Congratulations to all Telugu Wiktionarians (...I did not know that word 
existed till now!)

Thank you, Tejas, for spotting someone asking for help, seeing there was 
something you could support, being bold and offering a hand - and making a 
great contribution!

...and to the (unnamed) en-wp editor who tried to help - I thank you for 
trying! know who you are ;-)

This mail represents the very best of our community - a bunch of breathtakingly 
high-minded, incredibly bright, wonderfully talented folks who help each other 
out in pursuit of an inspiring common goal!

The Bangalore meetup [1] that I had the privilege of attending was fantastic - 
and I'm really pleased that there are tangible outcomes.  I urge everyone on 
this list to read the report, if you've not already done so.



On May 22, 2012, at 11:58 AM, Arjuna Rao Chavala wrote:

> Hi,
> Telugu Wiktionary launched Word Of The Day (WOTD) feature on its first 
> page[1] yesterday. The series is featuring words as per the Telugu alphabet 
> with today's word being COW (ఆవు). On behalf of Telugu Wiktionary community, 
> I  thank  Tejas Jain, Kannada Wiktionarian (user page[2]) for all the tech 
> help over three weeks in creating and fine tuning the templates for WOTD and 
> also for updating the first page to give a new look.
> This feature has been a long felt need for Telugu Wiktionary and not much 
> work was done due to lack of competent tech editors in Telugu after the 
> initial roll out period of 2006-2009. During the recent special Bangalore 
> meetup with Hisham and Barry, there was a good discussion around the needs of 
> Indian language wikipedias. I, representing Telugu wikipedia and 
> OmShivaprakash, Kannada SIG Chair shared the need for fixing the template 
> problems. Hisham helped us connect with an English Wikipedia Editor with 
> technology interest. I projected WOTD and  Infobox India Jursidiction 
> templates (translated into Telugu long time back) as the major need. However 
> the said editor expressed regret as he is not comfortable with working on 
> localised tempaltes. Tejas who happened to see the discussion offered to help 
> out  with WOTD as he has done a similar thing for Kannada. After two weeks of 
> development and updates based on feedback, the feature is now released.
> Thanks to Hisham for interaction and followups which helped in getting us  
> connect with Tejas.
> We need more of interactions offline and online among the various Wiki 
> language communities (technical/content) to strengthen our projects serving 
> information needs of people.
> Regards
> Arjuna Rao Chavala
> On behalf of Telugu Wiktionarians.
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