I would like to add, that the user in question, asked the community's views (well in advance), that if it was ok to undertake such an effort. And there were other editors (including me), constantly checking, proofing, recategorising and maintaining the articles created. This was no slapdash effort. As the articles concerned were start class, we were able to monitor them easily. At least seven persons were involved in this effort - this was no slap dash mass article creation spree.
It was a community effort and the tamil wiki community (which is very conservative when it comes to article size and bulk creation) was unanimously behind this effort. I dont know whether we will be able to duplicate it again, but we will certainly be encouraging such cooperative work in the future. - Bala On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 10:08 PM, Holalkere Laxmivenkatesh < hrl.venkat...@gmail.com> wrote: > Creating 300 articles in 3 weeks... such news should make us > to introspect ; surely should not be encouraged ! > > Once the news used be like this. " Dr. Modi performed ....many eye > operations ..." In my opinion although Dr. Modi was a great eye surgeon, and > a great soul-still as for the Eye Operations are concerned he might have not > made justice to his profession. This job is not like crushing sugar cane > crop ! > > The above views are mine. I don't care whether any one agrees or not ! > -Venkatesh > > On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 9:51 PM, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Hi, >> >> Tamil Wikipedia added another 1,000+ articles in the last 3 weeks. >> >> Behind this is a remarkable story of 1 user who created 300 articles >> organically in 20 hours. >> >> P.M.Puniyameen ( http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/user:P.M.Puniyameen ) from >> Srilanka is a retired academician, prolific writer and independent >> journalist. He started contributing to Tamil Wikipedia from November 2010. >> In the short span of 5 months he has added 2000+ articles. >> >> He set himself a target creating 200 articles on 20th April but ended up >> creating 300 articles in 20 hours. He was helped by his wife, daughter and >> two colleagues in typing the articles which were mainly info based articles >> on cricketers, small magazines. Earlier, he even created articles from his >> bed when he was in a medical rest. >> >> Thought of sharing this story as it is inspiring to see people working >> with so much dedication, mobilising people and resources for Wikipedia. >> >> Regards, >> >> Ravi >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >> Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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