I think right now, we can start by sending out a message to everybody who we know? Spread the message? On Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, IRC etc. ? Or wear a T-shirt [I know it's stupid, I can get one though]. I'm serious about all of these, we need to do something. I have had numerous arguments with Juniors at College about this issue. Getting in touch with the Minister isn't really an easy task. As Srikanth said, a banner campaign is a good start. Regards, Srikanth R.
On 31 March 2011 15:43, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com> wrote: > On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 14:10, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org>wrote: > >> On 30 March 2011 11:49, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> > Getting sick of this popular "urban legand". Why dont we run a site >> notice >> > banner for "atleast India" alone for 2 months. """ Please Note :- >> Wikipedia >> > and Wikileaks are 2 different things""" and link to a detailed note. >> >> Srikanth, to be fair, I think he does see it as two different things >> or so the quote implies. What he might incorrectly allude to is a >> linkage between the two but his criticism of Wikipedia is the model of >> knowledge creation. > > > At best it could have been the usual misqouting / edit cuts and he might > have told about Wikipedia at all. Here is what I think would have happened. > He would have got some points to speak from one of his under secretaries who > would have sourced it from his/her junior[who might have given what > Wikipedia is rightly and might have given it for context due common "wiki" > in the name, but might have been lost in grapevine] and hence the miinster > would have got it wrong. > > Though what the minister was being quoted is a valid criticism against > Wikipedia, in all possibilities Wikipedia was never his target. I mentioned > this confusion as Urban legand since even few of "Software Engineers" I met > dont know the differences. A banner campaign will not only clarify Wikipedia > is not associated with Wikileaks, but would also create a larger > awareness(includes media and people from all walks of life) on Wikimedia > movement(which is lacking to a large extent even among regular readers of > Wikipedia in India). Banner campaign is very effective in India and we could > see that in Wiki 10 celebrations. > > Regards, > Srikanth L > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > -- Regards, ME. Wear a Lungi, Support the Movement My infrastructure invasion... plus other images too.. on Wikimedia Commons. http://bit.ly/d50SIq
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