Thanks for reminding me indirectly, Srikanth, to give Beria a barnstar for
WCI 2011.

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 1:56 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com>wrote:

>
>
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 13:39, Noopur <noopur.ra...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> +1 to Pranav's comment on lack of a local team. The main problem as I see
>> in India will be the distance and hence someone in Delhi can't really be of
>> much help to someone in Bombay.
>>
>
> While local team is one thing. There were still lot of things that people
> could have done sitting elsewhere. Beria did some amazing work with keeping
> up the portal and posting messages, she was not even in India. There were
> many others from many cities and few countries who made this conference
> happen, in the sense it was not just "Mumbai community" but some "location
> agnostic wikipedian community" that pulled the event off together. The
> problem with WCI was both lack of local as well as online volunteers and it
> was not like people weren't there. They were very much happy in giving
> advice on the list(the archives can speak for itself). So when the emphasis
> on "Strong local team" was made by Pranav, it must be read as having a
> large enough community of "Do-ers" than "talkers" for the scale of event. I
> strongly don't foresee the next edition of WCI happening in 2012, leave
> alone Wikimania 2013.
>
> --
> Regards
> Srikanth.L
>
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