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Participation of Wikivoyage[edit]

@Fantasticfears: I would like to organise Asian Month on (Esperanto) Wikivoyage. I consider, that as it is a geographically themed event, organising it in on the travel guide project makes full sense. Please let me know if you do not agree, otherwise I am going to join. --KuboF Hromoslav (talk) 09:14, 25 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

@KuboF Hromoslav: It's a great idea. We are working on sample pages. I'll let you know.--Fantasticfears (talk) 19:20, 26 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

Joining Malayalam Wikipedia[edit]

Sorry for being late. We are still trying to join into the contest. Please Consider Us. Malayalam wikipeida. --Ranjithsiji (talk) 02:05, 1 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

We are up and running. Live Progress is here --Ranjithsiji (talk) 02:04, 2 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

Commons monthy challenge[edit]

Maybe you can inform that the November 2017 challenges on commons are:

We don't get a lot pictures from Asia usually, so if uploaded pictures are also part of your target, please inform them.--Alexmar983 (talk) 06:57, 3 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

@Alexmar983: it’s an interesting idea and thanks for the input. I’ve noted your suggestion. However, we are still a small team and the event still needs improvements on various aspects, especially a better tool. Given more events, we will be more confident in organizing and have a better tool to help local organizers. By all means, photo campaigns sound quite interesting and can somehow be integrated in the event as well.—Fantasticfears (talk) 09:48, 20 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia Asian Month 2017 in Sinhala Wikipedia[edit]

In Sinhala Wikipedia Asian Month 2017, the sole organizer is currently the sole contributor. He is judging his own contributions. Is this in order? -----Shwetha (talk) 14:20, 3 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

@Shwetha: from what I've understood, your question is that you want to make sure the jury process for WAM in siwiki_p goes smooth. The current organizer should have ability to understand all policies in siwiki_p. Though he is the only contributor to the event so far. I am one jury member simply because I want to check the jury tool and oversees the process. As of judging articles, if I ever need to do that, I'll have to read them by Google Translate :(. So it would be best if you want to join as an organizer for siwiki_p.--Fantasticfears (talk) 16:58, 4 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
The google translator is not a successful tool atleast for Sinhala. Thus if you use it to judge the articles, it is not suitable. Hence the best way would be to persuade a senior wikipedian from Sinhala Wikipedia to be an organizer. I do not have time for this. Considering the current situation, I do not think we can satisfy ourselves about judging process in Wikipedia Asian Month 2017 in Sinhala Wikipedia. --- Shwetha (talk) 02:59, 5 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

Месяц Азии 2016[edit]

@Ле Лой: А как прошёл Месяц Азии - 2016? Мы так и не дождались официальных результатов. :( --Леонид Макаров (talk) 02:58, 4 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

@Леонид Макаров: и правда. Пойдёт, если я сделаю выборку по статистике вместе с результатами этого года? Кстати говоря, что бы вам было интересно увидеть в статистике: количество статей русского раздела, а что ещё? Le Loy 23:57, 5 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
@Ле Лой: Да, как скажите. За год не удалось уточнить результаты (Accepted) по всем разделам в Wikipedia Asian Month/2016/Results, а в Русской Википедии вообще подвести итоги. Стоит ли проводить этот конкурс, если результаты по нему не объявляются?--Леонид Макаров (talk) 02:35, 6 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

Women in Red Contest[edit]

All participants are welcome to also contribute the same articles to The World Contest for Asia. There's $200 and two biographical books on Asian women, Arabic and Japanese to win, each 500 odd pages. I think it might be more productive for your contest and vice versa. I will put up a section for Asian Month 2017 on the main contest page if there is significant support from here and you join in the WIR effort. Feel free to add articles done for Asian month in the article achievements section, all we ask for is that no paragraphs are unsourced and no very short stubs.Dr. Blofeld (talk) 11:29, 6 November 2017 (UTC)Reply


Today I created the page for Asian Month in 2017. But I don't know how to manage the tool. Please, can someone help me? Thanks! --Millars (talk) 13:57, 6 November 2017 (UTC) PD I modified the links to the tool changing 2016 to 2017 but it does not work. Should it be activated? And, how can I became a jury and add more members?Reply

German headline teaser refers to WAM 2016 instead of 2017[edit]

Thought you should know :) Best, Karl

Asia2.0 Label[edit]

Hello everyone,

We are Asia2.0, an online community for people working for a better understanding of asian cultures (also called anti-racist, but that's not important). We find the initiative wonderful, and would like to spread the campaign, by having a collective account or a label. Is it possible ? We are based in French speaking countries, and we'll do anything to create quality content.

Change in Rules in Fountain tool for Japanese Wikipedia[edit]

Hi there - I am one of the organizers of WAM2017 in Japanese Wikipedia. We received a question regarding whether articles created on top of redirects (not on top of stubs) can be accepted. In the votes for recent new articles (ja:Wikipedia:メインページ新着投票所) we accept such cases so I believe we need to have such flexibility. Can anyone who has the access to change the settings on Fountain to implement this change? If it is not possible to handle automatically, then I am also fine to simply remove the criteria of creation date and creator on Fountain, and we verify by ourselves.--ネイ (talk) 11:09, 8 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hey @ネイ:, I have answered to this question on the Asian Wikipedians messenger group, Hope it helped you :)--Sailesh Patnaik 16:34, 25 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
Hi @Saileshpat: (Sailesh Patnaik), I am not sure where is the Asian Wikipedians messenger group - would you mind pointing myself to there, or copying the answer to here so everyone can see it? Thanks.--ネイ (talk) 13:16, 26 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
Hey @ネイ:, My bad. I guess, I replied to Takashi's query on the messenger group. I think the juror should take their decision for this, as it is beyond the scope of the tool, If the jurors can do it manually it will really help. --Sailesh Patnaik 15:42, 26 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
Thank you very much, we will do it manually.--ネイ (talk) 08:35, 29 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia Asian Art Month[edit]

Night-Shining White, now in 3 languages.

We'd like to invite participant to join Wikipedia Asian Art Month; if you write just one article and include one of our images, you'll get a special Metropolitan Museum of Art postcard. And if you're one of the grand prize winners, you'll get a Met guidebook or Asian art publication.--Pharos (talk) 18:25, 16 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

@Pharos:, got any ideas for me? --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 18:52, 27 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
@Artix Kreiger: Since you seem interested in Southeast Asia, how about an article on w:Dvaravati art? (see w:Dvaravati) You can use The Mon-Dvaravati Tradition of Early North-Central Thailand as a reference, and all of the images on that page should be on Commons (let me know if you have trouble finding them).--Pharos (talk) 19:24, 27 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
@Pharos:, started. I meant to add to the userspace, but I made a mistake and left a 2 line thing in the mainspace. can you delete? --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 19:36, 27 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
@Artix Kreiger:Sure, done.--Pharos (talk) 19:38, 27 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
@Pharos:, published. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 19:41, 29 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

Is a Pakistani-American Muslim character article in an American comic considered WAM qualified?[edit]

Hi. One of the Japanese WAM participant created ja:ミズ・マーベル. This Marvel comic character is a Muslim and a Pakistani-American, according to the article. Is this article considered to be qualified "Asian" article? I think, hmm, it's difficult to say, but yes. --Takot (talk) 01:39, 26 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hi @Takot:, Please consider it as a person of Asian origin. (I hope it will work)--Sailesh Patnaik 18:30, 6 December 2017 (UTC)Reply

Articles created in November but not included till November 30th[edit]

Hello. I'm one of the organizer in Spanish, and a user reported that he created the articles but he could not add them to the tool. Now he can not do that because the tool does not allow to include more articles. The user is Ehenriquezc and his articles: es:Conferencia episcopal de Corea, es:Conferencia Episcopal de Myanmar, es:Conferencia Episcopal de Taiwán and es:Conferencia de los Obispos Católicos del Japón. I ask if he can receive the postal card. Thanks. --Millars (talk) 18:52, 1 December 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hi @Millars:, Please consider them and I guess, the tool is now accepting articles. Please try.-- Sailesh Patnaik 18:33, 6 December 2017 (UTC)Reply

Google Form Template[edit]

Hi team,

If anyone having the Google Form Template to collect the address, kindly share it with me. Thanks. --Dineshkumar Ponnusamy (talk) 23:48, 20 December 2017 (UTC)Reply

Personal information[edit]

Hi people, Due to privacy considerations I will not be taking the postcard. Thanks though! Juxlos (talk) 15:31, 6 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

I was not able to use the google form, so I sent an e-mail to Erick Guan as offered by him as an alternative. --Bjs (talk) 15:34, 6 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hi. I will not take postcard, thanks a lot. Tuanminh01 (talk) 15:57, 6 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

same here. Binabik (talk) 17:22, 6 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
same here. - I am Davidzdh. 17:23, 6 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
Hi there! I dont want the postcard, thanks for your job. Cybermaid (talk) 19:19, 6 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
if they can, please retract my postcard. Thank you. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 21:27, 6 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
Hi! Thanks for your job. I dont want the postcard, . --Әмир (talk) 22:23, 6 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
Thanks, I dont need a postcards. --Winterpool (talk) 05:59, 7 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
Same here. I will not receive the postcard because of the privacy concerns. The event itself was so meaningful and exciting. Thanks a lot.--DFT B3LYP (talk) 11:29, 31 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Personal data submition for Card delivery[edit]

Hi everyone! I had forgotten to provide an email adress and/or to submit my data in order to receive the postcard.

After I received a message yesterday I submitted my data today, 7th January 2018. I would like to too if it's too late to send the info. (Meaning if the data sent has been accepted).

Best regards, Gato Preto (talk) 15:43, 7 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hi @Gato Preto:, Yes, we have received your details. Thank you!! —Sailesh Patnaik 06:46, 8 January 2018 (UTC)Reply Chdakarn (talk) 18:36, 7 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

Username change after submission of form[edit]

Hello! I requested a username change in a Wikipedia I was selected an Ambassador (ptwiki), but I had already submitted the form for the WAM address collection. The request wasn't filled yet, but I think it might be before the end of the January. Will there be any kind of problem with that? Do I need to resubmit the form or anything like that? Nandachuva (talk) 15:32, 9 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

@Nandachuva: I can see your address.--Fantasticfears (talk) 17:46, 2 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Data received?[edit]

Hello, according to this notification, I wrote an e-mail to with my address data on Jan 2. As I didn’t receive any reply so far, I just wanted to make sure that you received my address :-) --Stefan »Στέφανος«  17:21, 15 January 2018 (UTC) @Saileshpat: --Stefan »Στέφανος«  17:17, 23 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

@Stefan: Yes, I can confirm this. --Fantasticfears (talk) 17:46, 2 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

"Second Ambassador"?[edit]

Hey, I just noticed that Wikipedia Asian Month/2017 Ambassadors distinguishes between "First Ambassador" and "Second Ambassador". This wasn't exactly as it was presented to me here; I assumed that, if there was any difference, I would be given the "first-place" position since the other editor had repeatedly violated the entry rules, and the other editor would be given the "second-place" position and still named an ambassador after their copy-vio articles were disqualified. Is there any way to remedy this? Hijiri88 (talk) 12:58, 26 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

About Receiving postcards[edit]

I've sent my postal address to User:Saileshpat, but haven't released any postcard yet. Its been a while after the completion of WAM. Am I the only one who haven't received the card yet??--IM3847 (talk) 06:19, 4 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hi IM3847, Yes, I have received your postal address. I understand that it’s been a while, we’re a small team and we’re trying our best to send you the postcard ASAP. -Sailesh Patnaik 07:17, 4 February 2018 (UTC)Reply
What would the expected arrival date be? hiàn 03:59, 7 February 2018 (UTC)Reply
Hi, Hiàn! It depends upon country's postal service. From India it takes 2 month sometime or one month. -Sailesh Patnaik 10:56, 9 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Receiving postcard ???[edit]

Hey there. I am from Bangladesh. Is there anyone can tell me, Has anyone got a post card from Bangladesh?. IF not, How long does it take to get that post card? Fazal E Tamim (talk) 11:56, 4 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hi Fazal E Tamim, I believe most of the affiliates would have started sending Postcards. I guess it will take some time but we assure you that you'll receive one. --Sailesh Patnaik 19:00, 4 March 2018 (UTC)Reply
Thank you Sailesh Patnaik, for informing me the information. But I wanted to know whether any Bangladeshi Wikipedian received a postcard? Fazal E Tamim (talk) 14:50, 7 March 2018 (UTC)Reply
Hi @Fazal E Tamim:, I sent 11 postcards to Bangladesh from Japan, from March 23 to 29, 2018. --Takot (talk) 15:59, 9 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

WAM 2017 postcard[edit]

Hello. I'm Tanhung24 from Vietnam. I've submitted the details in the Google form to receive postcards from WAM 2017. So, I want to ask how long does it take to get the postcards? Thank you. Tanhung24 (talk) 22:30, 25 April 2018 (UTC)Reply

WAM 2017 Postcards[edit]

Hello, we and our eligible participants of WAM 2017 from Nepali Wikipedia have not received any postcards of WAM 2017. nShrestha (talk) 08:44, 7 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hi @Nirjal stha:, send me a wikimail. Maybe I can help you to some extent. --Takot (talk) 15:54, 9 November 2018 (UTC)Reply