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Note: Sharing event report is mandatory. Failing to submit narrative/financial report in time may make your next requests/participation in CIS events ineligible.

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Gujarati Wikipedia--Editathon on Gujarati Literature

Approved

Event details


Description

  • What are the Proposed activities? As discussed on the village pump of Gujarati Wikipedia, we are organising this editathon to create content in the various fields of Gujarati literature which includes but not limited to evolutionary phases of Gujarati language, different eras and works of Gujarati literature, various dialects of the language, important people and organisations who contributed significantly for Gujarati. We are encouraging editors to make pages of subjects, which are not yet created on any Wikipedia projects, by giving more points, apart from translations and update of existing pages.
  • What are the Expected impact? First, major impact would be more content related to this field on the Wikipedia. In previously organised editathon on Gujarati Culture and Civilisation, the editors created 160-odd pages in a fortnight, therefore, we are expecting the similar response in this editathon too. Second, as I have aforementioned it, some pages would be freshly created in Gujarati Wikipedia which can be translated in multiple languages with advanced tools. Third, it will encourage editors to contribute more and may attract newbies to join.
  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)? Not more than 12,500.
  1. 1st prize (3000 INR) worth Gift voucher
  2. 2nd prize (2500 INR) worth Gift voucher
  3. 3rd prize (2000 INR) worth Gift voucher
  4. 4th prize (1500 INR) worth Gift voucher
  5. 5th prize (1000 INR) worth Gift voucher

Not more than four condolence prizes (500 INR worth Gift vouchers) to other participants who have made more articles than the threshold number along with the jury. Apart from that, we expect the t-shirts or some momentos with the logo of Gujarati Wikipedia. --Brihaspati (talk) 04:51, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Endorsements

  1. As an organiser. --Brihaspati (talk) 04:51, 6 January 2021 (UTC)
  2. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support --Gazal world (talk) 09:55, 6 January 2021 (UTC)
  3. Support Support based on previous successful edithon by organiser. Relevant and will improve the high visibility content.-Nizil Shah (talk) 12:31, 6 January 2021 (UTC)
  4. Support Support --Vijay Barot (talk) 16:26, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
  5. Support Support--VikramVajir (talk) 09:28, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
  6. Support Support --Sushant savla (talk) 02:57, 13 January 2021 (UTC)

Discussion

Hello Brihaspati, thanks for letting us know about this in details. We'll go through this, and the village pump discussion, and will get back to you. Regards. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:31, 13 January 2021 (UTC)

@Tito (CIS-A2K): The editathon is going to start from tomorrow. --Gazal world (talk) 13:57, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
  • User:Gazal world and User:Brihaspati, we are discussing this and it may take a little time to conclude. Would you please tell what is expected ratio of the number of participants / number of number of prize winners? If the jury or the community has a take on it, let us know. You may also give the ration participants/prizes (includes consolation prizes) of the last edit-a-thon. Thanks for planning this event. We hope to get to a conclusion soon on this. Regards. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 01:45, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
  • @Tito (CIS-A2K): Greetings on behalf of Gujarati community. We would like to know about the current status of approval. As you mentioned above about the number of Participants, We are expecting around 7 to 8 participant will take part in the editothon. You may also refer Previous editothon's report. We are waiting for your green signal to start the event. If any thing else require to fulfill the approval criteria, Please Specify.--Vijay Barot (talk) 15:24, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Hello Vijay Barot if there are 7–8 participants, we won't need upto 9 prizes (includes upto 4 consolation ). I am glad that the jury/community is working on the minimum threshold. Thanks for planning this initiative. This is Approved Approved , processing will be done once the event gets over. All the best. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 15:36, 17 January 2021 (UTC) 10:45, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Hi @Tito (CIS-A2K): Thank you for approving the editathon. I think Vijay has addressed the concerns specified. However, I would like to clarify a couple of points here: 1) Our community is small and the participation depends on multiple factors which are uncertain. Thus, sadly, we can't take a guarantee of the ratio. Additionally, we are not certain about condolence prizes, so, we have fixed a upper threshold limit on the number of prizes. Like, last time, just one condolence prize was needed whereas we talked about "upto 4 prizes" in request. 2) We want to work on the qualitative content, not only quantitative, which can be outwardly translated to other projects including English Wikipedia. Therefore, the community is planning to develop a score matrix which would give enouragement to the original articles instead of translations.
We are feasible for change; please keep us informed regarding suggestions on our activities from CIS, if any. We will surely pay heed to them. Thank you once again.--Brihaspati (talk) 17:47, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

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Application to CIS A2K for a laptop

Approved

You all know that West Bengal Wikimedians User Group has been conducting wiki activities all over West Bengal since 2017 with dignity. During Covid19, the user group stopped offline activities. At the present time everything is going to be normal. Offline activities may begin later this year. Laptops are required for conducting offline activities or workshops, which are taken from different users. Many times not all users have a laptop. As a result, the problem can be seen conducting workshops. So, the user group needs at least one laptop. I am requesting CIS A2K to provide a laptop to the West Bengal Wikimedians User Group. Providing a laptop will make the work of the user group easier. -- খাঁ শুভেন্দু (Shuvendu) (talk) 17:40, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Endorsements

Discussion

Shuvendu, Thank you for reaching out to us. As our team discussion, we decided to give this support to West Bengal Wikimedians User Group. Your request is approved. I will contact you by email and will discuss the further process. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 14:04, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
@Nitesh (CIS-A2K): All right. I'll wait for the email. খাঁ শুভেন্দু (Shuvendu) (talk) 19:16, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Request for a scanner support

Approved

Event details

  • Language community and project : Odia Wikimedians User Group
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link): https://or.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topic:W32e7krh79glzb8o
  • Start date of preparation: March 15, 2021
  • Start date of project: April 1, 2021
  • End date of project: October 31, 2021
  • End date of completion of the entire endeavor: November 30, 2021
  • Event page: not applicable

Description

  • What are the Proposed activities?
  • The Odia Wikimedia projects have been benefited a lot from the digital archival work by Bhubaneswar-based organisation Srujanika for many years now -- from over 1 lac words being created on Odia Wiktionary from the Purnachandra Bhashakosha (digitised by Srujanika and hosted by the University of Chicago) to several books on Odia Wikisource to even finding reference materials for Odia Wikipedia articles thanks to their online archival https://odiabibhaba.in. They recently reached out to us to request to CIS-A2K for a scanner that can use for sometime for their digitisation work. Though they had their own scanners, they faced technical difficulties with outdated equipment which hampered their work. The User Group's conversation with them have been in the line of asking them to share the scanned Public Domain text so that the same can be beneficial for Odia Wikisource. In short, the proposed activities would be:
  • Srujanika will scan text in their collection and will share with the User Group all Public Domain (and other text that are licensed under open and public licenses and are compatible with accepted licenses on Wikimedia projects) works
  • The User Group could host the text on Wikimedia Commons to be later used by different Wikimedia projects
  • Majority of the scanned text will make their way to Odia Wikisource but some will also contribute to other projects (e.g. to Wikipedia as reference text)
  • When physical movement will be safer, User Group members and other Wikimedians can also visit the Srujanika premises in Bhubaneswar for scanning.
  • As processing the request here would a couple of weeks, we expect the actual work to start around the beginning of April. The work will continue for six months after which we will evaluate the progress to discuss with CIS-A2K further about continuation/discontinuation of the scanner support.
  • What are the Expected impact?
  • Many physical books in Srujanika's collection are not only rare (and out of print) but are quite brittle and are prone to being perished very soon. The only way to archive the text is to scan them immediately. Srujanika has a very exhaustive digital library management system and catalysing their work through this scanner will help preserve text that is yet to be documented digitally. Some of the works are already in Public Domain and some will be in due course. But it is important that they are archived digitally before they are completely unavailable in physical form. So, having many such works scanned is the primary priority.
  • Works under Public Domain and other Wikimedia-compatible licenses are going to be directly uploaded to Commons. As more works enter into Public Domain (in the US where the Wikimedia servers are hosted), they will also be uploaded on Commons, even they might be beyond the timeframe of this project.
  • We consider Srujanika as a natural ally to the Wikimedia movement and supporting their work will have a long-term impact on the open knowledge movement.
  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?
  • not applicable

Endorsements

Discussion

Psubhashish, Thanks for the posting here. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:45, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@Psubhashish: Approved. We'll contact you with further details. RegardsJayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:01, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you much @Jayanta (CIS-A2K): da for confirming. I have sent over email details that are required for sending the scanner and will be available here and over email for any further discussions. There might be a slight change with the originally proposed timeline (start and end date) and I hope that would be okay with you. --Psubhashish (talk) 04:08, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

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Internet help

Approved

Internet help

Hi, I want help to recharge Internet for 6 months, please help. Thanks. NehalDaveND (talk) 06:04, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Hello @NehalDaveND:, thanks for letting us know about your internet recharge. We are filling the last request and we will contact you for further process. Regards. Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 05:08, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Request for a laptop for Gujarati Wikisource comminity

Approved

Description

We have received a grant for a scanner in 2018 for Gujarati Wiki community. We have scanned many books since for Gujarati Wikisource community and we have benefited immensely from it. At the time of requesting the grant, we did not know that the scanner is only compatible with a Windows OS laptop. I, Gazal world, was a custodian of the scanner and had a Chromebook which was not compatible. As I was hesitant to have another grant request for a laptop, I used a laptop of a friend when the scanner was in my custody. Since I have moved to another city and have no longer access to my friend’s laptop. Several members of the community could not lend the scanner because they did not have a laptop too. We realised that a scanner along with a laptop will result in better utilization of the scanner by the community. So on behalf of Gujarati Wikisource community, I am requesting a laptop which will be used along the scanner and will be lent to the community along with the scanner. The Gujarati Wikisource community have endorsed my proposal here on village pump. The laptop will also help us for presentations and other purposes in offline meetups and workshops. The laptop will also host scanned offline resources and tools for the use of the community as well. I am a volunteer at Resource Exchange noiceboard on English Wikipedia (My contribution), and I also run similar Resource Exchange page on Gujarati Wikipedia (My contribution). So this laptop will also help me to serve on both Resource Exchange program. --Gazal world (talk) 08:19, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

P.S: We need a laptop with good storage (1 Tb) and RAM. --Gazal world (talk) 11:41, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Endorsements

  • Support Support Active and enthusiast Wikimedian. Scanner grant was very successful and a laptop will result in better utilisation of the resources. -Nizil Shah (talk) 09:29, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support, enthusiastically. One of my pleasures has been to work with the editor, in the rather simple area of minor corrections of his numerous articles on Gujarati and Indian culture, all of which show hard work, and are a learning experience for an outsider like myself. He has proven over the years, even before I stepped in to help in this area, extremely generous in locating obscure sources that I couldn't access. A first-class wikipedian, who repays in multiple ways whatever assistance other editors provide him from time to time.Nishidani (talk) 11:01, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support A very dedicated and helpful Wikimedian who amplifies the potential of other Wikimedians through his librarianship and research assistance. Shyamal (talk) 13:35, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support I endorse this excellently-presented application for well-deserved funds without equivocation; this is precisely the way the Foundation should be spending its money. ——SerialNumber54129
  • Support Support -- KartikMistry (talk) 16:16, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support User:Gazal world is doing a very important and time-taking task of scanning books on behalf of the Gujarati Wikisource community. He also helps other editors to edit new articles by scanning reference literature through the resource exchange project. With his extraordinary efforts, we have managed to reach 50% of the scanned pages (books) available on Wikisource in a very short span of time. I endorse his application for laptop. A compatible laptop will synergies the scanning and will give a new boost to the Gujarati Wikisource team and the Resource Exchange Project of Gujarati Wikipedia.--Vijay Barot (talk) 16:30, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support The previous request for a scanner has clearly helped Gazal world continue to make valuable contributions, and I have little doubt that the use of a compatible laptop would be just as beneficial. Gazal world has been a long-time volunteer at the English Resource Exchange—repeatedly dipping into his own pocket to help out with international ILL requests—and as the above comments make clear, this represents only a fraction of his global contributions. He has both produced good (and underrepresented) content and helped others do the same, suggesting that the requested help would be doubly valuable to the overall project. --Usernameunique (talk) 19:06, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support T8612 (talk) 01:32, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support He has been consistently doing great work. This support will help the larger community, rather than just an individual. KCVelaga (talk) 07:19, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support The user is helping wikipedians a lot with his work regarding resource-exchange. I fully endorse his request. Sajaypal007 (talk) 16:24, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- Gazal world has been of invaluable help on the English Resource Exchange page, fulfilling numerous editor's resource requests by scanning books. I have no doubt that such a laptop will benefit the Wikimedia Foundation's projects. —Bruce1eetalk 21:38, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Gazal world has been doing outstanding work with the scanner which the Gujarati (Wikisource)Community has received. The user has scanned number of books which have been digitized and kept on Wikisource. He has been running Resource Exchange Program and has helped in providing resource material for a lot of articles. He has created number of articles on Gujarati authors and Gujarati literature on English and Gujarati Wikipedia. If the laptop will be made available, the he would be able to make more and more books available and looking as his past works wiki communities are expected to be benefited more and future. --Sushant savla (talk) 05:21, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support This request definitely needs to be funded and the community endorsement is verifies this argument. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 12:36, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Discussion

@Gazal world: , this request is approved. We'll contact you with further details. Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:18, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

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Internet support request

Approved

Hello, Dear A2K Team,
I'm (User:Pranayraj1985) one of active Wikipedian in Telugu Wikipedia and Wikimedia Projects. I've been on the path of contributing #2000Wikidays challenge for the past four years in Telugu Wikipedia. Now i need support for my Internet Connection Recharge (ACT Fibernet: Rs.3100/- per next six months) for completing #2000WikidaysChallenge. It would be helpful to me to complete 2000WikidaysChallenge in successful way.-- Pranayraj Vangari (talk) |Contribs) 12:44, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Hi User: Pranayraj1985, Thank you for your contribution. This request is approved. Thanks Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:28, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
Dear Nitesh (CIS-A2K), thanks for your support.-- Pranayraj Vangari (talk) |Contribs) 15:41, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Internet Support Request

Approved YesY

We sincerely request that Wikipedian users are going through financial difficulties during Kovid-19. Internet services have become more expensive in Punjab. The Wikipedia work style is not possible without the net. The Internet service provided by Wikipedia should be provided as a Wikipedian service so that Wikipedian activities can continue. --ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਵਿਰਦੀ (talk) 09:42, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

User:ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਵਿਰਦੀ, thanks for reaching out to us. We can understand your concern about what Wikimedians are facing trouble due to COVID-19. We are here for the Wikimedians who are working for the Wikimedia Movement. Thanks for your contribution as a Punjabi Wikimedian. We will reach out to you for more details. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:50, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

Internet Support Request

Approved YesY

ਮੈਂ ਨਿਮਰਤਾ ਸਾਹਿਤ ਬੇਨਤੀ ਕਰਦੀ ਹਾਂ ਕਿ ਕੋਵਿਡ-19 ਦੀ ਮਹਾਂਮਾਰੀ ਕਰਕੇ ਮੇਰੇ ਘਰ ਦੀ ਆਰਥਿਕ ਹਾਲਤ ਠੀਕ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੈ ਜਿਸ ਕਰਕੇ ਮੈਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਲਈ WiFi ਨਹੀਂ ਲਗਵਾ ਸਕਦੀ। ਮੈਨੂੰ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿਕੀਪੀਡੀਆ ਅਤੇ ਵਿਕੀਸਰੋਤ ਤੇ ਕੰਮ ਕਰਨਾ ਬਹੁਤ ਪਸੰਦ ਹੈ ਇਸ ਕਰਕੇ ਮੇਰੀ WiFi ਲਗਵਾਉਣ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਦਦ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾਵੇ। ਮੈਂ ਆਪ ਜੀ ਬਹੁਤ ਧੰਨਵਾਦੀ ਹੋਵੇਗੀ --Rajdeep ghuman (talk) 15:43, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

ਸਤਸ੍ਰੀਅਕਾਲ User:Rajdeep ghuman, ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਬਹੁਤ ਧੰਨਵਾਦ ਕਿ ਤੁਸੀਂ A2K ਨੂੰ ਸਹਿਯੋਗ ਲਈ ਪਹੁੰਚ ਕੀਤੀ। ਜੀ, ਕੋਵਿਡ-19 ਦੇ ਕਾਰਨ ਬਹੁਤ ਸਾਰੀਆਂ ਸਮੱਸਿਆਵਾਂ ਦਾ ਸਾਹਮਣਾ ਕਰਨਾ ਪੈ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਵਿਚੋਂ ਆਰਥਿਕਤਾ ਮੁੱਖ ਹੈ। ਤੁਸੀਂ ਇੱਕ ਬਹੁਤ ਹੀ ਮਿਹਨਤੀ ਅਤੇ ਚੰਗੇ ਸੰਪਾਦਕ ਹੋ ਅਤੇ ਅਸੀਂ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਬਹੁਮੁੱਲੇ ਯੋਗਦਾਨ ਲਈ ਸ਼ੁਕਰੀਆ ਅਦਾ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂ। ਤੁਹਾਡੀ request ਲਈ ਅਸੀਂ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਛੇਤੀ ਹੀ ਪਹੁੰਚ ਕਰਾਂਗੇ। ਬਹੁਤ ਸ਼ੁਕਰੀਆ Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:56, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

Internet Support Request

Approved YesY

Due to pandemic (Covid-19) I lost my job in March 2020.... I've been regular editor of Urdu Wikipedia and sometimes I edit English Wikipedia as well. My global editings can be seen here.- During these times somehow I managed to recharge and used internet but now I think it has become impossible to recharge due to expensive recharges. I need help so that I may continue my editing without stopping. Thanks- Hasan (talk) 06:18, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Hello Hasan, thanks for your request. Please let us know what kind of Intenet service (Jio prepaid, Vodafone prepaid etc.) are you using? or the specific support you need (recharge details, amount etc.). Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:14, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Nitesh for your kind response. I use Airtel prepaid. The amount for the Internet recharge is Rs.2498/- (that can be checked on official website) for next one year. Hasan (talk) 14:31, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Hasan for your response and for sharing your plan. I request you please find the three or six-month plan. We will assess the Wiki contributions and will provide you with a further plan. For your details please email on tito(_AT_)cis-india.org. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 05:37, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

Internet Support Request

Approved YesY

I am a bureaucrat & admin on the Urdu Wikipedia and perform the technical/admin actions on the project. And nowadays I am working regularly on the Test Urdu Wikisource project. But my Business has stopped due to the ongoing pandemic. Requesting internet support for a span of one year. I use Airtel and the year plan is Rs 2498. Thanks in advance. Yethrosh (talk) 14:43, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Yethrosh, Thank you for applying. I request you please find a three or six-month plan for now. After assessing Wiki contribution, we will extend your recharge. Please email your details on tito(_AT_)cis-india.org. Thank you --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 05:42, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
The three month plan is 698. Thanks. Yethrosh (talk)
This request is approved. --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 18:21, 22 May 2021 (UTC)

Internet Support Request

Approved YesY

Hello, Dear A2K Team,

I am (User:Tarunsamanta) one of the active Wikipedian in Bengali, English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Projects. I am working regularly on the Bengali Wikipedia. But my regular basic work has been stopped due to the total Lockdown for ongoing COVID pandemic and financial difficulties. The Wikipedia work is not possible without the uninterrupted internet connection. Hence, I am requesting to you for internet support for a span of one year. I use JIO WIFI and the year plan is Rs 2599/-. Thanks in advance.--Tarunsamanta (talk) 15:09, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

Hello User: Tarunsamanta, Thanks for reaching out to us. We can understand your difficulties which you are facing. I would like to request you, please find a three or six-month plan and let us know. For your personal details for recharge please email tito(_AT_)cis-india.org or gillteshu(_AT_)gmail.com. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:45, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
This request for Internet support is approved. `--Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:41, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

Equipment support for IMD User group

Approved YesY

I would like to make an equipment support request here on behalf of IMD user group.

  • Which equipment:- MacBook Pro M1 with 16GB (13-inch, a lowest variant of Pro)
  • Equipment price:- $1970 (base) + $280 (additional RAM) = $2,250
  • Duration:- At least for 2.5 years (but can be extend further)
  • Announcement link:- Talk:Indic_MediaWiki_Developers_User_Group#Equipment_for_User_group
  • Rational for equipment: See announcement link
  • Rational for equipment's expensiveness:- Since the laptop will be used to develop the tools and software so it is necessary to have a laptop with at least 16 GB RAM and Octa core processor. We found 4 laptops on Amazon and Flipkart. They all have $2000 price category but we selected M1 as it has two main benefits: It is highly optimized for developers and allow cross platform application development. Also we don't require to buy Windows product key. The 13 inch variant is the lowest in Pro series and fulfilling the requirements of the developer configration. It is perfect option for us now. Laptop has good configuration. Hence, it is little bit expensive.--Jayprakash >>> Talk 18:13, 28 May 2021 (UTC)

Hello Jayprakash and the members of Indic MediaWiki Developers user group, thanks for letting us know about this request. The budget of the laptop you have mentioned is much higher than the laptops supported by CIS, or during Project Tiger. However we understand that you need this laptop is needed for developing-related work, which might be difficult or impossible in general laptops. Thanks for giving the clarification. We have the following the questions/observations:

  1. Please note if we support this it will be an asset of CIS, and it will be given to the user group for using.
  2. We would need a contact person/custodian from the user group, who we will contact.
  3. Your team is doing very good work to support Wikimedia projects, we would like to know about the interesting work you are doing. Could you share a brief report in every three months?
  4. If we support, initially we can give it for one year, if the usage report etc are done, we'll gladly extend it for a year.
  5. We agree with Krishna's suggestion of preparing an asset-management sub-page on Meta-Wiki, and we are asking the same.
Feel free to ask questions.
Regards. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:55, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
Thank you Tito (CIS-A2K) Ji for your response.
  1. We agree that it will be CIS asset.
  2. I (User:Jayprakash12345) will be custodian from user group side for equipment.
  3. We (user group) publish report in every 3 months. In the past, 80% technical work is done by me so we can attach our quarterly activity report and can provide usage stats in terms of percentage.
  4. We are okay with 1 year.
  5. We will create asset-management sub-page once equipment is hand over to us.--Jayprakash >>> Talk 13:17, 5 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Hello User:Jayprakash12345, Indic MediaWiki developers user group and the team is doing quite amazing. Although the requested expense is much above our normal support, following the observations above, and specific project-specific requirement, the request is Approved Approved. K. N. Medini or someone from the team will contact you to take this further. Currently the asset will be handed over to the user group for a year, and after that the time period will be extended upon submission of reports. Regards. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 13:25, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
Tito (CIS-A2K), बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद--Jayprakash >>> Talk 04:22, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
I confirm that, on 01-07-2021, the hardware Apple M1 laptop has been delivered to Indic MediaWiki Developers User Group. I received the hardware on behalf of the user group. As per point 5, I have created Indic_MediaWiki_Developers_User_Group/Assests. Thank you for supporting us.--Jayprakash >>> Talk 05:21, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
First quarterly report: Indic_MediaWiki_Developers_User_Group/Assest/Laptop_Report#July-September_2021--Jayprakash >>> Talk 09:43, 1 October 2021 (UTC)

Internet Support Request

Hello ,I am (User:Yakshitha) active wikipedian and I do contribute to Kannada ,tulu and other wikimedia projects.Due to Covid-19 I'm facing lot of issues to contribute without internet support .So here by I request you to provide me a internet support of one year span to contribute more.--Yakshitha (talk) 13:14, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

Hello User: Yakshitha, Thank you for your request. I want to notify you that A2K started providing internet support to Indian Wikimedians. I would request you please go to the link and apply there for internet support. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:48, 1 June 2021 (UTC)

Request for getting books on Gujarati Wikisource

Approved YesY

We are planning to upload some books on Gujarati Wikisource through OTRS. User:Gazal world has talked to the copyright holder regarding same. However these books are not available with him and we require those books. Those books are as under:

  1. Sadhara Jesang-No Salo (Part-I & II) : ISBN : 978-93-5198-173-2 (Printed price 475) on Amazon Rs. 430.00
  2. Vela Vela Ni Chhayadi : ISBN : 978-81-8440-219-3 (Printed price 350) available here at publisher website Price Rs. 315.00
  3. Mozart Ane Bithovan available here at publisher website Price Rs. 90.00 Price Rs. 90.00

These books can be directly purchased and sent to User:Gazal world who will be scanning the same and complete OTRS. --Sushant savla (talk) 16:19, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

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)

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)
  • 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)

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)

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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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)

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)


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)

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)

@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)
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)
Good Morning, Nitesh (CIS-A2K). Thank you A2K team for approving the request. Regards, Nivas10798 (talk) 08:04, 13 August 2021 (UTC)
@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)
Good morning @Nivas10798:, Noted! Thanks for the update. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:08, 2 September 2021 (UTC)

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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)

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)

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)

@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)
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)

@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)

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)
@Nitesh (CIS-A2K): जी, शुक्रिया। --कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया (talk) 14:04, 13 August 2021 (UTC)

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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)

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)

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)
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)
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)
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)

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)

Endorsements

  • Support Support --Muzammil (talk) 18:36, 10 August 2021 (UTC)
  • 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)
  • Support Support -J. Ansari Talk 02:37, 13 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Will be helpful. Hasan (talk) 13:27, 13 August 2021 (UTC)

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)
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)
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)

Editathon on Gujarati Wikipedia

Approved YesY

Event details

  • Language community and project : Gujarati Wikipedia
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link): Here
  • Start date of preparation: 5-September-2021
  • Start date of project: 10-September-2021
  • End date of project: 10-October-2021
  • End date of completion of the entire endeavor: 15-October-2021
  • Event page: To be made


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)

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)
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)

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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)
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)
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)
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)

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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)

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)
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)

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)
Thanks for the approval. https://www.myvi.in/prepaid/best-prepaid-plans 901RS plan. NehalDaveND (talk) 07:30, 27 September 2021 (UTC)

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)

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)
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)
Dear Nitesh (CIS-A2K), thanks for your support.--Pranayraj Vangari(talk) 14:27, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

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)

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)

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)
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)
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)

Fund request for a Wiki meet(Assamese Wikimedia)

Under review

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)- ₹2000
  • Banner (All time use) - ₹500
  • Miscellaneous - ₹500

Total: ₹(6000+2000+500+500)

       = ₹ 9000

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

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)