The error was made by the copyeditor @DNA without the
knowledge of the reporter.
Btw this underlines the need for more outreach. There is still people who
doesnt know Wikipedia is an encyclopedia ;)
Jokes apart, the reporter has promised to carry a correction on this on a
It was me , during the meetup, who had mentioned Malayalam has the highest
page depth among Indian language wikipedias. The reporter might have
confused that it was you who had said so.
Anyways it is per stats ;)
English : 504
Malayalam : 374
Please don't take this comment in any other sense. It is important that ALL
language wikipedias should grow more and more.
It is ok to quote Datta regarding the chapter, as you are our official
person on the Wikimedia Foundatation. It doesnt undermine the efforts of
those Wikipedians working on setting up an Indian chapter.
It is obvious that the media was focused on you , this time and we do
understand your genuine interest in recognizing the efforts of the
Wikipedians. Dont worry, we, Achal, Sundar, Arunram, Nadig,Shiju Alex,
Anoopan, me etc have been quoted several times earlier on Wikipedia India
related news on the media :)
Btw related news on national editions of "The Hindu" today
On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 9:17 PM, Bishakha Datta <bishakhada...@gmail.com>wrote:
> You are more generous than me in forgiving the DNA reporter for saying
> dictionary for what the whole world knows is an encyclopedia.:)
> I feel the following misquotes/inaccuracies are somewhat damaging:
> *para 2 - which make it sound as if I am claiming leadership in India,
> setting up the office and the chapter, when I'm doing neither - and said so
> *last para - the fictional quote on 'Malayalam articles having more depth.'
> I don't recall anyone saying this, let alone me.
> Media coverage will only intensify with each step: the formation of the
> chapter, etc etc. The problem with this kind of misreporting is that it
> makes others wary, and wrongly credits an individual (that too the wrong
> individual) for a collective effort. Just want to flag this to ensure there
> is no ill-feeling among us.
> For now, media attention is focused on me for obvious reasons. But in due
> course, it would be good for more and more Wikipedians - including those who
> are active on the proposed chapter formation - to start talking more and
> more to media, so that many voices represent wikipedia in India. I tried to
> do this to some extent at the Sun meeting by redirecting questions to Achal,
> Arun, and others...but they still attributed the stuff to me.
> There's only so many times I can apologize for what is not my error...if
> anybody has any thoughts on how this coverage can be improved (apart from
> letters to editor, which can only be done once so often), do share.
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 6:48 PM, CherianTinu Abraham <
> tinucher...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Related news on DNA newspaper, Bangalore Ed, today
>> http://epaper.dnaindia.com/dnabangalore/epapermain.aspx Page 8 "
>> Forgive the reporter for the artcile saying "online collaborative
>> dictionary" instead of "online collaborative encyclopedia" . Blame the
>> copyeditor :)
>> Tinu Cherian
>> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 11:36 AM, CherianTinu Abraham <
>> tinucher...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Thanq Nadig for uploading the images with CC By SA license, I will "copy"
>>> them to our commons too..
>>> Btw there was a news column today on"Times of India" newspaper regarding
>>> this meetup and Bishakha Datta.
>>> E-editions can found below.
>>> Waiting for the new articles from The Hindu , DNA and Bangalore Mirror
>>> who have covered the event.
>>> It was nice meeting you and having your presence at our Wikimeetup
>>> Tinu Cherian
>>> On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 10:47 PM, Hari Prasad Nadig
>>>> Some photos from today's Bangalore meet-up:
>>>> Hari Prasad Nadig
>>>> http://hpnadig.net | http://twitter.com/hpnadig
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