Great to see the momentum with Kannada wiki projects. Congrats for the team.
"That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for
the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
- George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture
>From: Hari Prasad Nadig <hpna...@gmail.com>
>To: "Kannada Wikipedia Discussion List wikik...@wikipedia.org"
><wikik...@lists.wikimedia.org>; Wikimedia India List
>Sent: Sun, December 26, 2010 7:46:45 PM
>Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Kannada Wikipedia meet-up of 25th December 2010
>It was quite overwhelming to see loads of people joining in for the Kannada
>Wikipedia meet-up beyond the expected numbers!
>It was thought that less people would turn up given the difficulty getting to
>the venue and more importantly the holiday season. But it turned out to be a
>great day discussing Kannada Wikipedia and having some fun as well.
>Most of the audience felt that everyone should do a bit more to improve
>version, and the difficulty mainly was in the 'input method' for Kannada and
>There was this active set of several Wikimedians from Kannada wiktionary
>has of late been faring quite well). Few people using Google translator
>to add articles to Kannada Wikipedia were also present from the host,
>solutions. There was an interaction between community members and this team on
>the translation process. Several doubts were resolved and few issues were
>out. It was decided that a feedback/guidelines page would be put up on the
>for everyone using Google translator toolkit or the Microsoft Bhasha tool
>including those that were discussed today.
>There was discussion about bringing back the weekly collaborations that were
>happening once upon a time. Community members were also keen to know more
>using the Google kit to translate lengthy articles.
>It was great fun discussing about translations and sharing some experiences on
>Wikipedia. Several people added in their thoughts about translations and about
>improving the overall quality of articles.
>It was decided that work should be started on putting up videos to help normal
>(non-techie) users edit Wikipedia. *[In fact, it would be a good idea to start
>this for most of the Indian language Wikipedias - drop me an email if any of
>are interested in participating]
>Some of them (especially some contributors who have been on and off on the
>due to several roadblocks they faced while editing) were keen to know whether
>PDF with hands-on FAQ (an e-book) could be readied in Kannada that would help
>them figure out how to overcome the issues they face without having to contact
>sysops or active editors who already have their hands full. *[Any volunteers
>this one? Again, we could do the same for all Indian languages. Sharing what
>we've learned all these days editing Wikipedia should be fun. Please enlist by
>dropping an email off the list.]
>The participants were keen to have regular meet-ups of the kind that would
>more interactions off-line to clear the doubts, help each other clearing
>roadblocks in contributing.
>More pictures here:
>The entire album of the event is here:
>Thanks to the inetFrame solutions who allowed us to use the venue for free and
>for the tea.
>Hari Prasad Nadig
>http://hpnadig.net | http://twitter.com/hpnadig
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