Bad idea ... we are in short in number
*WP:IND<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:IND>...  :P
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On 29 October 2010 08:46, arjuna rao chavala <arjunar...@googlemail.com>wrote:

> Good idea to promote indic wikis
>
> Arjun
>
> On 10/29/10, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Nice idea, Srikanth.
> >
> > User:Sodabottle joined Tamil Wiki after the interest generated by the
> essay
> > contest. So, we are yet to get a active contributor through this
> campaign.
> > But, we have just started and hope it works.
> >
> > Ravi
> >
> > On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 12:28 AM, Srikanth Lakshmanan
> > <srik....@gmail.com>wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> Tamil wikipedians thought of inviting fellow editors of Tamil origin in
> >> English wikipedia and pull them over to Tamil wikipedia. User:Ravidreams
> >> even called it "hijacking editors" funnily. There was some initial
> success
> >> with editors like User:Sodabottle joining ta.wiki and contributing
> >> heavily.
> >> (I too joined it, but that does not matter much), It was decided to
> invite
> >> experienced English wikipedians of Tamil origin to contribute to tamil
> >> wiki.
> >> The advantage being that experienced wiki editors are aware of wiki
> >> culture
> >> and its mechanisms and the learning curve for them would just be
> language
> >> typing skill. So a "Welcome message"[1] was created and it is decided to
> >> post on talk pages. We have started doing this.
> >>
> >> Just when i created a template for it, it struck me why not post this to
> >> new users as well along with the usual {{Welcome}} template. There could
> a
> >> user in remote places trying to edit about his/her village and when we
> >> come
> >> across such new users, why not post this welcome to Indic wikipedia
> >> message
> >> along with welcome template? (I assume most of us welcome new users with
> a
> >> welcome template). They might be unaware of Indic wikipedia / might be
> >> more
> >> interested in contributing native tongue. So I am just going to try
> >> posting
> >> the "ContributeToTamilWikipedia" message along with Welcome template
> >> whenever i know the user is a Tamil. I have also altered my "Friendly"
> >> configuration[2] to have the custom template, so its really easy to
> >> welcome
> >> users, just a few clicks. If you feel this is good to do, please create
> >> welcome message to target your language users and let me know. I would
> add
> >> it to my friendly configuration and can Invite users. Even if I don't
> know
> >> Bengali, I can invite a Bengali user editing say Siliguri article with a
> >> Bengali Wikipedia welcome message and he would at least visit Bengali
> >> Wikipedia, if not contribute there.
> >>
> >> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:ContributeToTamilWikipedia
> >> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:ContributeToTamilWikipedia>[2]
> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Logicwiki/vector.js
> >>
> >> Regards
> >> Srikanth.L
> >> Google Profile <http://j.mp/SrikanthL>
> >>
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