User talk:Dave Braunschweig

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I look forward to hearing from you. So that we can all follow the discussion:

  • If you post a message on this page, I will reply on this page.
  • If I leave a message on your talk page, I will watch for your response there.


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Hello Dave, You deleted our Icelandig page, why and what is wrong? We collaborate international also with Iceland. How can we reestablish the Iceland page? Is there a special or how do we do Thanks for your great healp --Saltrabook (discusscontribs) 23:57, 9 September 2020 (UTC)

@Saltrabook: We have been through this before. This is the English Wikiversity. All page titles and main pages are in English. If you want to use translations, you have to set up subpages for the different languages and use the {{translations}} template. The page title and main page will remain in English, with the language code as the subpage name. See Hilbert Book Model Project for an example of how to do this. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 00:02, 10 September 2020 (UTC)

Your e-mail..[edit source]

1 page now.. but I feel I've reached the limits of my capability. Perhaps ask on the Colloquium for a final push to get the remaining LintErrors dealt with?ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 17:01, 10 September 2020 (UTC)

Wow![edit source]

Yes there are some residual instances to clear up which are marginal, but within reason Wikiversity will be lint-free soon.

BTW I hope this was an appropriate addition:- ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 19:47, 10 September 2020 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00: Looks good. Thanks for your help on this! I wouldn't have worked on it without you making so much progress first. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 01:15, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

Want to attempt lint error repairs on another wiki?[edit source]

Thanks, as I was reaching the limits of my capability there as well. q:Special:LintErrors? ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 09:48, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00: I'll keep it in mind, but I don't have bot permissions there and I have a new course I need to develop first. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 14:40, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

Planet Physics content...[edit source]

This would be one of the next BIG areas of cleanup I think.. However TeX isn't my area at all. ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 14:24, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00: When I agreed to import PlanetPhysics for hosting here, it was only with the agreement of other users with science background who said they would go through and clean it up. They neglected to do so. The only cleanup I would be interested in for that project is anything that can be performed by bot. If you see an edit pattern that could be automated, please let me know. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 14:40, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
I don't immediately see any obvious automated patterns.. But something I had been doing was to scan the earliest import for \newcmd and match those up with unrecognised functions in pages with Math Render/Math Errors. This is something the Math cleanup bot could potentially do, but I am not sure how easy it would be for it look at old revisions, and match them up with strings in the pages as they currently exist. ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 14:44, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
\begin{quote} ... \ end{quote} can potentially be replaced with <blockquote>...</blockquote> Not sure about 'definitions'. ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 14:45, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
\begin{tabular}} ... \end{tabular} and the syntax inbetween can be replaced with Mediawiki Table syntax. For tex Table syntax see {}. The substitutions aren't as straightforward though, so I can wait for someone to write conversion script.ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 11:47, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
In general though the following seems to be a starting point..
<!-- Table row marker must be on a new line. and a new cell started.>
<!-- New cell must start on new line-->
I am not sure how the format string used by \begin{tabular} could be converted to a table style though as TeX applys the style at the start of the table as opposed to applying it inline to each element. ( Defining a TemplateStyle for each converted table would be inefficient.). In some of the Planet Physics content \hline is also used to apply what from the context appears to be a 'row' border formatting... \\ \hline could be converted into a sequence like:
<!-- New Table row -->
|-style="border-top:1px solid black;"

But I'm not sure if this is reliable enough in occurrence for the conversion to be fool-proof. I hope you don't mind me putting the limited anlaysis here. ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 11:47, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikiversity:FAQ/Editing[edit source]

Updated the underlying page that get's transcluded, but the stripped PRE warning won't go away even after purging the page. Something isn't right. ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 08:47, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00: You need to purge the transcluding page. There is an "Add purge tab" gadget you can add to make this easier. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 14:16, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
@ShakespeareFan00: There is an odd count of <pre> tags on the page. I tried to correct it, but it messes up the formatting. There must be a bug in the linter. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 14:32, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
Yes . The problem seems to be that the linter isn't taking into account a syntaxhighlight tag which has a mismatched pre inside :)... So I changed how that was generated. ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 16:31, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

Weird content[edit source]


See my comment there.

Is it Wikiversitedic?

It seems to be a leftover from :

I rarely, if every, visit Wikiversity, so I am just curious.

Please ping me when replying.


Zezen (discusscontribs) 07:47, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

congratulations![edit source]

Congratulations on having received the 2020 Faculty Innovation Award from the American Association of Community Colleges! DavidMCEddy (discusscontribs) 01:03, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

Indeed, congratulations DannyS712 (discusscontribs) 01:34, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
Wikiversity is lucky to have someone like you involed in our project. --mikeu talk 01:14, 24 September 2020 (UTC)