Thanks Shiju. Should see if we can make sense from the malayalam page. Else,
an english tutorial will be appreciated :)

Interestingly, the contributor profile for Ta Wiki is quite similar to ml
wiki

http://toolserver.org/~junaid/tools/editcount.php?wproject=wiki&wlan=ml&show=users&max=50&offset=0

Ravi

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 8:56 PM, Shiju Alex <shijualexonl...@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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