Tell us about Punjabi Wikipedia

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Questionnaire[edit]

Contributors[edit]

  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
I am unaware since I just joined and haven't contacted around. I used to contact off account before. RonnieSingh (talk) 22:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
Yes. RonnieSingh (talk) 22:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
Mostly India, North America and U.K. RonnieSingh (talk) 22:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?

Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with other Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
I have mentioned it on Tell us about Hindi Wikipedia. RonnieSingh (talk) 22:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
I do translate sometimes from Hindi, Urdu and Western Punjabi Wikipedias. I do so with English too, but that's comparatively rarer. RonnieSingh (talk) 22:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
No. RonnieSingh (talk) 22:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?

Your Wikipedia and the linguistic community[edit]

  • Is there a language institution for your language, like an Academy, or a club of people interested in your language? Do you have contact with them?
Yes, but I'm ignorant of them. RonnieSingh (talk) 22:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Who (else) supports you?
  • What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have flyers, give lectures, training etc.?
  • Do you get feedback from readers?
  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?
Punjabipedia and Wester Punjabi Wikipedia (in a different script) exist. RonnieSingh (talk) 22:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Content[edit]

  • Does your edition concentrate on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
Better articles are usually those which are about non-controversial topics in our community. RonnieSingh (talk) 22:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?

Language[edit]

  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
Yes. It's mandatory to use it in formal work. One dialect dominates writing. RonnieSingh (talk) 22:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
They don't occur usually, but when they do, spotting them is a little difficult. RonnieSingh (talk) 22:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)