Nice idea Ravi, Tinu.

I would suggest lets not stick to a theme. Let people choose tasks for
themselves. For people who dont have specific tasks(read newcomers), we
could offer some from list of tasks. I say this because not everyone have
same level of ease with task like article creation / particular
subject(which i think led to decline of Collab Of Month in en.wiki) .Some of
you guys are too good at article creation, some like me are not so good at
it. I certainly have a block of writing anything more than a 2 line stub or
take days to complete an writing an article. There can are tasks like

* Creating / improving pages of your interest / locality / native / *what
ever*
* Adding references to unreferenced BLP
* Collaborating in person with other editors towards FA/GA [i accept its
more than 6 hours,but its unique oppurtunity having people together at same
time]
* Arm chair flickr hunt to add media to commons
* Translation
* De-orphaning pages with links
* Creating templates / navboxes
* Running AWB tasks like fixing redlinks/typos
* Categorization cleanups
* Even "writing a bot" / code something like(for) Arjuna's gyanpad etc.
* Creating newsletter / video tutorials,etc
* <INSERT YOUR IDEA OF CONTRIBUTION>

We could add more on a task page. The motto should be "creating / doing"
something for wikipedia (however small it could be) instead of talking /
listening. Of course if there are bunch of you who share a common interest
(like CWG), they can always collaborate

We could have a page on meta on the day of the meet and have everyone update
a page "What they are upto" and how they are going about it, and if they
could get help from fellow wikipedians.

I would prefer to call it Wiki Marathon / WikiParty [like openstreetmap
mapping parties].

Tinu, IMHO "Shut up and Edit" doesnt sound inclusive and might offend some
speakers.We need them!,love all :) . I guess it might have come from "shut
up and hack". Not sure if you know bunch of people flamed against it (ex:-
here <http://lawgon.livejournal.com/74396.html> just read the last para
first line. "nuff said")


Regards
Srikanth.L
Google Profile <http://j.mp/SrikanthL>


On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 12:10, CherianTinu Abraham <tinucher...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Nice idea.. I was thinking the same for some time ..
> I was planning to call it " Shut up & Edit" :)
>
> Bangalore meetups happens second sunday of every month. So the next one
> will be November 14.
>
> How about a theme like " 2010 Commonwealth games" ?
> We will create articles for all Indian medal winners in english and indic
> languages ( which ever is missing).
>
> Regards
> Tinu Cherian
>
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 10:21 AM, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> An idea / proposal for the next Wiki meetups:
>>
>> There has been lot of talk. So would like to see some action :)
>>
>> Can we decide a Sunday in next month and call for meetups in all cities at
>> the same time? This time can be a bit extended the usual duration. Say, 4-6
>> hours?
>>
>> During this time, all of us can sit down and do edits in Indian language
>> Wikis, Indian topics in English Wiki? This way we can engage the onlookers
>> and convert them to real Wikians. We can also ask people world over to edit
>> Wiki at the same time. We can see what we have achieved at the end of the
>> day !
>>
>> Hope this will be fun and can be done every 3 months.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Ravi
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
>> Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l
>>
>>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
> Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l
>
>
_______________________________________________
Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

Reply via email to