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Equipment Lending and Community Support

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Wikimedia India runs Equipment Lending and Community Support program for established Wikimedians to retain and enable them to be more active. This is mainly intended at removing limitations in contributing for user groups like students, unemployed and others facing financial constraints. There is only a limited budget. So, please endorse scholarship requests with care so the really needful people are not left out.

How to apply?

Please place a request (here is an example) for the same in your own language community, English Wikipedia project page or Meta. Get endorsements from your community. Please explain in detail about your current situation, quantify how the support will enable you to contribute more. Once you have allowed at least one week time and find enough support, place a request at the bottom of this page.

How do we support?

Based on your past contributions, community endorsement and budget available with WMIN each request will be approved case by case either fully or partially. Renewal of support will be based on contribution level during the previously supported period. Whenever possible, payments will be directly made to vendors. Some purchases may remain community / chapter owned so it can be used by many contributors if one goes inactive.

Bangalore Community

We have been conducting WikiAcademy in various institutions. The common problem we are finding is that not every one have their own laptop/tab to edit. and no WiFi availability. we will need 5 Tabs, 2 WiFi Internet Dongles. These can be placed in Wikimedia Bangalore office and any Bangalore Wikimedian take it for his/her events.

Estimaged Budget

  • Tabs: 5*12,000 = 60,000
  • WiFi Dongle: 2*2000 = 4000
  • Internet Bill: 2*3600 = 7200

Community Interest

Arkrishna 16:31, 2 March 2015 (IST)


Comments

Hi Arkrishna, at this moment, this program aims to enable individual contributors for their daily or regular contributions in an individual capacity. We did propose a training facility for Bengaluru in WMIN office premises during our last FDC grant request. But, it couldn't materialize due to reduced funding. We will definitely keep this need for outreach volunteers and plan something on these lines during our next grant proposal. Thanks.--Ravi 13:32, 9 March 2015 (IST)

User:Titodutta Scanner

Hello,
My name is Tito Dutta (User:Titodutta), mostly active in En WP and Commons.

Estimated budget
  • Scanner: this INR 4200 (or check yourself in the web)( or suggest a scanner from Flipkart or Amazon or check its price)
  • this book INR 500

And,

  • 50% of Tata Photon internet bill for six months — INR 3900 — (original copy of internet bill sent to Ravi-ji, note, please break this 6 months n 2 months' instalment (i.e. INR 1300 in every two months).
  • Total: INR 8600 (USD 135.721). (a part of it is requested to be sent Please add another INR 180 (USD 3) for Paypal transactions, because of their fees and lower conversion rate. (updated on 17:38, 23 December 2014 (IST), bank transaction is also fine)
Requisition

I am requesting these support for now:

  • A scanner
I'll not mention any particular scanner name here. Any good scanner, second hand is also fine, but make sure it actually works.
The cost of the book is INR 500, I can provide scanned copyy of receipt. The book is not available in local library. I don't have membership of RKM, Kolkata.
  • 50% of Tata Photon internet bill for six months — INR 3900 — (original copy of internet bill sent to Ravi-ji, note, please break this 6 months n 2 months' instalment (i.e. INR 1300 in every two months). You'll get a confirmed 8 to 10,000 edits in these six months unless I die or my computer dies. (my computer is dying, with lots of complexities now, I am trying to get a laptop from somewhere, requested WMF to give me a second hand laptop yesterday, and waiting for their reply)
  • Not needed, already purchased: Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Advaita Publications INR 1400 (already purchased, so not needed, this entry is kept here for tracking records)
Works already done in this field
Why do I need it?

For last two years, I have been trying to upload many good old documents but,. if I scan from internet cafes it takes me INR 5 to INR 10 per copy. I regularly need a good scanner to upload scanned photos and documents.

What can Wikipedia expect from me?

I'll upload 100 or so photos within 30 days (please include the book). You can expect 300 media files within first three months. I'll keep on uploading more and more photos on regular basis.

Regular requirements

As I mentioned, I need a scanner regularly, so I would not be able to do all works in a particular period (for example, someone says, "take a scanner for two weeks and return after that)


Please note:

  • I have been looking for these things for more than a year. Some portion of this application is copied from my last applicaton at Ta Wikipedia
  • I'll provide clear and transparent invoice etc. for the products to WMF or WMIN. If they keep my personal information "private", that'll be appreciated.

--Titodutta 16:57, 26 November 2014 (IST)

On-Wiki endorsements

Please see endorsements here: wikipedia:User_talk:Titodutta/Archive_55#WMIN_Infrastructure_Scholarship_endorsements --Titodutta 04:29, 27 November 2014 (IST)

Comments

Tito, thanks for providing community endorsement. Please be assured that the personal information of any scholarship recipient will be kept "private". Some community members have suggested that a smart phone would serve better as a portable scanner. Do you still want a scanner? Either gadget is fine. Just wanted to confirm. Some community members have suggested additional funds for warranty/extended warranty/AMC. If you need them, please also include these expenses and provide an estimate of funds needed. --Ravi 16:31, 27 November 2014 (IST)

  • No, I don't need additional funds for warranty/extended warranty/AMC. Just a good quality scanner is fine. Regards. --Titodutta 20:06, 1 December 2014 (IST)

Hi Titodutta, thanks for clarifying. Please also notify this in a centralized project specific page like WP:IND to inform the wider community. WMIN will be able to reimburse expenses up to 4900 INR based on your estimate. The scholarship shall be awarded under following terms:

  • For accounting reasons, the book and the scanner will remain as WMIN property under the possession of Kolkata Wikimedia community.
  • You shall be the first representative of Kolkata Wikimedia community to use the book and the scanner actively. When you no longer need them or remain inactive in your Wikimedia contributions or when another community member needs them for a while, you may arrange to handover and receive them back in your possession.
  • A brief report with activity statistics using these resources shall be submitted within 90 days of receiving the scholarship.
  • The scanner and book shall be returned to WMIN office if and when requested.

Please confirm acceptance of these terms and we will proceed with formalities. Please note that we usually only provide reimbursements against bills. Please let us know if you need cash in advance and we will see if there is a way to facilitate that. --Ravi 13:10, 9 December 2014 (IST)

  • Sorry for delay in reply. My mistake. I accept all these conditions. I have added one more thing. 50% of Tata Photon internet bill for six months (original copy of internet bill sent to Ravi-ji)
    For transparency and clarity, I have a query— can I use the scanner for personal usages (i.e. sometimes you need to scan documents)? If I am not permitted to use the scanner for any personal usage, that is fine too.
    Please consider, because of my own financial condition, I'll not be able to buy it first (if I ad so much money, I would have bought it long ago). --Titodutta 17:38, 23 December 2014 (IST)
  • For the addition, i.e. internet bill, You'll get a confirmed 8 to 10,000 edits in these six months unless I die or my computer dies. (my computer is dying, with lots of complexities now, I am trying to get a laptop from somewhere, requested WMF to give me a second hand laptop yesterday, and waiting for their reply) --Titodutta 17:53, 23 December 2014 (IST)
Hi Titodutta, thanks for accepting the terms. You can use the resources for your personal use too. WMIN will initiate fund transfer for the book and scanner. We will be in touch with you through email regarding this. I am glad to know you can be more active in contributing if part of the internet expenses are covered. Infrastructure scholarship can also cover this expenses and other needs like laptop. We will be rolling out this infrastructure support in a much wider scale and will get back to you regarding these needs. Thanks.--Ravi 17:54, 23 December 2014 (IST)
  • Hello, thank you for your reply. I don't need a laptop now. I was just trying to inform you that if my only desktop dies, there may be some problem in promised edit count if my desktop dies.
    Else, (and most probably) everything will go fine. I'll send bank details now.
    Please note: I randomly selected a scanner from web, please select the scanner yourself, that you think will best-fit our community need. Direct shipping from Flipkart/Amazon is fine (please make advance payment to those site). You'll get signed acknowledged within 5-7 days of receiving things. --Titodutta 18:30, 23 December 2014 (IST)
A fund transfer of 3981 INR has been initiated from my side pending approval by EC members. This fund will go towards getting the scanner and book of your choice as we discussed over the email. My best wishes for your project.--Ravi 21:34, 30 December 2014 (IST)
  • I accept that I have received the amount. Unfortunate enough that my computer is not working properly. Thanks to Ravi-ji for his co-operation and good works. Regards. ---Titodutta 19:36, 7 January 2015 (IST)

Progress report

This has been very helpful. I have been uploading contents and images on Commons. While uploading content I am giving preference to old PD images, as I mentioned above.

It is unfortunate enough that a major book mentioned above is not available in Amazon or Flickr or in local stores. The book is supposed to arrive in the first week of May. Also my own computer trouble for a month or so delayed some works. I informed both to WMIN.

First I want to finish uploading Swami Vivekananda related images. If I get the book in the first week of May, hopefully I'll submit its report within the last week of May.

The scanner is in a very good condition. I sent a copy of invoice to WMIN. I have safely kept a hardcopy of the bill too. --Titodutta 10:10, 29 April 2015 (IST)

Reference Books for User:Satdeep Gill and User:Charan Gill

We have been editing Punjabi Wikipedia for many years. We require some books to improve the quality of articles on wiki as well as to create new articles.

Budget

  1. ਲੋਕਧਾਰਾ ਵਿਸ਼ਵ ਕੋਸ਼ (8 ਜਿਲਦਾਂ) Folklore Encyclopedia(8 Volumes), National Book Shop, Delhi : 1900 Rupees (Discounted price)
  2. ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿਸ਼ਵ ਕੋਸ਼ (12 ਜਿਲਦਾਂ) Punjabi Encyclopedia (12 Volumes), Language Institute, Patiala : 1474 Rupees
  3. ਮਹਾਨ ਕੋਸ਼ (3 ਜਿਲਦਾਂ) Mahan Kosh (3 Volumes), Punjabi University, Patiala : 1075 Rupees (Price after 50% Discount)

Total Budget : 4,449 Rupees

Community Approval

Click Here to see Community Support.

Comments

Hi Satdeep and Charan, we will be glad to support this need. Please have a look at Shyamal's proposal for a community librarian model and resource request page in en wiki. If you can use these books to support the needs of the community in a structured way, it will be a very good model for other Indian Wikipedias to replicate.

  • Could you please agree that these books will be property of Wikimedia India (for accounting reasons) and that you will be the custodian on behalf of Punjabi Wikimedia Community?
  • Could you please quantify the usefulness of these books? How many articles do you expect to improve using these in a 6 month and 1 year period? We will appreciate periodic brief reports based on this metric.

Thanks--Ravi 13:29, 9 March 2015 (IST)

Hi, Ravi I found Shyamal's proposal quite interesting and maybe we should work on that. As of my request, I agree that these books will be a property of Wikimedia India and we hope to edit more than a 100 articles in 6 months. I will try to prepare monthly reports as well.--Satdeep gill 16:59, 9 March 2015 (IST)
Thanks for agreeing. Monthly reports are not necessary. You may categorize improved articles under a hidden admin category (like this). This will help us track real time statistics. I will get in touch with you through email to arrange the fund transfer. My best wishes for Punjabi community.--Ravi 17:03, 9 March 2015 (IST)
Funding for this scholarship has been dispersed now. --Ravi 13:30, 2 May 2015 (IST)
Fund amounting to 4,499 INR recieved. --Satdeep gill 17:02, 21 May 2015 (IST)

Pranayraj Vangari Laptop

Hello,
My name is Pranayraj Vangari (Pranayraj Vangari), mostly active in Telugu Wikipedia and Commons.

Estimated budget
  • Laptop: this INR 18,615/- (or check yourself in the web)( or suggest a Latop from Flipkart or Amazon or check its price)
Requisition

I am requesting these support for now:

  • A Laptop
Dell Vostro 3445 Laptop (AMD E1- 4GB RAM- 500GB HDD- 35.56cm (14) Screen- DOS)
Works already done in this field
Why do I need it?

I have been a regular contributor to Telugu Wikipedia and commons, I am using either a common computer at my institution, or nearest cyber cafe for contributing to Wikipedia. But from recent times, it has become difficult to access computer from both places. I hope a laptop will allow me to contribute in a better way to Telugu Wikipedia and commons.

What can Wikipedia expect from me?

I will write at least 10 new articles of good quality, size and 500 edits in Telugu Wikipedia and Also, upload 30 photos to commons per month for the next 12 months.

Regular requirements

I will require the laptop with internet connectivity. I can manage internet with the help of my friends.

Please note:

  • I'll provide clear and transparent invoice etc. for the products to WMF or WMIN. If they keep my personal information "private", that'll be appreciated.
  • For accounting reasons, this will remain WMIN property. I will be its custodian on behalf of Telugu Wikimedia Community. Telugu Wikimedia community may request me to handover this to another community member in future if a need arises.

--Pranayraj1985 11:24, 1 ఏప్రిల్ 2015 (UTC)

On-Wiki endorsements

  • Community Support in Telugu Wikipedia village pump here

Comments

Pranayraj1985, thanks for applying for infrastructure scholarship. The outcome projected based on this scholarship looks good considering your past contribution profile sans laptop in home. I also appreciate the time and effort you take for outreach work which is not mentioned in this application. I came to know that the institution you work for is also central to the Telugu Wikipedia community in Hyderabad. I hope that, whenever possible, you can share this laptop for community use in the meetups happening in your institution.--Ravi 11:54, 7 April 2015 (IST)

Dear Ravi, thanks for your response. I will be glad to share the laptop for community meetups happening in my institute whenever possible. --Pranayraj1985 12:11, 7 April 2015 (IST)
Pranayraj1985, thanks for clarifying this. This scholarship application is approved. We will get in touch with you soon and arrange to send the laptop. My best wishes for your continued engagement with Wikimedia movement.--Ravi 12:14, 7 April 2015 (IST)
Thanks Ravi. --Pranayraj1985 12:15, 7 April 2015 (IST)

Laptop Received

Hi all... Yesterday (03.06.2015) at 6.30pm i Received Laptop by Courier form Wikimedia India Chapter... Thanq Ravi --Pranayraj1985 15:16, 4 June 2015 (IST)

K.Venkataramana internet connection for 1 year

Hello,

  • My name is venkataramana (K.Venkataramana), mostly active in Telugu Wikipedia and Commons.
Estimated budget - BSNL – Bradband 1 year plan –each month Rs.900 . You can see below link and TEXT for tariffs

BSNL Broadband broadband plans for Rest of AndhraPradesh & Telengana SSAs ( Khammam, Ongole, Karimnagar, Cuddappah, Mahaboobnagar, Nizambad, Nalgonda, Adilabad, Srikakulam, Viziangaram)

  • 900 2Mbps Post FUP 512Kbps 15 GB BBG Combo ULD 900 (we need this plan for Srikakulam Dt)
Requisition

I am requesting these support for now: • Bradband connection for 1 year

Works already done in this field
Why do I need it?

I have been a regular contributor to Telugu Wikipedia and commons. I am using net balance using a 3g dongle to write in wiki It was difficult to write such a slow connection by the net providers.

What can Wikipedia expect from me?

I will write at least 5 new articles of good quality, size and 500 edits in Telugu Wikipedia and Also, upload 10 photos to commons per month for the next 12 months.

Regular requirements

I will require the net connectivity.

Please note

• I'll provide clear and transparent invoice etc. for the products to WMF or WMIN. If they keep my personal information "private", that'll be appreciated. • For accounting reasons, this will remain WMIN property. I will be its custodian on behalf of Telugu Wikimedia Community. Telugu Wikimedia community may request me to handover this to another community member in future if a need arises. --K.Venkataramana 22:31, 3 April 2015 (IST)

On-Wiki endorsements

• Community Support in Telugu Wikipedia village pump here

Comments

K.Venkataramana, thanks for applying for infrastructure scholarship. Could you please provide the following details?

  • What is the speed, data plan and cost per month for your 3G internet connection?
  • I observe that, even with the connectivity limitations you have mentioned, you have been very active in the past two years. Your contributions suggest that you have made roughly around 1200+ edits per month and created around 35 articles per month. This scholarship is intended to enable contributors so that there is a significant increase / improvement in their contributions. Therefore, the expected outcome from each scholarship depends on the individual contributors' contribution pattern so far. Could you please propose how your contributions will increase further compared to your past activity? This will highlight the usefulness of this scholarship program and will help us expand this program for more people.

Thanks.--Ravi 11:48, 7 April 2015 (IST)

As i am a government employee, i haven't time to increase my contributions. So, i withdraw the above proposal. thank you sir,--K.Venkataramana 21:45, 18 April 2015 (IST)
K.Venkataramana, thanks for the update. My best wishes for your contributions as usual. --Ravi 21:12, 20 April 2015 (IST)

Info-farmer Laptop

The need

  • As a sysop in outreach.wikimedia; ta.wikipedia; ta.wiktionary; Commons(file mover, AWBbot), I require mobile gadgets like Laptop, internet dongle, Google Chromecast HDMI streaming media player (In most schools, a projector is not available).
  • Mainly I am focusing on Indian Wiktionaries integration and Tamil outreach programmes. Through my outreach in TamilNadu, I understand that I have to learn various contributing methods & tools of both Windows OS & Linux distros. Then only, I can reach more people for Wikimedia. During my workshop, I usually tell the simplification about the open source tools. For that, I run dual OS at a time. (Ubuntu as host OS + Windows on Virtualbox + Wikimedia Anroid Apps editing)
  • And also, when I discuss with FOSS programmers, I want to record their demonstration as screencast. Then I do video editing for outreach or further discussion or to upload in Commons.
  • So, I need well configured Laptop with 4-6 GB RAM & 2MB cache. I analysed with the help of a hardware engineer and decided to buy this one around 40, 000 (If you select i3 processor, UbuntuOS instead of Windows8, 14 inch screen the price might be reduced by Rs 8000). My desktop is not working well because i faced electricity fluctuation in my native and having new system is very essential to continue my contributions in an active manner. - info-farmer. 30 July 2015. 12:18 AM

Community endorsements

You can find Tamil community support here.

Comments

Info-farmer, thanks for submitting the application. We appreciate the track record of your contributions to the Wikimedia movement and the unanimous support for the request from the Tamil Wikimedia community. Your request has been accepted and we will get in touch with regarding other details. --Ravi 17:39, 3 August 2015 (IST)

As requested by Info-farmer, a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 laptop was handed over to him in Chennai on 08th August 2015.--Ravi 19:57, 18 August 2015 (IST)
Thanks indeed. This Laptop is not mine but for the Tamil Wikimedia community. I will hand it over to any person who come with Tamil community consensus.--Info-farmer 08:39, 22 August 2015 (IST)

Jim Carter Laptop

I'm requesting for a grant from Wikimedia India as I'm in absolute need for a Laptop to become active again on Wikipedia. Before suffering from financial struggles and real life hardships between the last 4ish, I was an active contributor on Wikipedia. It must not be considered boasting but I've had become quite well know among our English Wikipedia community in a very short time. With over 12,000+ edits (including both accounts Jim Carter and Jim Carter - Public), umpteen articles and a fair track record helped me become an Arbitration Committee clerk. However after the hiatus, I've no device through which I can continue my Wikipedia related works. And I don't feel that I can gather enough money to buy a device myself in the near future. So I'm applying for a grant to get a Laptop and restart building 'pedia. A laptop will be a WP:NETPROFIT for both the project and I, only if you feel I derserve the grant.

Wikimedia India can expect that by giving a laptop, it will increase my activity to normal. That means, before my life became upside-down, I used to have a statistics of around 1000+ edits per month. So one can expect that I'll contribute in the way I used to do before. Furthermore, I'm a content writer, I've written 3 Good articles, 1 Featured list, many DYKs, 1 In the News article (ITN) on EnWiki. One should know that it's not easy to write good articles on English Wikipedia, however, since I've prior experience so one can expect at least 4 Good articles from me an year (I've a future good article in my sandbox already). Besides that, I contribute in umpteen number of ways (including ArbCom, NPP, RCP, mentoring etc) and it may unnecessarily make the statement long. I also attend workshops/edit-a-thons, which I must point out, so a laptop will equally benefit other community members there.

I'll manage the internet connection thingy, the Laptop I prefer is: Lenovo G50-70 (Notebook)

I agree that it is a community property, and will hand it over to another member if a need arises.


Community endorsements

English Wikipedia Community Endorsement

Comments

Hi Jim Carter, we appreciate your excellent contribution to English Wikipedia and would love to see your Wikipedia activities resumed. Your request has been approved. We will get in touch with you to send the laptop. Thanks.--Ravi 17:09, 15 September 2015 (IST)

Thanks a lot, Ravi! Yesterday, September 25, on 2:30pm I received the above mentioned laptop. I'm back on Wikipedia with my full strength and have started there. Thanks again for this wonderful and unique project of community support. Best, Jim Carter 13:03, 26 September 2015 (IST)

Bodhisattwa 3G Internet Connection for 1 year

Hi, I am Bodhisattwa, an administrator of Bengali Wikipedia and also an active contributor of Commons and Bengali Wikisource. I have been contributing in different Wikimedia projects for almost 4 years with more than 50,000 global edits, created more than 1400 articles in Bengali Wikipedia and completed proofreading of 8 books in Bengali Wikisource till now. I have also conducted few online edit-a-thons this year, the latest was Wikipedia Asian Month. I was also one of the core organizer of Bengali Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Celebration and International Conference in Kolkata. I participated in CIS-A2K Train the Trainer Program in Bangalore, Wikimania Conference in Mexico and First International Wikisource Conference in Vienna this year.

Need

Requisition

What I need is 10 GB Vodafone 3G Internet Connection per month for at least one year.

Estimated Budget

Rs. (1000 X 12) = Rs. 12,000

  • The cost of tariff swings from Rs. 850 to 1000/ month. I will return the extra money, if any, at the end of one year.
Why do I need it?

I live in a village in the district of Purulia which is considered as one of the backward district of the state of West Bengal. In my locality, there is no Broadband connection or Cable Network. I have to depend totally on SIM Card to avail internet. Vodafone or Airtel 3G Internet is the best available internet service for me. For the last few years, I had been using Aircel 2G service; despite its low cost, its very very slow and it really takes a lot of motivation to work with this service. Sometimes simply opening a wiki page is quite a severe headache for me. I hope that, a good 3G connection will help me work in peace.

What can Wikimedia expect from me?

I expect to increase my contribution in Wikipedia to approx. 1000 edits/per month and in Wikisource to 1500 edits/per month in average.

Community Notification

Community has been notified here.

Comments

Hi Bodhisattwa, we appreciate your excellent contribution to Bengali Wikimedia projects and would love to see more active participation. Your request has been approved. We will appreciate if you can keep us updated through a brief quaterly summary of your Wikimedia activities here. We will get in touch with you to provide 3G internet connection. Thanks.--Ravi 14:00, 18 December 2015 (IST)

Thanks Ravi for the support. The monthly stats of my contribution in Bengali Wikipedia, Bengali Wikisource and Commons can be found in the following links.
  1. Bengali Wikipedia - https://tools.wmflabs.org/supercount/index.php?user=Bodhisattwa&project=bn.wikipedia
  2. Bengali Wikisource - https://tools.wmflabs.org/supercount/index.php?user=Bodhisattwa&project=bn.wikisource
  3. Commons - https://tools.wmflabs.org/supercount/index.php?user=Bodhisattwa&project=commons.wikimedia

-- Bodhisattwa 19:16, 20 December 2015 (IST)

Report

The draft of the report is here. I am working on it and submit soon. -- Bodhisattwa 17:10, 13 September 2016 (IST)

Camera and lens for User:Jkadavoor

I would like to document WMIN’s support for the following equipment support:

Following are the equipment:

1. Sony Alpha ILCA-77M2 Body Only DSLR Camera (INR Rs.75,325)

2. Tamron A005S 70-300 Lens (INR Rs.28,799)

Through this support, I intend to do the following:

As you know I had procured (through community support) a Sigma 150mm macro lens, flash and other related accessories for a Sony A33 camera that had been gifted by a fellow Wikimedian. But unfortunately that camera get damaged in an expedition at Thattekad Bird Sanctuary just after documenting a Gomphidia kodaguensis. This made the procured accessories not useful without a camera.

With the help of the new camera, I can reuse all those equipment and continue exploring and documenting the biodiversity of Kerala.

The telephoto lens will help to document the subjects less approachable.

Thanks. -- Jkadavoor 06:58, 18 February 2016 (IST)

Community endorsement

Please see community endorsement here

Comments

Jkadavoor, thanks for documenting this support.--Ravi 16:36, 18 February 2016 (IST)

Equipment received; thanks all. Jkadavoor 10:15, 24 February 2016 (IST)


Laptop for User:राजु_सुथार

Hi,

This is with regard to the Hindi Wikipedia community endorsement for User:राजु_सुथार (Raju Suthar - also currently featured Wikipedian of the chapter)

Since the user edits mainly by mobile phone, he finds it particularly difficult edit some of the article and templates. It is particularly recommended that the user be given Lenovo G50-80 Notebook (80E502Q3IH) (5th Generation Intel Core i3- 4GB RAM- 1TB HDD- 39.62 cm (15.6)- DOS- 2GB Graphics) (Black). This will also be useful in the large scale outreach events that are currently being planned for Hindi Wikipedia in the meeting with Asaf Bartov of WMF during the recently concluded Wiki Conference 2016. --Hindustanilanguage 21:56, 18 August 2016 (IST)

Community endorsement

Please see community endorsement here

Comments

Atudu Low-price laptop request for continuation of works

Hello,
My name is Ananya Mondal (Wikipedia username User:Atudu). I mainly contribute to Bengali Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. For last one year or so I have been trying to get more and more involved in Wikimedia-projects related works. I attended and submitted a paper in WCI. I am the "Featured Wikimedian of the month" (WMIN) for the month September 2016. Currently I am leading a project named Wiki Loves Butterfly, which has very recently got a rapid grant from WMF.

It is unfortunate that my laptop is not working for last 2 months or so, and my attempts to repair the laptop failed. For last 2 months I am doing all works from an internet cafe, which is really problematic. I am requesting Wikimedia India to provide me a laptop. I don't need any expensive laptop, any low-price laptop such as this will work. I do understand and accept that this laptop will be a property of community. I'll return the laptop if I am asked to do so or if it remains unused. If this support can be provided, this will be a great help. Thank you. --Atudu 19:08, 9 September 2016 (IST)

Community support

  • Community support and discussion may be seen here -- Atudu 19:34, 9 September 2016 (IST)

Discussions