Grants talk:TPS/Sivakosaran/Global Voices Summit 2017/Report

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Question about your report[edit]

Dear Sivakosaran,

Thank you for submitting this report. I am glad to hear that you were able to make your presentation, and then to offer a training about editing. It sounds like you were also able to have some useful discussion and decision-making with the Wikipedians from Colombo.

It does not appear that you have completed the outcome requirement for your report, per the instructions provided on the talkpage of your initial proposal Since it does not sound like there are any articles that still exist that were created during your session, perhaps you could link to any articles that have been created by participants in the wake of the event?

Thank you for contributions on behalf of the Wikimedia movement.

Warm regards,

--Marti (WMF) (talk) 00:01, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Dear Marti,

Thank you for the reply. I mentioned that it was decided that Mr. Mayooranathan and I act as the president and secretary for Tamil medium activities of the LK User Group and it is updated in the user group meta page. Doesn't this constitute as an outcome? I am in the process of writing a blog but it is not complete yet. I'll complete this blog in a week. We also have a plan to do a local meet-up soon. What else do we need to do to complete the grant? Thank you for your support.

Regards,

--Sivakosaran (talk) 10:17, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Sivakosaran, thanks for your response. As soon as you finish the blog post, please share the link here and that will complete your report for review. Thank you! --Marti (WMF) (talk) 17:32, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi Marti, I have completed the blog post and shared in social media. Here is the link --Sivakosaran (talk) 16:00, 16 February 2018 (UTC)


Report accepted[edit]

Sivakosaran,

Thank you for submitting the link to your blog post -- and thank you for sharing it in social media so others can find it and read it. I am approving your report now.

I was especially interested to read what you shared about the presentation titled 'Is credibility cross cultural?' I am very pleased that it had such a good turn out and that there was enthusiasm from participants about the topic. I wondered if you would be willing to share further about the content of this presentation, or if it is publicly available, point me to notes from the session? As the Wikimedia movement prepares to act on our new strategic direction, with a focus on knowledge equity, the theme of this discussion is especially important for all of us to explore and understand. I would enjoy learning in more detail from what this presentation had to say about this topic in the context of Tamil Wikipedia.

Thank you for your work on behalf of the Wikimedia movement.

Warm regards,

--Marti (WMF) (talk) 18:26, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you Marti. Glad to hear the report has been accepted. Regarding the panel discussion on 'Is credibility cross cultural', looks like there aren't any notes available online. The discussion was about how a conflict among Tamil Wikipedia users on the Tamil version of this article. A user put this under a category with a meaning that 'Massacres done by LTTE'. Another user argued that it should be 'Massacres attributed to LTTE'. Few other users involved in the discussion and the consensus was to put it under 'Massacres attributed to LTTE'. It is an issue of credibility in the references where conflicting ethnicity of the author of a reference undermines the credibility. The participants asked questions like 'should emotions be taken in to account when considering credibility of an information' and the panelists expressed their views. Hope this gives you an idea of what the discussion was about.
Regards,
--Sivakosaran (talk) 14:09, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Sivakosaran, thank you for this further description of the conversation. May I ask you to also include a link to the Tamil version of the article?
As I said above, I ask these questions because we are looking ahead to trying to support the new strategic direction of knowledge equity. It's very helpful to better understand how discussions about equity are playing out among volunteers. In light of that, may I ask you a couple of more follow-up questions to make sure I am understanding what you shared above correctly?
  • You said the issue is around credibility in the references where conflicting ethnicity of the author of a reference undermines the credibility. I want to make sure I understand whom you are speaking about. Are you saying that the references of the article were challenged because the author of the referenced article was Muslim or otherwise perceived as identifying with the people who were killed in the Palliyagodella massacre?
  • You said the participants discussed whether emotions should be taken into account when considering the credibility of an information.
    • Can you clarify whose emotions were being discussed? Was it the emotions of the author of the referenced article, or was it the emotions of the Wikipedian volunteer who cited the referenced article?
    • Since emotions are not always easy to detect and interpret, can you tell me how the emotions being discussed were known of by others? Were the emotions explicitly shared by the person who had the emotions, or were they attributed to that person by others because of how the others interpret the circumstances?
Thank you again for your input! Marti (WMF) (talk) 17:14, 19 February 2018 (UTC)