I do firmly believe in the need for enthusing young/new editors to stay on board. I'd be glad to help out. At the moment we have a lot of young folk in the Wikipedia Pune Club an informal interaction seems the best way to mentor them. Its a pleasure to interact with them & they are very helpful.
Warm regards, Ashwin Baindur ------------------------------------------------------ On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 1:26 AM, Sudhanwa Jogalekar <sudhanwa....@gmail.com>wrote: > Hi, > > On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 1:23 AM, Barry Newstead <bnewst...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > +1 and add my thanks to AshLin. I was just discussing the question > Anirudh > > raises with the India Programs team 12 hours ago. There are different > > discussions to be had wrt helping young/new editors integrate into the > en:wp > > community. It would be good to pilot some localized outreach/mentorship > > approaches to see what works (and then share that across the country and > > beyond). > > I you have any plans in mind, please let us know. > We will take it up further through the chapter SIGs. > > Regards > -Sudhanwa > > > > > > > Cheers, > > Barry > > > > On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 4:57 AM, Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> > >> Great report, AshLin! Loved the commentary. I think the English > >> Wikipedia community needs a renewed focus! We should attempt to > organize > >> meetups dedicated to the English Wikipedia around the major cities of > the > >> country. This is so that we can help young editors who may or may not > >> decide to become long-term contributors - and we shouldn't let that > decision > >> be solely based on their online interaction with enwp editors. > >> > >> Konarak Ratnakar has scheduled a Wikimeetup in Ahmedabad on February 19, > >> 2012. He is a new editor who began fairly recently and is currently > working > >> on cleaning up the article on [[Gujarat]]. > >> > >> Thank you, once again, for helping jumpstart the English community. :-) > >> > >> anirudh > >> > >> 2012/2/15 Ashwin Baindur <ash...@wikimedia.in> > >>> > >>> The month of January passed quietly for WikiProject India on English > >>> Wikipedia. However elsewhere, the SOPA/PIPA discussion in the United > States > >>> was the hot topic of the month andEnglish Wikipedia went dark on 18 > January > >>> for 24 hours in protest against these proposed laws. > >>> > >>> At this point of time, getting the few small initiatives to keep going > >>> have been our concern. > >>> > >>> We have had [[Premchand]] as [[WP:INCOTM]] and [[Mohandas Karamchand > >>> Gandhi]] as GA of the month. Premchand has had substantial > improvement. The > >>> GA Master Class ( a hoity-toity name I picked up as an excuse for > >>> periodically giving a few hints on the Wikimedia-in-en list) for > Gandhi has > >>> begun and some posts made. GA of the month is a misnomer because > despites > >>> lots of edits, there is tremendous amount of work yet to be done on > Gandhi. > >>> It seems that we will be doing a GA/FA a quarter instead. :( The new > INCOTM > >>> of the month is [[Dance in India]]. > >>> > >>> The Offline Wikipedia for Schools project has been dawdling along and > we > >>> need people to recommit themselves to this Project. Recently, I > realised > >>> that the most important parts of Wikipedia which need doing are not > "pop > >>> corn and fast food". They require commitment and seem too much like > work. > >>> They are not as much fun as editing on our favourite topics. That fact > >>> perhaps is the reason people begn working on this project and finding > it is > >>> not much fun, gradually stop editing. However, lakhs of Indian children > >>> await our output so I'm requesting particiants to return and recommit. > >>> > >>> On the talk page, we have had a discussion since December and through > >>> January into February about whether caste should be mentioned in > >>> biographies. The protagonists quoting [[WP:BLP]] and [[WP:V]] took the > stand > >>> that caste should not be mentioned unless it has been self-identified > by the > >>> person concerned in a reliable source. Some Indian editors contested it > >>> vehemently arguing that caste pervades Indian society and binding > strictures > >>> on its mention should not be placed. But when it boiled down to a > poll, the > >>> majority of editors stood up for the conservative position i.e. > noinclusion > >>> unless self-identified in a reliable source. > >>> > >>> An earlier discussion about which should be the languages that a title > of > >>> an article should be translated into in the lead. After lots of > discussion, > >>> the discussion was closed as no consensus emerged except that IPA > should > >>> definitely be present for pronunciation. In this regard, I think common > >>> sense and not misplaced parochialism should help us decide which all > >>> laguanges the title should be transcribed into in the lead. > >>> > >>> In this month, we saw Swaroop Rao, aka MikeLynch or Lynch7 as he > >>> masquerades nowadays become an admin. That is great. > >>> > >>> However, I am seeing more activity overall on English Wikipedia from > the > >>> habitual editors - which is a very good sign. Young former CAs are > playing > >>> up too but the spectre of exams had made its presence known by end > January. > >>> All in all, a fairly okay month for WikiProject India. > >>> > >>> AshLin > >>> > >>> > >>> _______________________________________________ > >>> Wikimedia-in-en mailing list > >>> wikimedia-in...@lists.wikimedia.org > >>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-in-en > >>> > >> > >> > >> > >> _______________________________________________ > >> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > >> Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > >> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >> > > > > > > > > -- > > Barry Newstead > > Chief Global Development Officer > > Wikimedia Foundation > > > > Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in > > the sum of all knowledge. 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