[Wikiur-l] Fwd: [Blog]: Postcard from the Tamil Community

Noopur Raval nraval at wikimedia.org
Tue Apr 17 06:45:49 UTC 2012

*FYI. Sorry for cross posting. *

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From: Noopur Raval <nraval at wikimedia.org>
Date: Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Subject: [Blog]: Postcard from the Tamil Community
To: Wikimedia India Community list <wikimediaindia-l at lists.wikimedia.org>

Hey folks,

The Tamil Wikimedia Contest organized by User: Sodabottle and other members
of the Tamil community recently got over. As you are all aware, it
generated over 15,000 media files and got over 250 new contributors to
Commons. A detailed report was published at

There's also a blog post that we've been working on that takes a peek at
TWMC behind the scenes with inputs from the organizing team. It might be
really useful to any community planning to conduct a similar events in
future. You can read the post here:
It's a great story of how an off-the-cuff conversation between 2 editors
resulted in a massive community wide initiative - with participation of the
Tamil community (and other communities) from across the world, the kind of
intense efforts, the use of technology enablers and last - and most
certainly not the least - some fantastic images (a sample of which can be
seen at http://www.tawp.in/r/33zx)  - which have now been used to create or
improve articles (6122 on Tamil Wiktionary, 1659 on Tamil Wikipedia and

Do go through the story and add comments.  Please also share it with
others.  Don't forget to use the images to improve articles on your
Wikipedia!  (They are all available on Commons at

I am thankful to Natkeeran for the wonderful story idea and to Sodabottle,
Logicwiki and others  for your inputs, insights and times!


Noopur Raval

Noopur Raval

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