>
> Pretty URL is cool. Is the script available?
>

http://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Prettyurl

Please see the source code of that template.



On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 8:50 PM, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Shiju,
>
> Good to know. I agree that until each wiki should become self-reliant
> without the need to refer en wiki for everything.
>
> Pretty URL is cool. Is the script available?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ravi
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 6:35 PM, Shiju Alex <shijualexonl...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Could the count be explained? May be because of good participation in talk
>>> pages, collaborative articles, regular copy edits
>>>
>>
>> Let me try to answer your query, eventhough we stopped projecting the
>> depth parameter. Now we are concentrating more on parameters like *
>> edits/article*, *bytes per article*, *number of active users*, and so on.
>>
>>    - As you have mentioned above, depth shows the overall collaboration.
>>    Edits in articles, talkpages, portal pages, templates, images, and so on
>>    helped in increasing the article count.
>>    - We are away from increasing the article count by creating
>>    one-liners. Remove all junk one-liners and big articles with english only
>>    content from your wiki. Depth will surely increase.
>>    - Also the number edits are directly proportional to the number of
>>    active and dedicated users. We have at least *40 users* with number of
>>    edita more than 1000.
>>    
>> http://toolserver.org/~junaid/tools/editcount.php?wproject=wiki&wlan=ml&show=users&max=50&offset=0<http://toolserver.org/%7Ejunaid/tools/editcount.php?wproject=wiki&wlan=ml&show=users&max=50&offset=0>Atleast
>>  10 of them have number of edits more than 10,000.
>>
>> All these have contributed depth of the wiki.
>>
>>  We are not allowing anyone to  create one-liners just for the sake of
>> increasing the article count. At least fundmental information is required in
>> each and every article that is created in Malayalam Wikipedia. Because of
>> that *our readers will not run to English wikipedia* to get the
>> fundamental information about a topic.
>>
>> We are trying to attract readers to wiki. The CD project/book
>> project/wikiacademies/wiki meetups are all part of the public outreach
>> programs. We have many users *who only reads ml wikipedia*. *After all if
>> no one reads what we write, all our efforts are in vain.*
>>
>> We give top  priority to the usability part of the wiki. Because of that,
>> you can see many things in Malayalam Wikipedia *that are not available in
>> any other language wikipedia*. An example is *pretty url *itself.
>>
>> We are trying to reach the other language wikipedians to get to know about
>> their best practices. We feel no shy in copying their best practices.
>>
>> There are more things. I will write about that some time later.
>>
>> As in Tamil Wikipedia, *we also have problem in getting local Wikipedians
>> to edit the wiki*. I will write about that later.
>>
>>
>> Shiju
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 3:47 PM, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Ramesh,
>>>
>>> That's quite a good number. The arrangements for the meetup were also
>>> quite elaborate. well done.
>>>
>>> I am also curious about the depth of Malayalam Wiki. Could the count be
>>> explained? May be because of good participation in talk pages, collaborative
>>> articles, regular copy edits??
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Ravi
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 10:18 PM, Ramesh N G <rames...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Ravi
>>>> An apprx figures
>>>>
>>>> # The total attendance was nearly 80 in the ml wiki meetup which
>>>> includes newcomers around 60%
>>>> # Morning Session was scheduled for regular wikipedians, where the
>>>> attendance was around 20 to 30 regular ml wikians
>>>>
>>>> regards
>>>> Rameshng
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 7:13 PM, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> > Hi all,
>>>> >
>>>> > The number of registrants found at http://bit.ly/c9voKu is
>>>> interesting.
>>>> >
>>>> > Would like to know what percentage of them are regular contributors in
>>>> > ml.wiki projects.
>>>> >
>>>> > One challenge we face in Tamil Wiki is that not many active
>>>> contributors are
>>>> > present locally (within Tamilnadu) to conduct offline activities.
>>>> >
>>>> > How is the situation for other Indic Wikis?
>>>> >
>>>> > It will be interesting to see a case study from ml.wiki like
>>>> > http://bit.ly/a3AaCl . Especially, any lesson to learn on outreach
>>>> and
>>>> > increasing contributor activity.
>>>> >
>>>> > Regards,
>>>> >
>>>> > Ravi
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