The statement, "Abroad, they have a page on each street and every good place," makes it sound like a Tourist Guide of sorts. Am I the only one who feels this way?
On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 7:10 PM, Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com> wrote: > Published in HT City, New Delhi > June 8, 2012 > > Wiki meet for Delhi tomorrow > > If you think Wikipedia doesn’t have the real good stuff on Delhi or > just doesn’t get the city right, tomorrow is your chance to change > that. The open source knowledge website is holding a meet-up in Hauz > Khas on Sunday, and everyone is welcome to pump up the information on > the Capital in there. And not just the boring stuff. The > representatives say they’re looking for bright, young people to join > them in adding up more on the city’s cultural hubs, new landmarks, > hangouts and historical hotspots. > > “People still have the wrong notion that Wikipedia has a set of > permanent editors who put all the information there. Everything in > there is written by users, and the more people we have from Delhi, the > better a knowledge bank we’ll have on the city. Abroad, they have a > page on each street and every good place,” says Abhishek Suryawanshi, > Wiki ambassador. So, existing editors — ordinary users, that is, will > guide the new editors who wish to debut at the meet. The informal > session, which will be held at Wikipedia’s Delhi office — the only one > in the world outside of the United States — will also see an open > debate and discussion on what needs to be done to make Delhi look up > on the website. “For example, we recently had a meet in Ahmedabad and > discovered that there are not too many pictures of the city on the > site. Within a week of the session, we had over a thousand photos up > there!” says Suryawanshi. > > For all the questions on the credibility of the information on the > encyclopedia, Suryawanshi has one answer. “Wikipedia is just a > collection of quality references. We go ahead and put a fact in there > irrespective of the contributor, as long as there’s a citable, > reliable reference to go back to. Students and other users often say > they’ve checked this or that on Wiki, but Wikipedia should not be > quoted that way. It’s a start point to any research, not the end > point,” he says. > > Catch it here > What: Delhi Wikipedia Meetup > When: June 10 > Timings: 3pm - 6pm > Entry: Free > Where: Top floor, G-15, behind Hauz Khas G-Block Mkt (NOT the main > Hauz Khas market) > Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas on Yellow Line > > http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/Print/867948.aspx > > _______________________________________________ > 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 > -- Regards, Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
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