[Adding Teluguwiki group]


2011/7/12 రహ్మానుద్దీన్ షేక్ <nani1o...@gmail.com>

> Hi all,
> I am very glad to inform you that the first ever wiki marathon of telugu
> wikipedia took place in Hyderabad this Sunday.
> This was intended to encourage more people to join the community.
> Also, very soon Te-wiki would reach the 50k article mark and this event has
> boosted us to work more nearer to reaching it.
> About a 50 new articles were created in the stipulated time and many
> existing articles were improved.
> Telugu wikipedia has been notorious for having mostly 2 lined articles.
> Now we are trying to expand the existing ones with references taken from
> local newspapers and citations from books.
> Also, we at tewiki team are trying to bring out a printed book carrying
> selected articles from tewiki for the benefit of people out of reach of
> internet.
> I thanks Arjuna Rao, Veeven, Kasyap, C.B.Rao, Chakravarthy and all others
> for participating and making this first wiki marathon fruitful.
> We are planning to organise one such marathon every month to encourage more
> people to join wikipedia.
> Thanks for your report. I would like to add couple of points. About 12
people attended the event[1] conducted on IRC as well as at a venue in

Another topic that was taken up was categorisation of articles as collective
effort. About 24 articles were categorised. It is felt that  identifying
articles to be categorized  and ordering them based on article size and
improving the article quality can be helpful before categorising.

Most participants have agreed  to continue the work to revitalize Telugu
WIki community.


[1]URL of Telugu Wikipedia Project page for Event.
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