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Hindi Wikitravel Report for April 2007

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Hindi Wikitravel Report for April 2007

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This is a liaison report from Hindi Wikitravel, prepared by Upamanyu Mallik.

हिन्दी विकिट्रैवल की ओर से यह रिपोर्ट उपमन्यु मल्लिक द्वारा लिखा गया है।

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"Ms. Mehta" From Wheaton High School got fired due to cursing in her languge

New contributors

We now have 17 registered users. Most of them are notable members of the en community -- Cacahuate, Episteme (who helps us with interwiki), Ravikiran ...

Focus during the next month

We're going to program a bot (actually, Evan's agreed to program it for us) to auto-generate around 100-150 articles. Cacahuate's doing a great job by creating new articles with the template+quickbar. We also want to work on a few country articles, India / hi:भारत and USA / hi:संयुक्त राज्य अमरीका need info.

Special issues

The numerous technical probs we're facing include the following...

  • The search bar's not working
  • The forever blinking red dot, see this
  • Can't save user preferences

Also see Tech:Hindi version needs a few fixes

Native speakers

We badly need a few native Hindi speakers to join up, we currently only have 3. All of them are active wikipedians. At least one admin should be a native Hindi speaker and we also need a Hindi-speaking b'crat. Perhaps Cacahuate could be given that status.


It's been a good month. The future looks bright.... तो हिन्दी विकिट्रैवल — सदा आगे बढ़ते रहो...


Feedback appreciated...

You forgot to mention that you just typed up this whole page with one arm... nothing stops you! Upamanyu broke his arm the other day. Anyway, there's a ton of work to be done, but I'll be back to help you more soon. I've been working on some maps the last few days, and I'll make sure to begin translating those into Hindi shortly as well. Take it easy on the arm though, it will heal faster. – cacahuate talk 03:01, 29 April 2007 (EDT
Nope, I got my friend to type up most of the page! Anyway, I can use my left-index finger now, although it pains after a sentence or two of typing. Upamanyu -- Write2me 03:35, 29 April 2007 (EDT)

To launch or to revive a language version of Wikitravel is a **** of a mission to undertake. Congratulations to your progress. If/when things get tough, remember that as long as there is some sort of contribution (vandalism included!), you are always in the public eye. In short, you will grow and prosper. Good luck! Riggwelter 18:25, 4 May 2007 (EDT)