Grants talk:Project/Rapid/UG MAI/Maithili Wikipedia Mission 10/Report

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Comments from I JethroBT (WMF)[edit]

Hi Biplab Anand and Zeetendra, thanks very much for your report. Congratulations on the Maithili Wikipedia milestones of 100K edits and 10K articles, and for organizing events that supported that growth. Thanks also for providing numerous photos documenting the community work you were doing through the Felicitation Program, group editing work, and education program at the Kshitiz Educational Foundation. It also looks like you exceeded your goals in many of your outcomes (participants, articles added or improved). Nice work!

Please keep the remaining funds of 2,280 NPR and use for future user group activities.

I'd like to ask a little more about what you wrote under the Learning section:

  • You wrote about how the "article submission to fountain tool" didn't work as well as you wanted. Can you explain what the fountain tool is, and why it didn't work so well? Similarly, what didn't work well with creating stubs and redirects? Were participants not interested in creating these pages, were the topics not suited for creating stubs or redirects, or was there some other reason?
  • For next time, you said that more group editing events would be preferable. What happened during these events to make them successful, and cause you to want to do more of them next time?

Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 22:55, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello @I JethroBT (WMF): Thanks for appreciating the report.

  1. Well, to review the articles that made during the Maithili Wikipedia Mission 10, we have a special tool - 'Fountain' created by Lee Loy. As I mentioned in the learning section that article submission to fountain didn't work because some of the users were not submit theirs article to the tool. So alternatively we have to use other tool ('quarry') to obtain the stats of the Mission 10. The new users who participate to the Mission 10, created the stubs article. We are improving those article.
  2. We figure out that group editing event is more familiar for new wikipedian to learn from the experience wikipedian. A group editing event is based not only for editing online but also a quick discussion among participants about many aspect. Indeed the event boost our event. Thanks--Biplab Anand (Talk) 02:37, 22 April 2017 (UTC)[]
@Biplab Anand: Thanks for these details. I'm glad to hear that quarry was a good alternative to gather the information you needed (I use it frequently for my work as well). I'm also glad to hear that your group editing time is spent not just editing articles, but also for having discussions with each other about what you're working on and helping each other out on different tasks. I've approved the report. Thanks again for your hard work in coordinating, bringing editors together, and supporting our projects. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 16:54, 24 April 2017 (UTC)[]