User talk:Dave Braunschweig

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Problems uploading an image[edit]

Hello, Dave Braunschweig

I am Luis Rafael Miranda Rodriguez and I'm trying to add an image that I drew to this "Additional Examples of 1-D Kinematics" page for a robotics course (link below). The image is just a visual representation of the Example 1 problem. The issue is that the page says it is protected and can only be edited by administrators thus I'm reaching out to you to request an "Unprotection of the page". This way I will be able to upload the figure for the example problem.

Robotic Mechanics and Modeling/Kinematics/Additional Examples of 1-D Kinematics

Thanks for all the help you can provide.

-Luisrafael1995 (discusscontribs) 15:49, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

@Luisrafael1995: Hi Luis! That page isn't protected. There must be something else going on, or the page you are trying to upload to isn't the page you want to edit. Try it again, and then copy and paste the URL of the page where you see the error. That may help me figure out what's happening. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 20:27, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Hello again, Dave Braunschweig

I edited my image file and now I was able to upload it to the page. Thank you for your help.


--Luisrafael1995 (discusscontribs) 15:24, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Custodian Templates / Comments[edit]

Dear Dave,

could you guide me towards a procedure to create custodian templates which can be used for author feedback.

  • NPOV seems to be violated in this article
  • Article is not structure as a learning resource, see XYZ for additional wikiversity guideline

Must we create a consensus first among the custodian if and how we create templates for author feedback. I guess somes templates in Wikipedia might be used in Wikiversity and other specially focussed on the structure of the learning resource might be generated. e.g.

  • It seems that this learning might benefit from adding a comment on the target group,
  • expected duration of task,
  • requirements for the learning resource,
  • the learning resource should not promote commercial products and services, reorganize the learning resource to be independent of buying a specific product or service.

May be some of the comments above might be useful to provided as custodian templates. No worries if this a complicated procedure to negotiatem then just skip my comments. Thanks

--Bert Niehaus (discusscontribs) 17:57, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

@Bert Niehaus:
  • Wikiversity doesn't have a strict NPOV policy. See Wikiversity:NPOV for more information. If that needs clarification, we can try to edit it or create a separate NPOV page that is more clear. So, an NPOV template wouldn't be necessary. It's more of a discussion aspect, depending on where the NPOV content is found. The page may need to be moved to a subpage, or draft space, or user space, depending on content and intent.
  • Structure would also depend on location and intent. It might be a subpage, a Draft:, a User: page, or maybe it should be speedy deleted as no educational objectives. Many of the existing templates might address this.
  • That said, it's much easier to move forward if there is consensus on templates and template usage. We do often import templates from Wikipedia and then customize them.
  • There are already {{Notice}}, {{Note}}, {{Comment}} and similar templates.
  • Duration and requirements seem more like discussion opportunities rather than templates, unless someone wants to use a notice to inform readers of the plan.
  • Promotion of commercial products and services needs to be removed on sight. There's no need to discuss. Either delete the offending content or delete the entire page, depending on whether the page has value without the solicitation. There is a {{no solicitation}} template that can be added to the user talk page to quickly inform them of why the content was removed.
If, after reading this, you think we still need one or more templates, please search Wikipedia for a starting point, import, and then edit to match what you think it should display. Then ask for community feedback in the Colloquium. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 19:05, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
Perfect, thank you for your support. That clarifies everything. With your comments I would add e.g. a reference to Wikiversity:NPOV in the discussion page and add a comment why the authors should look at the NPOV and the community might discuss the way forward in the discussion page and transform the learning resource accordingly. I analyzed the page Food Security merged "Food security" and "Food Security". Furthermore I did some formatting, so far so good. I wanted to convert that into a learning resource, where learners get learning tasks, explore some topics and assess PROs and CONs of different approaches. Maybe in that case I was not clear, if I want to guide authors as a custodian or transform the content into a learning resource by myself. In this case the author was inactive so my role would be more like an author than like a custodian. I appreciate it very much, to have you in the Wikiversity community! All the best, --Bert Niehaus (discusscontribs) 16:33, 8 February 2020 (UTC)


thank you -- (The preceding unsigned comment was added by Anayguy (talkcontribs) 14:01, 11 February 2020‎‎)

Creating a link, problem encountered[edit]

Since you are an expert in wikimedia, i would like to ask you how to solve an external link problem. i wanted to create a link to the web address:ách_thủ_lĩnh_Lương_Sơn_Bạc

with the link name: "108 anh hùng Lương Sơn Bạc" and use the wiki code:

[ách_thủ_lĩnh_Lương_Sơn_Bạc| 108 anh hùng Lương Sơn Bạc]

which yielded the following link that did not work, as it led to a page that said "wrong page title":

108 anh hùng Lương Sơn Bạc

i then added a blank space after the web address, and before the vertical bar "|"

[ách_thủ_lĩnh_Lương_Sơn_Bạc | 108 anh hùng Lương Sơn Bạc]

to obtain the following working link:

| 108 anh hùng Lương Sơn Bạc

but noticed the vertical bar "|" appearing in the rendition of the link.

the same problem occurred with the link

108 Stars of Destiny

adding a blank space after the web address, and before the vertical bar, yielded a working link:

| 108 Stars of Destiny

but with the vertical bar appearing in front of the link name.

how would you solve this problem, i.e., not having the vertical bar appearing in the link name ?


Egm4313.s12 (discusscontribs) 16:56, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

@Egm4313.s12: All wiki links should use internal link format. Try [[wikipedia:vi:Danh sách thủ lĩnh Lương Sơn Bạc]]. See mw:Help:Links for more information. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 17:29, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
yes, it worked. if i used [[wikipedia:vi:Danh sách thủ lĩnh Lương Sơn Bạc]], then i got the link wikipedia:vi:Danh sách thủ lĩnh Lương Sơn Bạc that had "wikipedia:vi:" in the link name. so i used [[wikipedia:vi:Danh sách thủ lĩnh Lương Sơn Bạc|<i>"108 anh hùng Lương Sơn Bạc"</i>]] to get "108 anh hùng Lương Sơn Bạc". but i got the same problem with the vertical bar appearing in the link name when using a non-wikipedia web address such as: | PDF in Google Drive. do you know a solution ? thanks. Egm4313.s12 (discusscontribs) 18:03, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
by looking into mw:Help:Links, i solved the problem: just remove the vertical bar in the wiki code, i.e., use [ PDF in Google Drive] to get PDF in Google Drive. thanks. Egm4313.s12 (discusscontribs) 18:08, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for review[edit]

Thanks for review , Now I will add section for Arabic Langugae Omda4wady (discusscontribs) 10:32, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

@Omda4wady: Please use the new World Languages and subpages for this effort. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 14:38, 23 February 2020 (UTC)