I agree with Abhi. Let's proud to be having a chapter in our India. :)

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On 6 June 2011 19:30, Abhilash S Unni <abhilashu...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I do not think this discussion is going anywhere and as someone has
> mentioned during the discussion its getting dirtier as well. I am going back
> to being fence-sitter without commenting.
>
> Before that, I would like to bring to the notice of Mayur how some of the
> regional wikimedia movements has attained a lot without local chapters. I
> have heard lots of traction going on about Odisha. Campus Ambassador program
> being launched in Pune. Malayalam wiki (as a proud mallu), having traction
> and meets being organised. All these was done without any local chapter in
> place.
>
> When you say that the India Chapter is not going to do anything for your
> community, you are undermining the hard-work the volunteers have done till
> now for the wikimedia movement all over the country without any bias.
>
> We wouldn't have reached this stage of having the foundation office being
> setup in Delhi without their contribution as well Mayur, please do not
> forget that. All we are trying to say here is whether we need to look at a
> local chapter without having enough traction as a good community in place.
>
> As you yourself has said, setup a good community, have meetups and
> discussion, get more volunteers as enthusiastic as Vibhi to join up, make a
> mark and then have the local chapter setup to guide yourself to an excellent
> community.
>
> Healthy competition is what we need here, this discussion is now more or
> less turning out to be a personal and vindicative attack in a subtle way on
> many wikipedians out here who has been doing appreciable work for long.
>
> Please let us not do that and put an end to this discussion and work
> towards the common goal as a unified community.
>
> Thanks
> Abhi
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 7:16 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
> rsrikant...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Not having expectations is not anybody's fault.
>> Simply saying that the chapter isn't doing anything for your community and
>> is doing for thr other without substantial proof is however somebody's
>> fault.
>> I'll let you figure out whose fault it is.
>> --Regards,
>>
>>
>> On 6 June 2011 19:05, mayur <mayur...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> We don't have any expectatins from india chapter that why we are planning
>>> to make Delhi Chapter to grow our Community in delhi, Let hope if this
>>> chapter can do anything for indian community.Till then we can arrange some
>>> workshops and meetup to finish the first step to move ahead the creation
>>> of Delhi Chapter as Nooper & Bishaka Suggested.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 6:55 PM, Abhilash S Unni 
>>> <abhilashu...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> And my question Mayur (as a fencesitter for this entire conversation
>>>> is), whether the approach has been right, tone has been right and the
>>>> discussion has been right?
>>>>
>>>> The India chapter just started operations a few months back, isn't it
>>>> prudent for all to wait and see how it is evolving before opening up
>>>> chapters all over. A non-starter is as good as not having one. With as much
>>>> respect to all who is behind the initiative for a Delhi chapter, I honestly
>>>> think you should give reasonable time to the India Chapter and the
>>>> Foundation office being setup in Delhi to mature before embarking on having
>>>> more chapter offices in India.
>>>>
>>>> Abhi
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 6:40 PM, mayur <mayur...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> My answer would be to grow from good to Excellent Community
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> Mayur
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 3:06 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
>>>>> rsrikant...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> That is exactly my question.
>>>>>> If you can get a good community, why would you want a Chapter all for
>>>>>> yourself?
>>>>>> --SR
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 6 June 2011 14:21, mayur <mayur...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>>            I just discussed that  if we can gather a good community
>>>>>>> in delhi,  then we will proceed further for Creation of Chapter.Its  not
>>>>>>> about to aim a Chapter without having Good Community.We will proceed 
>>>>>>> further
>>>>>>> if we get 10-20 member.Plz don't make it a serious issue.We all are 
>>>>>>> part of
>>>>>>> the Same family.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Regards
>>>>>>> Mayur
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>   On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 1:31 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
>>>>>>> rsrikant...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Vibhi,
>>>>>>>> As far as I know, the Chapter, is registered in K'taka and as per
>>>>>>>> K'taka rules you need to be above 18 to be a part of it. I'm pretty 
>>>>>>>> sure
>>>>>>>> this age rule is commons throughout the country. If it is, even if you 
>>>>>>>> do
>>>>>>>> get a chapter, you'll have to wait 5 years to be a member.
>>>>>>>> You're13. The same age, I was when I joined Wikipedia.
>>>>>>>> I suggest you concentrate on your edits.
>>>>>>>> I see you have good language skills, why don't you focus on local
>>>>>>>> wikiprojects?
>>>>>>>> Or help me translate Huggle to Hindi or Samskrit?
>>>>>>>> Have a look: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Huggle/Localization
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Arun, Naveen, and I had held a Samskrit academy last year in
>>>>>>>> Bangalore.
>>>>>>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Academy/India/2010/Bangalore1
>>>>>>>> The people who attended it are still active on Samskrit Wikipedia.
>>>>>>>> Get in touch with Arun or me, we can plug you into their Google Group.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Are you interested in Photography?
>>>>>>>> Or editing images? Maps perhaps?
>>>>>>>> Get in touch with PlaneMad, Logicwiki, SBC-YPR, naveenpf or me, we
>>>>>>>> can collectively contribute to the Commons.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> If you are interested in bird watching, I'm pretty sure User:Shyamal
>>>>>>>> will be more than happy to help you identify  birds and upload 
>>>>>>>> pictures.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Or are you into coding?
>>>>>>>> Get in touch with Logicwiki, Tinucherian or Yuvipanda.
>>>>>>>> I'm pretty sure you can improve your edits and contributions thru
>>>>>>>> these channels.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> My best wishes to you.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --Regards,
>>>>>>>> SR.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>   On 6 June 2011 13:02, Bishakha Datta <bishakhada...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>  On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
>>>>>>>>> rsrikant...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Bishakha,
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Just to point out, our community was going super strong in the
>>>>>>>>>> first half of 2009, before our first meetup at Tinu Cherian's house 
>>>>>>>>>> in July
>>>>>>>>>> 2009. We were colaborating, discussing and working together, on 
>>>>>>>>>> Wikipedia
>>>>>>>>>> itself. Without the mailing list, knowing each other, offline, on 
>>>>>>>>>> Facebook
>>>>>>>>>> or Twitter ...
>>>>>>>>>> Ask anyone in the Banglore community, purely by using Users talk
>>>>>>>>>> pages we got several GA and FA level articles. Gdibyendu, SBC-YPR, 
>>>>>>>>>> me and
>>>>>>>>>> Logicwiki got Transport in India elevated to GA, without knowing 
>>>>>>>>>> each other
>>>>>>>>>> offline.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Got it - didn't mean to suggest offline better than online.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Totally agree on the basic point: building a strong community, by
>>>>>>>>> any means necessary.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Best
>>>>>>>>> Bishakha
>>>>>>>>>
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