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Wikimania 2017[edit]

Tell us about your involvement in your home wiki or the broader WM movement. What have you built or contributed to in order to improve your wiki or community? Have you lead or organized any of these activities?[edit]

I registered an account at the end of 2009, but my very active contribution history started in early Spring 2012. It was originally about adding to day pages, which continues today as a project, then moved into creating new articles on important modern day phenomena (which later lead to my involvement in ttwiki's List of articles every Wikipedia should have). However, I've quickly discovered that my homewiki has serious issues with community cohesion, respect for Wikimedia principles & policies, etc. (some still unresolved, I am trying to deal with them internally, without bothering Meta-Wiki Community or Stewards too much), so since late 2012 – early 2013 I mainly concentrate on Community member support & Project & Community Development issues.

Since then I've built or significantly improved & continue working on the following issues @ ttwiki:

During my month-long suspension from ttwiki participation (in Feb.2015), I've familiarized myself with Meta-Wiki & started translating various Help pages into Tatar & Guidelines into Russian, an initiative that since then evolved into Meta-Wiki project “Wikipedias in the languages of Russia” (WPLR) that I keep growing further. This forced abstinence from homewiki in a way opened my eyes to the needs of other language communities in Russia, so since then I try participating in various offline community events, for example:


What's something great that happened as a result of these activities? This could be descried quantitatively or qualitatively, and could impact online or offline.[edit]


What collaborations with other Wikimedians or Wikimedia organizations are you most proud of?[edit]

  • Jointly with WMRU's Meta-wiki & SakhaWP representatives, we've prepared a Wikipedia and Turkic cultures: Past, Present and Future report, published in the proceedings of "Traditional Turkic Cultures: Problems & Prospects" scientific-practical conference, Kanash / Chuvash Republic / Russian Federation, 9-11 April, 2015 Section: Linguistics & cross-cultural communication: innovative approaches & development roadmaps.
  • Russia wide I'm proud that WMRU is now a Model Russian Organization – the only National-level organization whose website is, at least partly, available in the regional languages of Russia (official status in some part thereof). I'm proud and thankful that WMRU provided me with an opportunity to talk about WPLR & our separate participants during the Plenary on the first day of 2016 Wiki-conference in Saint Petersburg.
  • Last year I joined Russian WikiNews, Wikimedians of Bashkortostan User Group, Sakha & other small WP leaders initiated Multilingual News Project, so now we also have Tatar Section on RuWN (though not actively used yet).
  • On ttwiki, we've recently co-organized 2016 Wikipedia Asian Month & got Selet Wikipedia School & other local initiatives some attention in mainstream Tatar Media.

I must specifically mention the importance of Wikimedians of Bashkortostan User Group (first on in the regional languages of Russia, actively engaging young and old women in their region to participate in Bashkir Wiki-projects) that is feeling all others among us with hope, so I'm proud to be helping & collaborating with them in their initiatives both online & offline. For example, I've helped them with getting their Meta-Wiki page translated into English, Russian, Tatar & Turkish, and acting as tutor during their 2016 Spring Wiki-camp, sharing useful info & links with them on bawiki Village Pump.


How do you usually share your experiences (or things you've learned) with your community? Examples of on-wiki summaries/reports, blog posts, meetup talks, etc. are welcome here.[edit]

I understand that someday I won't be able to dedicate the same amount of time and attention to Wikimedia projects, so documenting and sharing my experience is a day-to-day priority, both online and offline.

Online

  • ttwiki: I add the summary of what I learned into related Help/Guideline pages, Noticeboards/Forums and ping specific Users ASAP (Some examples: 1, 2, 3). I also share Tatar Wikipedia news/discussion groups @ Vk.com & Facebook.com.
  • Wikimedia Russia community: I use WMRU mailing list to share something which is of value.
  • Wikipedias in the languages of Russia project: I include related links into respective Meta-Wiki project pages or into upcoming newsletter to be delivered to respective Forums/Village Pumps (see links in previous question, I haven't had the time to learn automated delivery, so no deliveries to individual User talk pages just yet).

Offline:

  • Selet WikiSchool
  • WMRU & WM Bashkortostan User Group organized events
  • Wiki-presentations at various youth summer camps, educational and cultural entities in Kazan & throughout Tatarstan
  • person-to-person QAs

Wikimania 2017 submission abstract[edit]

Wikipedias in the languages of Russia: in line with the wider Movement strategy?

The only true freedom we have as human beings is ability to analyze our values critically and rethink what we actually stand for. In this light, faith in some just and kind Creator, valuing sharing or believing WMF vision can't be possibly reconciled with indifference to the fate of any existing language or its culture. How are we doing on this front in our part of the World?

Wikimedia Russia's charter tasks it with providing help to all Wikimedia projects in the languages of Russia. Russian is a country-wide medium of instruction, business & public functions, but there are 49 more languages that have official status somewhere in the Russian Federation and over a 50 more of those majority of native speakers of which reside within the country, and leaving any one of them behind would be going against our mission.

All this diversity of sister language communities have common objectives, somewhat similar challenges, different degree of activity on wiki, in the country-level & international collaboration and initiatives. Volunteer-run Wikimedia Russia is the only country-level organization promoting Russia's indigenous multilingualism, so it would only benefit from all help, expertise & cooperation it can get in bringing this culturally & linguistically rich landscape to blossoming.

The country with one of the greatest diversity of local cultures..
At least 26 individual regional/indigenous language community flags to be added around

Wikipedias in this category:

Wikimedia Russia organizes various seminars & projects (some co-sponsored by WMF), significant amount of cooperation also takes place in an informal unorganized form.

Wikimania 2019[edit]

WM'19: Tell us about your recent involvement in your home wiki or the broader Wikimedia movement. What have you built or contributed to in order to improve your wiki or community? Have you led or organized any of these activities? Please indicate which of these activities took place in the last 12 months.[edit]

In the last 12 months:

WM'19: What’s something great that happened as a result of these activities? This could be described either quantitatively or qualitatively, and could impact either online or offline. Here are some examples that might help.[edit]

WM'19: What collaborations with other Wikimedians or Wikimedia organizations are you most proud of?[edit]

I am very proud being part of:

WM'19: How do you usually share your experiences (or things you’ve learned) with your community? Examples of on-wiki summaries/reports, blog posts, meetup talks, etc. are welcome here.[edit]

WM'19: Please provide the links to all of your previous WMF Scholarship reports.[edit]