Good work subhashish,

Have you thought about organising article writing/participation contests?.
It is a good way to attract new participants.

regards
Bala

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 2:43 PM, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org>wrote:

> Thank you, Subhashish, for the report.
>
> Really great to see the growth of a Wikipedia once the community
> becomes active.
>
> Best,
>
> Gautam
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>
>
>
> On 29 August 2011 14:41, Subhashish Panigrahi <psubhash...@gmail.com>
> 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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