My home wiki is enwiki, but I'm mostly busy on meta these days,
co-ordinating English-Hindi projects.

On 24 February 2010 17:47, Jyothis Edathoot <j...@jyothis.net> wrote:

> Srikanth,
>
> Which wiki is your home wiki?
>
> Regards,
> Jyothis.
>
> http://www.Jyothis.net <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:
>>> wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
>>> >  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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