Heartiest congratulations to the Odia community. It's wonderfully inspiring to see a small Indic wikipedia build up so systematically. I love the fact that you are focused on building the community and - as a result - able to build quality.
Onwards to the next milestone! …which is going to be sooner than you plan for, I'm sure. Warmest Regards, Hisham Mundol Wikimedia India Programs skype : hisham.wikimedia gtalk : hmun...@wikimedia.org twitter : @mundol Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! On Aug 29, 2011, at 2:41 PM, 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 > _______________________________________________ > Wikipedia Odia (Oriya) mailing list > wikipedia...@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikipedia-or > facebook.com/OdiaWiki > Tweet @OdiaWiki > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l
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