Do you - or someone else - have any plans to add these at some point in

I have added my views about the Indian Wikipedias statistics (2010 January)
in my blog. The link to the blog post is

Please feel free to add your suggestions/analysis as comment to the post. I
encourage publishing your views/comment as separate blog post also. We can
also discuss about the same in the mailing list.

I hope analyzing the statistics will benefit all the Indian language wikis.
I would like to emphasis one point regarding the localization of MediaWiki

*Localization of the Wiki software is very important when we are trying to
reach to prospective Wikipedians in any language*. A website with the
interface and all system messages in your local language has edge over a
website with English only content among your language community.

GerardM <http://translatewiki.net/wiki/User:GerardM>  has been enlightening
us regarding this many times. He has also send mails regarding this to the *
wikimediaindia* mailing list a couple of times. I request the respective
community to give top priority to localize the Mediawiki messages to your

Thank you

Shiju Alex

On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 7:24 AM, Shiju Alex <shijualexonl...@gmail.com>wrote:

> <snip>
> Do you - or someone else - have any plans to add these at some point in
> time?
> </snip>
> Yes very much. I am preparing a blog post based on these numbers. Infact
> for the past 1.5 years we are publishing an analysis based on these numbers
> in Malayalam wiki mailing list each month.
> I know the current information is not "analysis". But I hope it will
> improve as we move forward based on the valuable inputs from all of you.
> Siebrand, Erik,
> I have noticed that in all the statistics tables at different locations,
> *Bhojpuri language* is representented as *Bihari*. But Bhojupuri is one of
> the *Bihari languages (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bihari_languages)*.
> Other Bihari languages are : 
> Angika<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angika_language>
> *·* Bhojpuri <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhojpuri>  *·* Fiji 
> Hindi<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiji_Hindi>
> *·* 
> Kudmali<http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kudmali&action=edit&redlink=1>
> *·* Magahi <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magahi>  *·* 
> Maithili<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maithili_language>
> *·* Majhi <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majhi_language>  *·* 
> Musasa<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musasa_language>
> *·* 
> Panchpargania<http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Panchpargania&action=edit&redlink=1>
> *·* Sadri <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadri_language>  *·* Sadri, 
> Oraon<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadri_language>
> *·* Sarnami Hindustani <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarnami>  *·*
> Surajpuri<http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Surajpuri&action=edit&redlink=1>
> *·* Vajjika <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vajjika_language>
> Please see whether this information needs to updated.
> Thank you
> Shiju
> On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 12:39 AM, Siebrand Mazeland 
> <s.mazel...@xs4all.nl>wrote:
>> Hi Shiju Alex,
>> *very* nice overview in numbers.
>> You’re calling it an ‘analysis’. Usually I expect some prose with an
>> analysis – reasoning, assumptions and conclusions.
>> Do you - or someone else - have any plans to add these at some point in
>> time? Currently each reader has to go through all the tables, make his own
>> observations, mix in some assumptions and distill conclusions from those. I
>> truly understand that commenting on numbers is probably even more work than
>> gathering them in the current format in the first place.
>> It could however be very valuable – and a great discussion starter – if
>> someone would comment on the numbers say every 6 months. It would also allow
>> readers of the report to just read the words, and have the tables as an
>> annex.
>> Next steps could be to add goals, strategies to archieve them, and assess
>> the goals and strategies later on, based on this type of report.
>> Comments?
>> Siebrand
>> From: wikimediaindia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto:
>> wikimediaindia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Shiju Alex
>> Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 7:29 PM
>> To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
>> Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Indian language Wikipedias - Statistical
>> report - 2010 January
>> Hello All
>> Please see the PDF file available at the location
>> http://shijualexonline.googlepages.com/2010_01_january_en.pdf for a
>> detailed statistical analysis of the Indian language wikipedias for the
>> month of 2010 January.
>> <snip>
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