Submissions/Essentials for Nurturing Small Wikis

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After careful consideration, the programme committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2013 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 
1012
Subject no.
A1
Title of the submission

Essentials for Nurturing Small Wikis

Type of submission

Presentation

Author of the submission

Arjuna Rao Chavala

Country of origin

India

Affiliation

Arc Alternatives

E-mail address

arjunaraoc@gmail.com

Username

arjunaraoc

Personal homepage or blog

http://arjunaraoc.blogspot.in

Abstract

Small wikis face several challenges on their growth journey. Using the experience from Telugu Wikipedia, various strategies for nurturing the wikipedias are presented. These include Handling input method issues, Formulating policies, Promoting the wikipedia in print/electronic media/offline events, organising Wiki Academies, Adopting tools such as Hotcat, Twinkle to automate mediawiki tasks, Use of bots for improving the wikipedia.

Detailed proposal

Small wikis face several challenges on their growth journey. Using the experience from Telugu Wikipedia, various strategies for nurturing the wikipedias are presented. These include handling input method issues, formulating policies, promoting the wikipedia in print/electronic media/offline events, organising Wiki Academies, adopting tools such as Hotcat, Twinkle to automate Mediawiki tasks and use of bots for improving the wikipedia.

Telugu Wikipedia was started in Dec 2003 and experienced period of rapid, mild, little growth during its life. I have played a part for about 6 years in various roles from a member to Admin. I have experienced the challenges firsthand and was involved in enabling the editors to come together to formulate plans and accomplish them. I will share the lessons learnt from that experience, which could be highly relevant to other small wikipedias.

Track
  • Wikis in Asia
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Language of presentation/talk
English
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

Yes (As a member of FDC, WMF is supporting my attedance at Wikimania

Slides or further information (optional)

To be prepared

Special requests

Nil

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