Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] 1 user. 20 hours. 300 articles

2011-05-02 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi,
FYI http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com/2011/05/unsung-wikipedia-heroes.html
Thanks,
   GerardM

On 28 April 2011 18:21, Ravishankar ravidre...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi,

 Tamil Wikipedia added another 1,000+ articles in the last 3 weeks.

 Behind this is a remarkable story of 1 user who created 300 articles
 organically in 20 hours.

 P.M.Puniyameen ( http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/user:P.M.Puniyameen ) from
 Srilanka is a retired academician, prolific writer and independent
 journalist. He started contributing to Tamil Wikipedia from November 2010.
 In the short span of 5 months he has added 2000+ articles.

 He set himself a target creating 200 articles on 20th April but ended up
 creating 300 articles in 20 hours. He was helped by his wife, daughter and
 two colleagues in typing the articles which were mainly info based articles
 on cricketers, small magazines. Earlier, he even created articles from his
 bed when he was in a medical rest.

 Thought of sharing this story as it is inspiring to see people working with
 so much dedication, mobilising people and resources for Wikipedia.

 Regards,

 Ravi

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Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] 1 user. 20 hours. 300 articles

2011-05-02 Thread Steven Walling
On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 12:57 AM, Gerard Meijssen
gerard.meijs...@gmail.comwrote:

 Hoi,
 FYI
 http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com/2011/05/unsung-wikipedia-heroes.html
 Thanks,
GerardM


Great post Gerard. :)

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Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] 1 user. 20 hours. 300 articles

2011-04-29 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
Lakshmivenkatesh, while I understand your apprehensions, we must
understand, that this has catalysed the creation of articles and their
further improvement.
If you really  are worried then read the below paragraph:
  In January 2010, at the Monthly Bangalore meetup, there were two
representatives of Google present  who had come to showcase (read:
advertise) their new Translator Toolkit. They had paid several people
to use their product, translate certain articles to Hindi, and then
publicised it. None of this involved any community discussion, and
some articles were deleted instantly. While outsiders praised Google's
action as spreading knowledge, Google, blamed the administration on
the Hindi Wikipedia for inefficiency and beaurocratic interference.
This is what worries me. Google is still out there. Wikipedia is their
translation Guinea Pig and they said they were working in further
Wikimedia integration for other languages, Tamil included.
I commend the incredible acheivements by this editor.
Do you have Barnstars on Tamil Wikipedia like we have on English?? Do
reward this  user with several.  : )
-- Regards,
Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
Sent from my Android phone, please excuse spelling, and typing errors.


On Thursday, 28 April 2011, Bala Jeyaraman sodabot...@gmail.com wrote:
 I would like to add, that the user in question, asked the community's views 
 (well in advance), that if it was ok to undertake such an effort. And there 
 were other editors (including me), constantly checking, proofing, 
 recategorising and maintaining the articles created. This was no slapdash 
 effort. As the articles concerned were start class, we were able to monitor 
 them easily. At least seven persons were involved in this effort - this was 
 no slap dash mass article creation spree.

 It was a community effort and the tamil wiki community (which is very 
 conservative when it comes to article size and bulk creation) was unanimously 
 behind this effort. I dont know whether we will be able to duplicate it 
 again, but we will certainly be encouraging such cooperative work in the 
 future.

 -
 Bala

 On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 10:08 PM, Holalkere Laxmivenkatesh 
 hrl.venkat...@gmail.com wrote:

 Creating 300 articles in 3 weeks... such news should make us to introspect ; 
 surely should not be encouraged !
 Once the news used be like this.  Dr. Modi performed many eye operations 
 ... In my opinion although Dr. Modi was a great eye surgeon, and a great 
 soul-still as for the Eye Operations are concerned he might have not made 
 justice to his profession. This job is not like crushing sugar cane crop !


 The above views are mine. I don't care whether any one agrees or not 
 !-Venkatesh

 On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 9:51 PM, Ravishankar ravidre...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hi,

 Tamil Wikipedia added another 1,000+ articles in the last 3 weeks.

 Behind this is a remarkable story of 1 user who created 300 articles 
 organically in 20 hours.

 P.M.Puniyameen ( http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/user:P.M.Puniyameen ) from 
 Srilanka is a retired academician, prolific writer and independent 
 journalist. He started contributing to Tamil Wikipedia from November 2010. In 
 the short span of 5 months he has added 2000+ articles.

 He set himself a target creating 200 articles on 20th April but ended up 
 creating 300 articles in 20 hours. He was helped by his wife, daughter and 
 two colleagues in typing the articles which were mainly info based articles 
 on cricketers, small magazines. Earlier, he even created articles from his 
 bed when he was in a medical rest.

 Thought of sharing this story as it is inspiring to see people working with 
 so much dedication, mobilising people and resources  for Wikipedia.

 Regards,

 Ravi

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Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] 1 user. 20 hours. 300 articles

2011-04-29 Thread Ravishankar
Hi,

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 10:08 PM, Holalkere Laxmivenkatesh 
hrl.venkat...@gmail.com wrote:

 Creating 300 articles in 3 weeks... such news should make us
 to introspect ; surely should not be encouraged !


Correction: 300 articles in 20 hours :)

As Bala said, the articles were mainly based on easily verifiable statistics
and well monitored by the community so the quality of the articles were not
compromised.

What is noteworthy is not just the number but the fact that people find
contributing to Wikipedia worthy enough so they rally their relatives and
colleagues to help. This is not an easy feat. But this is one of the best
bets to recruit new editors to growing Wikipedias.

Ravi
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Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] 1 user. 20 hours. 300 articles

2011-04-28 Thread Bala Jeyaraman
I would like to add, that the user in question, asked the community's views
(well in advance), that if it was ok to undertake such an effort. And there
were other editors (including me), constantly checking, proofing,
recategorising and maintaining the articles created. This was no slapdash
effort. As the articles concerned were start class, we were able to monitor
them easily. At least seven persons were involved in this effort - this was
no slap dash mass article creation spree.

It was a community effort and the tamil wiki community (which is very
conservative when it comes to article size and bulk creation) was
unanimously behind this effort. I dont know whether we will be able to
duplicate it again, but we will certainly be encouraging such cooperative
work in the future.

-
Bala

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 10:08 PM, Holalkere Laxmivenkatesh 
hrl.venkat...@gmail.com wrote:

 Creating 300 articles in 3 weeks... such news should make us
 to introspect ; surely should not be encouraged !

 Once the news used be like this.  Dr. Modi performed many eye
 operations ... In my opinion although Dr. Modi was a great eye surgeon, and
 a great soul-still as for the Eye Operations are concerned he might have not
 made justice to his profession. This job is not like crushing sugar cane
 crop !

 The above views are mine. I don't care whether any one agrees or not !
 -Venkatesh

 On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 9:51 PM, Ravishankar ravidre...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi,

 Tamil Wikipedia added another 1,000+ articles in the last 3 weeks.

 Behind this is a remarkable story of 1 user who created 300 articles
 organically in 20 hours.

 P.M.Puniyameen ( http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/user:P.M.Puniyameen ) from
 Srilanka is a retired academician, prolific writer and independent
 journalist. He started contributing to Tamil Wikipedia from November 2010.
 In the short span of 5 months he has added 2000+ articles.

 He set himself a target creating 200 articles on 20th April but ended up
 creating 300 articles in 20 hours. He was helped by his wife, daughter and
 two colleagues in typing the articles which were mainly info based articles
 on cricketers, small magazines. Earlier, he even created articles from his
 bed when he was in a medical rest.

 Thought of sharing this story as it is inspiring to see people working
 with so much dedication, mobilising people and resources for Wikipedia.

 Regards,

 Ravi

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