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Intellectual Help[edit]

Intellectual help[edit]

Hi! CIS team! I know CIS can't give individual hardware help. But I think CIS can give intellectual help. As a small community, how can I fulfill my scanning devide's needs? I want to develop Portal:Yoga in sa.wikipedia. I need some reference books time to time. I can't buy or can't borrow it for a long. CIS team is expert in helping with grant, drafing and other rules. I hope CIS team will help to grow a small comminity. I have written 8k+ A4 size pages in wiki. Translations are not counted. But suffering to contribution. Your internet support also being wasted. NehalDaveND (talk) 04:14, 20 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Request for swag/promotional materials for event participants[edit]

Project Event details[edit]


  • Why this event or project?

Kannada Wikimedia communities meetup: There has been no physical meetups, workshops, trainings happened from last two-three years due to various reasons like COVID etc. This has affected Kannada community and there is a kind of downtrend in many Kannada Wikimedia projects editing. And also community development, outreach process has been affected a lot. So, to bring the enthusiastic environment among the community a physical meet up would help. Physical interactions with each other and exchange of ideas, plans and to learn from each other will rejuvenate Kannada community development process. Various other Wiki projects in Kannada have come to a stand still could also to be addressed by sharing knowledge with new community members.

Physical meetups are always better methods for effective human interactions. Conducting various activities around Wikimedia environment will boost up the interest of community. So, for this, the main approach is to conduct physical meetup and invite all old and new community members. Next, will be arranging interactions to share knowledge, ideas, using experieces for community growth and quality improvement of Kannada Wiki projects. Activities like quiz competitions, talks, question and anwer sessions to create a joyful and intellectual environment.

  • What are the Proposed activities?
  • Knowledge sharing sessions about various aspects related to Wiki movement and content addition to Wikimedia projects.
  • Talks by experienced Wikimedians,
  • Wikimedia Quiz Competition to engage students,
  • Hands-on activities.
  • Strategey planning for community development,
  • Rejuvenating Kannada Wiki projects.

Will be detailed on Event page.

  • How the implementation will be done?

This event will be attended by individual editors from all Kannada Wiki projects. Many user groups and associations like Karavali Wikimedians, Alvas Wiki Students Associaltion, Wikipedia Student Association, Udupi, WikiWomen/Mangaluru will participate in this. Colleage professors, language and Kannada computing technology experts have been invited as guests and resource persons. Its a collaborative event of all who are working for free knowledge.

  • What are the expected output and impact?

Total participants expected is 60 as per the capacity planning of the event. Already 53 people (as of now) have registered for the event on event page. It's a gettogether of many newcomers and old editors. This event is targetted to re-mobilize Kannada Wiki movement and focussed about rejuvenating many Wiki Kannada projects like Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wiktionary etc and ofcourse more quality content addition on Kannada wikipedia, Commons and Wikidata. A post event collaborative and individual target acitivites will be planned for content addition and uploads. Follow up events will be planned to keep up the mobility.

As an impact of this meet up, editors who are continuously contributing to Kannada Wiki projects will be appreciated and participants will get encouragement to work in different projects of Kannada Wikimedia. Participants will get information, knowledge and learning about Wiki projects, so that they can edit independently and continuously. Metrics expected to be approximately 200+ in terms of articles, file uploads etc in different projects with sustainability as a result of this meetup.


No. of Participants: 60

Outcome: 200+ of of articles, file uploads and continuous editing activities in different projects, Followup events.

Merchandise Request[edit]

This is a request for the event 'Kannada Wikimedia meet up' being held on Jan 22, 2023 at Udupi, Karnataka.

For this event, as a custom of motivation, we request following swag/promotional materials for participants as part of event.

  1. Wikipedia Stickers: 60 numbers
  2. All other Wikimedia projects stickers combined: 100 numbers (Split up below)
    1. Wikisource: 30 numbers
    2. Wikidata: 10 numbers
    3. Wikiquote: 10 numbers
    4. Wikiquote: 10 numbers
    5. Wikimedia Commons: 20 numbers
    6. Remaining other projects: 20 numbers
  3. Pens (any Wikimedia project): 60 numbers
  4. Wiki T-shirts. Sizes and numbers required as below.
    1. S size, English round neck: 30 numbers
    2. M Size, Kannada round neck: 10 numbers
    3. L size, English with collar: 17 numbers
    4. XL size, English with collar: 3 numbers

-ವಿಕಾಸ್ ಹೆಗಡೆ | Vikas Hegde (talk) 17:43, 2 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]


  1. I will endorse this request Mahaveer Indra (talk) 16:30, 11 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  2. I endorse this request Msvishwa (talk) 16:32, 11 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  3. I ednorse this request--Vishwanatha Badikana (talk) 16:34, 11 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  4. `BHARATHESHA ALASANDEMAJALU (talk) 16:35, 11 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support this project. --Lokesha Kunchadka (talk) 16:54, 11 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Strong support Strong support.~aanzx © 16:55, 11 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  7. I endorse this request.--Vidyadhar Chipli (talk) 17:04, 11 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support Support ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 18:02, 11 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Support Support --Gopala Krishna A (talk) 05:45, 12 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Support Support I endorse this request. --Sudheerbs (talk) 07:00, 14 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Support Support I support this.-Pavanaja (talk) 14:52, 14 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Support Support --


Hello Vikashegde ji, thank you for posting your request here. This is a great initiative and congratulations on planning on the amazing event, we appreciate that. I would like to say please ask your community to endorse this request above in the endorsement section. If they can endorse it, I can forward the request to CIS-A2K asap. If you need any instructions or help please email Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 14:46, 11 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Dear Vikashegde, thank you so much for making the modification and adding more details to understand the purpose of the event. I wanted to know when the merchandise you need. Are you going to distribute it during the event? Please let us know then we can make our final decision. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 15:38, 13 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Nitesh (CIS-A2K), Our plan is to distribute the merchandise during event day. So, we need it before 22nd January. --ವಿಕಾಸ್ ಹೆಗಡೆ | Vikas Hegde (talk) 16:17, 13 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Dear Vikashegde, thank you for your prompt reply. This request is Approved Approved. When the project will be completed please give the link of the report which is mandatory. Let's discuss this further at and Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:48, 13 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Nitesh (CIS-A2K), Thanks for this support. ವಿಕಾಸ್ ಹೆಗಡೆ | Vikas Hegde (talk) 17:18, 13 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Report link[edit]

Detailed Event and Report (in Kannada)