Talk:Supporting Indian Language Wikipedias Program

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Methodology for Submission of resource request and selection of eligible candidates[edit]

Many users from ml community have inquired through various channels on where to submit their applications for desired resources and in which format. For example, (1) should the applications be submitted in public or via closed forms (like google forms, e-mail etc.)(2) How shall the community support be sought and gathered (on meta or in individual communities etc.).

It will be much appreciated if a clear directive or plan is published on this matter, preferably in these same pages. Thanks ViswaPrabhaവിശ്വപ്രഭtalk 18:01, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi Viswaprabha, thanks for conveying the questions from the community. We will update this meta page soon with more details about the process to apply for laptop/internet support. Please encourage your fellow Wikipedians to take part in this Needs Assessment Survey too. Thank you. --15:04, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

I want to add the details of villages were wiki not entered yet. Every human must know about my my Nation, My State, and my Villages. I travelled most villages and towns in 30yrs of my life Raja91160 (talk) 07:56, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Request submission[edit]

Many of the editors including me from Malayalam Wiki are interested in this program. Existing editors who would benefit from the support for laptops and internet access can apply individually. - Please explain the method of applying for laptops and internet access. -Arunsunilkollam (talk) 02:25, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi Arunsunilkollam, we will update this meta page soon with more details about the process to apply for laptop/internet support. Please encourage your fellow Wikipedians to take part in this Needs Assessment Survey too. Thank you. --15:04, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

I post the need of new wikies in my social media pages to participate in needs program Raja91160 (talk) 07:59, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

More Information[edit]

Expecting more information on this. --Akbarali (talk) 19:45, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi Arunsunilkollam, we will update this meta page soon with more details about the process to apply for laptop/internet support. Please encourage your fellow Wikipedians to take part in this Needs Assessment Survey too. Thank you. --15:04, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

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Contest management and live updates[edit]

In Malayalam Wikipedia we are using Edit-a-thon Stats tool to manage edit-a-thons in past year. Hope we can extend this to manage the complete event. -- Ranjithsiji (talk) 11:18, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

  • Thanks for letting us know about the tool. Earlier I was personally thinking for tool like fountain. We'll of course check with community members and others and let you know. Thanks for suggesting the tool. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 14:11, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

I am new to this program even though i am writing well, Tamil wiki giving me good chance to serve you and the Nation Raja91160 (talk) 08:04, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Participating organizations and communities[edit]

(Interested communities and user groups can sign up below)

  1. Tamil Wiki Community would like to sign up, I believe that we have already implemented this model in our community and have a good response and got some considerable progress in the wiki members contribution. Am sure that this help us to improve our community in a great way. --Dineshkumar Ponnusamy (talk) 17:47, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  2. Hindi Wikipedia would like to sign up. We have recently concluded a content creation contest which was organised to celebrate Hindi Day (14 Sep). The community has also participated in Wikiwomen contest. The community is planning many activities which are in line with the mentioned programme. Keeping in view the bigger geography, The mobile and internet revolution well under progress and community's lack of past experience in arranging such activities; the helping hand of Foundation, Chapter, CIS and Google is nothing less than a blessing, noth8ng better could be asked for. I'm sure Hindi community will be able to show best results. --Anamdas (talk) 01:10, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  3. Malayalam Wikimedia Community: Our community have many contributors who are potentially highly active with valuable contributions for most wikimedia projects including Wikipedia, Wikisource, Wiiktionary, Wkidata and wikimedia commons, but limited by lack of own suitable computer or flawless internet access. They will also be highly enthusiastic in conducting / participating on theme based regional/ national contests as has been shown always in the past. ViswaPrabhaവിശ്വപ്രഭtalk 16:15, 16 November 2017 (UTC) Support Support -- Ranjithsiji (talk) 11:00, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
  4. Gujarati Wikimedia community would like to sign up. Our community has many members who, if get external support, can contribute even more. Our community has been contributing to most of the wikimedia projects Wikipedia, WikiSource, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, WikiQuote. Some members have reported having constraints in terms of resources (e.g Laptop, internet connection, WACOM pad, good DSL camera etc.), that keeps them behind in increasing their contribution. --Aniket (talk) 13:09, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
  5. Kannada wikipedia community would like to sign up.In our comunity some members contributing using mobile due non availability of laptop/computer of their own.If you provide support from above Program its helps us to contribute more.Sangappadyamani (talk) 11:05, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
    1. Support I support above comment made by Sangappadyamani & it would be best this project would focus rural areas. ★ Anoop / ಅನೂಪ್ © 07:30, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
    2. Support I endorse this. This is a very good program & I would like to sign-up Kannada community --Vikas Hegde (talk) 13:24, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
  6. Odia wikipedia community would like to sign up for this program. In Odia Wiki community there are some active members who face problems regarding the availability of these type of resources (shared computers,poor internet connection, unavailability of a good camera and other supported hardwares/paid softwares for any effective glam project. Like the world famous Rathajatra). They have been actively contributing to different wiki projects like Wikisource, wikimedia commons , wikipedia , dictionary etc. It will be really helpful for the Wikimedians to contribute more. --Chinmayee Mishra (talk) 19:24, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  7. With the support from Marathi Community, we are ready to take up project on Indo-Japanese Culture at Department of Foreign Language, Pune Univeristy and Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune. What I have seen, not only students but also teachers from these institutions are very much interested in writing or researching about Indo-Japanese Culture and Japanology, but there are very less or no computers, internet resources available at these institutions. By setting up computer resource mini lab, in these institutions will help us in getting specific encyclopedic content. --Abhinavgarule (talk) 00:04, 14 December 2017 (UTC) Support Support -- cherishsantosh (talk) 11:00, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
    1. We are working on Marathi Wikipedia and Marathi Wikipedians would like to be a part of this program by participating and contributing. We are working in rural area along with the girls around the village.This is very important project for enhancing the literature in Marathi.
    2. Marathi wikipedia would like to sign up this program.we are working on rural area thats why we got shortest techinical support for this program.the assistance of resource(laptop)will really enhance their contribution.and also I would like to be a part of this program by participate and contribute.
  8. Punjabi Wikimedians would like to sign up for this program. In Punjabi community we have some active members with appreciable contribution on wiki. The assistance of resources (computers,internet connection, good camera and other hardwares/softwares) will really enhance their contribution. Manavpreet Kaur (talk) 15:30, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
  9. Telugu Wikipedians would like to sign up for this program. One of our active community members got selected for infrastructure support from earlier programs and as his problem with laptop was resolved, become very active from then. So, We could see this assistance will enhance contributions. --విశ్వనాధ్.బి.కె. (talk) 03:20, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
  10. Sanskrit: I would like to sign up for this programme. Assistance of this kind will help us a lot, like content generation or to conduct outreach activities. -Sayant Mahato (talk) 11:35, 19 December 2017 (UTC)
    1. # NehalDaveND (talk) 10:57, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Community participation and eligibility[edit]

As my community, the Bengali Wikipedia haven't participated, Am I still eligible for this? Soumyapatra13 (talk) 06:52, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

@Soumyapatra13:, any individual is welcome to apply for the support and participate in the article writing contest. We will appreciate if you can coordinate the contest for Bengali Wikipedia along with more community members who are interested.--RAyyakkannu (WMF) (talk) 10:15, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedians from Pakistan[edit]

I wanted to confirm that, can Wikipedians from Pakistan apply in this program for other resources, if not for laptops? Kindly guide me.--مھتاب احمد (talk) 22:08, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

No! i think you should appeal for Supporting Pakistani Language Wikipedias Program (a new program) --Bukhari (Talk!) 04:01, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi, @مھتاب احمد:, due to auditing requirements for CIS-A2K, support under this pilot program is currently available only for the residents in India. --RAyyakkannu (WMF) (talk) 10:13, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

About Laptop[edit]

Hello,

I want to know about Laptop. which display size,compney, operating system, ram, internal memory and processor?--आर्यावर्त (talk) 03:16, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi @आर्यावर्त:, it will be a basic model Acer Chromebook like this. --RAyyakkannu (WMF) (talk) 10:11, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

I wish it was clear which Chromebook was being given at the beginning. I have received this one with 2 GB of Ram, There is another model with 4 GB Ram, this would have been much better. I hope from next time it will be told clearly which one to be given. Thanks for the support! -- ɑηsuмaη «Talk» 07:55, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

Article writing contest (February 2018 - April 2018)[edit]

Please provide information about Article Creation Competition proposed in February. Is it being conducted or still under consideration? How/where to submit articles newly created for the Competition? Regards. Gazal world (talk) 14:40, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

@Gazal world:, the contest will be launched soon. More details will be updated this week. --RAyyakkannu (WMF) (talk) 10:09, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
Gujarati is missing on the Contest page. Should we add there? --KartikMistry (talk) 04:30, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
@KartikMistry: Yes, please. We look forward to the community organizers to set up the portal page (sample here) for the contest in their languages. Once you have the portal ready, please link to it from here. --Ravi (talk) 11:31, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

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