Thanks Tanvir for the detailed explanation. To clarify, i didn't have any
concerns, i was merely curious about the nature of the increased edits as a
7 fold increase isn't something we usually see.

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 3:29 PM, Tanvir Rahman <wikitan...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello, I'm the operator of that bot. So, I've something to say on this
> concerns. That bot only made redirects. Bengali needs third party keyboard
> support to write, also there are keyboard variations. So, in many cases most
> of our readers can't write in Bengali while they can see. So, to help our
> readers, we decided to make redirects in English titles to the existing
> Bengali articles. In an article, the bot looked to the enwiki interwiki link
> and made a page on Bengali Wikipedia of that title and redirected that page
> to the existing Bengali article. But I know, it supposed to be around 22,000
> redirects if I ran the bot like this. But there are questions. I hope you
> all know, every articles have different titles to be searched (case
> sensitivity, also other names, misspelled names..). For example,
> Rabindranath Tagore can be searched as "Rabindranath Thakur", "Rabindra Nath
> Tagore", "Rabindra Nath Thakur", "Rabithakur", "Robithakur".. as so on. It
> will take a long time to be done by human. So once, my bot found the en
> interwiki, it searched for the existing redirects of that enwiki articles
> (since enwiki is far more advanced in this case), and made redirects of that
> titles too. In this way readers can be guided to their desired articles
> easily. Personally I think redirects are not evil. Even enwiki articles also
> have millions of redirects.
>
> Thanks for your understanding.
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Tanvir Rahman
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> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Bala Jeyaraman <sodabot...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Thanks Jayanta
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 2:19 PM, jayanta nath <jayanta...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> The Bot WikitanvirBot_I<http://bn.wikipedia.org/wiki/user:WikitanvirBot_I>
>>> is redirected  (
>>> http://toolserver.org/~soxred93/editsummary/index.php?name=WikitanvirBot+I&lang=bn&wiki=wikipedia<http://toolserver.org/%7Esoxred93/editsummary/index.php?name=WikitanvirBot+I&lang=bn&wiki=wikipedia>)
>>> on December 2010.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 12:14 PM, BalaSundaraRaman <
>>> sundarbe...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Indicates some heavy maintenance activity. One indicator is that there's
>>>> 231% growth in the number of redirects.
>>>>
>>>> - Sundar
>>>>
>>>> "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:* Bala Jeyaraman <sodabot...@gmail.com>
>>>> *To:* Discussion list on Indian language projects of Wikimedia. <
>>>> wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
>>>> *Sent:* Thu, February 10, 2011 10:58:51 AM
>>>> *Subject:* [Wikimediaindia-l] Bengali wiki in Dec 2010
>>>>
>>>> I was going through the monthly statistics and found Bengali wiki has
>>>> had 114k edits in December!. New articles number has remained steady but 
>>>> the
>>>> edits have spiked 7 times in that month.
>>>>
>>>> http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/TablesWikipediaBN.htm
>>>>
>>>> I am curious. Was there some sort of automated cleanup going on? Can
>>>> Bengali wiki editors enlighten me.
>>>>
>>>> regards
>>>> Bala
>>>>
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