I believe you need to file a bug for this Ashwin. If you want, I can file it
for you and get someone to close the request.

Are you sure about the title? I would suggest something like
WikiIndia-events or Wikimediaindia-events list. So that it doesn't become
useless after the event and can be re-used for coordinating future events.
The naming convention for the list also depends on country codes and
previous naming convention, Wikimediaindia-events would be a sub-list of


On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Ashwin Baindur <ashwin.bain...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm user:AshLin, co-chair of the Working Group for a forthcoming
> Wiki-conference in India in November 2011. I'm writing formally to you to
> request for a list for that event; a request which you may have
> already received informally from Shiju Alex.
> The event will definitely be taking place on 18-20 November 2011 at Mumbai
> and we have already requested Jimbo's presence at the event (as an example
> of the event's firming up).
> This is a joint venture between the Indian Chapter and the Indian Wikimedia
> community and will henceforth be an annual feature. We were about to start
> communications of the Working Group on a Google Group but community members
> have asked if our email group can be hosted by the Foundation and be a
> mailman list. If provided, it is planned to use this list for planning and
> organising all national wikiconferences in India henceforth.
> The advantages, we feel, are that the list and its archives will be
> preserved and secure while the Foundation exists, ease of use & interface as
> all of us are used to mailman lists for community communication to date and
> that the future of the group will not be dependent upon Google policies.
> We request that the list be named  "WikiConference India", to distinguish
> it from other types of WikiConferences such as the Wikimania series.
> Should other countries decide to have annual national conferences, perhaps
> their lists could be named "WikiConference xxxx" (where xxxx is name of the
> country) similarly.
> Looking forward to a positive and early response so that we can begin our
> organising activities.
> Warm regards,
> Ashwin Baindur
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