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হাডওয়্যার (র‍্যাম) কিনতে সহায়তার অনুরোধ

Approved YesY

আমি যে ল্যাপটপ ব্যবহার করি তা দিয়ে বাংলা উইকিপিডিয়া সম্পাদনা করছি সাড়ে আট বছর ধরে। আমার ল্যাপটপে ইনস্টলকৃত র‍্যাম রয়েছে ৪ জিবি। যদিও এই র‍্যাম কখনোই যথেষ্ট ছিল না কিন্তু তারপরেও আমি পূর্বে মোটামুটি কাজ চালাতাম। শুরুতে ল্যাপটরের গতি দ্রুত থাকলেও আস্তে আস্তে হ্রাস পেয়েছে। বিশেষ করে বছরখানেক আগে যখন উইন্ডোজ ১০ ইনস্টল করেছিলাম, তখন থেকে ল্যাপটরের গতি উল্লেখযোগ্য পরিমাণে হ্রাস পেয়েছে। বর্তমানে ল্যাপটপ চালু করলেই ল্যাপটপ ৯০-৯৬%, কখনো কখনো ১০০% র‍্যাম ব্যবহার করছে।

এই পরিমাণ র‍্যাম ব্যবহারের ফলে, ল্যাপটপ বর্তমানে সর্বদা খুব ধীর গতিতে কাজ করে। এই কারণে আমার উইকিপিডিয়া সম্পাদনাতেও সমস্যা হচ্ছে। বর্তমানে আমাকে আস্তে আস্তে কাজ করতে হয়। আমার ইন্টারনেট গতি বেশ ভালো হলেও, আমার ব্রাউজার কোন ওয়েবপৃষ্ঠা লোড করতে বেশ কয়েক সেকেন্ড বেশি সময় নেয়। নিবন্ধ সম্পাদনার প্রয়োজনে, তথ্যসূত্রের জন্য অনেক সময় ৫-৬টা বহিঃসংবাদ সাইটে যাওয়া দরকার হয়, অনেক সময় বিভিন্ন কারণে একাধিক ট্যাব খোলা রাখতে হয়, যেমন ধরুন যদি কোন টেমপ্লেট ঠিক করার দরকার হয়; ফলে দেখা যায় আমার ব্রাউজারে ১৫-২০টি ট্যাব সর্বদা খোলা থাকে। এতগুলি ট্যাব খোলা থাকার কারণে প্রচুর র‍্যাম খরচ হয় ও ল্যাপটপ ধীর হয়ে যায়। এই যে অবস্থার কথা বর্ণনা করলাম তা কেবল একটা অ্যাপ খোলা থাকাতেই হয়, একাধিক অ্যাপ খোলা থাকলে তো কথাই নেই। আমি আফতাব বট নামে একটি বট অটোউইকিব্রাউজার ব্যবহার করে চালাই। ফলে যখন দুইটা অ্যাপ (ব্রাউজার ও অউব্রা) একত্রে চালাই ল্যাপটপ আরও ধীর হয়ে যায়। একই কারণে আমি সম্পাদনা করলে অউব্রা বন্ধ রাখি, বটের জন্য অউব্রা চালালে সম্পাদনা বন্ধ রাখি। দুইটা একত্রে চালালে ল্যাপটপ তো খুব ধীরগতির হয়ে যায়ই, সাথে সাথে পুরো সিস্টেম ক্র্যাশ হওয়ায় সম্ভাবনা থাকে (আক্ষরিকভাবেই ২ দিন আগে ঘটেছিল)।

এখন এই সমস্যা উত্তরণে, আমার ল্যাপটরে আরও র‍্যাম যোগ করা দরকার। আমি খোঁজখবর নিয়ে দেখেছি, আমার ল্যাপটপে ৮ জিবি পর্যন্ত র‍্যাম ইনস্টল করা যাবে। এখন আমি ৮ জিবি র‍্যাম কিনতে চাচ্ছি। ৮ জিবি র‍্যাম কিনতে খরচ পড়বে ৩৮ পাউন্ড। এই জন্য যদি সহায়তা পাওয়া যায় তবে খুব ভালো হয়। --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 02:08, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

মূল অনুরোধে সাথে একটি ঐচ্ছিক অনুরোধ করতে চাচ্ছি: একটা মাউস কিনতে চাচ্ছি, উদা: এটা। সেক্ষেত্রে আরও ৯ পাউন্ড লাগবে। --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 16:03, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Hello আফতাবুজ্জামান, thanks for your work to Wikimedia. The request is Approved Approved. I shill be coordinating with you in this regard. Regards. সুধী,আফতাবুজ্জামান, উইকিমিডিয়া প্রকল্পগুলিতে কাজ করা জন্য ধন্যবাদ, আপনার এই অনুরোধটি আমরা অনুমোদন করছি। ধন্যবাদ।--Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 10:35, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request for library membership

Approved YesY

Description

Hello. I, Gazal world, am active Wikimedian primarily working on Gujarati and English Wikipedia as well on Gujarati Wikisource. I support and make available references/resources and books available for resource exchange requests on Gujarati and English Wikipedia. I make arrangements of books for Gujarati Wikisource as well. I am currently annual member of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad which is one of the oldest and biggest literary institution in Gujarat. They have a large library holding of rare works. I regularly visit it to fulfill resource requests. Due to financial constraints, as I am a student, I can not be a lifetime member and have opt for annual membership instead which costs me Rs. 500. If CIS can support me, I could apply for lifetime membership which only costs Rs. 2000. I could not afford large sum so have to go with annual membership which I arrange with some difficulties as well. If I have lifetime membership, it would be very helpful for me to serve Wikimedian community better. It would also help me in my work on Wikipedia as well. Thanks. --Gazal world (talk) 08:16, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Endorsements

  • Support Support - Gazal world is a library in himself. I've worked with him on the English Wikipedia and found his works awesome. His support at the Resource Exchange is amazing. He deserves to be helped. ─ The Aafī (talk) 08:26, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support - Gazal world is doing enthusiastic work at Resource exchange (both on English and Gujarati Wikipedia). I endorse his application for lifetime membership. It will definitely reward the community. --Vijay Barot (talk) 09:17, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support - Gazal world has been helping gu Wikisource in scanning books and various wikipedia by providing resource material. The membership of GSP will help him to have access to old books which are not available in print form now days. I endorse his application for lifetime membership. It will definitely reward the community. --Sushant savla (talk) 12:09, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Discussion

  • Gazal world, thanks for posting this. Thanks for your work on Gujarati language projects, and also on the Resource exchange project. The request is Approved Approved. User:Jayanta (CIS-A2K) will co-ordinate with you on the process. Regards. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 01:02, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Share Your Struggle 2021 Campaign

Approved YesY

Event details

  • Language community and project: Share Your Struggle 2021 Campaign
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link): mailing list
  • Start date of preparation: 1 August 2021
  • Start date of project: 15 August 2021
  • End date of project: 31 August 2021
  • End date of completion of the entire endeavor: 31 October 2021
  • Event page: Commons:Share_Your_Struggle_2021

Description

Background

  • Share Your Struggle 2021 is a public photo competition on Wikimedia Commons. The motivation of the project is to improve coverage of free usable media files related to various struggles, such as social movements, natural disasters, health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict-torn areas, and any other humanitarian crises. The goal is not only to document crises, but also humanitarian efforts and acts of kindness that happen during such crises.

Proposed activities

  • The campaign starts from 15 August 2021 and ends on 31 August 2021. During the campaign period, the participants can upload images and videos on Wikimedia Commons related to various struggles which are in scope of the project goals. The struggles can be like social movements, health crises, natural disasters, conflict-torn areas and other forms of humanitarian crises.
  • After the campaign period, the jury members will declare the winners and respective prizes will be awarded to the winners upon confirmation. All the prizes will either be Amazon or Flipkart gift vouchers, issued in the full legal name of the prize winner.

Expected impact

  • Number of participants: 50
  • Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 1500
  • Number of videos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 10
Note: This is the first iteration and is a pilot with only 15 days as campaign period, so we would like to keep the target metrics as modest as possible. We want to significantly focus on learning the complexities involved in scaling this campaign for future iterations.

Estimated budget

  • Prizes: Rs. 37,500
  • Merchandise (for winners, jury members, and organizers): Rs. 8,000
  • Travel and Outreach funds: Rs. 8,000
  • Misc: Rs. 3,500
Total: Rs. 57,000
Note: We would like to request the team to distribute the prizes and merchandise directly to the winners and the jury members.

On behalf of the organizing team of Share Your Struggle 2021,

Nivas10798 (talk) 09:02, 4 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Endorsements

Discussion

Hello Nivas10798, thanks for posting the proposal. I am forwarding it to the team and get back to you soon. Thank you --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 13:10, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello User: Nivas10798 and the organising team. We have discussed this in the A2K team, and we have the following questions, suggestions, and observations:
  1. Please let us know details about the possible travels which may take place as part of this event?
  2. Please confirm that you are aware of the Wikimedia Foundation COVID-19-related guidelines and the event will follow the same.
  3. We understand that the gift vouchers are to be purchased and distributed directly by A2K. Please note, for logistical purposes, we'll be able to send vouchers and other stuff to Wikimedians in India only.
  4. We understand that this event is for educational purposes and the event will follow the general guidelines of Wikimedia such as Neutral Point of View. Please confirm the same.

Thanks again for letting us know about this initiative. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:37, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Nitesh (CIS-A2K): Hi Nitesh,
  • The traveling done as a part of this event is, to meet the photographers/videographers who did an exclusive coverage of the above-mentioned humanitarian crises.
  • The organising team of Share Your Struggle 2021 is aware of the Wikimedia Foundation COVID-19-related guidelines and the event will follow the same.
  • Thank you CIS-A2K team for the logistics support. Since it is the first iteration, the campaign is planned only for Wikimedians of India and the scope of images is limited to humanitarian crises that took place in India only.
  • We, the team, would like to confirm that the event will follow general guidelines of Wikimedia such as Commons NPOV.
Please let us know if you have any questions. Looking forward to hearing from you at the earliest. Thank you --Nivas10798 (talk) 03:05, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Good Morning, Nivas10798, Thanks for your response. The request is Approved Approved. A2K will directly send gift vouchers to the Wikimedians suggested by the organising committee. Miscellaneous and travel expenses will be reimbursed after submission for bills. K. N. Medini and I (Nitesh Gill) will be coordinating on behalf of us. Regards. --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 05:12, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Good Morning, Nitesh (CIS-A2K). Thank you A2K team for approving the request. Regards, Nivas10798 (talk) 08:04, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Nitesh (CIS-A2K): Greetings Nitesh and K. N. Medini, Thank you for supporting our Share Your Struggle 2021 campaign. We would like to bring to your notice that we are extending the campaign period by 15 days (i.e campaign ends on September 15). We have extended the campaign period as we received requests from few organizations who want to participate. The campaign is open for all participants but we will not be promoting the campaign on Wikimedia projects through the Central Notice banner. Regards, Nivas10798 (talk) 06:15, 1 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Good morning @Nivas10798:, Noted! Thanks for the update. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:08, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Greetings Nitesh (CIS-A2K) and A2K team. This is to inform you that we have officially ended the campaign on 15 September 2021 and the winners list has be disclosed on 30 November 2021. We will share the usernames of the winners with you shortly. Please contact them and collect the necessary details to send out the vouchers (either Amazon or Flipkart vouchers, as per their preference). After reaching out to the winners for details, please wait for two weeks for them to respond and distribute the prizes. We also request you to provide merchandize to the jurors and organizers as a token of gratitude for contributing their valuable time for the campaign. We would like to thank the whole team of Centre for Internet and Society – Access to Knowledge, for supporting the campaign. Regards, Nivas10798 (talk) 09:54, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello @Nivas10798:, thanks for posting the updates. Congratulations! for your great work. Can you please share the stats (report) or any blog post link if published somewhere. Also following the process, that would be great if someone from Share Your Struggle team can collect the user’s details and share with us. Then we will take responsibility for distributing vouchers to the winners and merchandise to organisers. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 11:43, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Report link

Link to the Diff post with winning photographs and metrics of the Share Your Struggle 2021 campaign.

हिन्दी विक्षनरी संपादनोत्सव अगस्त 2021

Approved YesY

Event details

  • Language community and project : हिन्दी विक्षनरी
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link):

हिन्दी विक्षनरी चौपाल


Description

  • What are the Proposed activities?'

यह एक आनलाइन संपादनोत्सव है। जैसा कि चौपाल पर चर्चा कि गई हैं कि हमारा विक्षनरी समुदाय फिलहाल छोटा है। और इसमें संपादनगण का भी सर्वथा अभाव रहा है। इसमें फिलहाल अभी पांच सदस्य सक्रिय करने का कार्य किया हूं। मुझे विश्वास हैं कि उन्हें यह आर्थिक सहायता मिलेगी तो वह और बढ़-चढ़कर हिस्सा लेंगे।इसी को ध्यान केंद्रित करते हुए स्वातंत्रता आन्दोलन के उपलक्ष्य पर और विक्षनरी को ओर आगे बढ़ावा देने के उद्देश्य से हिन्दी विक्षनरी संपादनोत्सव अगस्त 2021 को आयोजित करने का सूझाव रखा गया है।

  • What are the Expected impact?

इस संपानोत्सव का मुल उद्देश्य ही विक्षनरी में शब्दकोश से सम्बंधित प्रयोगात्मक शब्दों को जोड़ना, शब्दों में सुधार, चित्र जोड़ना, ऑडियो जोड़ना इत्यादि। दूसरी नए सदस्यों को आह्वान करना रहा है। तिसरी आपकी यह आर्थिक सहायता हिन्दी विक्षनरी को सक्रिय करने के साथ ही एक नई दिशा उड़ान की ओर एक नया पंख दे सकता है। अत: मुझे विश्वास हैं कि यह संपादनोत्सव का अपने कार्यक्रम में सफल सिद्ध होगी।

  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?
  1. प्रथम पुरस्कार = 2000 उपहार कूपन, टी-शर्ट और स्मृति चिन्ह
  2. द्वितिय पुरस्कार = 1500 उपहार कूपन, टी-शर्ट और स्मृति चिन्ह
  3. तृतीय पुरस्कार = 1000 उपहार कूपन, टी-शर्ट और स्मृति चिन्ह
  4. चतुर्थ पुरस्कार = 500 उपहार कूपन, टी-शर्ट और स्मृति चिन्ह

आपसे एक अनुरोध हैं कि यदि आप टी-शर्ट भी दे सके तो उनके उत्साहवर्धक के रूप में एक महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभा सकती हैं। यह पुरस्कार उन्हें अमेज़न गिफ्ट्स कार्ड द्वारा दिया जाना रहा है और इसमें आप कोई सुधार चाहें, सर्वथा स्वागत है। धन्यवाद! -- कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया (talk) 08:17, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

indications

नमस्ते! ज़ी, आपका ध्यान आकर्षित करते हुए कुछ संकेत के तौर पर रखना चाहता हूं। कई छात्र-छात्रएं को परिक्षा को लेकर तारिख में बदलाव किए जा सकते हैं। -- कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया (talk) 04:14, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Endorsements

Discussion

Hi कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया, इस प्रस्ताव को यहां पोस्ट करने के लिए धन्यवाद। मैं इसे A2K टीम को भेज रही हूँ और शीघ्र ही आपको इस बारे में टीम का फैसला बताऊंगी। धन्यवाद --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 13:15, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Nitesh (CIS-A2K): जी, बहुत-बहुत धन्यवाद "मैम" आपने 'हिन्दी विक्षनरी संपादनोत्सव' अमल करने पर विचार रखा। -- कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया (talk) 14:56, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello, User: कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया, Thanks for posting your idea. We discussed your request inside the team and the team has made the decision on it. We appericiate the efforts you are putting on Wikitinary. We want to ask a couple of things regarding it.
  • Could you let us know about the criteria to select give awards to the top performers?
  • For knowing about the impact and output of the event, we will need a brief report after the event for further work. Could you give us a brief report about the same?

Please feel free to write your answers in your language. Thanks again Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:21, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Nitesh (CIS-A2K): नमस्ते! जी, मैं विक्षनरी से सम्बंधित मानदंड निर्धारित जोड़ना भूल गया था।

इसमें से किसी में भी अच्छे प्रर्दशन के लिए चार मानदंड निर्धारित किए गए हैं जो इस प्रकार हैं -

१) पहला शब्दावली से सम्बंधित नये शब्दों के निर्माण पर।

२) दूसरा शब्दावली से सम्बंधित चित्रों को जोड़ने के आधार पर।

३) तीसरा शब्दों में सुधार और ऑडियो को जोड़ने के आधार पर।

४) चौथा शब्दों में सुधार और बेहतर प्रयास के लिए उत्सवर्धन के रूप में।

अतः जैसा कि उपयुक्त अंश में बताया गया हैं कि नये शब्दों का निर्माण, सुधार, के साथ नये सदस्यों को आह्वान और विक्षनरी को सक्रिय करने एक महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका अदा करेंगी। मैं अश्वासन के साथ आपको विक्षनरी महोत्सव से सम्बंधित भूमिका और परिणाम अदा करने में; हमलोग का एक छोटा सा प्रयास कहां तक सफल हुई, उसकी एक रपट उपलब्ध कराएंगे। आभार। -- कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया (talk) 08:40, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया, Thanks for your response. The request is Approved Approved. K. N. Medini and I (Nitesh Gill) will be coordinating on behalf of A2K. You can contact me at nitesh@cis-india.org. Thanks --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:36, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Nitesh (CIS-A2K): जी, शुक्रिया। --कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया (talk) 14:04, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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हिन्दी विक्षनरी संपादनोत्सव अगस्त 2021 रिपोर्ट

Requesting laptop battery

Approved YesY

I'm requesting for laptop battery for my HP Pavilion G4 Notebook PC. For last some days I'm unable to edit wiki properly due to battery issue. It turns off automatically as electric cut off (It shut down automatically when the power goes out). Earlier it was working for 2/3 hours after charging but now it shut down automatically if the charging status is 100%. Now a days I'm editing during the time of electricity but as electricity cut off I can't edit a single word. It has destroyed my several pages which I was writing due to suddenly electricity cut off. I'm requesting to CIS-A2K to provide battery for that mentioned model so that I may continue editing without these issues. Its approximately 2k (may be between 1500 to 2000) on Amazon. Thanks Hasan (talk) 05:25, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Endorsements

  • Support Support Hasan is an eliminator on the Urdu Wikipedia and looks at a number of admin issues over there apart from contributing with articles. I don't know much about the article-quality, but he has significantly contributed on the project. He must be helped. ─ The Aafī (talk) 07:51, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Discussion

Hello Hassan, thanks for sharing the issue with us. I already shared your request to A2K team and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 05:05, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Ulubatli Hasan, I have checked your contribution but I found nothing. Could you please share contribution link here or email at nitesh@cis-india.org. Thank you --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:55, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Nitesh (CIS-A2K) Thanks for your reply. You can find it here. BTW, I'm mailing you. Hasan (talk) 13:30, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Hasan, thanks for your reply and sharing your contribution. The request is Approved Approved. I (Nitesh Gill) will be coordinating on behalf of A2K. You can contact me at nitesh@cis-india.org. Thanks --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:30, 16 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Laptop for The Deoband Wikimedia User Group

Not Approved

Description

I'm here in order to request a laptop for The Deoband Wikimedia User Group, which aims to write/improve articles related to the famous Deobandi movement that originated from the Indian town of Deoband. The group aims to write/improve articles related to scholars, books, institutions, freedom fighters that associated with this movement. We will organise workshops, meetups and online/offline training programs among the graduates of famous such institutions like Darul Uloom Deoband, and around Jamia Millia Islamia; and we need a laptop to achieve this goal. During the first ever Wikipedia related workshop in Deoband, we faced a lot of problems due to the absence of a laptop. I organised that workshop, called the Deoband workshop, completely with my own efforts (through the Dehalvi Wikimedia User Group), with help of some local friends. Just because, we had no laptop, the attendees failed in understanding a number of things. Now that we've started a specific group to work solely on Deoband related issues, a laptop will be a huge aid in this initiative.

It becomes difficult to train new editors showing them different Wikimedia related things, such as Wikidata, on the mobile phone. We also have to collect some books which aren't available online, and we get PDFs only to use them for references, and we can't even upload them due to issues related to copyright. To store such books, this laptop will be very much helpful. As I said above, we will organise training programs and workshops among the students of associated madrasas, the requirement of laptop increases much. I request CIS to provide us a good compatible laptop, at least with 1TB memory, 4GB RAM and with Windows inbuilt, since it'll make our works feasible including online training programs. Thanks. ─ The Aafī (talk) 12:32, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Endorsements

  • Support Support --Muzammil (talk) 18:36, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support A dedicated, enthusiast and deserving Wikimedian. He has worked a lot in the field. The laptop will result in better utilisation of their strength. --Gazal world (talk) 23:21, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support -J. Ansari Talk 02:37, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support - Will be helpful. Hasan (talk) 13:27, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Discussion

Hello TheAafi, thanks for posting this. I am sharing this request with team and will get back to you a couple of days. Thank you --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 05:09, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) for this. I'm eagerly waiting for any update from you. Please let me know if anything is missing. I'll have a look at it. ─ The Aafī (talk) 07:45, 18 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello TheAafi, Thanks for your request once again. Currently, we have a limited number of support options. As the user group has not been recognised by the affiliation committee yet, it is a bit difficult for us to provide the support. In future, we will try to revisit the request. Thank you. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:49, 25 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Editathon on Gujarati Wikipedia

Approved YesY

Event details


Description

  • What are the Proposed activities? In Gujarati Wikipedia, there are several unexplored topics and the community wants to create content on them. 24th August was the International Gujarati Language Day, the birth anniversary of noted poet Narmad, and this year's 28th August is the 125th birth anniversary of noted writer Jhaverchand Meghani. So, to mark these two important days along with celebrating the birth centenaries of Chunilal Madia and Suresh Joshi, we want to organise an online editathon for a month in which the pages on not much covered topics like Gujarati language, sociology, psychology, science and technology, history can be created or updated. The criteria, threshold, and other things will be in line with the two editathons we organised previously.
  • What are the Expected impact? More content creation on Gujarati Wikipedia; encouraging editors to contribute more; updatation of old pages.
  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)? Around 15,000 INR. For first winner, 3500 INR. Second, 3000; third, 2500; fourth, 2000. fifth, 1500. And consolation prizes worth 500 INR to (not more than) 4 people.

Endorsements

Support Support --Gazal world (talk) 07:58, 31 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Discussion

Hello @Brihaspati:, Thanks for posting the request here. I have forwarded your request to the team and I will get back to you soon. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:04, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello @Brihaspati:, Thanks for your request and congratulations! for taking the initiative to create content about specific.
  • As you know, we can not support the cash prize. The gift vouchers are to be purchased and distributed directly by A2K. Please note, for logistical purposes, we'll be able to send vouchers and other stuff to Wikimedians in India only.
  • For any on-ground activity you must follow the Wikimedia Foundation COVID-19-related guidelines.

Following these observations, this request is Approved Approved. For any query or question or further work please contact me, Nitesh, at nitesh@cis-india.org and medini@cis-india.org. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 13:14, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Punjabi Wikimedians Infrastructure Support

Under Review
  • Status:

Event details

  • Language community and project : Punjabi Wikimedians User Group
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link): https://w.wiki/3zhZ
  • Start date of preparation: 20th September 2021
  • Start date of project: 1st October 2021
  • End date of project: 30th April 2022
  • End date of completion of the entire endeavor: 31st May 2022
  • Event page:


Description

  • What are the Proposed activities?

Punjabi Wikimedians got a camera from WMF in 2016. The User Group needs a new camera now to continue various activities. We have done expeditions in 2017, 2018. One of the focuses of this will be to gather images of villages near district Ludhiana and Patiala. Most of the articles about villages in Punjabi Wikipedia are without any images this will help in improving them. In this project, we(Benipal hardarshan, Harshaan Ghuman and others(if interested)) will travel to the location to click the picture and we will upload them to commons under a certain category for records. After that, we will use those pictures in village articles. We will also do similar projects like this in the future.

  • What are the Expected impact?

We will upload more than 500 images and we will also add them to there respective articles on Punjabi Wikipedia.

  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?
  1. Camera(Nikon Z6) = Rs1.50Lakh
  2. Travels = Rs10,000
  3. Miscellaneous expenses(includes camera transportations) = Rs10,000

Endorsements

Discussion

Hello, @Benipal hardarshan:, Thanks for posting your request. I am forwarding your request to the A2K team and get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:14, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello @Benipal hardarshan:, this is an update that we are working on this, and we have had a discussion with the user group/community. As I am a member of the Punjabi Wikimedians user group, I am recusing myself from decision-making discussions in A2K. Someone from A2K will respond to this/ask questions. Thank you --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:03, 27 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello @Nitesh (CIS-A2K):, We discussed this in our September call & decided that Punjabi WIkimedians haven't undertaken any commons project actively and we do not see this request in line with community initiatives. The applicant was advised to withdraw it as we are currently working on designing planning & management policies. The applicant is yet to take committed actions. I know Satpal & Nitesh being CIS-A2K employees have a COI, so please let me know in case you have further questions. Regards-Manavpreet Kaur (talk) 13:46, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello @Manavpreet Kaur:, Thanks for your comments and information about the community planning. I am forwarding your message to the A2K team and get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 11:44, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Internet help

Approved YesY

Internet help

Hi, I want help to recharge Internet for 6 months, please help. Thanks. NehalDaveND (talk) 06:23, 24 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Discussion

Hello User: NehalDaveND, thank you for posting your request. I would like to request could you write your last months contribution here? This is for transparency purposes and it will be easy to respond to your request. If you can write as soon as you can then I can proceed further as well. Thank you --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:17, 27 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DhandyavAd! I am working on "मनोविज्ञानस्य नाडीतन्त्रम्". That is 38 pages and I have another file with 10 pages.

My Article writing process.

1) Select the topic. 1.1) Research the topic online and offline. 1.2) Gethering books, Articles and information 2) Write in word. 3) Leave the topic for 30 days. 4) Proofreading the text 5) Making text according to sa.wiki coding. Link, Hyperlink etc. 6) Uploading.

I am nto editing every para, so my edit may be less. But the last product is 10k to 1 lakh bytes. Like -

https://sa.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%E0%A4%AD%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%B7%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%AF%E0%A4%A8%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AC%E0%A4%A8%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%A7%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%B0%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%83&action=history

https://sa.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?target=NehalDaveND&namespace=all&tagfilter=&newOnly=1&start=&end=&limit=50&title=%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%B6%E0%A5%87%E0%A4%B7%E0%A4%83%3A%E0%A4%AF%E0%A5%8B%E0%A4%97%E0%A4%A6%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%A8%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%A8%E0%A4%BF

Thanks for asking. NehalDaveND (talk) 06:28, 27 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks User talk: NehalDaveND, for your immediate reply. Also, thanks for sharing your amazing contribution, this request is Approved Approved. Please let me know which internet recharge or support you need, so, I can provide you soon as possible. For any query or reply please email at nitesh@cis-india.org. Thank you --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:00, 27 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the approval. https://www.myvi.in/prepaid/best-prepaid-plans 901RS plan. NehalDaveND (talk) 07:30, 27 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Internet support request

Approved

Hello, Dear A2K Team,
I'm (User:Pranayraj1985) one of the active Wikipedian in Telugu Wikipedia and Wikimedia Projects. I've been on the path of contributing the #2000Wikidays challenge for the past five years in Telugu Wikipedia. Now i need support for my Internet Connection Recharge (ACT Fibernet: Rs.3245/- per next six months) for completing #2000WikidaysChallenge. It would be helpful to me to complete 2000WikidaysChallenge in a successful way.--Pranayraj Vangari(talk) 10:08, 3 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello User:Pranayraj1985, thank you for your request. I am sharing this request to A2K team and will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:05, 4 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi @Pranayraj1985:, thanks again for posting your request here and also shared your contribution and future activity. Your request is Approved Approved. For further conversation please email on nitesh@cis-india.org. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:20, 6 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dear Nitesh (CIS-A2K), thanks for your support.--Pranayraj Vangari(talk) 14:27, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request for Projector

Approved

I have been a Wikipedian since 2004. My username is Pavanaja. I am active in Kannada, Tulu Wikipedias and sister projects. I am a founder member of Karavali Wikimedians User Group. I regularly conduct outreach activities like presentations about Wikipedia, editathons, training workshops. These programs involve presentations and demonstrations which invariably need a projector. Most places where I go do have projectors, but unfortunately, most of them are very old. They don't have HDMI input and hence the URLs are not displayed properly on the screen. I need a better projector which has these features - small, high lumens (>=3000), portable, HDMI,USB, WiFi connections, short-throw, auto keystone. CIS-A2K has two such projectors bought for the use of community. I will be starting next series of workshops on training of Wikipedia editing starting on Dec 4, 2021. Hence I request CiS-A2K to provide me one projector to use. Initially I may be given to use for a period of 3 months. If the workshops are extended beyond 3 months, I will request again. If CIS-A2K has any swags available like T-shirts, stickers, badges, I would like to collect them also to distribute to the deserving participants. Thanks.--Pavanaja (talk) 04:27, 17 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello User:Pavanaja, thanks for the request. Currently, we can offer equipment lending support only to user groups. Following your post, we feel that it is a request on behalf of the Karavalli user group. Please let us know if it is otherwise.
  1. Please let us know if you have discussed this on the user group talk page/discussion page. If so, please give a link to the discussion.
  2. If the request is approved we'll need one member from the user group to coordinate with about logistics, report, etc.
  3. About merchandise materials, please let us know the exact numbers and items (such as 40 stickers), and it would be great if you can briefly talk about the distribution strategy.

We again thank you for the request. Please let us know if you have any questions. --Medini (CIS-A2K) (talk) 11:29, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

My answer to the question is yes. But we don't have a specific discussion page. We mostly do our discussions in Whatsapp or just by conference calls. I am the member to coordinate. I will be conducting a series of Wikipedia Content Translation workshops in collaboration with a Karnataka Govt Dept. As already mentioned, they do provide venue with projector, but they are very old. Hence I need a better one. Each workshop will consist of about 30 participants. Any available number of swags is ok for me. If not enough number is available I will give only to the participants who has done well.--Pavanaja (talk) 11:35, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello User:Pavanaja, Thanks for your clarification. This request is Approved Approved. We would like to request you to provide a narrative report after three months, you can share the link with us on the request page. For further communication, you can email me at medini@cis-india.org. Thank you Medini (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:26, 24 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello User:Pavanaja, The requested items have been sent on 26-11-2021, thank you Medini (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:12, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Medini (CIS-A2K), thanks for sending the projector. I got it the same day. Forgot to update here.-Pavanaja (talk) 06:10, 16 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Fund request for a Wiki meet(Assamese Wikimedia)

Due to significant improvement in Covid situation in the state, currently book fair etc. have been allowed by the Govt. of Assam. So, Assamese Wikimedia Community is planning to organise a small-scale One day Wiki Meet during the Guwahati Book fair 2021(29|12|2021-2022).

The Assamese Wikimedia Community doesn't have any such fund and therefore, I have the honour to submit the tentative budget for this programme on behalf of the community. The dicision has been taken through a discussion at village pump here.

Tentative Budget:

  • Hall Charge

(Including electronic equipment)- ₹6000

  • Food (Tea, Packet lunch and Water bottle)- ₹3000
  • Banner (All time use) - ₹500
  • Miscellaneous - ₹500

Total: ₹(6000+3000+500+500)

       = ₹ 10,000

-Nayan j Nath (talk) 18:55, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Nayan j Nath, thanks for posting your request here. I am forwarding this request to A2K team and will get back to you soon. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:22, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Hello, thanks for the request. We have discussed this in the team. Currently there is an uncertain situation in the country because of the Omicron variant. That's why we are not sure of supporting a meetup with many people at this moment. Please note that we are not declining the request and we would like to revisit in the future. We thank you for the request and for your contribution. Regards. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 11:55, 16 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Internet support request

Approved
  • Status:

Hello A2K team, I'm requesting for recharge. Previously, I was granted this benefit. To check my contribution, click (Special:CentralAuth). Thank you. Hasan (talk) 09:20, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Hasan, thank you for posting your request. I am forwarding your request to A2K team and get back to you soon. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 11:46, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Hasan, thanks once again. We followed your contribution and found you worked well. This request is Approved Approved. For further communication, you can email at nitesh(_AT_)cis-india.org. --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 05:25, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Internet Support Request

Approved

Dear Team This is Nskjnv from Telugu Wikipedia. I am an active content creator and Editor of Telugu Wikipedia. Currently, I am organising Wikipedia Asian Month 2021 project for Telugu Wikipedia. I need internet support to keep my good works going here, please help me with a 6-month recharge plan. Thank you Nskjnv (talk) 15:35, 11 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

User talk:Nskjnv, thanks for posting your request. I am forwarding your request to A2K team and get back to you soon. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 10:35, 13 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
User talk:Nskjnv, thanks again. This request is Approved Approved. Please let me know what plan or service you want. For further conversation please email at nitesh@cis-india.org. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:38, 16 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Internet support request

Approved

Hello, Dear A2K Team,
I'm (User:MYADAM ABHILASH) one of the active Wikipedian in Telugu Wikipedia and Wikimedia Projects. I've been on the path of contributing the #365Wikidays challenge for the past six months in Telugu Wikipedia[[1]]. and i also started project on Telugu literature[[2]]. I need internet support to keep my good works going here, please help me with a 6-month recharge plan. Thank you--M. Abhilash 16:15, 29 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Dear User:MYADAM ABHILASH, thanks for your request. I am sharing your request to A2K team and get back to you soon. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 04:38, 5 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello again, @MYADAM ABHILASH:, we have checked your contribution and it is appreciable. This request is Approved Approved. Please for further process email on nitesh@cis-india.org. Thanks again Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:27, 5 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The internet support has given for one year as per the user's need. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:08, 10 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request for internet router and six months recharge

Approved

Respected A2K Team, Kindly arrange for me one internet international device with six month's recharge. I want D-Link type router, which costs around Rs. Two thousands. For ease of reference, I am working in five Bengali Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, Wikisource, Wikivoyage, Wikibooks and Wikimedia Commons. Thanks, Sumasa

Dear User:Sumasa, thanks for posting the request. I am forwarding the request to the A2K team and will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:30, 5 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello, @Sumasa:, thank you for your request. This request is Approved Approved. Your contribution is enough for getting this support. Please for further process email on nitesh@cis-india.org. Thanks Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:06, 10 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Respected A2K Team, I applied for internet device, and in a quick response I received an adopter instead of international dongle. Unfortunately, mistake was done by my to send you wrong information. Now I am in offline. Please arrange to send me an international dongle to mobilize my Wiki works.

With regards,

Sumasa

Fresh Appeal

Hello Nitesh(CIS-A2K), I am still offline. Please arrange for me an international dongle to work with the Wiki sites.

Thanks,

(talk) Sumasa (talk) 13:42, 20 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The yoga of attraction

Approved

The yoga of attraction

Namaste, here I want to request you if CIS can arrange PDF of the yoga of attraction book, it will be a great help. While some workshops I have heard that our volunteers have access to some library or book bank, so I am asking you for help. I am going to write an article on Yoga and Law of attraction for sa.wiki and for the reference, I want this book. There is not only one article, there are many articles related to this, but I don't have all topics in my hand. But I can write at least 5 to 7 articles with help of this book. DhanyavAd. NehalDaveND (talk) 04:47, 8 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello User talk:NehalDaveND, thanks for your request. I am forwarding this request to A2K team to follow the process. I will get back to you soon and will update the team's decision here. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:11, 10 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi User:NehalDaveND, thanks for your request. Could you please give us the URL link for the book? Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 10:46, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
https://www.amazon.in/Yoga-Attraction-Meditation-Books-Law-ebook/dp/B00CG196DS NehalDaveND (talk) 09:03, 24 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello User:NehalDaveND, thank you so much for providing the link. We went through the link and found, A2K can support it. This request is Approved Approved. For further conversation please email me at nitesh@cis-india.org. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:54, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
धन्यवाद। NehalDaveND (talk) 09:24, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Internet Support Request

Approved

ਮੈਂ 2020 ਤੋਂ ਵਿਕੀਮੀਡੀਅਨ ਹਾਂ। ਮੇਰਾ ਵਰਤੋਂਕਾਰ ਨਾਂ Gill jassu ਹੈ। ਮੈਂ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿਕੀਪੀਡੀਆ, ਵਿਕੀਸੋਰਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਰਗਰਮ ਹਾਂ। ਮੈਂ ਪਿੰਡ ਦੀ ਰਹਿਣ ਵਾਲੀ ਹਾਂ, ਇੱਥੇ ਇੰਟਰਨੈਟ ਦੀ ਸਮੱਸਿਆ ਕਾਰਨ ਮੈਨੂੰ article edit ਕਰਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਬਹੁਤ ਸਮੱਸਿਆ ਆ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ। ਮੈਨੂੰ ਇੱਥੇ ਮੇਰੇ ਚੰਗੇ ਕੰਮ ਜਾਰੀ ਰੱਖਣ ਲਈ ਇੰਟਰਨੈੱਟ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਦੀ ਲੋੜ ਹੈ, ਜੇਕਰ ਹੋ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਇੰਟਰਨੈੱਟ ਰਿਚਾਰਜ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਜਾਵੇ।

ਧੰਨਵਾਦ।

Hello User: Gill jassu, thanks for your request. I am forwarding your request to the A2K team and will respond to you soon. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 11:08, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello User: Gill jassu, thanks again for posting your request here. After checking your contribution, this request is Approved Approved. Please for further process email at nitesh@cis-india.org. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:25, 20 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Internet support request

Approved

Hello CIS A2K team,

I am a volunteer editor in Wikipedia. Contributing in Bengali, English, Commons. First of all I am grateful to you for your earlier all supports to be a better Wikipedian than before. I need a fibre cable net connection for three months for this since my present connection will be over after few days. I am asking for three months for two reasons since I hv to go to Kolkata for 6 months to take care of my mother and there normal mobile connection is working satisfactorily but in Delhi where I am staying now, it is creating too much problem inside our home. Sometime I hv to stand on the road to upload images on commons or go to some neighbour's house to avail their wifi. But that is not at all good in this COVID situation. I had a talk to one service provider for the same, they will provide router and three months connection for Rs 3100/-. Pls provide me this opportunity to continue my contribution. Thanks in advance.

--Sumita Roy Dutta (talk) 15:07, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello User:Sumita Roy Dutta, thanks for your request. I am sharing your request with the A2K team and will respond to you soon. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 11:10, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi User:Sumita Roy Dutta, thanks for your amazing contribution. This request is Approved Approved. Please contact me at nitesh@cis-india.org for further process. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:34, 20 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) and A2K team for quick action. My mother left us on 19 January 2022 so I am travelling urgently to Kolkata, so pls provide me sometime to return to Delhi. Hope it will not be an issue.

--14:03, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

User:Sumita Roy Dutta di, We are sorry for your loss. Please take your time no need to worry. Also please take care of yourself and your family. We are here for you anytime. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:50, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Internet Support Request

Approved

Hello CIS A2K team, I am Nettime Sujata. I am editor in Bengali Wikipedia. I also work for Bengali wikisource, Commons, Wikidata. I have organized events like Folklore & Feminism Bengali edition. In the past I received your support to go through my work. Presently I need internet support, mobile data will be fine for me. For one year recharge it costs roughly Rs.3000. Please provide me the support so that I can go with my contributions. Thank you.

--Nettime Sujata (talk) 15:23, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello User:Nettime Sujata, thank you for approaching us. I am forwarding your request to the A2K team and will get back to you soon. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:55, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi User:Nettime Sujata, thanks again for your request. We have checked your contribution and your contribution is good enough, congratulations! This request is Approved Approved. Please choose your service or support for the next three and six months and email me at nitesh@cis-india.org for further conversation. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:19, 31 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Internet Support Request

Approved

Hello CIS A2K team, I am Ch Maheswara Raju.I am editor in Telugu Wikipedia.Currently,I am working on a project in Andhra Pradesh Telangana Revenue Division [3]I need internet support to keep my good works going here, please help me with a 1 year recharge plan.Thank youCh Maheswara Raju (talk) 09:15, 28 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Ch Maheswara Raju, thanks for your request. I am forwarding your request to the A2K team and will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:22, 31 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Ch Maheswara Raju, thanks again for posting your request here. This request is Approved Approved. Please email me at nitesh@cis-india.org for further communication. Thank you --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:12, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Dear Nitesh, thanks for your support.Ch Maheswara Raju (talk) 15:14, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
HelloCIS A2K team No reply from you for 15 days. Please reply

Requesting Urdu translation of Nuzhatul Khawatir

Approved

Hi CIS-A2K team. I'm gladly sharing the good news that the Deoband Community Wikimedia User Group has been recognised by the AffCom on 16th January 2022. We need hardbook copies of the multi-volume Nuzhatul Khawatir, a biographical encyclopedia about Indian Muslim scholars and academics in order to improve and update relevant entries on Wikipedia projects such as the English, Urdu and Hindi Wikipedia. This multi-volume book would also allow us to add several other articles. It is available for Rs. 3500 on Amazon, an amount that we cannot afford personally. Hence this request. The previous accomplishments of the group are recorded here. I hope we are helped with this. Thanks. ─ The Aafī (talk) 09:01, 4 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello User:TheAafi, first of all, congratulations! to you and the whole user group. Also thank you for writing your request here. As following the procedure, I am forwarding this request to the A2K team and get back to you end of the week. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:45, 8 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello User:TheAafi, thanks again for your request. This request is Approved Approved. For further conversation please email me at nitesh@cis-india.org.Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 17:08, 18 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Nitesh (CIS-A2K), I've sent an email from dcw@wikimedia.org. Regards, ─ The Aafī (talk) 03:38, 19 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Internet Support Request

Approved

Hello CIS A2K team, I am Goutam1962. I am editing in Hindi, English, Bengali Wikipedia. I also work for Commons, Wikidata. I have participated in events like Folklore & Feminism hindi edition. In the past I received your support to go through my work. Presently I need internet support, mobile data will be fine for me. For one year recharge it costs roughly Rs.3000. Please provide me the support so that I can go with my contributions. Thank you. Goutam1962 (talk) 07:53, 10 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello User:Goutam1962, thank you for your request. I am forwarding the request to A2K team and get back to you by tomorrow. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 10:44, 11 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Dear User:Goutam1962, thanks again for your request. This request is Approved Approved. For further conversation please email at nitesh@cis-india.org. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 04:42, 15 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Internet Support Requested

Approved
  • Status:

Hi CIS-A2K team. I'm here to ask for reimbursement of a recharge plan (Rs. 479- for two months) that I did recently on my number. I had to do it urgently in order continue doing my works on the English and Urdu Wikipedia. Subject to my travel during the last week, I ask you to reimburse the recharge amount. I would be glad to provide the recharge receipt. For my global contributions, please have a look at here. Regards, ─ The Aafī (talk) 07:41, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hey User talk:TheAafi, thank you for your request. I will get back to you within a couple of days. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 15:15, 2 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello User talk:TheAafi, Thanks again for your request. This request is Approved Approved. For further conversation please email at nitesh@cis-india.org. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:10, 6 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

ਲੈਪਟਾਪ ਦੀ ਮੁਰੰਮਤ ਸੰਬੰਧੀ

Approved

ਸਤਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਜੀ। ਮੇਰਾ ਨਾਮ ਗੁਰਤੇਜ ਚੌਹਾਨ ਹੈ।ਸਰ ਮੈਂ ਪਿਛਲੇ 3 ਸਾਲਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਲਗਾਤਾਰ wikisourse ਤੇ ਕੰਮ ਕਰ ਰਿਹਾ ਹਾਂ ਪਿਛਲੇ ਕੁਜ ਸਮੇ ਤੋਂ ਮੇਰੇ ਲੈਪਟੋਪ ਵਿਚ ਖਰਾਬੀ ਆ ਗਈ ਸੀ ਜਿਸ ਉੱਪਰ ਮੇਰਾ ਕੰਮ ਕਰਨ ਵਿਚ ਵਿਗਨ ਪੈ ਗਿਆ ਸੀ। ਜੇਕਰ CIS ਲੈਪਟੋਪ ਮੁਰੰਮਤ ਕਰਵਾਣ ਲਈ ਮੇਰੀ ਮਦਦ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ ।ਤਾਂ ਮੈਂ ਆਪਜੀ ਦਾ ਧੰਨਵਾਦੀ ਹੋਵਾਂਗਾ। Gurtej Chauhan (talk) 15:09, 2 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

ਸਤਸ੍ਰੀਅਕਾਲ Gurtej Chauhan, ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਡੀ ਬੇਨਤੀ ਅੱਗੇ ਟੀਮ ਨਾਲ ਸਾਂਝੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਸੀ।
  • ਇਸ ਸਪੋਰਟ ਲਈ ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਵਿਕੀ ‘ਤੇ ਯੋਗਦਾਨ ਬਹੁਤ ਚੰਗਾ ਹੈ।
  • ਪਰ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਇਹ ਪੁੱਛਣਾ ਚਾਹਾਂਗੇ ਕਿ ਲੈਪਟਾਪ ਦੀ ਮੁਰੰਮਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਿੰਨਾ ਖ਼ਰਚਾ ਆਵੇਗਾ?

ਧੰਨਵਾਦ Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:44, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

ਸਤਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਨਿਤੇਸ਼ ਜੀ

ਲੈਪਟੋਪ ਦਾ ਕੁੱਲ ਮੁਰੰਮਤ ਦਾ ਖਰਚਾ 5500 ਰੁਪਏ ਹੈ।

ਸਤਸ੍ਰੀਅਕਾਲ Gurtej Chauhan, ਸਵਾਲ ਦਾ ਜਵਾਬ ਦੇਣ ਲਈ ਬਹੁਤ ਸ਼ੁਕਰੀਆ। ਆਪ ਜੀ ਦੀ ਬੇਨਤੀ ਨੂੰ ਸਵੀਕਾਰ Approved Approved ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਅਗਲੀ ਕਾਰਵਾਈ ਲਈ nitesh@cis-india.org 'ਤੇ ਈਮੇਲ ਕਰੋ ਜੀ। ਸ਼ੁਕਰੀਆ Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 14:34, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Internet Support Requested

Approved
  • Status:

Hello, This is Suresh Khole/QueerEcofeminist, I would like to request for internet support on my JioFi. I contribute through my onwiki as well as offwiki tasks I have been working on for sometime now. My onwiki contributions can be seen here, About my crosswiki activity you can check [[4]].

  • Re-Licensing of works, connecting with authors and publishers.
  • Working with local community and supporting them/train/help them individually on mrwikisource, commonswiki.
  • Onwiki I fight vandalism globally, working on several fronts/projects as a admin wymr in incubator, mrwikisource, mrwikibooks.
  • Internet connectivity through mobile is bit difficult at residence(Chinchwad). Having JioFi helps me a lot. And many a times data limits become issue for me. So a year long 2.5GB/2GB recharge on my JioFi would be really helpful for me in furthering my work thanks. QueerEcofeminist [they/them/their] 06:33, 4 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello User:QueerEcofeminist, we are thanking you to post your request. I am forwarding the request to CIS-A2K team and will get back to you within a few days. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:14, 6 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi user:QueerEcofeminist, thanks again for your request. Your contribution is good enough to get the support. This request is Approved Approved. For further conversation please email me on nitesh@cis-india.org. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:48, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks @Nitesh (CIS-A2K), I will contact you on the mentioned email. thanks QueerEcofeminist [they/them/their] 17:28, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Women's Week 2022

Approved
  • Status:

Event details

  • Language community and project : Project proposed by Punjabi Community or Punjabi Wikimedians user group. Punjabi Wikimedians have their own idea on Women’ month celebration. We had conducted an event last year to celebrate Women’s Day. We created an event page which was called Women’s Week 2022. This time we are going to conduct the event with the same idea. It will be a two day edit-a-thon.
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link): We had discussed this in our monthly meeting. Community is eagerly awaiting for an on-ground meet. We have a few important issues to be discussed which are only possible in on-ground meetings. It will take a few hours and online meetings are a barrier to attend for everyone. You can see its notification on village pump here and post-meetings notes here in which community discussed planning a Wikipedia edit thon and an offline meetup.
  • Start date of preparation: 1 March 2022
  • Start date of project: 19 March 2022
  • End date of project: 20 March 2022
  • End date of completion of the entire endeavor: 20 March 2022
  • Event page: Women's Week 2022


Description

  • What are the Proposed activities?
  • As discussed on the online community meetups and village pump of Punjabi Wikipedia, we are organizing this event to modify articles on women on the occasion of international women's day. It will include some parallel events (edit-thons) e.g. Women’s Week Edit-a-thon and Mini Edit-a-thon. The Punjabi community is also trying to involve themselves in other campaigns.
  • We will write articles till 4:00 pm.
  • The meetup will start at 6:00 pm 8:00 pm.
  • On 20th March, we will write articles till 2:00 pm.
  • What are the Expected impact?
  • The major impact would be the enrichment of content related to famous female personalities on the Punjabi Wikipedia. As you found the focus is on a specific area. The other thing we are expecting from it is that it will encourage editors to contribute more and may attract newbies to join. We are trying to engage one or two newbies through these two days.
  • At least 12 editors will attend the meetup the same time in which we can discuss our community issue regarding coordination, various ongoing projects, community future plans, user group annual report writing issues etc.
  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)? 22000 INR

Here we are planning an on-ground event which will include two days' edit—a— thon and a community meetup. It has been a long time for any offline meetup. We are writing our annual report and for planning some future events we all have to meet in person.

Sr. No. Expenditure Cost (In INR)
1 Accomodation 6000 INR
2 Food and Beverages 10000 INR
3 Transportation 5000 INR
4 Internet Charges 1000 INR
Total 22000 INR

To appreciate the editors, we want a t-shirt for them who will create at least 5 articles. If A2K will send the t-shirts to participants that would be great. Gaurav Jhammat (talk) 18:26, 7 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Endorsements

  1. Support Support Since this meetup is not only to meet community members but it also aims to discuss future plans and organised edit-a-thon. I support this initiative. Jagseer S Sidhu (talk) 10:57, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support This meetup is awaited from long time because community need to sit and discuss about future plans. Mulkh Singh (talk) 11:14, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support Gill jassu (talk) 11:32, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support Support Dugal harpreet (talk) 11:37, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support Simranjeet Sidhu (talk) 02:31, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support Support Satpal Dandiwal (talk) 04:48, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Discussion

Hello @Gaurav Jhammat:, we are thanking you to post your request. I am forwarding the request to CIS-A2K team and will get back to you within a few days. Thank you. Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:19, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello @Gaurav Jhammat:, we are thanking you to post your request. I am forwarding the request to CIS-A2K team and will get back to you within a few days. Thank you. Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:19, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks @Jayanta (CIS-A2K) for noticing this request but we are waiting for proceeding response on our request. Our event is coming so we will be more thankful if you and your team take any action on it quickly. Thank you. Gaurav Jhammat (talk) 15:15, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Namaskara, thanks for your request and the community engagement. We do understand that the maximum number of participants will be around 12. Please follow the necessary COVID-19 precautions during the event. All the budget line items are approved. The internet support expense will be provided if used/needed. Following these observations this request is Approved Approved. User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K) will be your contact person. Regards. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:07, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Namaskar and Sat Sri Akal, Thanks for supporting us. Here am want to inform you the reason behind updating in budget. Our initial ask was for 22k but then it across around 66k. Actually in the starting, we had planned to organize this event in university and theirs guest house for accommodation. We had a little and unofficial talk with them and made a budget around 22k. We couldn't give them any final word because at that time, our grant was not approved yet. We posted it on 7 March and it approved on 15 March. So on 16th, When we proceeded our deal with university authority, they said us no as there was already any other event going on on same day. We asked some other guest houses too in University but they also said us no by saying us they can't give accommodation to any private event except university officials. Our whole day spend in this event. 18th was the holiday due to Holi festival. So, now we had only one day to plan event as 17th March. We enquired 5 Hotels for organizing this event. All of them made us a rough budget around 70-80K. Then we talked to CIS-A2K Manager about this problem. They assured us to make this event happen only under fulfilling Covid Protocols. So, We had two options, booking a normal hotel with less facilities and compromising safety and security issue of Participants or we could book a good hotel which could give us a seminar hall for editing and accommodation at the same place. We told this all problem to CIS-A2K Manager Tito ji. They assured us we can enhance our budget. Meanwhile we can cancel out new wikipedians. We did everything with good planning. But for good organizing and in that very less time, we did whatever we could. Budget Expenses is also given below.--Gaurav Jhammat (talk) 14:25, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Sr.No. Service Name Cost (in INR)
1 Accomodation 20,000
2 Hall 15750
3 Food 16,500
4 Travel 6300
5 Miscellaneous (Projector, Tea-Cofee and Lost Bills) 7,000
Total 65,550

Report link

Hi everyone .. here's the report of this event for which we took this grant. Thanks for supporting us.Gaurav Jhammat (talk) 16:46, 3 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Scanner for sa.wiki Gujarat

Under Review
  • Status:

Please provide a Scanner

  • Language community and project : Sa.wikipedia / sa.wikisource Gujarat region
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link):

1 2 3 4 स्थानों पर समर्थन करने के लिये निवेदन किया है, परन्तु मुझे लगता है कि समर्थन मिले न मिले अबतक के योगदान और समस्या को ध्यान में लेना चाहिये। क्योंकि सं.वि में कार्य करने वाले अत्यधिक कम हैं।

  • Start date of preparation:
  • Start date of project:
  • End date of project:
  • End date of completion of the entire endeavor:
  • Event page:


Description

  • What are the Proposed activities?

संस्कृत के ग्रन्थ बहुधा अत्यधिक पुराने होते हैं। अतः कोई भी ग्रन्थालय उसे हमें देता नहीं। ऐसे में बिना अच्छे ग्रन्थों के सन्दर्भ के लेख लिखना अत्यधिक कठिन हो जाता है। ऊपर से ऐसे कार्यों में समय चला जाता है, जो आवश्यक भी न हो, जैसे कि स्केनिंग के लिये दूसरों की सहायता मांगना और कुछ पुस्तकों को स्केन करने के लिये विनतियों का पहाड खडा करना ऊपर से उस स्केनर तक पहुंचने के लिये भी बहुत अधिक समय चला जाता है। आप यहां देख सकते हैं कि कितने महिने पहले मैंने निवेदन किया था परन्तु अब तक मुझे स्केनर नहीं मिल पाया है। वो स्केनर व्यस्त है उस में उनका भी दोष नहीं। अतः अब मैं चाहता हूँ कि हमारे पासे एक वैसा ही स्केनर हो और हम अपना कार्य बढाने के लिये उसका उपयोग करें।

  • What are the Expected impact?

गुजराती विकिपीडिया के पास जो स्केनर है, वो एक रिमोट लोकेशन पर है। वहाँ जाना आना खर्चिला और समय लेने वाला कार्य है। ऊपर से वहाँ बार बार जाना भी हितावह नहीं होता। परन्तु ये जो स्केनर संस्कृत विकि को मिलेगा, वो गुजरात के मध्य भाग में और अहमदाबाद के भी मध्य भाग में होगा। जिससे कोई भी किसी भी रिजन का व्यक्ति कभी न कभी वहाँ से आता जाता रहता ही है। यदि राज्य से बाहर जाना है, या उत्तर से दक्षिण गुजरात जाना है, अहमदाबाद एक केन्द्र स्थान है। तो हमें किसी को भी स्केनर भेजने की आवश्यकता ही नहीं है, उनको बस आना है और स्केन करके जाना है। कोई रुकावट नहीं। ये स्केनर गुजरात में या अन्य राज्यों से गुजरात आने जाने वाले सभी लोगों के लिये उपयोगी होगा। आवेदक के रूप में इस स्केनर का उत्तरदायित्व मेरे ऊपर होगा और मैं ऐसे स्थान पर नौकरी करता हूँ, जहाँ पहुंचना अत्यधिक सरल है और नगर के मध्य स्थान पर है। ये एक शिक्षण संस्थान भी है, तो कोई भी कभी भी स्केनिंग के उद्देश से आ सकता है।

आगे के वर्षों में संस्कृत विकि की कुछ कार्यशालाओं का आयोजन किया गया है। ऐसे में अपने लेख लिखते लिखते दूसरों को लेखिने के लिये प्रेरित करना एक बहुत बड़ा कार्य है। इसका प्रभाव इतना पडेगा कि सं.वि में अच्छे, बडे और सन्दर्भ सहित लेख शीघ्रता से लिखे जा सकेंगे और सं.वि.स्रोत के लिये कुछ पुस्तकों का अन्वषण करके स्केन करके अपलोड किया जाएगा। NehalDaveND (talk) 04:18, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?

Endorsements

Discussion

Hello @NehalDaveND:, we are thanking you to post your request. I am forwarding the request to CIS-A2K team and will get back to you within a few days. Thank you. Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:20, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi @NehalDaveND:,I would like to suggest you kind inform us the following points.

  1. Kindly share the link of notification in Sanskrit & Gujarati Community mailing list.
  2. Kindly share the tentative books list which are going to scan in this project. Most preferably share the PD book list. Share library name or collector name or Institute name where you are working for.
  3. Could you please confirm that all books are not available in online source like archive.org etc?
  4. As of now near about 86,782 books available online and only 319 book index file created for working. There are 1400 PD scan books available. Have you already consider this? .
  5. Kindly share in which city in Gujarat the scanner will work for?

Thank you for your scanner request. Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:24, 13 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Namaste @Jayanta (CIS-A2K):, I have seen these and found out every possible online and offline sources. But couldn't manage to get the same. There are many books, but I am giving you few here. Moreover, please don't think that all books are for sa.wikisource as to write proper article, we need reference books.
  1. I don't know about it, but I have shared village pump links. If there is more to do, please guide.
  2. चन्द्रदूतम्, योगिनीदशा, सारङ्गसारकाव्यम्, अन्योक्तिकाव्यम्, सुन्दरदामोदरमहाकाव्यम्, विरहिणीकाव्यम्, विषमकाव्यम्, विदग्धमुखमण्डनकाव्यम्, सिद्धयोगप्रकरणम्, वार्तिक-उपयोगितासिद्धान्तनिरूपणम्, , योगिनीविचारदशा, नवरसकाव्यम्, सुभाषितकाव्यसङ्ग्रहः, सङ्गीतबद्ध-वाजित्र-नाटकछन्दः, तकारकाव्यम् etc many books.
  3. This is a small list when I will get time, I can make a big list. Online and offline not available. Some are offline available, but you can't buy those books. Because some books are found by me by visiting many Sanskrit Scholars. They will not give books to me or anyone. So we can scan only at their time, place and front of them.
  4. These books are in public domain and I can see most of the books are in sa.wikisource, but my list can't find.
  5. Ahmedabad, which is located in center of the Gujarat. From different cities and villages of Gujrat, A'bad is commonaly visiting place. So in a month, quarterly or daily, most of the people come to or pass through A'bad. NehalDaveND (talk) 03:54, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Namaste @Jayanta (CIS-A2K):If there are more question, please ask me. I will try to answer. As gu.wiki scanner is too much busy, I didn't get till date. Moreover, the person is so busy just he told me that I can't commit date to give scanner. I am not being impatient here, but if you need more detail ask me, so your team get more clear picture regarding this. You can see I alone active user in sa.wikipedia, who writes big articles. So I don't have support here. I put message in gu.wiki but I think this scanner is not relevant to them as they have scanner already. Hoping positive reply. NehalDaveND (talk) 12:42, 19 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @NehalDaveND As per records from this page, you have borrowed scanner 2 times from the Gujarati community in the past. Could you please share with us what you have scanned? - Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 13:22, 21 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Jayanta (CIS-A2K): thanks for replying. First of all, I want to clarify that "This scanner is not for only sa.wikisource". To write some good long articles, we need many reference books. Most of the books are not available online or offline (to borrow), so we have to scan it. I have written many in 2018, you can see here. You can see quality and work. This article can't be possible without the help of scanner. As a Sanskrit scholar gave me very old book for 2 hours and I scanned that by a university's scanner. After that I can to know about gu.wiki scanner and I gave you link above. Here also - https://sa.wikipedia.org/s/8wf, you will find many articles, which are written by me after second time scanner. I think I can't explain my own work as this is a long process. Again I will let you know that till date my MAIN purpose was not to put any book in sa.wikisource. There are many reasons and one of them is I want to give my knowledge to sa.wikipedia, but know I have found some rare books और वें पु्स्तक किसी के पास नहीं मिलेगी, ये मैंने देखा है। बहुत बार ऐसा हुआ है कि, मुझे पुस्तक मिलने की सम्भावना हुई, क्योंकि मैं गुजरात के विभिन्न प्रदेशों में प्रवासे के लिये गया तो वहाँ भी बहुत विद्वान हैं, जिनके घर में अनेकानेक ग्रन्थ हैं। परन्तु अपने स्वयं के पास स्केनर न होने से काम बता ही नहीं सकते। क्योंकि पुस्तक का पता तो है कि इस विद्वान से मिलेगी, परन्तु उसी समय स्केनर मिलना या स्केनर लेकर वहाँ जाना ये ही महत्त्वपूर्ण कडी है। 1 2 अतः मैं इतना विश्वास तो दिला सकता हूँ कि ये स्केनर खाली नहीं बैठेगा। मैंने अभी आरंभ किया है, वो भी मुख्य उद्देश न बना कर, तो मुझे इतनी पुस्तकें मिली हैं, जो खोजने पर भी नहीं मिल सकती, तो इतने वर्षों में जिन पुस्तकों का मुझे संज्ञान हुआ और स्केनर के अभाव से उन्हें ओनलाइन उपलब्ध नहीं करवा सका, बस उतनी पुस्तकों के पीछे जाउँगा तो भी लम्बे समय तक काम होता रहेगा। अतः विकिपीडिया के साथ विकिस्रोत का भी काम चलेगा। वैसे मुझे ये स्केनर की आवश्यकता 2015 या 2016 से थी परन्तु अज्ञान और गुज.विकि की सहायता से अब तक चला। अनावश्यक खर्च करना और करवाना मेरा काम नहीं। स्केनर का सक्रिय काम होते हुए भी मैंने गुज.विकि का स्केनर काम में लेना उचित समझा क्योंकि जैसे तैसे चल रहा था, परन्तु अब काम बढाना है और समय और अनावश्यक प्रयास को घटाने हैं ऊपर से गुज.विकि के सदस्य ने हीं कहा कि आपका काम बहुत अधिक होता है और हमारा तो अवरित चलता रहता है, ऐसे में आप दूसरा स्केनर ले लीजिये, तब जा कर मैं यहाँ निवेदन कर रहा हूँ। बहुत बार कार्यक्रमों में आने जाने और खाने पीने में ही कुछ लाख कुछ घण्टों में खर्च हो जाते हैं, उससे विपरीत सं.विकि अत्यन्त माइक्रो समुदाय है, तो इतना कुछ मांग भी नहीं पाता। अन्य भाषाओँ की तुलना में इसमें काम भी विरले ही करते हैं, अब इतने वर्षों में प्रयास करने पर भी समुदाय आगे बढ नहीं रहा है, ये स्केनर अनावश्यक कार्य को कम करने में सहायक होगा और कहीं न कहीं कुछ अन्य काम करने के लिये समय देगा।

NehalDaveND (talk) 16:34, 21 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello,@NehalDaveND: Thanks for the request. We have checked this internally in the organisation. Unfortunately because of CIS administrative and auditing issues, currently, equipment support (such as laptop, scanner) can be given as lending to user groups. We tried to check internally to find out alternative ways or workarounds. However, it looks like currently, it would not be possible to provide this support for logistical reasons. Regards. --Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 13:55, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
धन्यवाद। NehalDaveND (talk) 14:17, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Namaste @Jayanta (CIS-A2K):! I want to do some scanning work for reference books. My contribution speed is decreasing day by day as I don't have proper source to write articles. For such tiny community no-one can a big help, if any some user group asks help you or media can help. This is okay. But if I want to do work properly, I need some support. I request you if you can't buy or provide scanner for me, please at least give me scanner for sometime or help me to get scanner through some user group or you know all rules regarding grant, please suggest some path. NehalDaveND (talk) 03:05, 21 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Internet Support Request

Approved

Hello CIS A2K team, I am Nagarani Bethi. I am editor in Telugu Wikipedia. I would like to participate in some Women related projects and am planning to write articles on Telangana Eminent Womens in Telugu Wikipedia. So, i need Internet Support to keep my good works going here, please help me with a 1 year recharge plan. Thank you--Nagarani Bethi (talk) 11:20, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello User:Nagarani Bethi, thank you for posting your request. For reviewing your request, I am forwarding it to the A2K team. I will come back to you within a few days. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 04:03, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello User:Nagarani Bethi, thanks for your request. We went through to your contribution and the work is appreciate able. This request is Approved Approved for upcoming six months. Please find a plan for a few months. For further conversation please email me at nitesh@cis-india.org. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:31, 22 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Dear Nitesh, thanks for your support.--Nagarani Bethi (talk) 12:24, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki Loves Wildflowers Pilot Project

Approved
  • Status:

Event details

  • Language community and project : Punjabi Wikimedians User Group and Wiki Loves Wild Flowers
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link): village pump discussion
  • Start date of preparation:2 March 2022
  • Start date of project: 25 March 2022
  • End date of project: 31 July 2022
  • End date of completion of the entire endeavor: 31 August 2022
  • Event page: Wiki Loves Wild Flowers

Description

  • What are the Proposed activities?
  • Field Visit
  • Classification & identification of plants
  • Training for community on photography of flowers
  • Photo-walk and Edit-a-thon
  • What are the Expected impact?

India is very rich in wild floral diversity. Documentation of the wild flowering species is utmost the need of the hour. Some of these flowering plants are rare or on the verge of extinction so, these are important not from the conservation view but also their medicinal and economic value. This information can help build a centralized repository for naturophiles or Botany students with classification details and identification features of plants.

  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?
Sr. No. Item Expenditure
1 Travel expenses 25,000/-
2 Fooding and Lodging 25,000/-
3 Micro Lens 40,000-
4 Wikimedia Commons Workshop 10,000/-
5 Miscellaneous 20,000/-
Total 1,20,000 INR

Endorsements

  1. Support Support this project have much importance. In this way of field trip and during trip, communicate with local community to know Local or Indic language name of plant and flowers and can add in commons files. Mulkh Singh (talk) 16:20, 20 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Strong support Strong support to this project. The expert did his research on wildflowers and presented or inform the community about the importance and need to take steps to document them. As a Punjabi Wikimedian, I personally want this project must be supported by CIS-A2K. The project will help us to engage the community or recruit newbies. Wikimedia will have one more expert who knows about Flora & Fauna in terms of Wildflower as well as photography. We will be thankful to the A2K team if they will support this kind of pilot project. Nitesh Gill (talk) 06:43, 21 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Strong support Strong support This is a really novel project that might then be replicated across the world as well. Wildlife is at grave risk of extinction and this project will not only help its preservation but increase awareness about the same. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 06:52, 21 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Strong support Strong support ਮੈਂ ਸੱਚਮੁਚ ਇਸ ਪ੍ਰੌਜੈਕਟ ਦਾ ਸਮਰਥਨ ਕਰਦਾ ਹਾਂ। ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿਕੀ ਭਾਈਚਾਰੇ ਦੇ ਭਵਿੱਖ ਅਤੇ ਕਾਮਨਜ਼ ਪ੍ਰੌਜੈਕਟ ਨੂੰ ਧਿਆਨ ਵਿਚ ਰੱਖਦਿਆਂ ਇਹ ਪ੍ਰੈਜੈਕਟ ਬਹੁਤ ਲਾਹੇਵੰਦ ਹੋ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ। ਨਾਲ ਹੀ ਇਸਦੇ outcomes ਨਵੇਂ ਵਰਤੋਂਕਾਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਆਮਦ ਦਾ ਆਧਾਰ ਬਣ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਨ ਜੋ ਫੋਟੋਕਾਰੀ ਵਿਚ ਵੀ ਦਿਲਚਸਪੀ ਰੱਖਦੇ ਹੋਣ।--Gaurav Jhammat (talk) 07:19, 21 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Strong support Strong support ਮੈਂ ਇਸ ਪ੍ਰੈਜੈਕਟ ਦਾ ਸਮਰਥਨ ਕਰਦੀ ਹਾਂ। ਵਿਕੀ ਕਾਮਨਜ਼ ਵਿੱਚ ਫੋਟੋਗ੍ਰਾਫੀ ਕਰਨ ਵਾਲੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਵਰਤੋਂਕਾਰਾਂ ਲਈ ਇਹ ਪ੍ਰੈਜੈਕਟ ਬਹੁਤ ਹੀ ਲਾਹੇਵੰਦ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ।--Rajdeep ghuman (talk) 11:03, 21 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Strong support Strong support I support this project. I am highly interested to be a part of this project. If this project gets approved then I'll be a part of this team.--Gurnoor ghuman (talk) 11:14, 21 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Strong support Strong support ਮੈਂ ਇਸ ਪ੍ਰੈਜੈਕਟ ਦਾ ਸਮਰਥਨ ਕਰਦੀ ਹਾਂ। ਇਕ ਐਕਸਪਰਟ ਦਾ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿਕੀ ਭਾਈਚਾਰੇ ਨਾਲ ਜੁੜ ਕੇ ਕੰਮ ਕਰਨਾ ਵਿਕੀ ਵਰਤੋਕਾਰਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਕਾਮਨਜ਼ ਲਈ ਲਾਹੇਵੰਦ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ। ਇਸਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਹੀ wildflowers ਅਤੇ ਫ਼ੋਟੋਗ੍ਰਾਫ਼ੀ ਨਾਲ 'ਹੁਨਰ ਅਤੇ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ' ਵੀ ਇਸ ਪ੍ਰੋਜੈਕਟ ਦਾ ਹਿੱਸਾ ਹਨ, ਜੋ ਇਸ ਪ੍ਰੈਜੈਕਟ ਨੂੰ ਹੋਰ ਵੀ ਯੋਗ ਬਣਾਉਂਦੇ ਹਨ। Simranjeet Sidhu (talk) 03:31, 24 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Discussion

  • Hello
    Thanks for the post. Considering 25 March 2022 the starting date (as mentioned in the post above), we would not have much time to discuss different aspects of the program (including preparation, expected outcome etc). Please also note A2K's current program year ends on 30 June 2022. Hence it is difficult for us at this moment to work on a program that goes into the next program year (starting from 1 July). There is possibly scope of more background work, which might be helpful for the project. Following these observations, we are unsure of supporting this at this moment. Regards, --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:15, 21 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Tito (CIS-A2K)
    Wikis Love Wildflowers presentation
    Does this mean that the Punjabi community should look elsewhere for getting funding for this project? Or is there a scope for discussion?
    Dates are not finalized and only tentative. It is important to start as soon as possible because the harvest season is about to begin soon and many wildflowers are available before that only. The end date can very well be changed to 30th June.
    The project has been in plans since 2019 but couldn't be taken forward due to the pandemic. The Meta-Wiki page had a priority list. I believe for a pilot project, the Punjabi community has enough background work and expert involvement.
    We still thank you for the swift reply as it would let us explore other options. Thank you. Satdeep Gill (talk) 08:54, 21 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    I am sharing proof of more background work around the project. This is a presentation delivered by the expert User:Varinder Naturaphile at the recently concluded offline event of the Punjabi community. --Satdeep Gill (talk)
  • Hello/Sat Sri Akal User:Satdeep Gill and others, thanks for your message, the additional notes, and the presentation link. Yes, the timing and the duration are areas where we are facing difficulties. In general, the support and the programs we work on end by 30 June. Thanks for clarifying that the dates are tentative. We can have the general discussion flow with questions, answers and suggestions, and see how best we can work with this idea. This discussion process will take sometime to reach a conclusion, however from our side we can try to speed up the process as much as possible. If that works please let us know. Regards. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:47, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Tito (CIS-A2K) Thank you for getting back. Yes, I believe that definitely works for the community. We would be more than glad to have a detailed discussion around this. Satdeep Gill (talk) 13:05, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • User:Satdeep Gill, thanks for your response. These are some of the initial questions, where we would request the community/organisers to share information or inputs.
  1. We would like to know more about the project team composition? (We have noted the relevant section on the event page). If you can explain the possible roles and involvement (of both the project and the user group), that would be great.
  2. We would request to provide some estimation on expected outcome: number of images/media files, number of participants, or any other expected outcome
  3. It would be helpful if some narration is added against the budget lines of travel, stay and accommodation, workshops etc. Please let us know if we need to explain this further.
  4. Currently it is not possible for us to provide equipment support to individuals. So, if the project is supported by CIS, the equipment will be given as lending to the user group.
We do understand that the initial plan was of four months or so, and the restructured plan will have different set of metrics (such as number of images etc). That'll be fine, and we can take that into consideration. Regards. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 13:23, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
হ্যালো @Tito Ji, I hope you are doing well. Here are the answers of the questions:
1. We would like to know more about the project team composition? (We have noted the relevant section on the event page). If you can explain the possible roles and involvement (of both the project and the user group), that would be great.
Varinder Sharma (Project Lead) – He is a member of the Board of Studies: Environmental Studies, Punjab School Education Board. Technical Support Group, Distt. Biodiversity Management Committee, Faridkot. Block Biodiversity Management Committee, Faridkot. He has contributed to various textbooks related to environment education. Wikimedia Commons contribution link is here
Nitesh Gill – Nitesh Gill is an active member of Punjabi Wikimedia User Group. She has been involved in a number of Wikimedia projects as project lead and co-lead as well. She is one of the contact persons of Punjabi Wikimedia User Group.
Jagseer S Sidhu – Jagseer is an active member of Punjabi Wikimedia Community since 2017. Currently he is running the Punjabi Audiobooks Project. He has worked as WIR at a school where he had taught his students, alongs with other activities, about uploading images,videos and audios on Commons. Wikimedia Commons contribution link is here
Gurnoor Ghuman - Gurnoor is a school student and actively involved in Wikisource and Wikimedia Commons. She was one of the participants in Women Wiki 2022 event held at Patiala where she clicked all event photos with her phone and uploaded them on Commons. Wikimedia Commons contribution link is here
Harjeet singhgill - He has uploaded several pictures on Wikimedia Commons. He has exhibited his photographs at several Cultural Fairs in Punjab. Now he is willing to upload his work on Commons. Wikimedia Commons contribution link is here and here
Satdeep Gill (Advisor) - He is a long-term Punjabi Wikimedian with experience in organizing photography campaigns. Most recently he organized Share Your Struggle 2021.
2. We would request to provide some estimation on expected outcome: number of images/media files, number of participants, or any other expected outcome.
Number of images/media files - 150 photos
Flower Species - 20
Team members - 8
Project lead - Varinder Sharma
Volunteer - Nitesh Gill, Jagseer S Sidhu, Gurnoor Ghuman, Harjeet Singh, and 1-2 newbies
Advisor - Satdeep Gill
Number of places - 3 (Morni Hills - Haryana, Kandi area near Hoshiarpur, Punjab, Palampur Himachal Pradesh)
Number of visits - 3
Training session and Content creation activity - 2
3. It would be helpful if some narration is added against the budget lines of travel, stay and accommodation, workshops etc. Please let us know if we need to explain this further.
Travel expenses - Transportation for 7-8 people including bus and car travel for field visits (estimated at about Rs. 8333/- per visit)
Fooding and Lodging - Accommodation and Food for 7-8 people during the field visits (estimated at about Rs. 8333/- per visit)
Macro Lens - 1 Nikon Macros lens specially used in macro photography to capture every minute detail - Rs. 40,000/-.
Wikimedia Commons Workshop - To cover for venue, internet and other costs associated with an offline event- Rs 10,000/-
Miscellaneous - Unforeseen costs, as and when required - Rs 20,000/-
4. Currently it is not possible for us to provide equipment support to individuals. So, if the project is supported by CIS, the equipment will be given as lending to the user group.
We understand this and the equipment will be under the care of the Punjabi Wikimedia User Group. We plan on scaling up this project and using it for other future activities as well.
Thanks Face-smile.svg - Jagseer S Sidhu (talk) 15:43, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello, thank you for the response. a) Could you explain about mapping procedure? Some of the listed species have images? How do you wish to prioritize the list? b) could you talk more about the "Training session and Content creation activity - 2" and how do you plan to do this, a basic plan would be sufficient? c) Please note, if this project is supported that will be till 30 June, as of now. d) about lending the equipment, the equipment will continue to be CIS asset, and needs to be returned after the project. An asset registry form needs to be filled also. We can arrange a meeting with K. N. Medini to explain the procedure, if needed. Regards. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:18, 25 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Tito Ji, Here are the answers to the questions:
a) Could you explain about mapping procedure? Some of the listed species have images? How do you wish to prioritize the list?
We will focus on photographing or prioritizing those species whose pictures are not available at Wikimedia Commons. We will also focus on photographing species which do not have any quality images on Commons.
Apart from collecting the media files, there will be some community engagement or recruitment of newbies. Some of the newbies engaged in the project might be photographing and sharing images of existing species on Wikimedia Commons but that will be a learning phase for them.
The project’s highlights are Photography, Content gap, qualitative media, awareness towards Wikimedia, information about wild flowers, community growth, training and edit-a-thon.
b) could you talk more about the "Training session and Content creation activity - 2" and how do you plan to do this, a basic plan would be sufficient?
As this project includes some newbies who are not familiar to Wikimedia Commons, the training session we will teach them about “Upload Wizard” i.e upload media, add caption and description, add metadata, categories, coordination, license etc.) We will organize an offline meeting where all these topics will be covered. A few existing Wikimedians also do not know how to upload on Wikimedia Commons, so, it will be a training for those as well.
We will also engage other members of the community to participate in the workshop and to add the photographed species to Wikipedia articles.
c) Please note, if this project is supported that will be till 30 June, as of now.
Yes, We understand that A2K can support this project till 30 June due to year ends. We will try to cover our visits within the given time.
A quick question from us, is it possible if we can submit our finances report till 30 June and the project report after the June?
d) about lending the equipment, the equipment will continue to be CIS asset, and needs to be returned after the project. An asset registry form needs to be filled also. We can arrange a meeting with K. N. Medini to explain the procedure, if needed
We agree on this and the equipment will be returned to CIS.
PS: I apologies for not defining the team members role in previous answers. The roles of the team members will be as follows:
Varinder Sharma - Project lead
Satdeep Gill - Advisor
Nitesh Gill - Coordinator
Jagseer S Sidhu, Gurnoor Ghuman, Harjeet Singhasees - Field visit team member
2 team members of Varinder Sharma - Newbies (they are having decent photography skills and knowledge of Wildflower species).
And also there was a typo mistake in the budget section which i am rectifying here:
Wikimedia Commons Workshop cost - 20,000/-
Miscellaneous - 10,000/- Jagseer S Sidhu (talk) 12:55, 27 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello User:Jagseer_S_Sidhu and User:Satdeep Gill thank you for your response. Can we have a call with your team to discuss this further? We can have time tomorrow, Wednesday, Thursday? User:Subodh (CIS-A2K) and/or User:Medini (CIS-A2K) may join the call alongwith me. The exact call time may be mutually agreed upon over email, if that works. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 05:54, 28 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Dear Tito, Satdeep have emailed you regarding this. Jagseer S Sidhu (talk) 10:26, 28 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Updated Plan and Budget

After the call with the CIS-A2K team, the updated budget is according to the suggestions.

Sr. No. Item Expenditure
1 Micro Lens On loan from CIS-A2K
2 Fooding and Lodging 25,000/-
3 Travel expenses 25,000/-
4 Wikimedia Commons Workshop 20,000/-
5 Miscellaneous 10,000/-
Total 80,000 INR

Plan

We will document the wildflower species in a holistic sense and create a complete profile of the species by adding photographs from different views (such as the dorsal view) and different parts of the species (such as buds, fruit, flower etc.). We will also be primarily focusing on documenting species without any images, having less than 20 images or without any quality images on Commons. For more details please go through the project page --Jagseer S Sidhu (talk) 05:37, 30 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Internet support request

Approved

Hello, Dear A2K Team,
I'm (User:Pranayraj1985) one of the active Wikipedian in Telugu Wikipedia and Wikimedia Projects. I've been on the path of contributing the #2500Wikidays challenge for the past five and half years in Telugu Wikipedia. Now i need support for my Internet Connection Recharge (ACT Fibernet: Rs.3245/- per next six months) for completing #2500WikidaysChallenge. It would be helpful to me to complete 2500WikidaysChallenge in a successful way.--Pranayraj Vangari(talk) 05:49, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dear User:Pranayraj1985, Thanks for posting your request. I am forwarding the request to CIS-A2K team and will get back to you a couple of days. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:35, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Dear User:Pranayraj1985, Thanks once again. This request is Approved Approved. Best wishes for your #2500WikidaysChallenge. For further conversation please email at nitesh@cis-insia.org. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:34, 8 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thankyou Nitesh (CIS-A2K).--Pranayraj Vangari(talk) 06:37, 8 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Internet support request

Approved

Hello CIS A2K team, I'am User:J ansari. I edit on various Indic wiki project as well as I'm a global rollbacker. in past few months i was not active due to my health issues so I couldn't edit regular. and now I came back, i need Internet Support to keep my good works going here and participate future event, edit-thon etc, please help me with Six Months recharge plan.Thank you -J. Ansari Talk 07:08, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello User:J ansari, thanks for your request. As following the procedure, I am sharing your request to A2K team and get back to you as soon as possible. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:38, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi User:J ansari, thanks for posting your request. You mentioned that for the last few months you were not active much due to some issues and we also followed your contribution for 365 days which was too less. But your overall contribution is enough for getting the support. Congratulations! this request is Approved Approved. But for this time, it is approved for three months only. Once the time will over you could ask for further support as well. For further queries, doubts and conversations please email me at nitesh@cis-india.org. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:47, 8 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Nitesh (CIS-A2K): Ji Thanks for support -J. Ansari Talk 09:13, 8 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Additional Funding Request for Indic Hackathon 2022

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Hello CIS-A2K team, I am writing this request on behalf of the Indic MediaWiki Developers User Group and the organizers of Indic Hackathon 2022. As you may already know, the User Group is organizing a local meetup on the main hackathon during 20-22 May, in Hyderabad. The goal is to bring together technical contributors from India for a regional hackathon as a local meetup of the upcoming Wikimedia Hackathon 2022, to resolve pending technical issues, bugs, brainstorm on tooling ideas, and foster connections between contributors.

We have received a rapid grant from the Wikimedia Foundation to fund the event. However, we would like to increase the participation from the community, so we are placing this request for additional funding over the top of rapid grant funding received. We would like to request support and partner with us to fund air travel of six scholarship recipients and 33% of the hotel expenses which can be around ₹60,000. Though the final amount might vary depending on the flight prices, we are expecting the total request to be around ₹1,20,000/-

Please let us know if you have any questions and look forward to hearing from you at the earliest possible. Pinging Gopa Vasanth, Krishna Chaitanya, Sarthak Parashar - Jayprakash >>> Talk 09:06, 9 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  • Hello User:Jayprakash12345 and team, thanks for letting us know about this request. This is an interesting idea, and it is good to see the effort to conduct the hackathon event.
  • Could you let us know more about the expected outcome? We do understand that the event will attempt to resolve pending technical issues, bugs etc. Can you tell us how do you plan to go ahead with this idea such as project selection, prioritization, task list etc.
  • We hope that if any tool or script is developed in or as a result of the event, the source code will be under a free/open license. Please confirm.
  • For logistical reason, we would be able to provide logistical support to Indian citizens only.
Thanks. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:49, 11 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Namaste Tito da, please consider below.
  1. As this will be a participant driven program, many activities depend on the participants’ interests and skills So participants will be free to work on any technical project which they will mention on their scholarship application form. However, we have Wikipedia and Wikisource as focus area and we will work on below project.
    1. Wikicontest tool - This tool allow community to run wikipedia contests. It will be extended version of fountain tool. Please know more about it at Phabricator.
    2. Wikisource contest tool - It is a proofread and validation contest tool for Wikisource. This tool will be the extended version of our currently running Indic Wikisource Contest tool.
  2. Yes, we will follow Wikimedia Toolforge's Pick a license practice so source code will be released under OSI approved license.
  3. We are fine with this as we are expecting Indian people only.--Jayprakash >>> Talk 07:00, 12 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Thanks for the information User:Jayprakash12345. We will support this program. The support components are: financial support of six participants' travel ticket (domestic travel only), and a maximum of ₹60,000 as accommodation expenses to be paid to the hotel. User:Medini (CIS-A2K) will be the contact person for the logistics. We need the organisers to share an event report post-event. Following these observations this is Approved Approved --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 02:51, 20 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Thank you very much @Tito (CIS-A2K) Ji and @Medini (CIS-A2K) Ji. Participant's travel tickets has been booked and deposit has been made to hotel. Again, thank you very much for your prompt support. Jayprakash >>> Talk 09:49, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Internet support request

Approved

Hello CIS A2K team, I'am कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया. I edit on various Indic wiki project as well as.I need Internet Support to keep my good works going here and participate future event, edit-thon etc, please help me with three Months recharge plan.Thank you. -- कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया (talk) 13:24, 9 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया, thanks for your request. I am forwarding your request to the A2K team. Will get back to you as soon as possible. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:34, 11 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया, this request is Approved Approved. Please find your three-month plan and let me know at nitesh@cis-india.org. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:46, 19 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Nitesh (CIS-A2K): जी, बहुत-बहुत शुक्रिया! 'मैम' -- कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया (talk) 16:08, 19 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Internet support request

Approved

Hi there. Thanks for all the help that I've received in past. My internet package is going to expire in two days, and here I'm requesting for internet support for next three months again. Please have a look here for my global contributions. Regards, ─ The Aafī (talk) 11:23, 15 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello TheAafi, thanks for your request. I am forwarding your request to the A2K team. Will get back to you as soon as possible. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:55, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks Nitesh. I recharged my number for three months with an amount of Rs. 666. Please ping me once the request is approved and I will share the receipt in order to receive the reimbursement. Regards, ─ The Aafī (talk) 00:44, 20 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello TheAafi, your contribution is enough for this request. This request is Approved Approved. Please find your three-month plan and let me know at nitesh@cis-india.org. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 11:38, 20 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Internet Support

Approved

Namastey! My plan is going to expire in 2 days, I need internet support for the next 6 months. So please do needful. Here you can see my contribution. Thanks. NehalDaveND (talk) 01:49, 19 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello NehalDaveND, thanks for your request. I am forwarding your request to the A2K team. Will get back to you as soon as possible. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:43, 19 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
https://www.jio.com/selfcare/recharge/mobility/plans/?serviceId=9723183383&serviceType=mobility&next=PREPAID&billingType=PREPAID 1199 for 84 days plan. NehalDaveND (talk) 01:18, 20 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi, NehalDaveND, this request is Approved Approved. Please choose your three-month plan and email me at nitesh@cis-india.org for further conversation. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:40, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Internet support request

Approved

Hello team, I am 511KeV. I edit various Wikimedia projects, However i am mostly active on En wiki Here and Ks wiki |Here. I also help to translate Wikipedia interface into Kashmiri language on translatewiki. I am here to request internet support for a year, so that I can continue to contribute to the projects, without any delay. Thankyou in advance. 511KeV (talk) 09:34, 20 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello 511KeV, thanks for posting your request. I am forwarding your request to the A2K team. Will get back to you as soon as possible. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 11:40, 20 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi 511KeV, thanks for posting your request here. Your contribution is good enough for getting this support. This request is Approved Approved Please let me know about your next three-month plan. For further communication please email me at nitesh@cis-india.org. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:43, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Internet Support Request

Approved

Hello CIS A2K team, I am Batthini Vinay Kumar Goud. I am editor in Telugu Wikipedia. Am successfully completing the #WikiYear challenge (03.05.2021 to 02.05.2022, 1957 articles in 365 days, daily 5 articles) in Telugu Wikipedia (Wikiyear challenge Pages Link). Now am planning to write daily 10 articles on Telugu Wikipedia. I need internet support to keep my good works going here, please help me with a 1-year recharge plan. Thank you.--Batthini Vinay Kumar Goud (talk) 08:18, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Batthini Vinay Kumar Goud, thanks for your request. I have seen your request yesterday but could not reply. I have checked your contribution and you are doing great work, congratulations! This request is Approved Approved. Please come forward for a three-month plan only then we will go further after three months. For further conversation please email me at nitesh@cis-india.org, Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 10:17, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request to bear scanning cost for a rare Bengali-Portuguese bilingual book collected in the British Library

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Hello CIS-A2K team. I would like to request you to bear the scanning cost of a rare Bengali-Portuguese bilingual book collected in the British Library named “Vocabulario em idioma bengalla, e portuguez. Dividido em duas partes.”. This book is the first printed Bengali grammar book which was published from Lisbon on 1743 and thus has high historical significance for Bengali Wikisource project. I have managed to let the book physically check by a British Library staff posted there and after his green signal of its good conditions, I am placing this request to you, so that it can be scanned. The book has 608 pages in total and the British Library charges £ 310.63 in total (See pricing). If you agree to approve this request and assign someone, I will send him/her the necessary information to fill up a form which will order for imaging services. As the form is online, your assigned person can fill it up directly and hence, you do not have to send me any money in my account. Thanks, -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 15:29, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Good morning Bodhisattwa, thank you for your detailed information and request. I am sending this request to the A2K team and get back to you within a couple of days. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 04:52, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Bodhisattwa, thanks for letting us know about the plan. The plan is Approved Approved. Please share the link to the book once it is uploaded on Wikimedia. We will contact you about logistics. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:25, 10 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Nitesh (CIS-A2K):, thank you. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 16:36, 10 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Edit a thon on Kashmiri Wikipedia

Approved
  • Status:

Event details

  • Language community and project : Kashmiri Wikipedia
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link): تَجویٖز
  • Start date of preparation: 25 May 2022
  • Start date of project: 1 June 2022
  • End date of project: 7 June 2022
  • End date of completion of the entire endeavor: 10 June 2022
  • Event page: اؠڈِٹ مُقابلہٕ 2022


Description

  • What are the Proposed activities?

Kashmiri Wikipedia has been in underdeveloped stage since a long time due to lack of knowledge about its existence. Very few people know about its existence. There has be no event organized since its creation in 2004. We want to organize an online Editing competition which will run from 1 June 2022 to 7th June. We will let the potential uses know by various social platforms and train the registered editors from the day this request is approved.

  • What are the Expected impact?

Registering new editors, creation of more content and encouraging editors to contribute more; updatation of old pages.

  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?

Around 8,000 INR. For first winner, 2500 INR. Second, 2000; third, 1000; And consolation prizes worth 500 INR to (not more than)5 people. (T shirts for organizers if possible).

Endorsements

  • Support Support as Organizer. 511KeV (talk) 12:28, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Support This would help an almost dead-wiki revive its life. Kashmiri is spoken throughout Kashmir valley and the language is studied at several academic seats. This event on Kashmiri Wikipedia could help in documenting a plethora of forgotten stuff in that language. ─ The Aafī (talk) 17:27, 10 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Discussion

  • Question Question: , Having been through the event details on Kashmiri Wikipedia, has this event been discussed with the Kashmiri Wikipedia community? I mean, are the active editors like Iflaq knowing about it? If not, dear 511KeV, please gain local consensus first. I'll be happy to support. ─ The Aafī (talk) 13:13, 10 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @TheAafi Thankyou for your comment. The event has been discussed with the community at the local village pump, there are not much active editors around. I think you missed it, Iflaq was renamed. Face-smile.svg. 511KeV (talk) 14:58, 10 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
511KeV, My bad, I just checked it is you! ─ The Aafī (talk) 17:27, 10 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Hello 511KeV, thanks for sharing this idea. Thanks User:TheAafi for your comments. This looks pretty interesting, and we would like to work on this. A few notes and observations.
Is there going to be a theme for this edit-a-thon or articles can be created/expanded on general topic?
It would be good to have a minimum threshold for getting prizes (such as minimum number of articles created/expanded/bytes added).
Note, A2K would not be able to give cash payment, however gift vouchers such as Amazon, Flipkart can be given. Please also note the gift vouchers and prizes can be sent inside India only, following the organisation's requirement.
Over-all it is good to see the plan, thanks for sharing with us. Regards, --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 18:27, 10 May 2022 (UTC) (typo corrected) 11:02, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This Edit-a-thon will not be thematic owing to the recruitment of new editor (as different editors have different taste), We will allow creation of articles on any subject in which the editor likes. However, Kashmir related articles will be preferable.
The minimum threshold will be creation of 3 articles or expanding 3 articles significantly. New articles must be more than 2500 bytes and 250 words. 511KeV (talk) 01:35, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Thanks for your response 511KeV. Following the notes and observations that the mentioned prizes will be in form of gift vouchers (Amazon, Flipkart etc.) and the prizes can be sent inside India only, this requested is Approved Approved. We will support this event. Thanks for planning this edit-a-thon. For logistics co-ordination or any other query please email tito(_AT_)cis-india.org. All the best. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 11:02, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Tito (CIS-A2K) Thankyou. 511KeV (talk) 11:15, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Tito (CIS-A2K) Sent you a follow up email, if you can confirm that you have recieved it. 511KeV (talk) 11:46, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Hello 511KeV, not really, can you mention the subject line of the email? If that does not work, we can retry with another option. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:41, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Tito (CIS-A2K), It reads as Follow up mail regarding Kashmiri Wikipedia Editathon. Thankyou. 511KeV (talk) 17:04, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello User:511KeV, no, I can not find the email. I have sent you an email using your account's Special:EmailUser. Could you kindly respond to the email? Regards. -- Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 17:26, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Tito (CIS-A2K), Yeah Sure. 511KeV (talk) 03:11, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Requesting help to repair accidentally damaged laptop display

Approved
  • Status:

Hi everyone at the CIS. Accidentally display of my laptop has been damaged. The estimate cost of repair is ₹5000 ₹6726. Since the defect, all of my works on the Wikipedia are effected. I've lately began helping with license reviewing on the Commons as well.

I'm currently not in a position to help myself and thus seeking assistance. Regards, ─ The Aafī on Mobile (talk) 05:54, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I'd tomorrow ask at Dell and see if this is covered by Accidental Damage Service but sadly my laptop doesn't have such a waranty. Anyways, I'll report once I get an update from Dell. ─ The Aafī on Mobile (talk) 06:29, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi, the Dell customer service executives told me that the charges for the display replacement alongside labor charges would be ₹6726. I'd like to go with that, as my system in under warranty and I'd not like to get it repaired anywhere else. The executives told me that my system doesn't have any accidental Damage waranty [only the basic one which doesn't cover it]. Here I'm seeking your help. I hope I'm helped so that I can continue helping on various Wikipedia projects and venues. ─ The Aafī on Mobile (talk) 05:00, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Endorsements

  • Support Support, I come across Aafi's work often, in various Wikimedia projects. They have been active on Enwiki and Urwiki with an impressive track record. They are also a VRT member. I am sure this request will benefit the project. 511KeV (talk) 05:19, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • His works in various area is commendable. This request should be fulfilled. --Gazal world (talk) 05:40, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • A dedicated Wikipedian. Needs our support genuinely. 😊 Muzammil (talk) 05:48, 16 May 2022 (UTC).[reply]
  • Support Support - Faismeen (talk) 06:39, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello TheAafi, thanks for your request. I am forwarding your request to the A2K team and get back to you within a couple of days. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 11:38, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello TheAafi, thanks for the request. The request is Approved Approved. The amount will be reimbursed upon producing an invoice. Please note it may take to 7–10 working days to process the reimbursement. For query or logistics coordination, please email program(_AT_)cis-india.org. Regards. --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 10:10, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Nitesh (CIS-A2K), Thanks for approving my request. Do I need to share the invoice on the same email, program(_AT_)cis-india.org? Regards, ─ The Aafī on Mobile (talk) 14:14, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Internet support request

Approved YesY
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I am one of the most active users in Punjabi Wikisource and I am unable to contribute because of my low budget for internet. If CIS can provide me with a six month plan I'll be able to continue my volunteer work. My future plan is to make a new main page for Punjabi Wikisource. I have also started translating most of the templates which are being used in Punjabi Wikisource. Apart from these I have also started linking Wikisource pages with their respective Wikidata Items.--*•.¸♡ ℍ𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕣𝕤𝕙𝕒𝕟 𝔹𝕖𝕟𝕚𝕡𝕒𝕝 ♡¸.•*𝕋𝕒𝕝𝕜 06:41, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi User:Benipal hardarshan, thank you for posting your request. I will get back to you within a couple of days. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 13:42, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi User:Benipal hardarshan, tanks again for your request and also thank you for sharing your future plans. This request is Approved Approved for next six months. For further conversation please email on nitesh@cis-india.org. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 13:09, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request support for the conclave seminar

Under Review
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Karavali Wikimedians User Group, Karnataka Arebhashe Samskruthi mathu Sahitya Academy, St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangaluru are collaborating & conducting a one-day conclave seminar. This seminar is regarding endangered languages for patronage & digitizing of books which will be held in mid-June. We are aiming to improve awareness activity and reach Karavali Wikimedians Users Groups. During this Conclave, Karnataka Arebhashe Samskruthi mathu Sahitya Academy will release its dictionary which has 16000+ Arebhashe words. This dictionary was made by two Wikimedians who are active members of Karnataka Arebhashe Samskruthi mathu Sahitya Academy. The Academy will also facilitate those Wikipedians who contributed to this project.

We request CIS-A2K to provide financial support & travel, accommodations for speakers & Wikipedians. Along with swags like eco-friendly Bags, stickers, and badges.

The requested budget break up is as follows.

Traveling allowance - Rs. 7,000/- (for Guest and Resource persons)
Accommodation - Rs. 10,000/- (for Resource persons)
Designing & Printing of Posters, mementos, eco-friendly bags, and stationeries - Rs. 15,000/-
Miscellaneous - Rs.2000/-
Total - 34,000/-

--Vishwanatha Badikana (talk) 17:51, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Endorsements

  • Support Support, One of the educating session ever conducted in Mangaluru. Which is very helpful for Wikipedians - --BHARATHESHA ALASANDEMAJALU (talk) 17:56, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Support Support Chidananda Kampa (talk) 18:01, 27 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]