Thank you, Subhashish, for the report.

Really great to see the growth of a Wikipedia once the community
becomes active.



On 29 August 2011 14:41, Subhashish Panigrahi <> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Good morning from Odia Wiki Community.
> Yesterday we had a small meetup to celebrate the "1500 articles Celebration"
> attended by 6 old and 1 new Wikipedians.
> Agenda:
> Current status: The substantial growth and the initiatives taken to improve
> the status of Odia Wikipedia was discussed. Odia Wikipedia was dormant for
> almost 8 years which just started reviving itself in the beginning of this
> year and made a leap of almost 1000 well written articles in this short span
> with the bandwidth of a small community with less active members. Bangalore
> was the stepping stone for the revival of Odia Wikipedia and in the 3rd
> Bangalore Wikipedia Meetup we have celebrated 1500 articles.
> Projects:
> Discussion regarding 2 ongoing projects.
> Odia loves Wikipedia: An event in Commons to bring out media files uploaded
> by Odia Wikians. This event has reached 351 media files.
> Wikipedia for Odia Literature: An event which is created to uplift the
> presence of Odia language and literature in Wikipedia, chronological
> documentations and media files collection. This is running in both in the
> Wikipedia as well as Commons. Under this event Odia Wikipedia has attained
> 131 articles in Odia Wikipedia and 37 images in Commons.
> Further plans:
> The next target was set up with attaining 500 more articles to beat
> Gurumukhi Wikipedia which presently has 2003 articles as both of these
> Wikipedias took birth in the same time.
> We also have discussed to discourage creation of stubs without taking care
> of them for further expansion, creation and used of templates, categories,
> good citaions.
> Plans for more outreach programs by collaborating the Odia literature
> departments of several known colleges and universities was also talked of.
> Wikipedians debated how Wikipedia could be a fair and reliable source and at
> times how much beneficial it'd be when most of today's generation are moving
> out of books and internet has become a repository of unending knowledge and
> its regional context when an ancient language like Odia is considered,
> whether or not it is needed to work for Wikipedia, or find any better
> alternative.
> Thank you all for reading. Expecting your valuable feedback and comments
> ସୁଭପାSubhashishPanigrahi
> ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପିଡ଼ିଆ
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