Dear Bodhisattwa,

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 3:37 PM, Bodhisattwa Mandal <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Thanks Satdeep for the nomination. I am really honored.
> But I am very sorry that I cannot accept the nomination, as I am being
> provided infrastructure support from WMIN, which is essential for me to
> continue my volunteer on-wiki activities as a community member, and it will
> be a conflict of interest from my part to continue to get the support as
> well as become a Advisory committee member.

Thanks for taking a clear stand on this.

Just to take up things as a case study, I would like to get some
information from you (as well as EC).

What kind of infrastructure support you are getting from WMIN? Was any such
proposal announced by WMIN earlier that you picked up and got selected for
How the support has changed the way on your work on Wikipedia? eg. no of
edits per month before the support and the change in same after getting the

What is the process to get such support? Is it available only to
individuals or available for organisations too? Please give details.


> I am also happy to nominate the name of Satdeep Gill, as he is one of the
> most active community members in India (both on-wiki and off-wiki) and also
> the founder member of Punjabi Wikimedia User Group, the first user group
> from India. He was also mentioned as Wikimedian of the Year in Wikimania
> Mexico in 2015 by Jimbo Wales. In my opinion, his addition to the committee
> will improve the communication gap between the community and the chapter.
> Best wishes,
> --
> Bodhisattwa
> On 29 March 2016 at 14:44, Satdeep Gill <> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I would like to nominate* Bodhisattwa Mandal *for the Advisory
>> Committee. He has 73784 global edits on Wikimedia projects. I believe he
>> will be in a good position to guide Wikimedia India to work along with the
>> Wikimedia communities in India.
>> Regards
>> Satdeep Gill
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