Hi All,

I'm the person who set up the page
http://education.wikia.com/wiki/Wikipedia_For_Schools_Offline_Edition (user

I have no issues with moving the page to wikimedia, and am all for it, but
with some notes:

1. Please ensure the URLs are not blocked out. There are some links that may
be identified as spam - having tinyurl.com and 4shared.com domains.

These are free services - that can be used for good as well as evil. In this
case, I used the tinyurl link to redirect to the page so we can write it and
spread it easily.
And I set up a mirror website using my free account on 4shared where the
large Wikipedia for Schools package and the individual .zim file it uses are
hosted in 100mb parts to make them easier to download on slower connections.
I myself and others have experienced problems with the original 2GB+ files
on tmp.kiwix.org - because of the huge sizes the download can come broken.
Until there are torrents backed by a strong community of seeders, the mirror
site is the only existing solution for slower connections.

2. The page was never created for being India-specific even if created by an
Indian. Moving it to wikimedia.in? Better just make its Indian counterpart
then; Ashlin has already started work on it:

3: Please don't destroy the original when you're done, you can add a line at
the top informing that its mirror has been created, and let the crowd
As they say, "Don't fix something that ain't broken".

Nikhil Sheth
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2011/2/18 shirish शिरीष <shirisha...@gmail.com>

> Hi all,
>      There was talk of moving the WSFOE (Wikipedia for Schools
> Offline Edition) to move from wikia.com to mediawiki. While I was
> succssful to do the [[Special:Export]] at Wikia was blocked at
> [[Special:Import]] as only Importers or/and admins can only do that.
> Can somebody do this ?
> The page/project is to be moved from
> http://education.wikia.com/wiki/Wikipedia_For_Schools_Offline_Edition
> to mediawiki page with the same name.
> Whoever can and does do this please ensure that the full history is
> also exported and imported as well for future as well.
> Also at the wikia page give a link to the mediawiki project page forwarding
> it.
> --
>           Regards,
>           Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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