Dear All,
 
Congratulations to all the editors in Malayalam Wikipedia for there exceptional 
efforts to reach this number. We would like to some many more milestones in 
future from you....

 We know how it is difficult to increase the number in Indic language .... :)

With Regards,

Mandar V. Kulkarni

From: CherianTinu Abraham <tinucher...@gmail.com>
>To: Discussion list on Indian language projects of Wikimedia. 
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>Sent: Wednesday, 7 September 2011, 11:22
>Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Malayalam Wikipedia crosses 20,000 articles.
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>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 Jacob is 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 b'crats.
>http://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Statistics 
>
>
>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. 
>
>
>Regards
>Tinu Cherian 
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