Friday, March 02, 2018

Target: 14,513/15,000

We passed the 14,500 mark in the article count. So there is less than 500 articles to reach the internal target.

The article count as of 2018-03-01 10:00 AM: 14,513

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Target: 14,494/15,000

We are slowly moving towards our internal target of 15,000 articles. There is also a lot of new accounts been created, though a very few of these are making any edits.

Article count as of 2018-02-25 1:00 PM: 14,494

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Target: 15,000

Today I noted that we are very close to the article count 15,000. That number does not have any meaning in Wikipedia in the sense of lists. The next list for us is the 100,000+ articles. That would be a long time ahead in the future. But still 15,000 is something that we couldn't even think of when we started on this project.  Let's hope we can meet this internal target very soon.

Statistics (Article count):
Sinhala Wikipedia : 14,472 
Sinhala Wiktionary: 1,169

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Sinhala Wikisource

Some time back (most likely බිඟුවා) has created a project for the Sinhala Wikisource. However the things have not progressed from the starting point. As many people pointed out most of the books available in the Sinhala Wikibooks are not actually things that should be there. Most of them belong to the Wikisource.

I started moving things to Sinhala Wikisource. There are a few problems left in the process.

  1. We do not have a dedicated site for Sinhala Wikisource. We simply have to share the project they call "multilingual Wikisource" or  OldWikisource with others. This creates a lot of problems in practice than you can think of.
  2.  A lot of contributors are not aware of the difference between Wikisource and Wikibooks. (To tell you the truth even I did not know correctly.)
  3.  There are some license issues with the books that are available in the Sinhala Wikibooks. You can join the discussion here.

We need your support!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Speedy Deletion Backlog

Today did some cleaning on the speedy deletion backlog (CSD). There was a lot of junk added by the user Shriheeran. Still more to go but I believe I reduced the backlog by more than 100 today.

The current article count (as of 2017-03-12): 13,192

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New speady deletion backlog

I see that the user Shriheeran has created new articles directly to the speedy deletion backlog.

For example check this entry.

* The only contributor is the above user.
* The only content is: {{delete}}

What is the point in creating this page?

May be an error in a script? But still that adds unnecessary load to admins on the project.

I am kind of clueless on what to do regarding this. One thing for sure. I will oppose this user on his stewardship poll if I notice it.


Saturday, January 14, 2017


It seems we have a quite a good community now in the project. However I also see from patterns of their interaction with others that most of them are sock puppets. This is actually something frustrating because we have to wake up people who are not actually sleeping. But we do not have a choice. We have to act along their act and tell them the same things we told the puppet masters over and over again.

Current article count (as of 2017-01-14): 13,162.