No problem. 
Messedrocker 00:27, 17 August 2006 (UTC)
I've heard about these searches, but I don't have any special knowledge about them (I'm a theorist and not an observationist). If you can do some research about them and post links to the school, this would be really useful.
Are you speaking of some sort of NGC? That would be rather useful as an instructional tool. As in finding angular and physical distances, right ascensions, declinations, orbital periods and the like. The only problem is that quite obviously there's alot up there. Especially when getting into comets and asteroids.....
The project, if done thoroughly, would never be finished. Perhaps setting a more modest initial goal of basic observational phenomena (bright stars, Halley's comet, the Galilean moons, etc.) and/or general theoretical phenomena (accretion disks, star formation, quasars, black holes, etc) and from there add as is possible/needed. What do you think? RyanJSuto 22:53, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Creating Interest 
Hi Rayc, welcome aboard! Oops - I see you have me down under interests as "Bureaucrat, sysop"! :-( Well, though I am *extremely* interested in developing Wikiversity (and part of this will involve administrative activities), I am actually interested in education itself - and specifically the use of media and technology in education. Too many other interests to mention, really - and I'll list them on my user page soon - but I'm just in the middle of a dissertation at the moment, so can't do a fraction of what I'd like to do around here for the moment. Still, when that's done, looking forward to working with you in getting this project going.. Cormaggio 13:31, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
Hello Rayc 
Thanks for contacting me. Not familiar with the screensaver project, except for the description you have so far. When you say "screensaver" do you mean "visualization" (as in the complex graphical patterns that can be programmed behind a screensaver)? Good luck with the project. Exciting seeing Wikiversity launch, and hope I can contribute good stuff. jlguinn.
Thanks for the welcome bud. You can see a locator map on my wikipedia userpage. Go to the Ireland locator map paragraph to see a better insight. I will be writing an article here in Wikiversity on the locator map, and how to create one, etc. --Dom0803 16:03, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for drawing my attention to what was being done with Template:School boilerplate. I made some changes to the template, but we probably need to keep an eye on what is going into the various namespaces until things settle into a rut. I started trying to make some key changes to the pages of existing "schools" so that they reflect what is now in the template. I hope I have a chance to get to them all. --JWSchmidt 18:36, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
Random number gen 
Trevor MacInnis 03:58, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
Thank you! - Trevor MacInnis 03:58, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
Hi Ray, thanks for passing that on. I'm not sure what the devs think I should be looking at exactly - if it's technical, I'm allergic to it ;-). I know there was also another type of test/quiz thing developed by a user on meta, if that's any good to you - see here. But if you want to get working on something like this, that would be great - I see you've already worked on Test and Quiz :-). Cormaggio 09:17, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
"Hey, is Wikiversity the Movie going to use Machinima, or are you going to do live performaces recorded by users?" I have no idea. I think it would be great if we could get some actual video of a few people like Jimbo, but the idea of using Machinima for some things sounds interesting. What do you think? --JWSchmidt 02:16, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
- "keep the requirements for entery into a learning project low." <-- as far as I am concerned, the only "requirement for entry" is that someone clicks on the "edit" button. "Did you see the 3DTheater.org project?" <-- I have now, briefly. I'm in need of a short tutorial on what such software can do. I go to web pages for them and the quality of the information is so low I'm not sure how to measure it. :( Still, I'd like to learn what toolls are available and what they can do. --JWSchmidt 04:10, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
Main page redesign 
Hello! You commented on the proposed main page design, so I'm inviting you to view a modified version that I created. If you have the time, please post your opinion at Wikiversity talk:Main Page#Modified version. Thank you! —David Levy 08:38, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
- Your new new design is on par with the other redesign. Both are better then the current one. Maybe you sould post it on the mainpage talk?--Rayc 17:22, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
Wikiversity:What Wikiversity is not 
Has the new version of Wikiversity:What Wikiversity is not addressed your concerns?
test and quiz 
- and I updated it gain with the new parser function found at m:ParserFunctions#.23time: - Trevor MacInnis 23:10, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
I like the quiz. I was originally thinking of a quiz for the main page of the project proposal since that is a static page and will not change with future edits. --JWSchmidt 16:06, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
Hello Rayc, thanks for your welcome. Hopefully a school of marine sciences will stimlate thinking, learning and research about the importance of the seas and the interconnectedness of different disciplines, not only within the marine sciences but between the marine sciences and subjects both in the sciences and humanities. I find that traditional academia has a habit of compartmentalising things and encouraging academics to know everything about nothing and nothing about everything. Wikiversity is an ideal opportunity to work towards everyone (not just academics) knowing everything about everything (or at least move in that direction!). Hopefully I will be able to continue building the marine sciences aspect of wikiversity, I see no reason why not at the moment (although there's always an unforeseen event or new commitment on time around the corner), I look forward to working in wikiversity, something which has the potential to be anything, and the magic thing is that nobody has a clue yet how it will turn out!
Cheers again, look forward to collaborating with you in the future.
Jimbobalina2005 15:23, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
featured mainspace 
- Yes. In the new design, Wikiversity:Main Page/Design 2, one could simply add a new box or sub-box in either of the columns -- as long as it was a shortish bit of text or a list of links and not a whole bunch of text. I don't know if we have too much room for featured pages and departments and such. I think the page is already getting long. A separate page for featured items might be good -- could even think of it as "page 2" in the online catalog. I'm hoping Design 2 is posted sometime soon. Reswik 11:51, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
thanks for the quizz format--Mikec 00:48, 12 September 2006 (UTC)Mikec
Guided tour 
Now that's a good idea! - Trevor MacInnis 13:05, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
I'd suggest leaving all books, text- or otherwise, on Wikibooks, otherwise we are going to end up with duplicates. Interwiki links are good enough for that.--Piotrus 02:36, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
School of Language and Literature 
Engineering Portal 
the engineering link was changed back to School:Engineering... why is it the only school there and why isn't it pointing to Portal:Engineering and Technology? Damien Black 23:28, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
featured mainspace 
- Yes. In the new design, Wikiversity:Main Page/Design 2, one could simply add a new box or sub-box in either of the columns -- as long as it was a shortish bit of text or a list of links and not a whole bunch of text. I don't know if we have too much room for featured pages and departments and such. I think the page is already getting long. A separate page for featured items might be good -- could even think of it as "page 2" in the online catalog. I'm hoping Design 2 is posted sometime soon. --Reswik 11:51, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
- Hi, I did some copyediting of the community and communication right sidebox on the main page today. Half of the items in that box are redundant with a similar left side box (minus the explanitory blurbs). It occurs to me that those boxes could be combined - with the left box having perhaps some explanitory material. That would leave space on the right sidebar (with the community box mostly moved over to the left sidebar) for a featured learning project. The current photo space could be turned into a featured photo of a learning situation. Sound interesting? Perhaps we could move this idea to the colloquium --Reswik 15:26, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
IRC meetings 
Hi Ray, I definitely like the idea of meeting and brainstorming on IRC - we're now at the poitn where we really need to start lookign into what works, what we can do best etc. I'd encourage you to get something like this going - and I'll certainly help in getting people to come along. I'll be back to Wikiversity myself with gusto next week.. Cormaggio 13:26, 22 September 2006 (UTC)