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A question about naming a new resource that will feature "drafts" of student efforts.[edit]

Up till now, I have been one of the worst culprits in treating Wikiversity like a wikitext webhosting service. But recent efforts from highly qualified people have given me hope that Wikiversity can become something better. The following page will probably resemble such a hosting service this Spring:

Earlier, I created OpenStax/Astronomy as sort of a discussion/promotional effort to illustrate how students can contribute to OpenStax efforts. I would be more than happy to move these pages if anybody has a sense of where they actually belong. You can respond here, or anywhere on this blog. If you have no objection, just ignore this post because as we all know, qui tacet consentire videtur--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 18:02, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

@Guy vandegrift: Just to clarify that I wasn’t thinking of you when I wrote that. On the contrary I think your work here is exemplary and appropriate (evidenced by this openness to community opinions) and you have my sincerest apologies if it seemed I was pointing at you. To be honest, the Non-WV examples that I was thinking of (although I’d struggle to find it now) were a set of user-pages and subpages in English Wikipedia, which were hosting a game of some sorts. It was discovered a while ago but had been there for the best part of a year. Green Giant (discusscontribs) 23:01, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
@Green Giant: Just as you were not thinking of me when you wrote your post, you were extremely far from my mind when I wrote mine. In general, neither you, I, nor anybody else should feel offended if we find some of our pet projects a victim of our proposed cleanup. The goal of the cleanup is not to suppress certain resources, but to highlight those that will bring more people into Wikiversity. Why am I so dedicated to Wikiversity? I'm not. My dedication is to the wikitext used by WMF. With its ability to record all edits, link vocabulary words for benifit of non-experts, the CC licensing and the ease with which prose can be modified and reused, wikitext should become the standard means by which academicians compose and communicate. Of all the WMF wikis, Wikiversity seems most likely to accomplish what I hope is a revolution in how we organize and communicate our ideas.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 00:51, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Samsung Mobile[edit]

Samsung Mobile (talk | email | contribs | stats) - cross wiki spam. Blocked on en.wikibooks (by me) and blocked on en.wikinews. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 13:12, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

YesY Done --mikeu talk 15:05, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Invalid Title[edit]

While trying to add a category to Web 2.0 /TYPES OF SOCIAL MEDIA I received this error message:

"This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Invalid Title "

Is this because of the all caps TITLE? --mikeu talk 15:56, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

@Mu301: It's the space around the /. Disable that filter, move the page, and then enable the filter again. I should probably write a scan for existing pages with spaces around the /. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 19:39, 24 January 2018 (UTC)
@Mu301: Is the space deliberate or an accident? —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:11, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
I assumed it was a mistake, but haven't checked the other subpages (yet.) --mikeu talk 04:13, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
It is a one off mistake. The subpage naming needs some cleanup. I'll take a closer look over the weekend. --mikeu talk 05:10, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

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YesY Done Page moved, and old page deleted. --mikeu talk 15:25, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

All titles with spaces around the / have been renamed. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 15:51, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

A candidate for our first use of draft space[edit]

I found a good candidate for draft space. My course has only about 24 students, and only those who come to class on Fridays will be invited to join Wikiversity and contribute. See Talk:OpenStax_Astronomy#Wikiversity:Request_custodian_action. Perhaps we could discuss this there so my students can "watch" us discuss the question.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 21:13, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

I'd like DNA to be moved into Draft namespace. I've created a few independent pages on DNA and I would like to integrate them into one page. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 15:57, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
@Atcovi: I'm not sure this is a good example. DNA wasn't in use. It was just a redirect. Feel free to expand on DNA. Separately, you don't need to request moves to draft here. The community has given support to moving all similar content to Draft: space, and you already have the rights to move without redirect. You can just move it and cite WV:RFD. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 16:39, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
@Dave Braunschweig: I meant Deoxyribonucleic acids, sorry. But thanks for creating a new page for DNA. I'll hopefully use it sometime soon. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 17:06, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Is everybody too busy to discuss guidelines for draft space? I know I am (too busy)--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 16:59, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
I am busy as well--tests, quizzes, grades... all that fun. -Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 17:06, 17 February 2018 (UTC)