Bala, Please get in touch with Gautam/ Arunram for contacts of WikiBhasha team , Microsoft Bangalore. They ( MS team) recently presented it in one of the Wikimeetups in Bangalore. You may share your concerns directly with them. Although I won't call it as disruptive, It is better to move the third party signatures to edit summary than the article page ( like the Google translation kit).
Regards Tinu Cherian On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 3:20 PM, Siebrand Mazeland <s.mazel...@xs4all.nl>wrote: > Hi. Recently i have started contracting for Microsoft Research to be a > community liason with regards to Wikibhasha. > > I understand your concerns, although I disagree that adding a comment on a > page after an edit should be considered "highly disruptive". > > Please create a change request in bugzilla.wikimedia.org to change the > inline text comment to some identification in the edit summary. The > Wikibhasha team at Microsoft research India will take all input very > seriously. > > Siebrand Mazeland > M: +31 6 50 69 1239 > Skype: siebrand > > On 7 feb. 2011, at 09:26, Shiju Alex <shijualexonl...@gmail.com> wrote: > > But i have no idea if Microsoft will actually listen to us. >> > > If wikibasha is used in your respective wiki's and keeps adding this >> signature, please urge the wikibasha developers to stop this practice. >> > > > It all depends on how active the respective wiki community is. If the > language wikis have an active community and strong policies then corportaes > like Google or Microsoft can not overrule that. > > > > > > > On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 8:16 AM, Bala Jeyaraman < <sodabot...@gmail.com> > sodabot...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Microsoft's translation tool Wikibasha creates a code snippet like this - >> <!-- WikiBhasha v=1 time=2011-2-6:11:20:20:309--> at the bottom of the >> article everytime it is used to edit wikipedia pages. I found this out when >> the MS representative made sample edits to Tamil wikipedia. He claims that >> they need this to track the edits made using wikibasha. >> >> I believe this practice is highly disruptive because, adding such a >> signature to the bottom of the article is >> a)tantamount to claiming that the entire article is the work of wikibasha >> b) If we allow this practice, then all automated tools will start adding >> their code snippets, bloating the page with useless code signatures. >> >> > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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