Hi all, Due to the recent nature of things and events a very basic question occured to me ? What is the purpose of this mailing list?
A very broad definition or understanding which was there of the list is to co-ordinate indian activities in and around wikipedia and wikimedia. I went to the mailman interface to see if I could garner some more info. about the purpose/aims of the list but could not. https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l If I look at the wikimedia india homepage I found info. about the mailing list in a stub way :- Wikimedia India Mailing List :- Important for all wikipedians to signup and stay connected. As far as the list is concerned, who is its target audience ? a. Programmers. b. Editors, baby editors and that ilk c. Users of Wikipedia. d. Translators e. Content creators, mashup creators ~ creative visionaries f. All of the above. g. Some of the above - describe who Let me talk from where I'm coming from , I come from b. and c. I am no high-level editor, I do some things for fun which leads to something learning and vice-versa. From both a community member perspective, a user perspective and a potential tester (in the near future) I see the list as a :- a. help list b. sounding board for new ideas. c. Making exciting events happen in and around the various wikipedia and wikimedia products 3-4 months ago before when I didn't even know that there was an Indian mailing list all my queries esp. while editing were on the #wikipedia IRC channel on freenode. Now while sometimes my issues used to get solved, sometimes not and I was not even that there was an Indian community and an Indian mailing list. The sad part then was any of the issues could be drowned out in the noise which has a possibility of it being documented on the mailing list. From an Indian's perspective the Village Pump is not at all adequate enwp.org/wp:vp <bias> if you look at that page itself, it has Americana written all over it, its all points and stuff and something about why and what it for and all those answers are atleast one link down or not more </bias> If it was perhaps an Indian vp it would have somewhat of a more gentle introduction to things and perhaps then roll off into other things. Lastly, I am not looking for one person to respond on this but looking at the whole community (old and new) to participate and perhaps get some sort of feedback on this. Looking forward to the discucssion. on this topic. -- Regards, Shirish Agarwal शिरीष अग्रवाल My quotes in this email licensed under CC 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ http://flossexperiences.wordpress.com 065C 6D79 A68C E7EA 52B3 8D70 950D 53FB 729A 8B17 _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l