User:Erkan Yilmaz/observations/2008 June

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observations from Erkan Yilmaz for 2008 June

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June 17 - words and their magic[edit]

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It is funny (was my first thought) then it became the feeling "interesting": to see, how a possibility - which is open since long - is not used until a new name is born for this - and suddenly: all people wanna join the road trip. Change can be dependent on so many things or sometimes: just a few easy things.

Agreed Change needs catalysts, I think joining wikiversity is letting your self become that catalystThuvack 05:36, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

June 16 - why is the German Wikiversity research page going to be updated ?[edit]

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So, how did I spend the last 2h ? Setting up a first version of the new Wikiversity-Research page Wikiversity:Forschung (the current page is still from 2006 and has not all info implemented) on de.WV. And now people have to be informed so they can implement their ideas/views. This was the reason for all of this. Sometimes you just have to read and that what you wanted to do for some time will happen finally.

June 8 - something Wikiversity related at Wikimedia Foundation's board election[edit]

Candidate' plans for Wikiversity are to be found here: meta:Board elections/2008/Candidates/Questions/3#Wikiversity. There are still about 2 weeks for the election. Here you can see the votes so far. I will vote on the last day, when I have all info available.

Voting is still possible until 23:59 21 June 2008 (UTC):
Wikimedia Foundation's Board elections 2008 statistics from Wikiversity (data until 16th June 2008)
select your home wiki (see the requirements):
Special:Boardvote
fr:Special:Boardvote
de:Special:Boardvote
betawikiversity:Special:Boardvote
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el:Special:Boardvote
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Voting has finished, so how was the participation ?
(please keep in mind: these are not the only Wikiversity contributors who voted – some used also their user accounts in the other Wikimedia projects)
Wikimedia Foundation's Board elections 2008 statistics from Wikiversity.jpg
Here is the data from Wikibooks, when just looking at the values, "seems" Wikibooks participants were not so motivated to go to election[1]:
Wikiversity Wikibooks
Accounts eligible to vote 48 114
Filtered by email address
(each valid address counted once)
31 92
User accounts which voted [2] 12 16
voters per filtered email 38,7% 17,4%
Wikimedia Foundation's Board elections 2008 statistics from Wikibooks.jpg
  1. (keep in mind: these are not the only Wikibooks/Wikiversity contributors who voted – some used also their user accounts in the other Wikimedia projects)
  2. (keep in mind: these are not the only Wikibooks/Wikiversity contributors who voted – some used also their user accounts in the other Wikimedia projects)

June 2 - When did you read ALOUD the last time ?[edit]

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was written back in August 2007 - I am talking here about an additional book for Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War

I am reading a foreign language book - aloud.
I remember the last time reading aloud - over a longer period of time - was in school, when we read set books in class.

Why am I doing this now (again) ?
Perhaps to get more of my senses activated ? Could also be because of the topic of the book - it is about ancient times. And as you know: stories sound better, when they are told.

I noticed that this slows me down (when comparing to “normal” silent reading). Could be because:
- now I read REALLY the complete text instead having read some parts (quickly)
- sometimes also the pronounciation/accentuation seems not correct to me and I stop and think how it would be correct
- perhaps I see more with my mind’s eye ?

The book has >500 pages - I wish all my neighbors fun listening :-)