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Welcome to Meta! edit

Hello Viswaprabha, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

- Ottava Rima (talk) 12:49, 6 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

WLM ZA edit

Hey VP, I want to point your attention to our Grant proposal. Time is running short, and we would like to finish the discussions on the grant, and start planning and organising the competition.

We hope to get a decision before the end of this work week.

Regards MADe (talk) 21:29, 6 August 2012 (UTC)Reply

The first wiki-concert edit

Hi! Please express your opinion on the Grants:WM UA/Free Vocal Music concert, as the wiki-concert is planned on May, 15, and we need to know the GAC decision at least a day in advance. Thank you! WMUA Executive Director --Perohanych (talk) 21:40, 11 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Request for comments edit

Hi Viswaprabha, I'd like to solicit your comment on our pending grants:

Iberoconf 2013 edit

Dear Viswaprabha, I'd like to ask for your comments on our pending grant for Iberoconf 2013. Thanks in advance, --ProtoplasmaKid (WM-MX) (talk) 16:14, 20 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Automatic reminder to participate in GAC activities edit

Dear Viswaprabha,

As you know, the Grant Advisory Committee (GAC) has a standard of participation commitment. It appears you have not made any contributions to grant proposal discussions in the past three months. If you're no longer able to devote time to helping with grant prpoposal evaluation, we understand -- just let us know, please; if you are still interested, please do engage with some of the open grant proposals in the coming two weeks. If you don't, your GAC membership will automatically expire.

If you have any questions, or think this automated message is mistaken, please contact the grants team at grants AT wikimedia DOT org. Thanks! GrantsBot (talk) 00:53, 21 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics edit

Idea Lab
Idea Lab

Hello, Viswaprabha! We've added Events to IdeaLab, and you're invited :)

Upcoming events focus on turning ideas into Individual Engagement Grant proposals before the March 31 deadline. Need help or have questions about IEG? Join us at a Hangout:

  • Thursday, 13 March 2014, 1600 UTC
  • Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 1700 UTC
  • Saturday, 29 March 2014, 1700 UTC

Hope to see you there!

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Translate some names for hundreds software projects including MediaWiki edit

Hello, I'm writing you because you subscribed to a Language support team. As you know, Wikimedia projects exist in almost 300 languages; supporting them all is a big effort so we partner with other organisations. One small but visible thing we miss is that many interwiki links in sidebar (among others) don't offer a translation of the language name when hovered. We're now able to translate 100 more language names in your language.

If you're interested, I can create you an account to submit translations on the CLDR web tool (within June 14): please send an email to ask one and I'll follow up with instructions. On CLDR you can translate and tweak many other things, if you desire; your work will impact hundreds of software projects. Thanks, Nemo 17:58, 2 May 2014 (UTC)Reply

Superprotect status edit

Dear Viswaprabha, since you are an administrator on a wiki from which no user participated in this discussion, I'd like to make sure you are aware of some recent events which may alter what the Wikimedia Foundation lets you do on your wiki: Superprotect.

Peteforsyth 10:02, 12 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for your help! edit

  The Translation Barnstar
Thank you for your valuable contribution to the translation of the Global South Editor Survey questions! With my best regards, -- Haitham S. (WMF)

Group photos edit

Namaste, Thanks for uploading a group photo at Commons. Could you upload other group photos as well? --TitoDutta 07:38, 8 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better? edit

Hi! The Wikimedia Foundation would like your input on how we can reimagine Wikimedia Foundation grants to better support people and ideas in your Wikimedia project.

After reading the Reimagining WMF grants idea, we ask you to complete this survey to help us improve the idea and learn more about your experience. When you complete the survey, you can enter to win one of five Wikimedia globe sweatshirts!

In addition to taking the the survey, you are welcome to participate in these ways:

This survey is in English, but feedback on the discussion page is welcome in any language.

With thanks,

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Last call for WMF grants feedback! edit

Hi, this is a reminder that the consultation about Reimagining WMF grants is closing on 8 September (0:00 UTC). We encourage you to complete the survey now, if you haven't yet done so, so that we can include your ideas.

With thanks,

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Application acknowledgement edit

Thanks for showing interest to participate in the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest event. This message is to acknowledge receipt of your application. We'll inform you if you are selected. Regards. -- User:Titodutta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 02:36, 1 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Selection process edit

A week or so ago, we informed you that we received your application. Now, let us tell you about the selection procedure. We want the communities to select their representatives. We have posted on your Wikipedia's village pump and asked to comment on your application. Though we understand it is quite difficult to assess one’s contribution on the basis of endorsements only, it is impossible on our end to select one from your community as a representative without your consent. --TitoDutta 00:57, 10 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

New message edit

You have new messages
Hello, Viswaprabha. You have new messages at Talk:CIS-A2K/Requests.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

--TitoDutta 09:45, 12 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

New message edit

You have new messages
Hello, Viswaprabha. You have new messages at Talk:CIS-A2K/Requests.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

--TitoDutta 06:37, 17 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Talkback edit

You have new messages
Hello, Viswaprabha. You have new messages at Talk:CIS-A2K/Requests#Response_from_CIS-A2K_2.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

--TitoDutta 08:55, 18 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thanks a lot edit

Thanks a lot for improving the GI page. We could not decide yet still that if we should include articles created before 25 January. let editors create, we'll discuss later. The edit-a-thon will start in next 12 hours. Thanks once again for your co-operation. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 09:56, 24 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

Steward elections edit

Hi, I am regret to inform you that you have been disqualified from steward elections since you have not signed the Confidentiality agreement which is mandatory for every candaidate before 8th February per election prerequisites, Please let me know if you consider signing it before 14.00 UTC, we may reconsider our decision --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 07:25, 8 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

Global renamers edit

Hi, maybe it is bad taste saying it now, but IF your election does not end up succesfully, I think you could be a good candidate for Global renamer flag. I usually leave similar messages in many talks.

It is a linar task, it usually accepts candidate with minor crosswikiness but good language knowledge, especially minor ones, as a local sysop noone should have any doubt that you can probably interact with local users requesting name changes without problems.

So... think about it. I suggest that you try to update the translation of related guidelines in your mothertongue, if your interested.

Of course, good luck in any case.--Alexmar983 (talk) 02:40, 9 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

Inspire Campaign on content curation & review edit


I've recently launched an Inspire Campaign to encourage new ideas focusing on content review and curation in Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia volunteers collaboratively manage vast repositories of knowledge, and we’re looking for your ideas about how to manage that knowledge to make it more meaningful and accessible. We invite you to participate and submit ideas, so please get involved today! The campaign runs until March 28th.

All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive feedback on ideas is welcome - your skills and experience can help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign to improve review and curation tasks so that we can make our content more meaningful and accessible! I JethroBT (WMF) 05:39, 29 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

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Survey on content curation & review Inspire Campaign edit


Thanks for your participation in IdeaLab during the Inspire Campaign focused on improving content curation & review processes from February to March 2016. I'm interested in hearing your feedback about your participation during campaign, so if you're able, I invite you to complete this brief survey to describe how you contributed to the campaign and how you felt about participating.

Immediate results of the campaign can be found here. Please feel free to review them and let me know if you have any questions about the campaign or the survey. Thanks! I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 02:32, 26 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

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Through June, we’re organizing an Inspire Campaign to encourage and support new ideas focusing on addressing harassment toward Wikimedia contributors. The 2015 Harassment Survey has shown evidence that harassment in various forms - name calling, threats, discrimination, stalking, and impersonation, among others - is pervasive. Available methods and systems to deal with harassment are also considered to be ineffective. These behaviors are clearly harmful, and in addition, many individuals who experience or witness harassment participate less in Wikimedia projects or stop contributing entirely.

Proposals in any language are welcome during the campaign - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive feedback on ideas is appreciated, and collaboration is encouraged - your skills and experience may help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign so that we can work together to develop ideas around this important and difficult issue. With thanks,

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Reporting and other updates for WikiConference India 2016 scholarship recipients edit

WikiConference India 2016 reporting and other updates!


Glad to get in touch with you after the conference!

  • Please give your feedback for the conference through this survey before 25th August 2016.
  • As part of the scholarship agreement, please document your learnings and experience using the form here before 31st August 2016.
  • If you haven't claimed reimbursement yet, please fill this claim form and post it to the following address before 18th August, 2016. Please attach original bills and boarding passes. Please note that we won't be extending the date any further.
The Centre for Internet and Society,
Attention: Mr. Ajoy Kumar,
No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bengaluru, 560071.

Message posted by Ravi

2016 Community Wishlist Survey edit


You’re getting this message because you participated in the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey and we want to make sure you don't miss it this year – or at least can make the conscious choice to ignore if it you want to. The 2015 survey decided what the Community Tech team should work on during 2016. It was also the focus of Wikimedia hackathons and work by other developers. You can see the status of wishes from the 2015 wishlist at 2015 Community Wishlist Survey/Results.

The 2016 Community Wishlist Survey is now open for wishes. You can create proposals until November 20. You will be able to vote on which wishes you think are best or most important between November 28 and December 12. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:17, 14 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Maithili Wikimedians Mission 10 edit

Good luck! edit

Hey Viswanathan, I'd like to wish you all the best for the upcoming FDC election. It would be a pleasure and honor for me to serve with you. Warmly, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:44, 29 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

This is a very persuasive presentation. You'll have my vote. Good luck. ;) --Lucas (talk) 10:01, 6 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

Link edit

ഇവിടെ Featured Content എന്ന ഭാഗത്ത് ചേർത്തിരിക്കുന്ന ലിങ്കുകൾ ഒന്നും ഇപ്പോൾ ശരിയാകുന്നില്ലല്ലോ?.ലിങ്ക് ചേർത്ത സമയത്ത് ഒരു കുഴപ്പവും ഇല്ലായിരുന്നു. Akhiljaxxn (talk) 00:19, 21 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

I have already fixed that particular error. However, please note the following tip:

ഒരു വിക്കിയിൽ നിന്നും മറ്റൊരു വിക്കിയിലേക്കോ വേറെ ഏതെങ്കിലും പുറത്തെ വെബ് പേജിലേക്കോ കൊടുക്കുന്നതിന്റെ സിന്റക്സ് സ്വല്പം വ്യത്യാസമുണ്ടു്.

There is some difference in the wikisyntax for giving a link to another wiki or an external web page.

If you add like [ Akhil's English User Page], it will appear properly as Akhil's English User Page. Please note that there is only one square bracket pair and there is not a pipe (|) symbol between the hyperlink and display text.

Between wikis, you may also give shortcut links like [[w:ml:എടികെ | ATK]]. It will appear as ATK. All Wikimedia wikis (including Wikisource, meta, wikidata etc.) have such shortcut links. It is a very convenient way to refer to crosswikis once you get used to it.

Thanks for seeking assistance. Happy editing!   ViswaPrabha വിശ്വപ്രഭ Talk 21:42, 21 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

വളരെ നന്ദി വിശ്വോട്ടൻ.ഇത് എനിക്ക് പലപ്പോഴും ഒരു പ്രശ്നമായിരുന്നു. Akhiljaxxn (talk) 23:11, 21 February 2018 (UTC)Reply
  You are welcome! എന്നാലും ‘വിശ്വേട്ടനു പകരം വിശ്വോട്ടൻ! ആ അക്ഷരത്തെറ്റു വേണ്ടായിരുന്നു.അതുപോലെ, മെറ്റായിൽ കഴിയുന്നത്ര ഇംഗ്ലീഷിൽ എഴുതാൻ ശ്രമിക്കൂ. ഇങ്ങനെയൊക്കെയല്ലേ നാം ബഹുഭാഷാപ്രവീണരായി മാറുന്നതു്?  :-) ViswaPrabha വിശ്വപ്രഭ Talk 23:39, 21 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Project Tiger writing contest edit

Hi Viswa, I am reaching out to you because you expressed interest in Supporting Indian language Wikipedias program. I am glad to inform the writing contest has been launched. If you are interested in coordinating this for your community, here is a sample contest portal. You can translate this and launch the contest. Please leave comments on the talk page if you need help or have questions. I am also sending this message to other Wikipedians who expressed interest. We are keenly awaiting the participation of Malayalam Wikipedia community. All the best. --Ravi (talk) 22:23, 4 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Need your help to connect with Bangalore based Malayalam Wikipedia Contributors for meetup edit

Hi ViswaPrabha,

I'm Mallikarjuna from Kannada Wikipedia.

You were the Organizer for Malayalam Project Tiger. We've been trying to connect with all Wikipedians in Bangalore, across languages. A meetup like that, will help us to carry forward the momentum of Project Tiger.

Could you kindly, put a notice on Malayalam Village Pump & help me get connected to as many Bangalore based Malayalam Wikipedia Contributors (either or all of Pedia, Source, Quote, Meta, Commons & Wiktionary).

Interested Contributors can sign, we could collect names & get started towards organizing the meeting. In July 2018, we wish to host a meeting of Bangalore based all language & all projects Wikipedians at CIS Office Bangalore.

I'm copying all Organisers/jury: Arunsunilkollam, Ranjithsiji, Viswaprabha, Akhiljaxxn from Malayalam Project Tiger. Tito Dutta has been very much willing to support this effort. -With Metta, Mallikarjuna.

-WIth Metta, Mallikarjuna. 05:32, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi (Addshore from wikibase) edit

Hi! :) ·addshore· talk to me! 10:08, 18 July 2018 (UTC)Reply

JSTOR account redistribution (The Wikipedia Library) edit

Hi - according to our records you received a free account for JSTOR through The Wikipedia Library. Because we’ve used up all of our allocated accounts, and it’s been some time since they were distributed, we want to redistribute any accounts that aren’t being used to users on our waitlist.

If you’re still using, or plan to use, your JSTOR access, no problem! Simply head over to the Library Card platform, log in, and request a renewal of your account. You should be able to do this from your user page, or the JSTOR signup page. If you can’t find the renewal button, or have any other issues or questions about this, please feel free to leave a message on my talk page. We’ll begin redistributing inactive accounts in September; if you request renewal after then we will only be able to reactivate your account if we have spots remaining. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:32, 20 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

Elections for 5 seats on the board of WPMEDF & Annual Meeting edit

Dear WikiProject Medicine member, the election for 5 seats on the board is underway and voting is now open till March 24th. We encourage you to use your right to vote by supporting the candidates you prefer HERE. Please also note that on Monday, March 25, between 1900-2000 UTC we will be holding our open annual meeting online. A link will be sent via the mailing list / Facebook group so stay tuned. We hope you can join us! Best, James & Shani. 14:16, 11 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

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