Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-18 Thread Jayantilal Kothari
Hello WMIN WLF team, I suggest you to involve people from other communities who have organized such events earlier. I can help you with few names. Ravishankar from Tamil Community Naveen Francis and Kartik Nadar from Wiki Loves Monument. Shantanu Chandra from Bengali Community. Biswarup

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-18 Thread Karthik Nadar
Hi Jayantilal, Your suggestions are valid but not your accusations. Please note that every board member who have served the board will deserve a great salute from me for spending their volunteer time and so Srikanth does. I'm sure the current EC will also agree though its been just 4-5 months.

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-17 Thread Yohann Thomas
Hi srikanth Regarding your doubt about having high value prizes for Phase 1, this was discussed about in IRC. - The main reason why we are having prizes in phase 1, so that people are attracted to participate in Phase 1. If we have prizes in Phase 2 not phase 1, we might not get the

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-17 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
Instead of repeatedly pointing to Wiki Loves Africa blindly for every single question, perhaps it would be wise to also look at something closer: https://ta.wikipedia.org/s/y2z The Tamil Wiki Media Contest, that was conducted in 2011-2012. It ran for a period of three months, and generated over

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-17 Thread Arun Ramarathnam
I also concur that the prize money should be token for a pilot with 50 participants. Also I have also suggested on the wiki that this is not related to language but states. Please do take into account wider feedback from this email trail into account. Good luck for the pilot. Regards Arun

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-17 Thread Sanket Oswal
Hi Dhaval, We apologize for not responding on your query on commons. If you see the history on the discussion page, each and every question has been answered by some or the other volunteer for WLF. I don't know how we missed it. Regarding your question about why Wikimedia India is concerned, I

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-15 Thread Yohann Thomas
Hi Sankarshan You should understand that WMIN has not done any event like this on such a large scale. There was a trust deficit between the community WMIN. The new EC is trying to bridge this gap. So you can interpret it as an incentive to increase contribution and participation or , as an

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-15 Thread Tito Dutta
I agree with Col.Ashwin Baindur. On 15 April 2015 at 21:56, Yohann Thomas yohan...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Ashwin There was an IRC on the 12th April which was informed about 6 days in advance on WLF discussion page. In this IRC, the prizes were discussed. Also when compared to other Wiki Loves

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-15 Thread Yohann Thomas
Hi Karthik The planning of the competition in Phase 2 constantly will evolve as the pilot project proceeds. Phase 1 will be a constant learning for all the volunteers as it proceeds. I don't see any harm when the main contest starts as the pilot ends. Yohann Thomas yohan...@gmail.com On Wed,

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-15 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
My only question is Why are such high value prizes being awarded for phase one which is both a trial period as well as invite only. Ideally the prizes should go for the next phase. On 15-Apr-2015 10:11 pm, Yohann Thomas yohan...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Sankarshan I would stick to the original

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-15 Thread sankarshan
On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 9:37 PM, Yohann Thomas yohan...@gmail.com wrote: So you can interpret it as an incentive to increase contribution and participation or , as an enticement. I am unable to comprehend why it should be based on my interpretation. I visited the link provided in your original

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-15 Thread Yohann Thomas
Hi Ashwin There was an IRC on the 12th April which was informed about 6 days in advance on WLF discussion page. In this IRC, the prizes were discussed. Also when compared to other Wiki Loves competitions which were also organized all over the world, they also had similar Prizes. Best example is

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-15 Thread Yohann Thomas
Hi Sankarshan I would stick to the original statement of the text. It is not an improper usage. Thanks :) !! Yohann Thomas yohan...@gmail.com On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 9:45 PM, sankarshan foss.mailingli...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 9:37 PM, Yohann Thomas yohan...@gmail.com

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-14 Thread sankarshan
On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 2:49 AM, Yohann Thomas yohan...@gmail.com wrote: You can find all the details related to the event here The link at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Food states ...we will be handing out bigger prizes to entice people to participate and donate their

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-14 Thread Karthik Nadar
Hi, I'm kinda confused; that the main contest starts from the next day the planned pilot contest ends. So whats the use of running a pilot contest without spending time in understanding what went good and what went bad. Is it because the chapter is in deadline to do something as a big project

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Announcing Phase 1 of Wiki Loves Food

2015-04-14 Thread Ashwin Baindur
Really, token prices can be understood, but in thousands of Rs? The money can be spent on better things imho. On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 8:45 AM, sankarshan foss.mailingli...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 2:49 AM, Yohann Thomas yohan...@gmail.com wrote: You can find all the details