Hardware donation program/Aliva Sahoo

Your contact informationEdit

your username
Aliva Sahoo
your contact e-mail (optional)
angelaliva98 gmail.com

Explain your planEdit

Tell us about how you contribute currently, and how you would contribute if WMF were to gift a used laptop to you.

I have been contributing to Odia wikipedia, Odia Wikisource and Commons for more than a year now using an entry-mid-level smartphone. It has been incessantly difficult to edit many of the articles that have complex templates as it tends to freeze while editing. I have even lost my edits hundreds of times after spending hours to write them. It was already quite difficult when I was contributing to Wikipedia only but after I started actively contributing to [Odia] Wikisource, more recently after the second anniversary of the project, there are new layers of complications as most of the Wikimedia projects are not very mobile-friendly when it comes to editing. The lack of access to a laptop or a PC is stopping me to contribute to particularly Wikipedia and Wikisource even though I want to contribute to these. I brought up this issue with the entire community during the Odia Wikisource’ anniversary recently, and later on the Odia Wikipedia Village Pump where I got support from over 13 Wikimedians. Apart from contributing to the Wikimedia projects myself, I am also planning to contribute in offline outreach in my home [Indian] state Odisha, and online outreach programs where a computer will become really handy. My recent encounter with Wikidata has made me take more interest in the project, more because there are many entries in Odia Wikipedia that need to be added to Wikidata. I think I can give a hand to my colleague User:MKar who has been single-handedly contributing to Wikidata for long. All these projects. Getting a computer will really help me contribute to the aforementioned projects and beyond where I am literally stuck with my phone at this moment.

Affected projectsEdit

Add the existing Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Commons, etc.) and language versions that you seek to impact with this equipment.

  • Odia wikipedia
  • Odia wikisource
  • Wikidata
  • Commons

Work you're proud ofEdit

Show us (through links) some of your best Wikimedia work, on or off wiki, to help us get a sense for the kind of work you do. (no more than 3 or 4 links at most, please.)

  • 'ବାଦ୍ୟ ଯନ୍ତ୍ର', the Odia Wikipedia article on musical instruments I had created in the early days of contribution using my phone is one of the longest articles in the project
  • I have been contributing quite actively to the International Women’s Month edit-a-thon this year, was one of the most active contributor to Wikipedia Asia Month last year, and many other ongoing projects in Odia Wikipedia
  • Have been active in guiding several fellow community members of my local community WikiTungi Puri, a city-based sub-community from the Indian city of Puri where many other members also contribute to Wikipedia with phones


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  1.   Support Aliva Sahoo is a very active contributor to Odia wikipedia and wikisource. If she is given a laptop she can edit more. --Pmsarangi (talk) 13:01, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  2.   Support Mouahé (talk) 08:53, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  3.   Support Being a dedicated editor who manage to do edit from mobile need laptop to edit more. --Sumita Roy Dutta (talk) 10:37, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  4.   Support -- Gopala Krishna A (talk) 16:33, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  5.   Support - --Dhanalakshmi .K. T (talk) 17:30, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  6.   Support--Dr. Manavpreet Kaur (talk) 18:04, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  7.   Support-- Abha Pradhan (talk) |Contribs) 18:24, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  8. Very strong   Support I think, she really needs this, and I would be really glad if she gets one. Aliva has been one of the finest and hardworking Indic Wikimedians. She has given her 100% for the free knowledge movement.
    I know well that for the last few months she has been looking for a support like this. I think that this will help her a lot. Best, -- Tito Dutta (talk) 18:37, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  9.   Support -- The sheer number of articles she has contributed is impressive considering her only editing device being a mobile phone. A laptop would allow better and faster support, with advanced visual editor support and other features that one has to struggle for on a mobile screen. -- Prateek Pattanaik (talk) 18:55, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
    Agreed -- Tito Dutta (talk) 19:06, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  10.   Support--Atudu (talk) 02:43, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  11.   Support Aliva Sahoo is the active contributor in Odia wikipedia. She also editing with only Mobile phone . I should be really happy if she gets this opportunity .--Adyasha1994 (talk) 04:13, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  12.   Support Satdeep Gill (talk) 04:33, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  13. Strong   Support - At present she is editing Wikipedia with the help of a cell phone. She may be donated a laptop for the greater interest of Odia Wikipedia. --Subas Chandra Rout (talk) 04:47, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  14.   Support --Nilamkarn (talk) 06:02, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  15. Strong   Support - Aliva Sahoo is an active editor in Odia Wikipedia.But Aliva facing lots of problems during edit by phone.To overcome this problem she is wanting a laptop which will very helpful and user friendly to edit in Wikipedia.So I think she should get a laptop. --Pkp05 (talk)Pkp05 (talk) 06:27, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  16.   Support Sony dandiwal (talk) 09:50, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  17.   Support--DashNistha (talk) 10:17, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  18.   Support --Mouryan (talk) 10:18, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  19.   Support Aliva is the most active Odia Wikipedian and she deserve this for more effort. - Ssgapu22 (talk) 15:19, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  20.   Support--Dorajagannath8 (talk) 17:39, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  21.   Support She is a very promising wikipedian and has been contributing significantly to Odia Wikipedia. I am sure, with a Laptop she can contribute much more.--Hellohappy (talk) 05:54, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
  22.   Support I have always been amazed by Aliva Sahoo's work. This support will be a huge boost to her work. Lahariyaniyathi (talk) 09:09, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
  23.   Support --Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 10:51, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
  24.   SupportAnanth subray (talk) 01:59, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
  25.   Support --Gorvachove (talk) 10:42, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
  26.   Support --ବିକାଶଓଝା (talk) 04:03, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
  27.   Support Pavan santhosh.s (talk) 17:40, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
  28.   Support--Aditya Mahar (talk) 12:46, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
  29.   Support-- Aliva is a very acrive editor, and such help from WMF will help Aliva as well as Odia Wikipedia. --Sailesh Patnaik (Talk|Contribs) 17:02, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
  30. Strong   Support Aliva is not just an active editor but also a great team player, and extremely responsive to community discussions. She already got a lot of support on the Odia Wikipedia village pump discussion. I really support her application. --Subhashish Panigrahi (talk) 11:03, 4 July 2017 (UTC)



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