The wonders of this community! Love that 160 people contributed to the #16WikiWomen!!
On Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at 19:36 Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote: > And... magically... just today, I got the query data thanks to Amanda, > EricB and Roan ! Thanks a lot ! > > I copied it here : > > https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m9Kefc7QE3Ler7955vK4BMk1NK2XMrivw99K06_9GFE/edit?usp=sharing > > So in the end, we had 160 unique participants alltogether ! > > Flo > > Le 17/03/2017 à 14:11, Florence Devouard a écrit : > > Hello everyone > > > > > > Time for some feedback about the #16WikiWomen translation drive ! > > > > The #16WikiWomen translate-a-thon was largely successful ! It not only > > contributed more content for Wikipedia, but also visibility about the > > African women gap ! > > > > Some figures > > > > * Overall, 116 articles have been created based on translation from the > > English version. > > * Out of those, 64 are basically a near equivalent of the master article > > in terms of quality > > * Additionally, 39 previously existing article versions have been > improved > > * The overall number of languages concerned is 44 (+ English) > > * Several communities created local pages on their own wiki to > > coordinate the effort (nice !) > > * The most active linguistic communities to participate to produce high > > quality content were French, Spanish, Catalan, Hebrew. We also had good > > participation rates from Dutch, Portuguese, Punjabi, Swahili and very > > cool content from Igbo, Yoruba, Creole Haitien etc. (please do not be > > offended if I do not cite all languages ;)) > > * Half a dozen other articles were also suggested and though they raised > > less interest from translators, they are now noticed... > > * Whilst we have not been able to figure out exactly how many people > > participated, 54 people self reported participating to the > > translate-a-thon ! Awesome ! > > > > I hope everybody enjoyed it. > > > > > > If I may share some "organizational feedback with you" > > > > 1) It is quite challenging to actually communicate with many linguistic > > communities. As much as I was motivated, trying to actually post > > information on a wiki where I do not recognise anything (like Hebrew or > > Arabic ...)... very tough > > > > 2) I have not been able to identify someone who could help me do the > > query that would allow to know how many people participated. I really > > tried... but failed. I must say I found that very frustrating to know > > that the info is out there but I do not have the skills to do the query > > myself and not able to find someone to help within two months. Missing > > something here > > > > 3) Much to my dismay, many people obviously did not use the translation > > feature. I had put a very visible link though. Weird > > > > Thank you to all those who participated or relayed the information about > > the drive around. > > > > Next steps: we plan to do... booksmarks... with the ladies biographies ;) > > > > Florence > > > > > > Le 20/02/2017 à 11:10, Florence Devouard a écrit : > >> In the run up to International Women’s Day on the 8th March, Wiki Loves > >> Women is launching the on-Wikipedia translation drive #16WikiWomen. > >> > >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/16_African_Women_Translate-a-thon > >> > >> The idea is for Wikipedians to take 16 days to make translate the > >> Wikipedia biographies on 16 notable African women, into at least 16 > >> languages (African or international languages). > >> > >> The articles to be translated will be the biographies of African women. > >> The list of language can be, but is not limited to: > >> * International languages: Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, > >> Mandarin, German > >> * African languages: Akan, Afrikaans, Igbo, Hausa, Wolof, Tswana, Zulu, > >> Xhosa, Shona, Swahili, Yoruba, Sudanese, Amharic, Tsonga, Ewe, Sesotho, > >> Chichewa > >> > >> The list of the 16 women biographies that will be translated are: > >> * Malouma, a Mauritanian singer, songwriter and politician > >> * Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, a South African politician. The best > >> initial version was in French > >> * Cri-Zelda Brits, a South African cricketer > >> * Anna Tibaijuka, a Tanzanian politician and former > >> under-secretary-general of the United Nations > >> * Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, a Nigerian women’s rights activist > >> * Flora Nwapa, a Nigerian author who writes predominantly in Igbo > >> * Samia Yusuf Omar, Sprinter from Somalia > >> * Maggie Laubser, a South African painter > >> * Fatima Massaquoi, a pioneering educator from Liberia > >> * Frances Ames, a South African neurologist, psychiatrist, and human > >> rights activist > >> * Asmaa Mahfouz, a Egyptian activist. The best version is currently in > >> Arabic > >> * Yaa Asantewaa, the legendary former Queen Mother of Ghana > >> * Fatou Bensouda, a Gambian lawyer > >> * Martha Karua, a Kenyan politician > >> * Chinwendu Ihezuo, a Nigerian professional footballer > >> * Nassima Saifi, a Paralympian athlete from Algeria > >> > >> Please jump in ! And help relay this message accross communities ! > >> > >> > >> If you wish to participate, please feel free to add your name and any > >> comments here : > >> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/16_African_Women_Translate-a-thon/participants > >> > >> > >> > >> Results will be tracked on this page : > >> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/16_African_Women_Translate-a-thon/tracking > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> _______________________________________________ > >> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > >> New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > >> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > >> <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>