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Erzyan report: Erzyan Wikipedia passed the boundary of 4000 articles[edit]

By Erzianj jurnalist
Erzyan Wikipedian Andrei Petrov talking about the project on the third Finno-Ugric wikiseminar held in Petrozavodsk in 2016

On October 11, 2017 Erzyan Wikipedia reached 4000 articles. Participants of Wikimedians of Bashkortostan User Group congratulated their first wiki-colleagues with Zaituna Nigamatyanova (User З. Әйле) writing on her Facebook page:

«Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!!! In the Erzyan Wikipedia (Andrju Petränj) appeared 4000-th article: Semenon oshon district, written by a member of EliasMelteme !!! Congratulations !!! Interestingly, Erzyan Wiki is the second user-group in Russia, created with the support of mentors - editors and administrators of BashWiki, in which the 40,000 frontier was recently surpassed. Another effort of 10 times more ... and they will also have 40000, Alla Boyor! Erzians, we are with you!!!»

As noted by the coordinator of the user group Wikimedians of Erzya language User Group (UG EZY) Andrei Petrov:

«Our user-group is quite young, we have not got a year yet, but it's good to see new editors appear. User EliasMelteme actively participates in the filling of Erzyan Wikipedia. A week before the WikiConference 2017 in Moscow we stated that we will pass the line of 4000 articles. And it happened! Thank you all for your contribution.»

members of UG EZY in WikiConference 2017 in Moscow: User EliasMelteme, User Erzianj jurnalist, User Kaftaj

Ilya Vsyavrnov (user EliasMelteme), who wrote the 4000th article explained his motivation in contributing to Erzyan Wikipedia:

«There is a shortage of human resources. The Erzyan language project literally rests on the constant work of limited number of people people. While, for example, Wikipedia in Veppsian language, in the absence of native speakers at the moment, exceeds the Erzyan section by the number of articles by almost two times. It's hard to judge the reasons for this, but it seems that the Erzians today lack cohesion, even in supporting Internet projects.»

And the user-group takes a new commitment - to write a 5 000th article in Erzyan Wikipedia on the anniversary of the Wikimedians of Erzya language User Group (UG EZY) on February 16, 2018.