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- 1 I've been wanting to test images from commons
- 2 Custodian
- 3 Blocks
- 4 Too slow...
- 5 Main page Design 2
- 6 Sorry
- 7 Templates
- 8 Sociology of the Family
- 9 Mentorship
- 10 Custodian Question
- 11 Full custodianship
- 12 Rollback by IP
- 13 custodian mentor
- 14 /templates
- 15 Blocks
- 16 Support for Subpages?
- 17 Cormaggio2 and 3
- 18 Ad hoc medical advice on Wikiversity
- 19 You are invited to register for the Wikiversity Assembly
I've been wanting to test images from commons
Hi Digitalme, I've made you a custodian, as per your request, and seeing as you have someone to act as a mentor. Wishing you all the best with your new tools - use them wisely :-). Cormaggio 14:41, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
- I put you on the list at Wikiversity:Custodians, you might want to add some info to the table. --JWSchmidt 15:19, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
User:3-14159 isn't that bad I think...it's just digits of pi. For the other one, well, it's a bit ambiguous. I don't think we need to be too concerned about these accounts at the moment. --HappyCamper 23:08, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
- "user..." is a blanket term used on Wikipedia for blocking accounts, originated from about a year ago and has quite a bit of interesting history. Briefly, an admin had a bot running on his/her account, and it would block usernames with only "user..." as the reason. This was because the bot operator felt that it would minimize giving away the internals of how the code worked. --HappyCamper 13:49, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
Wikiversity does not have a blocking policy in place like the one on Wikipedia - in fact, the one here is still in a proposal stage! Were you around that time when Wikipedia was flooded with hundreds of random number accounts vandalising all at once? After that, there was pretty good reason over there to preemtively block accounts that were simply "up to no good".
For a young project like Wikiversity, it's probably safe to give these accounts more leeway, at least until the vandals become a bit more sophisticated. We don't get as much exposure on the internet like Wikipedia yet. From what I've seen so far, the blocking culture here seems sort of laid back and relaxed. It's probably best to emulate that. Maybe on top of that, make a few judgement calls here and there - those, I think of, as the little bit of salt and pepper you might add to mashed potatoes for taste and good measure. Wikipedia is slighly different I would say, but that's probably an understatement.
Anyway, I came over here to say that you're doing a great job. I don't think we have crossed paths too often on Wikipedia, but I have to say, I was pretty happy to see you ask Cormaggio what was best to do. That's not something I see very often on Wikipedia, and for me, it's a sign that you're "one of the good guys around" :-)
Having said that, let us know when you're online again? Apparently, we hit more than 10,000 edits and 400 users here just recently, so there's probably going to be something that might interest you here as things roll along. Cheers, HappyCamper 05:37, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
- Yeah, just to reiterate what HappyCamper just said (and very nicely too!), that we should be a little more hesitant to block someone this early on Wikiversity. I would say only do this if they are vandalising heavily, or have an obviously offensive username such as "The blonde's ass" one. Most people can be given a chance - a fair warning - wikis work through soft security. I've unblocked the user now. Cheers. Cormaggio 08:51, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
darn, you beat me to the punch with that welcome. ;) - Trevor MacInnis 22:30, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
Main page Design 2
Hi, I responded to your comment about Design 2 on the main talk page. What do you think could be done to improve the design? Thanks, Reswik 01:22, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
I'm just trying to figure out how to link to a section of an edit page, and that didn't work. I'm trying to make this commenting thing work, but the Reply links aren't working like I want :). (ie. yes please, delete my accidental sandbox page) --TimNelson (Talk) 03:44, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
Please don't delete them; I created them specifically for Wikiversity. --Hotrocks 16:29, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
I believe textbooks should remain on Wikibooks, and this move should be reverted. Please note that all other sociology textbooks remain on Wikibooks.--Piotrus 22:05, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
- Thank you!--Piotrus 18:13, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
You are the first community-approved Wikiversity custodian! See: Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/Digitalme. Thanks for all of your contributions to the Wikiversity community. --JWSchmidt 20:36, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
Rollback by IP
Just letting you know, you rolled a few edits that I made to both my user page and the school of education page (where I was relinking my name). Now considering that I've been quite an editor - working on a page about the Third Reich, and contributing here and there..the only reason I can fathom that you rolled it back was because of the IP address. That particular IP is of the High School that I currently am employed at in the technology department, so I can assure you that trying to filter that one IP is not going to be very successful with people who actually want to edit as opposed to some of the punk kids we have there. --Kfitton 23:28, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
No problem, just a minor annoyance..I tend to write from whatever connection I am at, when I have time. --Kfitton 16:59, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
yes i made this page by mistake - you can delete it Davymast 14:56, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
Support for Subpages?
As far as I was aware, Wikiverisity does not support sub pages (sorry if this is not the correct term.) Please point to any information how this works. (Example User:Robert Elliott/RE1Test) When can you have sub pages and when not?Robert Elliott 03:16, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
- Sorry, for butting in, but Wikiversity does support subpaging, even in the mainspace. See, for example, Software Freedom/Information. To create a subpage you simply add
/SUBPAGEto the end of the article name. AmiDaniel 03:27, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
- More questions:
Can I use subpages to generate a tree stucture for my lessons. If I have two courses with the same lesson names (example: Course 1 has a lesson called "Script Writing" and Course 2 has a lesson called "Script Writing"), can I have "Course1/ScriptWriting" and "Course2/ScriptWriting" to keep them separate? Can I have homework assignmnents as "Course1/ScriptWriting/Homework/Jane Doe"? Do Subpages support spaces in the name? Is there any search engine for subpages?Robert Elliott
- You could technically do it this way; however that's quite discouraged, as it's been decided that individual lessons should each get their own page (not a subpage) in the mainspace, and that lessons do not belong to individual "courses". The best way to do what you've stated is to give each lesson a unique name and then link the lessons to their "owner" and their previous and next lessons using a navigational template. You can see some examples of how this is done at, for instance, Topic:Visual Basic--each lesson is linked from the main topic, and each lesson individually links back to that topic and the previous and following lessons in the series. With homeworks, you might consider using some form of subpaging, i.e., "Topic:Course1/Homework/ScriptWriting/Jane Doe", although that might quickly get rather unamanagable. I might suggest instead that users keep their homework in subpages of their own userspace, i.e, "User:Jane Doe/Course1 homework/ScriptWriting". A lot of it's up to you, as nothing has been carved in stone on Wikiversity yet, and many of the questions you've posed are not ones that have concrete answers yet. Do what you think is best, and perhaps, over time it may be come the standard. AmiDaniel 05:37, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
question about main namespace subpages
"it's been decided that individual lessons should each get their own page (not a subpage) in the mainspace" <-- where was this decided? --JWSchmidt 14:14, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
- From Wikiversity:Naming conventions, "Lessons should not be subpages of schools (see below). Each lesson should have a unique title, for example The rise of the Roman Empire and The Fall of Rome, instead of the named Part 1 and Part 2-type titles listed above. Such title types are okay as temporary measures, or if a better name is not possible (for example, splitting a large lesson into two parts)." I interpret that as meaning that each lesson should get its own page in the mainspace, and, even without the explicit statement of this convention, it seems to be what has become standard practice in looking over other learning materials. On most projects, subpage support in the mainspae is disabled because it's kind of... disgusting, though it can certainly have its uses. I think we should probably avoid using it where we can. AmiDaniel (talk) 20:12, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
Cormaggio2 and 3
Yeah - they're mine - I created them to see whether I could rename two usernames into one account (you can't). We might as well leave them - they're doing no harm - and might even be useful for me in the future.. Cheers! Cormaggio talk 00:41, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
- Just don't use them as sock puppets - we'd know ;-) sebmol ? 09:51, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
- Hah! Untold wiki-damage will soon be MINE!!! Cormaggio3 12:58, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
Ad hoc medical advice on Wikiversity
You may be interested in a debate on the wikipedia reference desks - W:Wikipedia talk:Reference desk#Linking out - in which it appears that a user is directing reference desk questioners who have asked for medical opinions, to the Wikiversity help desk, where an ad hoc answer is given. W:Wikipedia talk:Reference desk#Worst Medical Advice ever is also worth a read.
You may wish to consider whether Wikiversity should put in place policy relating to the answering of legal and medical opinion questions, as has Wikipedia. (e.g. # Do not request regulated professional advice. If you want to ask advice that "offline" would only be given by a member of a licensed and regulated profession (medical, legal, veterinary, etc.), do not ask it here. See Wikipedia:Medical disclaimer and/or Wikipedia:Legal disclaimer. Ask a doctor, dentist, veterinarian or lawyer.) --Tagishsimon 23:26, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
You are invited to register for the Wikiversity Assembly
- The Wikiversity:Assembly has been established as a technique for developing reports on topics of import for Wikiversity administration. The Assembly is not a decision-making body, per se. Rather, it is designed to create or discover or estimate consensus, through focused, facilitated, thorough deliberation. Assembly reports may be referenced in regular Wikiversity discussions, but will not directly control outcomes. Where full consensus is not found, minority reports may be issued.
- I invite you to register for the Wikiversity:Assembly by adding your user name to the Wikiversity:Delegable proxy/Table.
- Registering for the Assembly creates no specific obligation, but does consent to direct communication as the Assembly may determine is appropriate. You may opt out of such direct communication by adding "no messages" to the Table when you register, in the user comment field, but it is unlikely that the default (communication allowed) will create burdensome traffic for you.
You are invited to name a proxy
- When you register for the Assembly, you may optionally designate a "proxy."
- I suggest that you nominate, as a proxy, the user whom you most trust to participate positively in a Wikiversity discussion if you are unable to participate yourself. The proxy will not be voting for you in any process. Rather, the proxy will be considered to loosely represent you, as a means of estimating probable large-scale consensus based on small-scale participation, in the event that you do not personally participate.
- If you name a proxy, you will be consenting to direct communication with you by that proxy. If a named proxy accepts the proxy, you become, as long as you maintain the nomination (you may change it at any time), the "client" of the proxy, and by accepting, a proxy has consented to direct communication from the client.
- See Wikiversity:Delegable proxy for details.
I'm inviting all relatively inactive custodians to register for the Assembly, and to name a proxy as described. This is because you who have been and remain custodians have yourselves been trusted by the community, and your proxy choice, if you name one, may carry some reasonable weight, due to your experience. You may, of course, participate directly, whether you do or do not name a proxy. Thanks for considering this. --Abd 01:36, 12 September 2011 (UTC)