Talk:CIS-A2K/Work plan April 2013 - June 2014/Overall Support Across Indian language Communities

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Please give your feedback on the 'Overall Support Across Indian language Communities' here. If you have specific feedback on any particular component of the plan you are requested to share it on the Talk/Discussion page of that particular page. Thank You - A2K Team.[edit]

Creating awareness-Lessons from past initiatives[edit]

For creating awareness, some of the proposals were already piloted (Video for Hindi Wikipedia, editing guide in Malayalam, Publicity through Facebook in Kannada) by the India programs/Wikipedia Communities. It will be useful to share the lessons from those pilots and devise alternative ways to create awareness. Google has run the Google internet bus project in India in 2009 to create a large impact, which achieved publicity while creating awareness. A Wikipedia bus with about Android tablets with native language input method through on screen keyboards and good mobile intenet connectivity, which could tour for few months with in a state could be an alternative initiative worth exploring, as it may create better impact.--Arjunaraoc (talk) 03:36, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Dear Arujana, Thank you for your feedback. Wikipedia Bus is a brilliant idea!! We were thinking of 'Wikimedia Mobile Lab' almost on similar lines but your idea sounds better. We will surely explore the feasibility and possibility of this idea.
Thank you for pointing to the earlier efforts about awareness building, we will certainly take the learnings into consideration and devise alternative modes if needed.--Vishnu (talk)08:25, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

bug reporting and resolution[edit]

I noticed: Often community members express the need to have effective bug resolution. There is a need to facilitate bug reporting and resolution.

It might be a good idea to translate this blog post on how to create a good first bug report into Indian languages and distribute it appropriately. Also, Andre Klapper, Wikimedia Foundation bug wrangler, and Runa Bhattacharjee of the localisation team are both available to help with the task of facilitating bug reporting and bug resolution. I hope that helps! Sharihareswara (WMF) (talk) 01:56, 3 May 2013 (UTC)