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
>
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Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
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