West Bengal Wikimedians/Hangouts/2017/March

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Event information

[Event schedule decided by Doodle poll and declared at mailing list.]

  1. User:Bodhisattwa
  2. User:Hrishikes
  3. User:Atudu
  4. User:Sumitsurai
  5. User:Pinaki1983



  • Ordinary membership will be open to all Wikimedians from all over the world who share the same value and mission statement as of the West Bengal. (essential criteria for UG formation)
  • Selection of members for Decision making body will be discussed in Constitution
  • Online activity is must for Decision making body. (Proposed by User:Bodhisattwa and supported by all participants)
  • Offline activity is an additional criteria to be a member of Decision making body. Only offline activity will not be granted as a criteria for membership in Decision making body. (Proposed by User:Bodhisattwa and supported by all participants)

Formulation of a Constitution of User Group[edit]

  • Proposal from Jayanta Nath
  • Supported by all participants
  • Example: Constitution of Wikimedia User Group China
  • Constitution will be drafted in Google doc by User Group members and will be posted in meta.
  • Will remain open for 1 month for review from members.

Regular meetup venue[edit]

Future Community Events where UG can support[edit]

Collaboration with Rammmohan Library, Kolkata[edit]

  • User:Hrishikes proposed to scan books or pages, which are found defective while working in Wikisource from Kolkata based library collection.
  • User:Sumitsurai will approach Rammmohan Library as the library has digitization plans but no staff to do the work
  • Community will utilize the scanner given to them by Wikimedia India.
  • User:Sumitsurai will report in next hangout.

Expanding Stub articles[edit]

  • User:Atudu proposed to conduct edit-a-thon to expand Stub articles in Bengali Wikipedia.
  • 1000 essential articles for any encyclopedia.
  • Will start working on it after the ongoing edit-a-thon by WMBD.

Wiki Loves Butterfly[edit]

Kalna Heritage[edit]