User talk:Ђорђе Д. Божовић

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E gaD![edit source]

The School:Language and Literature page now looks better than the main page! Good job!--Rayc 21:43, 16 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I just wanted to reinforce this - great work :-) Cormaggio 15:12, 6 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

your user name[edit source]

Inappropriate usernames: "Fairly or unfairly, the line between acceptable and unacceptable user names is drawn by those who find the username inappropriate, not by the creator of the name." Inappropriate usernames include names with non-Latin characters. This is the English language Wikiversity. I think you should use a username that is easy to read and understand. --JWSchmidt 14:39, 17 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

“I use exactly the same username in English Wikipedia, English Wikibooks (where I am even one of the sysops), German Wikipedia, and many other Latin Wikipedias, and all the other Wikimedia projects I'm involved with, and I still haven't got any complains. “

…and there have still been no complaints! …..but….

  • "..... the idea here is to also host learning communities, so people who are actually trying to learn, actually have a place to come and interact and help each other figure out how to learn things" (source)

It is not the contributor that matters most at Wikipedia, it is the content. Jimbo likes to emphasize that there is a core of Wikipedia contributors, a relatively small group of people who function as semi-professional Wikipedia editors. That select group of editors controls the rules and culture of Wikipedia but often ignores the concerns of newbies who do not know what is going on.

At Wikiversity the participants are just as important as the content, if not more important. Wikiversity needs to be more concerned with helping a diverse community of learners form social groups and function in groups as collaborating learners. This means not just doing what the most experienced participants want to means making it easy for newbies to understand what is going on and join in.

A username should be easily recognizable as a name or else it can cause confusion for newbies. Wikiversity is a place that strives to introduce learners (often young and not experienced with wikis) to the idea of wiki-based collaboration. People who are serious about learning (and these are the kind of participants Wikiversity needs to help) want and need to know who they are collaborating with. The wiki interface severely restricts our channels of communication. We rely on clear and clearly understandable text. A jumble of non-standard characters used as a username does not provide other wiki participants with what a username should provide.

If I look in “recent changes” or at a history page and I see a bunch of non-English characters that I do not recognize as an English name, then I am distracted. I anticipate that newbies will get confused. If I see "User:Ђорђе Д. Божовић" I do not know if I am dealing with a reliable collaborator or someone from Mars ;)

"Fairly or unfairly, the line between acceptable and unacceptable user names is drawn by those who find the username inappropriate" <-- I am having a problem thinking of a reason in favor of names that use non-standard characters that over-rides the confusion they can cause. The only reason I see so far is, “because I have used the name at other wikis”. I think this is a reasonable guideline: "Please pick a username that is helpful in a learning environment. That means picking a name that you're comfortable writing under, but it also means picking a name that others are comfortable seeing and collaborating with."
--JWSchmidt 19:31, 17 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't see what is wrong with George D. Bozovic's name. It would be bad to scare away a good user over a trivial thing like this.--Rayc 15:29, 6 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh, thank you. :) Well, I suppose that I can change it if it's really necessary, but I'm somehow emotionally connected to it, you know... It is my name after all. :) --George D. Bozovic talk 20:38, 6 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree with Rayc; while this is the English Wikiversity, I don't think we should be hard-nosed about anglicizing all the names. Jade Knight 21:01, 7 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question on organization - Portal vs. School. vs. Division[edit source]

Dear Ђорђе Д. Божовић,

I have added a question to Portal:Fine Arts discussion page. I think I agree with you. Robert Elliott 03:52, 26 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

P.S. I like your user name.

Hello![edit source]

Hi there! Glad you made it over here :-) Just thought I'd say hi, and hope to see you around! --HappyCamper 23:36, 6 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Header on humanities schools[edit source]

Hi there, Just thought I'd let you know, if you want something like your list of schools in the faculty of humanities, it's easier to use one page and transclude it. I've created Portal:Humanities/SchoolHeader for the purpose and used it on all the pages you prefixed with the header. Also, can we get the location of the 'welcome to school of %1' in order? I say make it part of the template and specify it through {{PAGENAME}} as {{{1}}} in the template ({{{1|what?}}}), what do you think? --Draicone (talk) 12:30, 7 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, I saw your comment on my talk page (my user page? The rage on enwikipedia is to redirect your user page to your talk page, hence my doing exactly the opposite). I'm not very acquainted with the varies humanities schools, but if you'd like to discuss with them and come to a conclusion as to whether all the schools want that general layout (I don't see why not), feel free to modify the template to include such a welcome message too. (You are encouraged to be bold, but when editing templates, it is best to have consensus before making drastic edits as changes have a significant effect). --Draicone (talk) 07:00, 10 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What about a Quenya Course?[edit source]

I would like to set up one. What dou you think? (there's should be a link on the Quenya page on wikipdia I belive).--Elistir 14:00, 22 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

French Mentoring[edit source]

Salut, George. You are listed at the French stream as being a beginning student of French who is interested in learning French. The French Mentoring project has recently been launched, and if you add your name to that list, I will do my best to put you in contact with an appropriate Mentor who would be glad to help you. The Jade Knight (d'viser) 09:24, 22 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]