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Hi DavidMCEddy, I am Draubb. Nice to meet you. I love the beach. And I love to play cricket and soccer. I am currently creating historical and learning pages! Love to see you around Wikiversity. I am also learning to play piano. I know how to play Ode to Joy! What do you like? Can I be your happy mascot?

Need help?[edit]

Hello DavidMCEddy, If you need any help - just go to my my discussion page! Thank you. --Draubb (discusscontribs) 00:19, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Effective defense and ISIL[edit]

I just stumbled across this page and was quite impressed. Great work! I've added it to Category:Featured resources. (The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mu301 (talkcontribs) 3 January 2016)

Naming Conventions[edit]

In a recent edit you mentioned Wikimedia naming conventions. Note that each project has its own naming conventions. At Wikiversity, either Sentence case or Title Case may be used. In my experience, academics seem to prefer Title Case. See Wikiversity:Naming conventions#Casing for more information. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 20:28, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. I'm in the process of creating 11 stubs to be completed hopefully in part by others under a soon-to-be created "Category:People's agenda". I'm already roughly a third through this process, and I think I'll continue with "Sentence case", since you say that's still permissible on Wikiversity. I expect I'll be introducing more people to Wikimedia editing, and they'll need to use Sentence case if they do anything with Wikipedia. (And thanks for the "quality resource" recommendation of my earlier piece.) DavidMCEddy (discusscontribs)
Thanks again for the suggestion. I updated the titles for other reasons and converted them all the Title Case, as you suggested. The "Move" facility made it easier than I anticipated, because it automatically created the needed redirect. DavidMCEddy (discusscontribs) 12:30, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Effective defense[edit]

Hi DavidMCEddy!

The resource Effective defense appears to be well developed and ready for learners! Would you like to have it announced in our Main Page News? --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 01:00, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Would I like to have it announced on the Wikiversity Main Page? Yes, but I think it should be better connected than it is right now.
What have you seen that encouraged you to suggest this?
I ask, because I'd first like to hear from you what you've seen. Then I'd like to invite your comments on other things I've done that may have escaped your notice. Then I'd like to make sure everything is linked from a common category, so the announcement could refer to that.
In particular, have you seen my latest "Winning the War on Terror"?
That just went live yesterday, and I'm still polishing it.
Thanks very much for your interest. DavidMCEddy (discusscontribs) 02:03, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
I've read Effective defense! It is effective when initially read; hence, my request! Good authors always want to make their works better! Ultimately, it's your call. You will likely continue to make it better independent of its being announced! Everyone announced so far has seen further improvement and the bump up in readership helps! --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 02:57, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
I've read Winning the War on Terror! Good so far! It's on my list to watch. When you appear to have reached an effective plateau, I'll ask the same of it. --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 02:57, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
I've also read many of your earlier resources, but did not ask about them. Perhaps when you return to them, I'll ask then. The announcements usually are for resources, not categories. Sometimes portals are included. Cheers! --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 02:57, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
I very much appreciate the recommendation. Have you also seen Effective defense and ISIL? Someone gave me a star, "Quality resource: this resource is a featured learning resource," for that one. It received 115 views in the past 90 days vs. 61 for "Effective defense." "Winning the War on Terror" has already received 138 pageviews in the first 2 days! But I'm still polishing it. It should be ready in a week at the most, I think. DavidMCEddy (discusscontribs) 23:45, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

People's Agenda[edit]

Hello. I'm awfully sorry, I should have left redirects for them but I was too focussed on linking the various pages together. Green Giant (discusscontribs) 07:12, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

@Green Giant: Thank you for your work. What are the benefits of the changes you made? Those changes look like they were made to conform to a standard, but I'm not familiar with that standard. How can I find documentation on that standard? DavidMCEddy (discusscontribs) 11:38, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
I moved the central page from a category to a resource page. The individual pages were renamed to become subpages of the central page. This enables them to be linked back to People's Agenda automatically. This creates a hierarchy and makes it a little easier to navigate and find topics (in addition to having a category). The benefits of this are described at WV:Subpages and mw:Help:Subpages Then I've added {{CourseCat}} to each subpage, which automatically categorises them in the category that matches the main page (the bit before the slash in the page name). Then I've reformatted your main page to include both a search box (specifically for these subpages) and a dynamic page list at the lower half of the page - it lists all the pages in the related category without having to manually list them. One of the settings in that list is "offset=1" which stops it listing the main page (a circular situation). If I've missed anything please ask. Also if you want ping someone, you can do so by typing the following literally: {{ping|Green Giant}} but obviously changing the name to the relevant user. Green Giant (discusscontribs) 14:26, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
Great. Thanks. DavidMCEddy (discusscontribs) 14:56, 11 May 2017 (UTC)