Grants talk:Project/Rapid/Kannada Wikipedia editathon at Shivamogga to bring in new editors and add content

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Hello Vchetans, I enjoyed reading your proposal for a 2-day edit-a-thon to recruit new editors to Kannada Wikipedia. I will approve your request but wanted to ask two follow up questions:

  1. What will be your plan to engage new editors past the social media strategy?
  2. Do you plan to do any offline activities after the veteran wikimedians have left?

Thank you for organizing this activity in Shivamogga. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 22:04, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Hello WJifar (WMF) Thank you very much for approving my request. Surely this will help initiate a momentum of Wikipedia activities in and around Shivamogga.

Through this program we plan to create a group of active Wikipedians in Shivamogga. This group shall meet at regular intervals and take forward the work started. By regular meetings, we will not only keep up the momentum but also attract new members to the group. The place for the meetings can be arranged. The place can be the college where we plan to hold Editathon or any other place suitable to all in the group.

For all these activities we plan to use social media as well as local news and TV media. We have several local Kannada news papers which have considerable circulation and local television channels. I am sure these media will help us in our cause.

I hope I have answered your question. Regards, Vchetans (talk) 08:11, 7 December 2017 (UTC)