User talk:Cormaggio

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communication forsaken

is it my impression or is the communication division left behind. there seems to be no one else working on it but me. what should i do? give up on it, gather people from WP? any suggestion? capi talk 19:01, 9 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Mobile editing coming soon

Hi Cormaggio, McCormack, and Lrbabe... After a break, I'm doing another burst of work on the mobile phone software. The main new feature in 0.9.4 will be the ability to add new questions to a quiz and upload them back to Wikiversity... watch this space! --Joe Gittings 19:07, 13 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]


I put this on my talk page (still trying to figure out how to converse thru talkDouglas R. White 16:35, 17 August 2007 (UTC)) and in response to your mention of maths needed the maths (in my sandbox) for our InterSci/wiki (complexity sciences community and its Paris summer school lectures) and was practicing here then had my tech install maths fonts to our wiki, so I won't be usings maths much here from now one. Have been focusing energy there for the last month with our summer school running.[reply]

custodianship of Darklama

Please visit Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/Darklama. --JWSchmidt 13:32, 23 August 2007 (UTC) [reply]

Sebmol got it. --JWSchmidt 13:34, 23 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

namespace suggestion

Hey there, I have made a suggestion on wiki 101 regarding namespaces and would really appreciate your feedback. Cheers AlistairReece 14:53, 23 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

French wikiversity

OK, it's great to you, unfortunatly Ihaven't time to prepare the lesson for the oment
Vivelefrat 19:41, 23 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Please change my name

Wikiversity:Changing_username#User:Edmundkh_to_EdmundEzekielMahmudIsa. --Edmund the King of the Woods! 14:51, 24 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]


1. Taking the invitation to "be bold" seriously, I began copyediting. How do I tag an article as 'edited' or 'stub'? 2. The Portal has outdated notices on the BB: so what's the use of having it? 3. I applied to you because of your senority in the Welcome Committee: apologies for any newcomer gaffs. NB Help and Tour for beginners should have more than one level - basic, intermediate, advanced - to make it truely accessible for everyone. Both provide too much and too little information to be really helpful. Thank you. --Shir-El too 19:54, 26 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for replying so fast! I needed that, really!

I'm like the kid let loose in the candy store, who wants to sample everything but doesn't have time to read all the descriptions. WV is overwhelming in conception and scope!

1. Thanks for 'stub' and 'history'; they will be put to semi-immediate use.

2. I don't know enough about what's going on to update community notices, and I don't speed read; the best I can do is spot some discrepancies.

3. The first version of this letter got lost in pasting to your talk page (my inexperience), but it lead to an insight. According to one of the chat pages the bulk of 'wikians' are white, male, forty-something, degreed computer-nerds. I am none of these things. At first I was going to suggest a Windows '95/'97 type tutorial for beginners, where the user is taken step by step through demonstrations and exercises ; i.e. a controlled environment, a beginners' wading pool until they could jump into the deep end. THEN the underlying difference hit me: 'wikians' by and large have prior experience in programming whereas the average user (me) is accustomed to working with limited, pre-programed options. In other words I'm intimidated by the wealth of options, and that despite a good command of English and being computer friendly!

Both provide too much and too little information to be really helpful" Thanks - do you have specific ideas for how it could be improved... Yes: create a visual 'map of the campus' introduction. Mark “Home page” in the center of a large circle with “You are here” underneath it. Then group various options around the circle: Community, Tools, Communications, Resources, Mission Statement. Each time an option is pushed it becomes the name of the next circle with 'you are here' under that. I can't be more specific because I still don't know/understand what does what to whom with which. Its the best I can do.

4. I know its much easier to de-struct than con-struct, so I'll try not to comment so much. Meanwhile, may I contact you if I find myself really up a tree?

Thank you again, Shir-El too 00:14, 29 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

It looks like I'm going to be doing a lot of 'thanking' in the near future. For the third time: Thank you. :-)