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Welcome[edit]

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WP:MBL7[edit]

Arjun, Would you like to take a presentation on a case study of Telegu Wikipedia for the next Bangalore meetup WP:MBL7 ? -- Tinu Cherian - 06:16, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

I do not think I have enough information ready. May be for next monthArjunaraoc (talk) 16:20, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia WikMeetup Bangalore 8[edit]

WikMeetup 8 Bangalore is scheduled for Sunday, 20 Dec, 2009 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Please ping me if you require any more information. Hoping to meet you on the meetup day. Take care -- Tinu Cherian - 11:36, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Linux For You[edit]

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test entry[edit]

Arjunaraoc (talk) 05:44, 5 June 2010 (UTC) to check RSS feeder functionality of omitting self edits Arjunaraoc (talk) 05:44, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Padma -Transformer for Indic Scripts[edit]

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Copyright problems with Padma -Transformer for Indic Scripts[edit]

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You have missed the additional content of support by Chrome. There is no substantial matter that is a copy from the original website. The article is valuable, as it helps so many indian language users. I would like to rewrite the couple of lines if they is an issue with the same. I am an experienced wikipedian in Telugu and very much understand the issues around copyright --Arjunaraoc (talk) 11:53, 22 October 2010 (UTC)


Invite to WikiConference India 2011[edit]

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Hi Arjunaraoc,

The First WikiConference India is being organized in Mumbai and will take place on 18-20 November 2011.
You can see our Official website, the Facebook event and our Scholarship form.

But the activities start now with the 100 day long WikiOutreach.

As you are part of WikiProject India community we invite you to be there for conference and share your experience. Thank you for your contributions.

We look forward to see you at Mumbai on 18-20 November 2011


File:HCU Hyderabad Wikipedians Meet.jpg[edit]

Sir, the file HCU Hyderabad Wikipedians Meet.jpg taken by you (which includes me and some of the Telugu Wikipedians) on 17.4.11 was uploaded @ Wiki Commons. It has been deleted now as a copyright violation ( see: . In case if you would like see this picture again, you can possibly make an "undeletion" request as you are the copyright owner of the picture. Regards, Hindustanilanguage (talk) 07:04, 8 August 2011 (UTC).

It may be easier to upload the file again with proper copyright info. I will do it in couple of weeks.--Arjunaraoc 08:45, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
Sir, when I originally uploaded the file, I gave your name as the copyright holder as well as the original link of the file where it was uploaded. One of the admins marked it for deletion because a note from your side about the file could be not uploaded. Further, my clarification that I am one of the persons in the photograph seemed to have no impact on the deletion request made by the admin. I therefore request you to kindly reupload the file with whatever clear copyright description that is needed here and please inform me about the same. Regards, Hindustanilanguage (talk) 06:20, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Autograph Uploads[edit]

Sir, I uploaded about 300 autographs on the Wiki Commons ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Autographs ). The autographs which I uploaded include:

  • David Ben Gurion.
  • Niels Bohr
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Dr John C Mather
  • Faiz Ahmed Faiz
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Mark Tully
  • Milton Friedman
  • P G Wodehouse
  • Sania Mirza
  • C V Raman
  • Sirimavo Bandaranaike
  • Kofi Annan
  • Amitabh Bachchan
  • Akkineni Nageswara Rao
  • Sinnare
  • Host of celebrities from India / Asia and the world

In this connection, I request you or Wikipedians in your contact to make effective use of these uploads. Regards, Hindustanilanguage (talk) 10:42, 12 August 2011 (UTC)


Wikimedia Stories Project[edit]

Aloha!

My name is Victor Grigas, I’m a storyteller at the Wikimedia Foundation working on collecting stories of Indian Wikipedians for the 2011 fundraiser.

I found your name on this list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedians_in_Bangalore

I’ll be traveling to India from the 12th -20th of November to conduct face to face interviews with Indian Wikipedians. I’ll be in Bangalore from November 12-15 and in Mumbai for WikiConference India from November 17 - 20.

If you are interested, and would like to schedule an interview with me, please mark your time and place of interview on this page: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2011/Indiastorytelling or send me an email (vgrigas@wikimedia.org) with any questions or concerns you may have.

If you feel that you’d like to talk to me, but wont be able to make it to either of these locations and would like to schedule a Skype or Telephone interview, please email me at vgrigas@wikimedia.org

Cheers, Victor

PS If you know of anyone with whom I should speak please let me know :)

Templates[edit]

User:Hisham contacted me and told that you needed some help regarding tmplates. He said that you and others seeked help for templates in Bangalore meet-up.

I create templates upon request and also I m very good at it. See my list of templates created (more then 50): User:Yasht101#Templates_created

I m not good at the local language that you use, so perhaps you could tell me that exactly of what kind of template would you like? And if possible, also give me the text to include in the template along with the image if the template you want is in a non-english language.

I love to create templates. If you think that I can be helpful to you, tell me eactly that what can I create for you? Awaiting your response. Best regards, Yasht101 05:51, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. I responded on your talk page with couple of needs. --Arjunaraoc 04:15, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Templates in Telugu wiktionary[edit]

I saw your comment on Yash's talk page about templates in Telugu Wiktionary. I had created similar template for Kannada Wiktionary by modifying English Wiktionary's templates. If you are looking for similar thing, please let me know. I would love to help in that. --Teju2friends (talk) 06:23, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

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May 2012[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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Test page ready at http://te.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E0%B0%B5%E0%B0%BE%E0%B0%A1%E0%B1%81%E0%B0%95%E0%B0%B0%E0%B0%BF:Teju2friends/Sandbox/1 Teju2friends (talk) 20:26, 4 May 2012 (UTC)


User:Arjunaraoc/TemplatesUsedByTwinkle[edit]

This page accidentally got put into CAT:CSD because it transcludes the speedy deletion templates, so I've nowiki-ed everything. I hope this doesn't keep you from using the page properly; if it does, something will have to be worked out to prevent it from appearing in the category all the time. This isn't meant as some sort of complaint against you; I simply don't know how else to say it, and I'm sorry because I'm not at all wanting to sound unhappy or angry. Nyttend (talk) 07:26, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Not a problem. As part of setting up twinkle on Telugu Wiki, I needed to import all the templates used by Twinkle and hence created this page. The task is completed and the page can be deleted if required. --Arjunaraoc (talk) 08:52, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Test english welcome by Twinkle[edit]

Hello Arjunaraoc,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Test english welcome by Twinkle for deletion, because it doesn't appear to contain any encyclopedic content. Take a look at our suggestions for essential content in short articles to learn what should be included.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Thanks, Gbawden (talk) 07:35, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Now at User:Arjunaraoc/Test english welcome by Twinkle; see my move summary. Nyttend (talk) 07:38, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
Sorry for bothering you as I forgot to ensure that it was a subpage of my userpage. As part of setting up twinkle on Telugu Wiki, I created this page. The task is completed and the page can be deleted if required.--Arjunaraoc (talk) 08:56, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
Not a problem. I just wanted to let you know why I was editing your userspace (TemplatesUsedByTwinkle) and to let you know how to find the page (Test english), since I'd deleted the original name of the page. I've deleted both pages, but of course feel free to ask me to undelete them if I misunderstood you. Nyttend (talk) 13:50, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

October 2013[edit]

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File:Gurram Jashua 118 birth anniversary celebration by Telugu Akademy.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Test english welcome by Twinkle[edit]

Hello Arjunaraoc,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Test english welcome by Twinkle for deletion, because it seems to be a test. Did you know that the Wikipedia Sandbox is available for testing out edits?

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Jordan Leach (talk) 05:45, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Jordan Leach, Thanks for the alert, I moved it as subpage of my userpage. I will fix my original link so that it does not recur.--Arjunaraoc (talk) 06:01, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

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Signpost write up[edit]

Excellent write up. Wondering yours thoughts on the medical translation efforts [1]? The project has only translated 9 articles into Telugu [2] so far. We have also switched to short articles mainly. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 00:50, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

User:Doc James, Thank you for your feedback. I looked at the spreadsheet that you shared, the links for Telugu are pointing to Hindi wikipedia. I noticed one article at https://te.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B0%9C%E0%B0%B2%E0%B1%81%E0%B0%AC%E0%B1%81 . The quality is very poor and needs cleanup. --Arjunaraoc (talk) 07:14, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
The articles that have been translated as part of this initiative include the first 4 paragraphs of [3]
Yes thanks for pointing out the error in the table. I have fixed it and the links are now correct here [4]
With respect to the common cold article which aspects are poor?
Yes without people within Telugu Wikipedia directing efforts and being involved with integration of translated content things do not work as well as they should. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:56, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
@User:Doc James I reviewed the Ebola article. The translation part is really poor compared to the already developed article that follows. The translation appeared to more sentence by sentence and grammatically incorrect at some places. The translation does not seem to have undergone any peer review. Regarding the "common cold" article, the translation again suffers from poor grammar, incorrectly formed wiki links at places for images. Telugu has decent popular medical science books and most newspapers and magazines regularly feature medical articles for common public. So for common medical problems, it is better that those resources are used rather than translating from the English original. For the emerging medical articles like Ebola, it is important that people who have good exposure to wiki and interest in medicine translate a free form version from the original with the main objective being readability. From my experience, Telugu with its current level of activity (100-200 50-100 active editors ( more than 5 edits a month)) is not in a position to support translations. As you have tried with various other languages, may be you have a better idea of the activity level of languages where the translation efforts are helpful.--Arjunaraoc (talk) 04:11, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Hum. Sorry to hear. The translators are supposed to speak and write Telugu as a first language and speak English as a second language. Telugu only had 436 medical articles at the end of 2013 so there is definately a lot of content that is missing / not covered.[5]
Yes I do realize that it is a small community. In fact it appears to be around 50 or so editors per month. [6] Translation is going really well in Oriya and that Wikipedia is even smaller at about 15 active editors [7]. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:26, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
The common cold content was added by User:Kvr.lohith so the project is getting some assistance from local editors. We do feel the lack of editors in all languages including English and of course all of Wikipedia is a work in progress. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:32, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

By the way am hoping to move some translators to this tool [8] in the hopes that it will decrease formating errors. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:49, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

@User:Doc James, Thanks for your correction about the number of active editors. By mistake I put the count of people who edit atleast once a month. I have corrected the number in my previous comment. I noted your feedback with respect to other languages. BTW, I visited your home page and the quote of Theodore Roosevelt is very inspiring. Now that you are a member of WMF board, hope you can steer the initiatives towards more productive outcomes. --Arjunaraoc (talk) 05:27, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you Arjunaraoc. Feed back from editors in other languages are key to helping me understand the issues they face. Thus I appreciate you taking the time to explain what works and what doesn't.
With respect to medical information do you think translation can play a role in Telugu? And if so how do you think it should work? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 05:32, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
@User:Doc James, As I have brought out in the Signpost article, Wikipedia's with small communities like Telugu are not able to support Translation efforts or leverage any such initiative for growth. As clarified in my earlier comment, for common medical problems, home grown articles are better as they can point to local resources. Till the community grows in strength to 500-750 people who make at least one edit in month, I think any initiatives directed at content would not be beneficial. So I would like the focus to shift to increase the reader base and resource base to enhance the size of community and capacity of community. One strategy that I considered when I was president of WMIN, but could not implement due to rejection of grant request by EIFL is by providing free kiosk like access to wikipedia in public libraries and educational institutions for 1-2 years and organising frequent basic training sessions to edit Wikipedias. The only effort of this nature that is close to my suggestion was tried 3-4 years back for some time was incorporating Wikipedia as a lesson in schools and providing support for training and editing wikimedia projects like Wikisource in Kerala state of India by Malayalam wikipedians. But there was no formal assessment of its impact til date. User:Shijualex or User:Viswaprabha may have more information.--Arjunaraoc (talk) 08:56, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Hum. The WMF is not really set up to provide hardware to people to access the content.
I agree one of the keys is increasing the community size. I was hoping some of the translators would become editors. Some local editors were however involved in this this effort in Telugu. With the common cold article being worked on by Kvr.lohith
No one really knows how to build communities is the difficulty. These sorts of translation efforts to raise awareness regarding the existence of different languages and therefore might be bringing readers I do not know. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 06:18, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
@User:Doc James, WMF need not do it alone. It was not setup to provide zero rating as well, but it did with partners. As several initiatives have been tried out,but none were largely fruitful so far. So I would like you to push the boundaries in your new role as WMF board member and not go with status quo. One or two people getting involved does not really say much about the impact. My signpost article is an attempt to through light on translation initiatives. It would be useful to replicate the study on other communities and come up with definitive report on what worked and what did not work. Then you will be able to move forward towards more productive outcomes. --Arjunaraoc (talk) 04:22, 6 July 2015 (UTC)