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Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in India

Approved

Event details

  • Language community and project : Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in India
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link):mailing list   Done
  • Start date of preparation: Month of July 2020
  • Start date of project: 1 September 2020
  • End date of project: 31 October 2020
  • End date of completion of the entire endeavor: 31 November 2020
  • Event page: [Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in India]


Description

  • What are the Proposed activities?

In this year (2020), the West Bengal Wikimedians User Group has decided to organize the Wiki Loves Monuments in India for the third year in a row. Through this competition event the people are invited to upload images of monuments under a free license for usage on Wikimedia projects.

After finishing the event, the community will declare the names of ten winners and award them the prizes apart from sending those entries for the global challenge. The prize will be Gift Vouchers (like Amazon, Flipkart etc) and SWAG materials like T.Shirt, magnates etc. We are requesting CIS to provide us the prize money or financial support.

Further more, the different banners of Wiki Loves Monuments in India shall be posted in the Facebook page of Wiki Loves Monuments and responsibilities of the promotion of the same for the span of one month shall rest solely upon you. Please allot money for promotion as per your convenience. It is also our request if a CIS-A2K staff take the responsibility to promote in the social media as we will be fully occupied during the event.

  • What are the Expected impact?

Going by previous year statistics (here), the expected impact is as follows:

Number of participants: 750

Number of new users: 500

Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 5000

Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 300

  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?

Estimated Budget Total funding needed = 80,000 INR

The Gift voucher may be distributed as follows:

1st Prize ( 12,000 INR ) worth Gift voucher

2nd Prize ( 10,000 INR ) worth Gift voucher

3rd Prize ( 8,000 INR ) worth Gift voucher

4th and 5th ( 6,000 INR X 2) =12,000INR worth Gift voucher

6th to 10th (4,000X 5 = 20,000 INR ) worth Consolation Gift voucher

So, the total gift voucher amount will be 62,000 INR

For the SWAG material, it will be 12,300 INR

For core volunteer WLM (Sweatshirt) = (950X 6) = 5,700 INR

Total Expenses (62,000+12,300+5,700)= 80,000 INR

--Atudu (talk) 02:58, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

Endorsements

Discussion

  • Hello Atudu, thanks for the request, I'll forward this to my team and get back to you with questions/comments. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:24, 19 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Hello @Atudu, thanks for letting us know about this initiative. We feel it's an important event. We also congratulate you for successfully running it in the past. We believe that you are aware of and following Wikimedia Foundation's instruction related to on-ground/public Wiki-events until 15 September/until further notice. We have noted the specific requests you have made do not have any such components. Following these observations and your experience of successful running of this Wiki-event, the request is   Approved. We'll contact you with further details. Regards. --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:19, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Hello, let me further explain the point on-ground/public Wiki-events guidelines mentioned above. You are aware that to ensure safety Wikimedia Foundation has instructed guidelines of not conducting any on-ground, in-person Wiki-events until 15 September/further notice. The request components you made above do not any such component. For a clearer understanding, we are asking one of the WLM core team members to confirm/acknowledge that the work-plan of WLM does not have any on-ground event and you are aware of and will the WMF instruction. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 04:20, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
  1. We confirm that, as organizers, we are not having any offwiki event related to WLM. All our activities, for which, we have requested for financial help like prize distribution and promotion of the event, will be done entirely online, just like previous years. As organizers, we have no plans to do any photo-walks, offline meetings, workshops etc.
  2. If you go to our user group page, you can find the red notice at the top, that we are not going to conduct any offline events until further notice. We were among the first affiliates who took such decision and announced. You can also notice, staying loyal to our decision, we have postponed all our ongoing offline projects. Even if some are not funded by WMF, we have decided to postpone them taking into consideration about the safety of the participants.
  3. If you check WLM event FAQ, we have also made it clear that this year, we are asking participants to upload old photographs taken by them previously, rather than go outside of their safe zones and take photographs. To avoid exposure from COVID-19 infection as much as possible, we are also discouraging participants to go out of their homes to take photographs.

In this regard, we assure you that WLM India organizing team has no intention to conduct any offline event. Our stand is loud and clear regarding this.

Now, coming to the promotion part of the event, we have prepared a short teaser video, which will be uploaded in our Youtube channel and Facebook page of the user group very soon. We request you to send the money to @Jayanta (CIS-A2K):, which you have decided to spend for the promotion before the event starts on 1st September, 2020. We will give him access to both our pages, so that he can promote from there accordingly. Please note, that due to the COVID-19 situation, this promotion is extremely important for us as without promotion, we may get less participation this year. We are sure that, it will be taken care of by CIS-A2K swiftly and efficiently as before. Regards, -- Atudu (talk) 06:37, 28 August 2020 (UTC)

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Internet support request

Approved

Hello, Dear A2K Team,
I'm (User:Pranayraj1985) one of active Wikipedian in Telugu Wikipedia and Wikimedia Projects. I've been on the path of contributing #2000Wikidays challenge for the past four years in Telugu Wikipedia. Now i need support for my Internet Connection (ACT Fibernet: Rs.3000/- per six months) for completing #2000WikidaysChallenge. It would be helpful to me to complete 2000WikidaysChallenge in successful way.-- Pranayraj Vangari (talk) |Contribs) 15:32, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

Discussion

  • Hello User:Pranayraj1985, thanks for writing to us. Your on-wiki contribution is really inspiring to many Wikimedians. The request is   Approved, good wishes for your #2000wikidays mission. Our team member K.N. Medini or someone will contact you with details in a few days. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 21:04, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
Dear Tito (CIS-A2K), thanks for your support.-- Pranayraj Vangari (talk) |Contribs) 15:29, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Tamil Wiki Internship Programme 2020

Approved

Event details

  • Language community and project : Tamil & All Project
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link):Village pump
  • Start date of preparation: Oct 12 2020
  • Start date of project: Oct 23 2020
  • End date of project:Nov 22 2020
  • End date of completion of the entire endeavor: Nov 30 2020
  • Event page: Tamil Wiki Internship Programme 2020


Description

  • What are the proposed activities?

30 days Internship programme for College Students in Tamil wiki projects. Continues Online Training cum Targeted activities for students in each projects. Registered students will participate, learn and then contribute in wiki projects. We have 2 or 3 online sessions per week. The internship will contain training and mentoring for the students to contribute in wikisource, wiktionary, wikipedia, wikinews, wikibooks and more. We have set the minimum contributions from each students in each project to obtain intership certificate.

  • What is the expected impact?

Short-term:

Students will get advanced knowledge about all wiki projects
All Wiki projects will get at least 50 contributions from each students. Detailed Metrics will be finalized after community consensus.

Long-term:

New active contributors
Model project for all future academical collaboration for internship
  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?

Since it is online training and mentoring programme, There is no estimated budget for expenses. But We may need assistance for a few internet expenses for Wiki users who are mentoring the programme online. I will get the requirement from community soon. Besides that we need Certificates for 70 participants (25 internship, 45 participants Certificate ). -Neechalkaran (talk) 06:39, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Endorsements

Discussion

Thanks, @Neechalkaran: for the request. Looks like a very interesting project. Your request is approved with one condition, that you should not conduct any offline (on ground) activities.--Ananth (CIS-A2K) (talk) 03:07, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

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Gujarati Wikipedia editathon on Gujarati culture and civilisation

Approved

Event details

  • Language community and project : Gujarati Wikipedia
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link): Here
  • Start date of preparation: 22 October 2020
  • Start date of project: 15 November 2020
  • End date of project: 30 November 2020
  • End date of completion of the entire endeavor: 5 December 2020
  • Event page: This


Description

  • What are the Proposed activities?

Gujarati Wikipedia quite lacks content on Gujarati culture and civilisation, thus, it is necessary that articles related to it can be created as well updated. This includes but not limited to cuisine, dance, music, history, mythology, traditions, festivities etc. We have excluded literature along with politics and geography to keep this editathon focused mainly on culture and civilisation.

There are many cultural topics which are limited to only books and they don't have any online space. We aim to digitalise and put them under an open-source licence. Even on Gujarati Wikipedia, some pages related to these topics are outdated and of substandard quality. With this editathon, we wish to motivate editors to update them too.

  • What are the Expected impact?

Major ones:

New pages on Gujarati Wikipedia wherein some content will come first time on internet
Updation of existing articles.

Minor ones:

To decide a model for editathons which may be utilised in future to increase content of different topics in a similar way
Introduction of new editors on the platform due to editathon, outreaching common public from our social media accounts
Making traditionally written content availed on internet with due reference to the original source and by respecting the copyright
  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?

Estimated budget total funding needed= Not more than 12,500

1st prize (3000 INR) worth Gift voucher

2nd prize (2500 INR) worth Gift voucher

3rd prize (2000 INR) worth Gift voucher

4th prize (1500 INR) worth Gift voucher

5th prize (1000 INR) worth Gift voucher

Gift vouchers to jury and other participants (which would not exceed more than 4): Not more than 2500 INR

Thus, total funding needed will not be more than 12,500 INR. If possible then please provide copies of certificates to participants.

Clarification

We have earlier decided time period of 1-15 November for editathon, but, due to overlapping of our proposed event with another similar event for Indic Wikisources, we have decided to shift our event 15 days later to make sure that editors' time can be dedicated on single event at a time. Apologising for causing inconvenience. --Brihaspati (talk) 04:29, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Endorsements

  1.   Support --KartikMistry (talk) 12:53, 22 October 2020 (UTC)
  2.   Strong support --Gazal world (talk) 17:23, 22 October 2020 (UTC)
  3.   Support as an organiser. --Brihaspati (talk) 04:29, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Discussion

  • Thanks for letting us know about this initiative. We understand that this an online Wiki-event. Based on the discussion took place on the village pump, we feel that this is an important and needed initiative. This request is   Approved. Other than prize distribution if you need any other support, User:Jayanta (CIS-A2K) will be happy to provide the support. User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K) will take care of the prize distribution logistics and co-ordination once needed. Good wishes, --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 18:53, 30 October 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for approving. Looking forward for coordination in such forthcoming events. --Brihaspati (talk) 12:56, 1 November 2020 (UTC)

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Request for reimbursement

Approved

বাংলা উইকিপিডিয়ার ফেসবুক পাতার পরিচালকের কয়েকজনের মধ্যে আমিও রয়েছি। গত বছর ডিসেম্বরের দিকে আমি ফেসবুকের কাছ থেকে একটি বিজ্ঞপ্তি পাই যে "বিজ্ঞাপন দেয়ার জন্য আপনার অ্যাকাউন্টে আমরা ৫ ইউরো দিয়েছি"। তো আমি এটি দেখে ঐ অর্থ দিয়ে একটি বিজ্ঞাপন দেই, বিজ্ঞাপন দেয়ার সময় আমি অতিরিক্ত অর্থ পরিশোধের কিছু দেখতে পাইনি। কিন্তু ঠিক এক মাস পর ফেসবুক আমাকে ৪.৯৯ ইউরো বকেয়া রয়েছে বলা শুরু করে। আমি যখন ঐ ৫ ইউরো খরচ করে বিজ্ঞাপন দিচ্ছিলাম, তারা এই ৪.৯৯ ইউরোর বিষয় সম্পূর্ণ লুকিয়ে রেখেছিল।

আমি গত কয়েক মাস ধরে এই বকেয়া উপেক্ষা করে আসছিলাম। তবে আমি আজ এই বকেয়া নিজের টাকা দিয়ে পরিশোধ করছি। যেহেতু আমাদের ফেসবুক পাতাটি যাছাইকৃত ও এটি ৭০ হাজারের বেশীজন "পছন্দ" করেছেন, তাই আমার এই বকেয়ার সূত্র ধরে যেন আমাদের ফেসবুক পাতায় কোন সমস্যা না হয় তার জন্য দিয়েছি। বিজ্ঞাপন ও অর্থ পরিশোধের ছবি

আমি খুব খুশি হব যদি CIS-A2K আমাকে এই অর্থ (৪.৯৯ ইউরো বা তার সমান রুপি) দেয়। পেপ্যাল বা আমাজন.ইন গিফট কার্ড দিলেও আমার সমস্যা নেই। --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 20:29, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

এই রকম অনাকাঙ্ক্ষিত সমস্যা এড়াতে, আমার ফেসবুক বিজ্ঞাপনের অ্যাকাউন্টটি নিষ্ক্রিয় করে দিতে অনুরোধ করেছি। --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 00:43, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
  • ধন্যবাদ User:আফতাবুজ্জামান এই সম্পর্কে আমাদের জানানোর জন্য। আপনার বাংলা উইকিপিডিয়া, উইকিভ্রমণ ইত্যাদি প্রকল্পে কাজের আমরা অতি গুণমুগ্ধ। আপনি যেই চিত্রগুলি দিয়েছেন, তা ছাড়া যদি আপনার কাছে ইনভয়েস বা বিল থাকে, তা দয়া করে tito cis-india.org ইমেইলে পাঠান, যাতে আমরা সেটি দেখে এই অনুরোধ সম্পর্কে একটি সিদ্ধান্তে উপনীত হতে পারি। বাংলা উইকিপিডিয়ায় ভারতে থেকে বেশ অনেকে সাগ্রহে অবদান রাখেন। যদি আপনাদের ফেসবুক পাতার প্রোমোশনের ক্ষেত্রে আমরা সাহায্য করতে পারি, বা অন্য কোনো ভাবে আপনাদের প্রকল্পের জন্য ভারতে সাহায্য করতে পারি, আমাদের জানাবেন। আপনার ইমেল পাওয়ার পরে আমরা আলোচনা করে এইখানে আপনাকে জানাবো। ইতি, --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 18:32, 30 October 2020 (UTC)