Hi all,

I was waiting for one of the active Malayalam Wikipedia editors
to announce it here .. with no such signs, let me do the privilege on their
behalf. :)

I am delighted to announce that Malayalam Wikipedia ( ml.wikipedia.org)
crossed 20,000 articles 2 days back.
Interestingly an article stub on "Reality" by Abhishek
the 20,000 th article to be created. The 15,000th article was born almost a
year back in Nov 2010.
Malayalam Wikipedia currently has 261 "active users", 17 admins and 4

There was a coordinated effort fby the Malayalam Wikipedians to organically
reach the 20,000 article milestone before Onam and the target was achieved 4
days ahead of "Thiruvonam"
Apart from the discussion pages, the ML Wikipedians used social media
networking sites like Facebook groups (
https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlwiki/ ) and twitter extensively to
coordinate and encourage this campaign.
This will be also an interesting case study of Wikipedia discussions
happening off-wiki and the use of networking sites to promote Wikipedia.

Congratulations and best wishes to all the ML Wikipedians behind
this achievement.

Tinu Cherian
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