I interacted with several people at WCI who have never been part of a GA or FA 
process. 

There is a certain thrill in being part of such a process. From waiting for a 
reviewer to agree to the PR/GA/FA review given the backlog can be months long 
at times to the actual peer reviews, collaborating with several others 
including the reviewer and getting things in place is no childs play. It means 
several hours of hard work with the process itself taking weeks at times. The 
satisfaction one gets at the end of it makes the whole process worth it.

The bar has now been raised to quite a high level on English Wikipedia and 
several WP:India GAs have been demoted in the last few years. IMHO we should 
concentrate on bringing these articles on par with todays GA norms - which will 
be a relatively easier task given that the article is a former GA. One such 
example of this being done is the Mumbai article which was demoted and has now 
reattained GA status.



Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:06:18 +0530
From: ashwin.bain...@gmail.com
To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Required - articles for Collaboration of the 
Month Dec 2011

Naveen, I think COTM is not the place where red links can be developed into 
stubs, start of even B class articles.

The final outcome that we can hope for is that certain articles are :
* Raised to FA/GA quality if not status  (or at least)

* Get improved by numerous edits (or at least)

* Get improved due to numerous eye balls.

The articles most likely to succeed are :
* articles in the news
* articles about popular subjects
* articles about topics where large number of editors are interested


* articles about subjects which people feel are important enough to get off 
their butts and edit
* articles people feel passionate about

That is why I think the waterway articles never took off. Look, even today 
nobody from WikiProject India - Transportation has converted them into stub or 
start. Can we ask for that to be done on "operational immediate" basis (fauji 
lingo for 'urgent') as a start?

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 2:23 PM, Naveen Francis <navee...@gmail.com> wrote:


It may not work :(
Tried earlier 
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Collaborations_of_the_month

--


naveenpf



On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Ashwin Baindur <ashwin.bain...@gmail.com> 
wrote:




Now, I want to raise another point. Do we really have the wherewithal for a 5 
article collaboration? I think that is too optimistic, perhaps we should have a 
two article collaboration to begin with each month?



Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 1:33 PM, Naveen Francis <navee...@gmail.com> wrote:







On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 12:32 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan 
<parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:







Naveen, I believe INCOTM is happening after two and a half years.
Remember Transport in India ???
Very much; We need to do similar collaborative efforts to make more GAs in 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:INTI   








To everyone else, this is an excellent opportunity to start and get a good 
section of high quality India articles.







This has been VERY successful in the past, as I have PERSONALLY seen. I once 
nominated Transport in India, and a month later, three of us managed to get it 
upto a GA level.--Regards,








On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 7:13 AM, Naveen Francis <navee...@gmail.com> wrote:








+1,
After a long time.

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 12:22 AM, Ashwin Baindur <ashwin.bain...@gmail.com> 
wrote:










Please consider nominating
 articles for Collaboration of the Month (COTM). 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_India/Collaborations_of_the_month/Nominations












Upto 5 articles can be 
selected for the COTM so plenty of scope available for nomination of the
 month. It is proposed to close nominations on 30 November 2011 and 
selections for month of December 2011 made from whatever we have. As of now, 
two are promising candidates - Mullaperiyar dam and Manmohan Singh.

So dont be shy, be bold, nominate an article. Your favourite article could get 
a new lease of life from collaboration.











Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on December 10th.
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