Srikanth, Which wiki is your home wiki?
Regards, Jyothis. http://www.Jyothis.net http://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jyothis woods are lovely dark and deep, but i have promises to keep and miles to go before i sleep and lines to go before I press sleep completion date = (start date + ((estimated effort x 3.1415926) / resources) + ((total coffee breaks x 0.25) / 24)) + Effort in meetings On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 2:12 AM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan < rsrikant...@gmail.com> wrote: > So we need to keep a patrol dedicated to watching these guys.. But are they > still doing it? I thought Google stopped? Besides, they're like > lightenening.. You never know when or where they're gonna strike.. :D > > On 24 February 2010 09:02, BalaSundaraRaman <sundarbe...@yahoo.com> wrote: > >> In Tamil wiki too we're extremely concerned about quality. That's why even >> GaneshBot was constrained. On this issue, we're keeping an open mind and >> it's still in a pilot stage. >> >> sundar from mobile >> >> Jyothis Edathoot wrote: >> > While we welcome the efforts and contributions, all wikis may not be >> equipped with enuf active users to handle such a flood. if a flood of low >> quality articles or translations come by, such projects may take (much) >> longer to recover and regain the drop of quality. While quantity benefits >> out of such a flood, that may end up compromising the quality of the wiki. >> It may not always in th interest of the local community. Regards, Jyothis. >> Sent from my iPhone On Feb 23, 2010, at 3:03 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan < >> rsrikant...@gmail.com > wrote: Shiju, >> > Can't we just go ahead normally? If these Google guys make mistakes, we >> just correct them and go on. If they resist, then explain or warn them? >> > Regards, >> > On 23 February 2010 21:08, Shiju Alex < shijualexonl...@gmail.com > >> wrote: >> > There should be proper co-ordination between each language community >> and the Google. In Malayalam Wikipedia, we already tried collaborative >> translation of some English Wiki articles 2 years back. But that was a >> failure and we dropped that. One of the main issue with word-to-word >> translation is that the entire article will have the sentences constructed >> with artificial words and phrases. The reader will run away from that type >> of articles. >> > If there is no proper agreement between wiki community and Google the >> community may resist. For the sake of Google translation, Wikis should not >> not be flooded with articles. Some wikis might be interested in using this >> service to increase the article count. But not all communities will agree to >> that. >> > The problem of paid translation and word-to-word translation are many. >> Each language community might have different issues regarding word-to-word >> translation/paid translation. Each of them need to be addressed separately. >> > So it is very important that Google agrees to the point mentioned in >> the below mail, and there should be proper communication between Google and >> respective language communities. Shiju >> > >> > On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 2:49 PM, Ravi shankar < >> ravidreams...@yahoo.com > wrote: >> > Hi all, regarding the mail below: Sundar and I have initiated contacts >> with Google on coordinating their article contributions. >> > Google has agreed in principle for the demands below. We hope we can >> update all Indian Wikis about the progress in this collaboration, say in a >> month or two. Then it may be a good model for all Indian Wikis to follow. >> So, it may be a good idea for all Indian Wikis to wait during this period so >> Google need not have to do the same consensus evolving approach with many >> wikis. >> > Thanks, ravi >> > >> > >> > From: Ravi shankar < ravidreams...@yahoo.com > To: >> email@example.com >> > Sent: Fri, December 25, 2009 11:30:27 AM Subject: Coordinating Google >> translation kit articles >> > Hi all, Following the recent Wiki meet in Bangalore, Sundar (Tamil >> Wikipedian) brought to our notice that Google is contributing to various >> Indian language Wikis using Google translation kit and paid translators. In >> Tamil Wiki, we feel a strong need to corordinate / organize this activity >> andwe hope it is the same situation in many Indian language wikis. >> > So, may I propose that we discuss this in this mailing list and send a >> common notification from Indian language wikis to Google India? To begin >> with I propose the following. Please add to the list. 1. Google should >> appoint one coordinator each for every Indian language wiki where they >> contribute articles. This coordinator should be available to reach by mail >> and be adequately responsive (Say, once a week at least). He will take >> feedback from the wiki community and pass it to the paid contributors. >> > 2. If Googe policy allows, they should know us the time frame and scale >> of this operation so we can plan accordingly. 3. Google should not translate >> existing articles because they are over riding previous contributions. >> > 4. Each Wiki can submit a list of needed articles and the translators >> can consider giving priority from them. 5. Each Wiki can draft an essential >> Manual of Style which the translators shall follow. 6. Based on the >> responses for above, we shall periodically re-evaluate how we can continue >> to cooperate with Google. >> > After we finalise the list , some one of us who has links with Google >> India team can take this forward. Thanks, Ravi (Tamil Wiki) >> > _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l >> mailing list Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >> > _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l >> mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >> > -- Regards, Your friend in time, Cherian/Srikanth/R/ Wikipedia on YOUR >> MIND? 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