I was merely interested in the fact whether or not this was done with the
help of bots or not.
That is was not just makes it all the more impressive!

My question was not in order to make a comment with my opinion about
bot-generated articles.

2017-01-02 9:53 GMT+01:00 Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>:

> Hoi,
> To be perfectly honest I get so annoyed by such questions. It proves
> distrust and it shows a lack of perspective for what we are actually about.
> We are about "sharing the sum of all knowledge" and we do not do all that
> we can do to even share in the sum of all the knowledge we have.
>
> Biplap answered that their effort comprises of articles that were written.
> However with 10K articles there is a lot that we could share that is not
> provided in Maithili. At that there is a lot of knowledge, even in English,
> that we do not share. While bot generated articles are reviled, they do one
> thing better. They share what is there. This is not to say that we could
> improve on the concept but that requires that people are willing to think
> about this.
>
> We could easily generate texts based on the information that exists in
> Wikidata. This has been done for many years now and it works perfectly in
> English (little grammar). It is done a lot on several Wikipedias and it
> works for them; they gain more readers as a result.. THIS is the key point.
>
> We can improve on bots. We can base our search results also on Wikidata and
> generate articles that are cached when there is no article yet. We can do
> this for red links as well and the combined result will be a large increase
> in information that we share with our public. This will be a huge benefit
> for all Wikipedias but English will benefit the most because typically
> there are labels in English not so much in other languages.
>
> My question to you all is: this is 2017. A new president will rule in the
> USA and the point is made that because "liberals" are not able to consider
> the points of view of others, to reflect on what they do is what made Mr
> Trump the next president. My point is that when we are not able to discuss
> our issues and remain stuck in our points of view we will not work towards
> a model where the manipulations of Mr Trump can be thwarted.
>
> Happy New Year.
>
> Thanks,
>       GerardM
>
> On 1 January 2017 at 18:04, MF-Warburg <mfwarb...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> > Congratulations.
> > Was this supported by bots?
> >
> > 2017-01-01 8:16 GMT+01:00 Biplab Anand <biplaban...@gmail.com>:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I am delighted to share with you that Maithili Wikipedia has reached
> > 10,000
> > > articles <https://mai.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Statistics>.
> > >
> > > To reach the milestone Maithili Wikimedians has taken a challenge
> > > named Maithili
> > > Wikipedia Mission 10
> > > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Maithili_Wikimedians_
> > > User_Group/Events/Mission_10>.
> > > In the month of December, Maithili Wikipedia shows high level of
> activity
> > > <https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/15148>.
> > >
> > > We are really proud of the Maithili Wikipedia Community and Maithili
> > > Wikimedians volunteers who run and support the Mission 10. We would
> also
> > > like to thanks each and one contributor who contributed to the Mission
> > 10.
> > >
> > > Happy New Year 2017!!!
> > >
> > > Best
> > > Biplab
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