Added the template in Tamil Wiki and created one pretty url for the article
malayalam. For example see, http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayalam

Minor tweaking of template is required. We will help to fix it.

Shiju

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 9:33 PM, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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<http://toolserver.org/%7Ejunaid/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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