Many people keep asking this question on facebook, in meetups etc. I have tried to compile a quick list of pointers to start editing on Kannada Wikipedia. Hope this helps.
To start editing Wikipedia: First create an account on Kannada Wikipedia (http://kn.wikipedia.org). This would help you to track all your modifications or contributions on Wiki.
If you’re already on wiki, then start finding information about any subject or topic of your interest. If you find that information on wiki, its well and good, see if you can improve that article. If you don’t find one, then you will be prompted to create that article.. This is the simplest way to start your editing on Kannada wikipedia.
If you have already kick started your editing on Wikipedia, you can help us (Kannada Wikipedia Community) with few of our existing projects: I shall list them for you.
- The following project helps us to enhance the existing articles submitted by Google transliteration project. These articles are good but they need lots of clean up work from editors. The list of articles might contain lots of information that you might want to read and edit further.
- Last month we started with a new project to edit wiki pages of all districts of Karnataka. This would enhance the readability of place specific information on Kannada Wikipedia. You might want to search your district page and enhance it under this project whenever you get a chance. That would encourage many of your friends to write about their districts too.
- We are also in process of starting Wiki project Karnataka 1000. This project is used to be on English Wikipedia and this time we are trying to make this as a multilingual wiki project to co-ordinate between other language Wikipedians too. This project aims to improve organisation and standardised look and feel of the articles related to the Indian state of Karnataka.
These are few projects through which you can kick start your editing activities around Kannada Wikipedia. If you need any help then please drop a message here or on Kannada Wikipedia Facebook Group, Kannada Wikipedia Mailing list. You can also attend our Meetups, Workshops, Or Google Hangout sessions happen atleast once in a month.