Which wiki is your home wiki?


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 <> 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 <> 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 <
>> > 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 < >
>> 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 <
>> > 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 < > To:
>> >  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)
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