Talk:Open interviews

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Protesting Subpage Deletion[edit source]

May the record reflect that the first open interview which could have helped to facilitate learning ("Do you want to learn about a movement related to defeating aging extending the healthy human life span?") was deleted unilaterally without a chance for discussion. A request for undelete may occur at a later time if no one else does first. It was deleted unilaterally without a chance for discussion at: Open interviews/I want to see aging defeated. Interview me!. Good luck to anyone who wants to try and present opportunities for learning on this site. Maybe in the future this site may grow at the same pace as Reddit, another site that can be used for learning. Michael Ten (discusscontribs) 07:50, 17 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]

As already explained elsewhere, posts which promote or solicit on behalf of the author or others rather than supporting the Wikiversity:Mission will be deleted. You are welcome and encouraged to participate at Wikiversity if you are able to focus your efforts on educating others rather than promoting yourself. If that isn't possible, please find somewhere else to contribute. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 13:32, 17 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Would you construe educational AMA's on Reddit as self promotion? Aubrey de Grey wrote Ending Aging. It is the book which has inspired my activity related to my attempted open interview. Aubrey de Grey has a PhD, from Cambridge. Would there be no educational value in an open interview related to biomedical technologies that could extend the the healthy human lifespan? Was it right to delete my Open Interview without discussion? Could you have helped to frame it in more educational terms instead of unilaterally deleting it? Aubrey de Grey is editor of Rejuvenation Research, a journal which my activity is tangentially related to. Would it have been better to offer a chance for discussion and consensus? On the similar Reddit Casual AMA I did you can see my responses in which I link to educational materials on Wikipedia. I see my responses there as educational and learning/teaching related. You can see for yourself. Maybe you see them as self promotional, but I'm not sure how because I do not link to any of my own sites or books. Good luck to you, if you want to make this site welcoming and open. Michael Ten (discusscontribs) 02:06, 18 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]
How content is perceived depends on context. Including links to Reddit AMAs as part of an array of resources on a subject could be highly educational. Directing users to a Reddit AMA as the primary purpose of a resource would be perceived as promotional. Directing users to one's own Reddit AMA demands an even higher bar of education over self-promotion.
Discussion would certainly be a desirable approach. However, all of my attempts at discussion with you over the past two years have either been ignored, resisted, or outright protested. Based on that history, and based on your having already been informed, repeatedly, of the Wikiversity approach regarding promotional resources, I deleted them. This action has been reviewed and supported by a Wikiversity custodian. But you are welcome to begin a discussion at WV:RFD if you would prefer to have input from the wider community.
I really have mixed emotions on pursuing this matter further. On the one hand, I perceive you to be knowledgeable, talented, and willing to share your knowledge and abilities with others. On the other hand, I perceive you to consistently show great resistance to working with others and working within the boundaries the Wikiversity community provides. I would be delighted to see your productive participation at Wikiversity, but I'm not willing to fight for it. You will need to decide whether you want to work with others within the boundaries provided by the community, or if you would prefer to contribute elsewhere. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 17:14, 18 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Expanding scope of "Open interviews"[edit source]

For this project to go forward real examples need to be contributed. It is hereby suggested that the scope of Open interviews be expanded about also interacting with communities that are directly related to specific topics, ie. gaming, politics, science, subcultures. Original creator of project will be notified: @Michael Ten

My first real example will be a community interaction system which I've so far developed to some extent on another project but I'm aiming to develop it here. Goal? To find out more about the gamer identity by interacting with gaming/gamer communities that are present online using polls and/or posts.

I will begin work immediately. LotsofTheories (discusscontribs) 08:23, 23 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]