Shiju,

Thanks for adding the template. I have notified the village pump about this.


Ravi

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 9:46 PM, Shiju Alex <shijualexonl...@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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