User:Hindustanilanguage/Maithili Wikipedia Questionnaire

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1. Can you tell us about your association with this incubator project?

2. Currently, there are 50-60 people who've contributed to this project, although not on regular basis. What do you think is the additional scope of contributors for Maithili?

3. Although Maithili is also spoken in India, your profile as well as the profile of some other users seem to indicate the contributions mostly by Nepali people. How would you deal with that i.e. encouraging more participation for Maithili Wikipedia, especially from Indian Maithili speakers?

4. In one of my blogs (http://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/06/09/samskrita-bharati-and-sanskrit-wikipedia-the-journey-ahead) I discussed the proactive approach of Samkrita Bharathi in promoting Sanskrit. Do you think there can possibly be a tie-up with some institution for Maithili?

5. What is the level of support for Maithili in your country (i.e. school-level education/ university level education)? If so, what are the prominent education centres for the language?

6. In 2002, Maithili was included in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution, which allows it to be used in education, government, and other official contexts.Does Maithili have some sort of official status in Nepal?

7. Does the existence of distinct dialects such as Bantar, Barmeli, Musar and Tati in Nepal and Jolaha and Thetiya dialects in India result some sort of impediment in the development of the language Wikipedia?

8. Is there a demand for Maithili project in Tirhuta script also, considering the fact that there are Wikipedia projects which are divided mainly on the basis of scripts (https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/08/08/two-shades-of-wikipedia-in-punjabi) ?

9. It is indeed satisfactory that the no. of articles in project is increasing. But the average is too small - not beyond one or two lines in most cases. How do you propose the expansion of the stubs to satisfactory levels?

10. Most of the articles seem to be based on places and personalities. As a Wikipedia, it will need to have articles on Science and Technology, History, etc, how do you propose to promote content diversity?

11. What are the online sources available helpful to editors (dictionaries, language encyclopedias, old text, etc). Can you give a few examples?

12. Has there been any drive for Maithili Wikipedia - outreach events, informal meetings, online blogs, social media pages/ groups / posts etc? If so, what has been the impact?

13. Apart from Wikipedia, what are Wiki projects do you feel are in the offing for Maithili - Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, etc?

14. Are you aware of the response I got from one of Stewards at Meta regarding bringing Maithili as a full-fledged project: "There should be a number of regular contributors (3-5 maybe) over the period of several months. Currently, that is not yet the case. --MF-W 02:52, 22 July 2014 (UTC)" ?

15. Could you share any and all ideas - small or big, successful & not-so-successful - that you think can help drive Maithili and other language projects?