On 07/03/2017, shirish शिरीष <shirisha...@gmail.com> wrote: > in-line :- > > On 07/03/2017, Manoj Khurana <he...@manojkhurana.com> wrote: >> Hi Friends, > > Hi Manoj, > > Excuse but would be a big longish. > >> Offline Wikipedia is a requirement of many for sure. More so in >> developing >> countries, where internet can be quite unreliable. I had suggested >> talking >> to mobile operators/manufacturers to provide preloaded offline Wikipedia. >> >> Seeing this information about size makes this difficult to implement. >> >> Solutions may be: >> 1. Arrange to make separate files for 8-10 Basic categories e.g. Science, >> Commerce, Personalities, Arts, etc. >> Not everyone needs everything. >> > > This actually was the way before, at least till 2013-14 it was like > that IIRC but can guess what happened. > >> 2. I personally feel current events articles are way too much expanded. >> Size vs. value ratio is far less for recent or ongoing events. e.g. try >> reading US presidential campaign coverage at this time, now that >> elections >> are over. Is there a way to shunt out/ such material from offline >> version? >> > > There might be but it probably might be a longish process, why I think > that will share at the bottom. > >> 3. I Agree that images etc. need to be checked. These may be made >> available after connecting. (Maybe illustrations etc. may be kept in >> offline). >> > > Agreed. > >> I am working for Hindi Wiki and I believe that in order to make >> Wikipedia >> popular, offline versions are must. If they can be preloaded in phones, >> we'll surely gain millions of new contributors. >> > > Agreed, but not just for gaining millions of contributors but sharing > knowledge with millions and billions of students who should have > access to the knowledge. That we believe to a basic human right along > with a critical eye to understanding how that knowledge is being > generated. But am going off-key here, sharing what I remember from the > past about kiwix below. > > The problem with kiwix was always NOT having enough curators.
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