No, this is an important topic. Please discuss on-list being discreet to
avoid naming people or making accusations. We need to know the kind of
issues involved. Cooperation with English Wikipedia is one of the fastest
ways Indic language communities can grow their articles and add quality.

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 8:03 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Ravi, this is exactly what I was talking about. I try to translate an
> article from English and I'm told that the community can do it
> themselves and don't need our help. The same editors refuse to help us
> when we need content from Indic projects on English. If need be, we
> could have an offlist discussion about this. I don't want to make too
> much noise on the list.
>
> On 12/24/11, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > HI Srikanth R,
> >
> > On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 3:50 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
> > parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Ravi, while the idea of having English editors help out on Indic wikis
> >> sounds good, it isn't feasible. Most Indic editors distrust us English
> >> editors and remain aloof from us.
> >
> >
> > Indic communities don't need "help" but active "contribution" from people
> > familiar with en wiki. So, you have to think, act and become like a
> native
> > community member except for the fact that you are already aware of wiki
> > ways.
> >
> > I am not aware of happenings in other wikis. But, I can give you many
> > examples of contributions in Tamil Wikipedia where the editor came from
> > English Wikipedia. If you faced specific problems, please feel free to
> post
> > in our village pump and I am sure the community will take the steps
> needed.
> >
> > Ravi
> >
>
>
> --
> Regards,
> Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
> Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on December 10th.
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Coimbatore
>
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