Uses your designs are put to!

2011-01-20 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi Ashwin, I should have clarified in the comments at Picasa. The credit must goto from Tony / Swapnil. I just put it on my album to share the images i got on email. Regards Srikanth.L On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 16:30, Ashwin Baindur ashwin.bain...@gmail.comwrote: Hi Srikanth, Just thought

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Communication from the Executive Committee regarding first meeting

2011-02-06 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hearty congratulations to the newly elected office bearers. Tinu, The MoA Article[1] VII (7) (12) would answer some of your questions related to election of office bearers and to me it seems perfectly within the frame of things. I think the general members get to vote only after the current term

[Wikimediaindia-l] Please be CIVIL-- Ok Thanks Bye

2011-02-12 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
I think the only option for me next is to unsubscribe due to recent decrease in Signal to Noise ratio.Please be CIVIL. No, am not asking you to assume good faith(you are free to raise questions, But just asking you to be CIVIL).I expect some support from senior members in taking a pledging to be

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] PDF rendering of Indian language wiki pages

2011-02-14 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi Santhosh, Cool!. Just have some feedback on the generated PDF (Same article ilangai on tamil wikipedia). I see line spacing is not uniform and some characters from adjacent lines overlap, but a slightly more important issue is spacing within the words for certain characters[Am not sure if its

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Flickr alternative to Photowalks

2011-02-16 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:38, wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com wrote: Hi, I have mentioned to Bishaka, Vivek and Pradeep in person and on the Mumbai list. After our first Mumbai Photowalk, I ran a quick check on Flickr for Mumbai related content and found a lot of relevant and professional

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Flickr alternative to Photowalks

2011-02-17 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Some of the Initial meetups in Bangalore had just same number of people. Its not the number that matter, as long as you meet the purpose (click and upload to commons in this case) its successfull :), Persistent efforts will get more people / pictures :) Regards Srikanth.L On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Moderation policy on WikimediaIndia-l

2011-02-21 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 17:14, Achal Prabhala aprabh...@gmail.com wrote: As moderators of WikimediaIndia-l, could you describe the policy you normally adopt towards moderation? This is not a primer, but one thing I changed today was increasing message size from 40 KB to 240 KB. Ideally

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] The first legal threaten against Wikipedia India !

2011-02-25 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
While legal counsel might be important, I think the blowing the facebook comments out of proportion IMHO is WP:UNDUE. Regards Srikanth.L http://srik.me On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 09:31, Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org wrote: Hi Tinu: Thanks for posting this - yes, legal counsel and a risk

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Releasing Wikipedia CD – few concerns

2011-03-01 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 00:50, Nikhil Sheth nikhil...@gmail.com wrote: Hi All, I had a great time reading the blogpost. Very amusing. But had to clarify some things before we all pick up our pitch-forks and torches, so..

[Wikimediaindia-l] Logo updated on Tamil Wikipedia

2011-03-12 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, Tamil Wikipedia is updated with the new logo now. Special thanks to the community behind the same. There are lot of language Wikipedia's needing the same update.Please refer this mail[1]. Thanks [1] http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2011-January/001916.html

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] First Odia Workshop, Bengaluru,06March2011 (ପ୍ରଥମ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକି ମେଳଣ)

2011-03-13 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
2011/3/13 Subhashish Panigrahi psubhash...@gmail.com Dear All, The first Odia Wikipedia Workshop was conducted in CIS, Bangalore on *2011 March 06*. Here is a brief report about it. Great! Idea of using articles from Odia Encyclopedia (‘Gyanamandala’ by Binoda Kanungo), using Maps,

[Wikimediaindia-l] [OT] Broadband growth in India

2011-03-17 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
OffTopic Just thought will share this Summary table[1], detailed TRAI report[2] which might be of interest to many of us. [1] http://www.medianama.com/2011/03/223-statewise-broadband-subscribers-in-india-31st-november-2010/

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [OT] Broadband growth in India

2011-03-17 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Oops, forget about the second link. Its outdated. But still good as it has data across operators. First link's data is BSNL only. Regards Srikanth.L On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 08:04, Srikanth Lakshmanan srik@gmail.comwrote: OffTopic Just thought will share this Summary table[1], detailed

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India Chapter Report, 03 January 2011 - 16 March 2011

2011-03-17 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Thanks a lot Anirudh / others behind it for a detailed report. IMHO Posting a page on wikimedia.in and mailing the link is better and talk pages can serve better for discussions instead of lists alone. Probably can be done from next time. Regards Srikanth.L

[Wikimediaindia-l] A history of the world in 100 seconds -- From Wikipedia

2011-03-23 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Interesting Viz. Hack using Wikipedia http://www.ragtag.info/2011/feb/2/history-world-100-seconds/ http://www.ragtag.info/2011/feb/2/history-world-100-seconds/ Regards Srikanth.L ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Press]: Angry with Wikileaks, Indian Union minister for law and justice Veerappa Moily lashes against Wikipedia

2011-03-30 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Getting sick of this popular urban legand. Why dont we run a site notice banner for atleast India alone for 2 months. Please Note :- Wikipedia and Wikileaks are 2 different things and link to a detailed note. This actually ought to be done on all regions, but when I last checked there was a hue

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Press]: Angry with Wikileaks, Indian Union minister for law and justice Veerappa Moily lashes against Wikipedia

2011-03-31 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 14:10, Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org wrote: On 30 March 2011 11:49, Srikanth Lakshmanan srik@gmail.com wrote: Getting sick of this popular urban legand. Why dont we run a site notice banner for atleast India alone for 2 months. Please Note :- Wikipedia

[Wikimediaindia-l] URL Shortener in Tamil Wikipedia + URLs for Indic Wikipedia

2011-03-31 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, Happy to announce that Short URLs are now available in every page of Tamil Wikipedia. Sharing Indic URLs with unicode characters are never fun since one will get an ugly looking URL like

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] URL Shortener in Tamil Wikipedia + URLs for Indic Wikipedia

2011-03-31 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 22:42, jayanta nath jayanta...@gmail.com wrote: Great work! How do we add same feature in other Indic wikipedia like Bengali/Odia ? To host it yourself like tawp.in follow the steps 1. Get a domain name. 2. Install node.js[1] and shortify[2] in your server. 3. Do

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] URL Shortener in Tamil Wikipedia + URLs for Indic Wikipedia

2011-03-31 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi Santhosh, Thanks for the reply. Yes, I know it doesnt help people identify the text. This was chosen for people to conveniently share on twitter. As Subhashish pointed out, people are anyway using bit.ly etc and we are getting into an era where people click URLs based on the comment preceeding

[Wikimediaindia-l] Search Engine Optimization in Indic Wiki

2011-03-31 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Starting a new thread for SEO On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 23:31, Santhosh Thottingal santhosh.thottin...@gmail.com wrote: Srikanth mentioned a valid issue related to search engine optimization with Indian wikis. I dont get any result for this query: Malayalam + Mango to take me to Mango

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] URL Shortener in Tamil Wikipedia + URLs for Indic Wikipedia

2011-03-31 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 07:14, Yuvi Panda yuvipa...@gmail.com wrote: After talking with Srikanth for a bit more, I was able to quickly hackup this mediawiki extension[1] that does exactly the same thing tawp.in does now, but in the same domain. So you'll have URLs like

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Feedback] or [What was I upto?]

2011-04-01 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Good idea Srikanth, Well someone is working / want to work on similar lines. Check out the GSoC proposal here:- http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Zhenya http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:ZhenyaHope the project gets accepted and delivered :) Regards Srikanth.L On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 19:41,

[Wikimediaindia-l] URLs in 7 Indian languages

2011-04-05 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, Just when we were having discussions on urls, here comes http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_urls-in-7-regional-languages-soon_1528401 Experts say companies will try to race to book their names under all seven languages to prevent the misuse of their names and trademarks. Can the

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] URL Shortener in Tamil Wikipedia + URLs for Indic Wikipedia

2011-04-12 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Thanks much Yuvi. Great work. Looking forward for more hacks. I would post about this in Wikitech list and ask for suggestions / using the extension across Indic / non latin wikimedia projects. Probably we can rename as TidyURL since its not really short and short is not we care about,tidy is

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Indic Language Wiki Results in Google (With a Chrome Extension)

2011-04-13 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
would be highly appreciated :) ) I think this is one step forward in fixing the search issue - discovering content in Indic Language wikis is now easier. Thanks to Srikanth Lakshmanan for alpha testing. Feedback welcome :) P.S. I'm also working on a Firefox version of this addon

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] MediaWiki selects eight students for Google Summer of Code 2011

2011-04-26 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Congrats guys! Looking forward to your work especially these which interest me. 1) Ajaxification of Everything 2) Extension for offline access (Much discussed here offlate) 3) SocialProfile extension. Feel free to drop by here for feedback at anytime. Regards Srikanth.L On Tue, Apr 26, 2011

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ‘Kanaja’ now accessible for the blind too.. How about wikipedia?

2011-04-26 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
During the chennai meetup, one gentlemen had told us people from blind-user-group do access Tamil Wikipedia through a screen reading software they have and it was pleasant news to us. Regards Srikanth.L On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 12:05, Arjuna Rao Chavala arjunar...@googlemail.com wrote:

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] MediaWiki selects eight students for Google Summer of Code 2011

2011-04-27 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
office with programs! -Akshay Agarwal On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 11:17 PM, Yuvi Panda yuvipa...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks everyone :) Special Thanks to Srikanth Lakshmanan and Arun Ganesh for pulling me into Wikipedia related stuff :) Thanks for coming in, community needs lot many enthusiast

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Meetup 4 at Hyderabad

2011-05-07 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, Wikimeetup 4 @ Hyderabad is scheduled to be held on May 15, 5 pm - 7 pm at Lamakaan,Banjara Hills.Plans to increase Wiki activities[read monthly meetups], outreach programs,increasing contributor base in the city will be discussed. As usual there will be an introductory session for all

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Global Fund raising Support to Indian Currency

2011-06-13 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
2011 21:28, Srikanth Lakshmanan srik@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, I am writing this mail to ask Chapter folks / Wikimedians experienced in Global Fundraising as to get some information on our preparedness to support INR currency in the Global Fundraising initiative which would be up later

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Global Fund raising Support to Indian Currency

2011-06-13 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
And http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2011/Chapter_Fundraising_Agreement also needs to be looked at in detail. Regards Srikanth.L On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 22:21, Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org wrote: Hey Srikanth: Timely reminder - but as always, bureaucracy is a stumbling

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimediaindia-l Digest, Vol 36, Issue 92 (Action Required)

2011-06-18 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 01:58, Vickram Crishna vvcris...@radiophony.comwrote: Can somebody please set the mailing list to block such messages? Done, will update moderation for more spam as they come. Thanks Regards Srikanth.L ___ Wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Boxbe and mailing lists.

2011-06-22 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 14:38, CherianTinu Abraham tinucher...@gmail.comwrote: Hi all, We have recently noticed that many of the subscribers to various Wikimedia are using Boxbe services. This creates lots of problem for the mailing lists since unwanted notifications are sent to the list

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] About description of of Wikipedia

2011-06-22 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 21:25, Subhashish Panigrahi psubhash...@gmail.comwrote: Hi All, We are amid of an ongoing description of changing the current description of Odia Wikipedia. The present description is as below- ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପିଡ଼ିଆ (Odia Wikipedia) ଗୋଟିଏ ଖୋଲା ଭାଷାକୋଷ (Eka khola bhasakosa

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wiki love to encourage users.

2011-06-26 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, English Wikipedia is expected to get this gadget enabled for all users to encourage Users pat on each other to motivate editors. Translating the initiative to Indic Wikipedia's will encourage new users motivated when people give these awards. Tamil Wikipedia already has the older version

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Please change it - Indian Maps on Wikipedia

2011-07-25 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 14:10, CherianTinu Abraham tinucher...@gmail.comwrote: My only intention was to ask the community on how to handle such mails or request. -TC Point such people to appropriate places like discussion pages , notice board (oops, it cant handle more NOW,but yes ideally).

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Top indic Administrators

2011-07-28 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 10:25, praveenp me.prav...@gmail.com wrote: I don't know why, but I feel that he is requesting almost every (just exaggerating :)) extension available for mediawiki to Hindi Wikipedia and using Wikipedia as his test wiki. Almost every extension, lol.[1] for those

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [OT] Request to the list administrators

2011-08-02 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 17:10, sankarshan foss.mailingli...@gmail.comwrote: and, perhaps this also goes out to the listadmins of the -pune and -westbengal lists. Will you consider a request to ensure that these lists are available via gmane.org as well ? It allows one to use a conventional

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] India Impressions, an online international photography competition

2011-08-16 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 12:08, Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org wrote: More info here: http://takshashila.org.in/ And here: http://takshashila.org.in/events/india-impressions-photography-competition/india-impressions-photography-competition-rules/ What makes it interesting for us is

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Request Foundation to add INR in donation currency list.

2011-08-20 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 17:58, Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org wrote: On 20 August 2011 17:56, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com wrote: The way I understand it is that the inclusion of a currency is part of the cooperation with a chapter to prepare for a fundraiser. As India

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] BECOME AN AUTHOR: O.B.Publication's Invitation

2011-08-25 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 14:00, Dr. Krishna N. Sharma (PT) dr.krisha...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, I am happy to inform you that the *O.B. Publication*http://www.onlinebooks.shop.ms/is inviting yousnip Please let me know why you shouldnt be banned for posting advertisements repeatedly.

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WMF, India Office and Chapter - Update

2011-08-26 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 11:57, Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org wrote: On 26 August 2011 11:50, Naveen Francis navee...@gmail.com wrote: If it is English, WikiProject Education in India will give a try, we are 40 in numbers now .. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:INEI Oh! Thanks

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Wiki Academy @ College -- Template

2011-08-27 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Forwarding since it may be relavent. All, I had recently mailed my contact about arranging a Wiki academy, I have just modified few words to templatize it. Please feel free to modify / use for your needs. http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Wiki_Academy_Proposal_Template -- Regards Srikanth.L --

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Online Volunteers needed for India Loves Wikipedia - Outreach

2011-08-28 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi, I just hit across a treasure of ~200 black and white pictures[1] (in CC) of India in 1978/79. Looks like someone had pictures of a traveller and uploaded into flickr set. Downside being not all pictures have description, so we dont know where they fit in. But am sure collectively we can guess

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Online Volunteers needed for India Loves Wikipedia - Outreach

2011-08-28 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 13:31, Sreejith K. sreejithk2...@gmail.com wrote: Photos taken in 1978 is not in public domain yet. So these pictures cannot be uploaded to commons unless we get explicit permission from the photographer. I just hit across a treasure of ~200 black and white

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WikiConference India 2011 - Call for Participation

2011-08-30 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 13:56, Surinder Rinku becomeaw...@gmail.com wrote: Speaking/presentation is not a pre-requisite for attending the conference? Is it not? I would just want to be there. Is there a procedure/form I need to fill to get an ID or an entry pass of sort? Can you please

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WikiConference India 2011 - Call for Participation

2011-08-30 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 14:04, Surinder Rinku becomeaw...@gmail.com wrote: How much will be the registration charges? Please stay tuned for announcements. We are in the process of finalizing details. -- Regards Srikanth.L ___ Wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WikiConference India 2011 - Call for Participation

2011-08-30 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 15:08, Adethya Sudarsanan adethyas...@gmail.comwrote: Hi, can we edit our submission ? I made a submission and now I want to add some more points to it ? Is it possible? Thanks in advance, Adethya Sure, Anything before 23:59:59 tonight IST -- Regards

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Arthapedia - Indian Gov Site on the lines of Wikipedia

2011-09-03 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 22:20, Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org wrote: Not really a Wikipedia model, what? Crying shame about the license. Only valid concern is about license, but then if its about bridging the gap between policymakers and general public, I feel it will be yet another

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] You can't copy-paste this homework

2011-09-10 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Good article on the INDIAEDU programs. :) On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 14:05, Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org wrote: You can't copy-paste this homework Well, but some reality check, quite a few have been found copying[1], the drive is on to educate more about copyrights and inform them copying

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