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You do not need to be an educator to edit. You only need to be bold to contribute and to experiment with the sandbox or your userpage. See you around Wikiversity! --Abd (discusscontribs) 13:54, 20 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

I'm working on Topic:Art Studies and History

No Solicitation[edit source]

Wikiversity's mission is to create and host free learning materials and activities. Solicitation for external organizations and websites is not accepted. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 12:34, 17 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]

My aim with providing the contact details is to facilitate the creation and sharing of free learning materials. Also so that people can find out more about these experiments in education. I havem't yet thought out how these resources are going to be organised within School:Education. Dx (discusscontribs) 14:09, 17 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]
I appreciate that this learning project is a work in progress. It's just a matter of separating the communication needs of a particular organization from the educational mission of Wikiversity. You might consider using a References section rather than explicitly directing readers to contact an outside organization. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 17:48, 17 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]
I only now found this explanation for why Dave deleted the page. I believe that it is permissible to make a page devoted to an organization, provided certain guidelines are met. I do not, unfortunately, know what these guidelines might be. But I agree with Dave, simply posting an image is not sufficient. --Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 12:33, 19 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]
I agree with Guy. It is an issue of balance and respect for the Wikiversity mission. Our mission is more than learning materials, it is supporting learning by doing, research, etc. There is a strain in Wikiversity history that has been hostile to other educational web sites. We also have a neutrality policy, and there can be issues with promotion of a site with some particular point of view. With discussion, appropriate compromises can be found.
In this case, Dx, you have created many resources on a theme. They will be, my opinion, best organized here as a main resource with linked subpages. That main resource could Art movements. Is that okay with you? --Abd (discusscontribs) 14:04, 20 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Hello from Guy Vandegrift[edit source]

I want to warmly welcome you to Wikiversity. It is possible that your initial somewhat cold treatment from our organization resulted from your image on Neoism being interpreted as purely commercial advertisement. Let's discuss your ideas, either on this talk page, or over at Talk:Neoism.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 12:48, 19 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Communication[edit source]

Please take a look at Talk:Neoism. And a hint: if you enable email, you can set up your preferences to get email notification of changes to pages on your watchlist, and attached talk pages. You may also get notification of edits to your user talk page. In addition, if you allow other users to email you, and if there is ever a problem, email can allow communication to resolve it when on-wiki communication is problematic.

I do not know why users don't set up email. There is no spam problem. People will not have your email address unless you reply to them, the email comes from the WMF server. The worst action against a user is a global account lock. If that happens, it used to be that email to the user was still allowed, but email is now shut down in both directions. Someone doesn't trust the community.... Be that as it may, if you have email communication with an established user, it is then possible to work on recovery. If not, it gets much more difficult.

Only using a watchlist to check for changes depends on paying continuous attention, and the watchlist only will go back so far. For example, Neoism was tagged for deletion March 17, 2014. It could have been speedily deleted any time after June 17, 17, 2014. As it happened, it wasn't. Guy vandegrift updated it August 19. 2015. Proposed deletion tags may be removed by any user. (If someone disagrees, then there is discussed deletion on WV:RFD).

Please start to consider how the resources you are creating will fit in an organized structure. Structure allows us to keep many pages that might otherwise be deleted. It is part of how we keep Wikiversity open and free. Thanks. --Abd (discusscontribs) 23:05, 24 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

I'm glad to see you editing. Back in 1974 I befriended what I now understand to be a Neoist who was quietly painting small boards and placing them in little piles in and around the center of town. They were painted in pastel tones and piled up into little "statues", but for some reason he called them "drawings". It took about a year for them to all slowly go away. On Talk:Neoism I converted some of your mainspace redlinks to redlinks to your sandbox. If you need any help with sandboxes, leave a message on my user page. Or you can write the pages directly onto Neoism and we can place them in subpages later, as I indicated by creating empty title headers on [[Neoism. But what we don't want to do is create a lot of pages in mainspace. None of us are getting paid, and deleting/moving pages takes time.
Also, have you ever considered creating editable art using w:Inkscape? One of my drawings was edited by someone else and made its way over to French Wikipedia:
Wikipedia is unable to display the iconic "Object to be destroyed" (Mann Ray) because the photograph is copyrighted. If you made a facsimile "Object to be edited", we might be able to "sneak" it into Wikipedia (disclosing the truth and whole truth to the editors at all times, of course)--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 01:53, 25 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]
I removed those links... but you could restore them! I just didn't agree with that particular organization, Guy is really trying to help. You don't need to use Sandbox subspace. There are some considerations:
  • You may create almost anything in your user space, as part of your own learning project. I don't use my Sandbox for anything other than testing code, transient stuff I won't want to keep -- though it is all kept in history! If you want to create a nonsense poem, say it is called Molotrist, you could just create User Dx/Molotrist. No need for the extra "Sandbox" in it. If there is some vandalism to a Sandbox page, we may pay no attention to it. If anyone edits your other user pages, other than you, we may protect them. You rule your user space, with few exceptions. I think of it somewhat as like a student's dorm room. The janitor will not come into your room and throw away "meaningless scribblings" or "erroneous calculations." Your room!
  • Then there is mainspace. If a page is stand-alone in mainspace, other students or staff might very well clean it up! Wikiversity, after all, has a reputation to develop. I'd say "maintain" except it has a reputation as a collection of junk. I'd agree, but consider it is like a junkyard, a place where one can find useful stuff, and it's fun to rummage through it! (And, of course, it also has some well-developed resources). We want to sort the junk!
  • So, you are interested in art movements. Great! You have created resources on art movements and art practices. Those are distinct, though, obviously, related. My personal inclination would be to have a mainspace resource on Art, with subpages. However, a university would offer classes that are more specific, so we may have a mainspace resource on Art history. The Art mainspace page I would expect to focus on the very nature of Art. Still, Art movements is a large enough topic that it would easily be a stand-alone class or seminar. Hence that's a fine name for a mainspace resource. Art practices is distinct. I think it also can be mainspace.
  • Then under Art movements would be subpages on specific movements. So, Art movements/Neoism, as an example. It is possible that under that subpage can be pages on specific Neoist artists or specific Neoist concepts.
  • As subpages, part of a larger learning project, the pages will be safer, and are more likely to be found by those interested. I have found that, over time (years), creating a knowledge hierarchy in a field of interest has made me expert in the field, such that I was then able to write a significant paper (I'm told) and pass peer review in a mainstream scientific journal. It works. Think of it as organizing your own knowledge or as creating your own study materials. It will, then, also benefit those who follow behind you. Or not. But you will learn, of that I have no doubt.
  • You have not been communicative, as far as I've seen. You have the right, communication is not obligatory, but .... your work will be far more effective and powerful if you choose to overcome whatever prevents you from responding.
  • Art is about communication, right? At least the kind of art you have been working with! So this is a safe place to practice communication. We are far, far more tolerant than, say, Wikipedia, where if you run a little performance art, you can be quickly blocked. Here, we will laugh. If it makes work for others, we might warn you and if you persist after warning, you might go through the block cycle, but ... our stand is really for you. At least that is my stand, and I have some influence here. Nobody is actually in charge, so, in a way, this is an experiment in anarchy, as are all open wikis, demonstrating the tendency of anarchist societies to become highly conservative, if there are no safeguards in place.
  • And remember, basic principle: have fun! A life without fun is a life without foundation. What many think of as the purpose of life, survival, is a game we are designed to lose. But fun is forever. Think of the fun God had when he created that "terrible chrysalis."
  • So some technicalities. The easy way to create a subpage is to create a link to it. For example, the link above, User Dx/Molotrist, if you click on it, will open up an edit window to create the page.
  • Subpage links should use subpage linking, not explicit linking. The link to Molotrist is explict. That link, place anywhere on the wiki, will point to that specific page. However, this link, /Molotrist, would create the talk page for Molotrist, as a subpage of this page, your user talk page, just as Molotrist, if created, would be a subpage of your User page. But that display can be suppressed by adding a forward slash after the name. So, compare the wikicode:
[[/Molotrist]] displays as /Molotrist
[[/Molotrist/]] displays as Molotrist
and [[/Molotrist|creator of inflammatory confusion]] displays as creator of inflammatory confusion.
  • There is another trick. if the pagename in a subpage link begins with "../" it will refer to another subpage of the present page. So you can cross-link subpages within a page hierarchy. I can't demonstrate that on this page, because it is at the top level of the User talk namespace.
  • why use subpage links instead of explicit links? Besides sometimes being a lot shorter, the page hierarchy can be renamed en masse and it will all still work. Otherwise it will take a lot of clean-up. (Ordinary mortals cannot move page hierarchies with one command, but Custodians can.)
  • Enjoy. You aren't alone now, you have attracted attention. Consider that good news. What humans can do together surpasses by orders of magnitude what can be done alone. --Abd (discusscontribs) 16:04, 25 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

comrades, fellow workers, thanx for yo comments and suggestions. I will give them my full consideration.

for now I take it that the suggestion is to make all Art practices as subpages es of the Art practice page in mainspace. And same for Art movements. this is ok i think ,

Please bear with my unconventional style. I have limited access to the web and am doing this edit from windows phones and intermitent access at libraries and other places.

[[Category:]] --Dx (discusscontribs) 17:13, 25 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Move, don't copy[edit source]

I see you have copied or started to copy pages to collect them under Art practices. That is not necessary and creates more work, it can also create some license problems, but not so much if you are the only author. I will complete that task. I already just moved Avant-Garde Studies to Art movements/Avant-Garde and then the Avant-Garde resources under that. I will initiate cleanup after what you did. Enjoy. --Abd (discusscontribs) 11:56, 27 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

(edit conflict with below) Actually, the present Art_practices/Hypergraphy is a copyright violation, because it was created here by another user, and our license requires attribution. See [1]. So I will ask for the page you copied to be deleted. We cannot move the original into place until that is done. --Abd (discusscontribs) 12:06, 27 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]
OK yes thanks - just a bit confused by the different suggestions from admins - However, its not entirely accurate that the avante-garde is an art movement - more a trend in art and the movements are sometimes seen as avante-garde, sometimes modernist. eg surrealism is seen more as a modern art movement than an avant-garde movement. Also, avant-garde movements are always cross disciplinary - covering at least art, poetry, literature at the same time - and therefore more suitable to have mainspace pages where they can be linked from the literature or poetry pages also. Dx (discusscontribs) 12:00, 27 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • possibly. However, art movements are classified as avante-garde. We may have a more general avante-garde resource. The discussion had become confused. Guy, by the way, is a custodian (admin), I am not. The difference is that he has more buttons on his user interface.... --Abd (discusscontribs) 12:06, 27 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Done for now, I think. We have to wait for a custodian to delete the copied pages. Those are now linked to mainspace. --Abd (discusscontribs) 19:25, 27 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]
ok i will look for a more general avante-garde resource - otherwise shall i set one up in mainspace that can link to other departments eg literature, art etc ? this would still not deal with the difference between modernist and avant-garde movements especially in the cases where there is a cross over or disputed definition eg surrealism. suggestions welcome. Dx (discusscontribs) 14:41, 27 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

You wrote that you were interested in and working on art resources, so I set up a way for you to do that with high freedom. My suggestion, right now, is to focus on art. You are now talking about high-level organization, where the low-level material being organized doesn't exist. There is lots of cross-over. A resource may be categorized many ways. I've set up mainspace/subpage structure that is logical and easy to understand. It is not the only possible structure, but "Avant-Garde" as an overall organizing concept is very weak. It would be like using Progressivism, Conservatism, Liberalism, and Radicalism as overall topics. They are over-broad, with so many different applications that what is underneath could range all over the map. Within a specific field, those terms take on shared and common meanings.

Now, suppose a movement is called "Avant garde," and it is also called "Modernist." Okay, those are opinions. And categorization can reflect both. If a movement is called both, you will be able to find the page by looking at either category. My training in ontology suggests that "truth" is an invention, not an absolute. The question is whether or not an idea or "story" is useful or not, does it empower or disempower? Does it deaden or inspire? --Abd (discusscontribs) 19:25, 27 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Looking at your talk page, I see that you removed material. Curious, I saw that you mention a deleted page, Metagraphy and wanted to put material there. But you put it on Art practices and then on Art practices/Metagraphy. I am requesting that the Metagraphy resource be undeleted, so that I can examine what is there and who put it there. It was deleted because it was no more than links in French. In mainspace, this made no sense to the custodian, and Wikiversity is in English. But as subpages of a study, it is study material, which can be in any language (like reliable sources on Wikipedia.) This can point up how subpage structure can protect pages. --Abd (discusscontribs) 19:39, 27 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Abd's disruptive activity[edit source]

Hi, there is a request for Custodian action to deal with Abd's disruptive activity. I am not sure how long it will take to sort this problem out. What I suggest is that you transclude material into your own user space using the User:Dx/"subpage title". If there are other users you would like to work with, you can do so, curtailing their involvement at your own discretion. If Abd continues to harass you please contact me. Meanwhile I shall be working on some templates. I want to make these collapsible so that the same page can be visited through a variety of navigation templates without having to place all resources as subpages. This will allow a more modular approach with resources functioning as nodes in a network rather than being limited to the linear model which the subpage approach imposes.Leutha (discusscontribs) 18:31, 1 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Added template to Neoism page[edit source]

  1. As per a discussion on talk:Art movements/Avant-Garde/Neoism, I added a template to Art movements/Avant-Garde/Neoism requesting that editors coordinate contributions with you.
  2. I also posed the question of changing the location in namespace.
  3. And I proposed that much of the discussion talk:Art movements/Avant-Garde/Neoism be collapsed into a form that will facilitate discussion on that page.

If you have any questions or if there is anything I can do for you, leave a note here or on my talk page (preferably here) and I will respond.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 04:34, 2 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Dx, Guy did not understand how to use that template. It must be added by the person requesting contact. If you do want to request contact on that page, you will need to, yourself, logged in, add this to the top of the page: {{subst:Contrib-using}}. There is no need to collapse or archive the talk page to facilitate discussion. I have, following Guy's suggestion, started the archiving process there. But there is no need to wait for that, a new discussion can be started at any time just by using the Add topic button.
Changing location will simply complicate your work.
Be aware that discussing changes with users takes a lot more time than just making them or undoing them. It seems you got upset about some changes. All changes can be undone. Page moves can be sometimes a bit more difficult, but to undo a single edit to a page, just look at the page history, and see the Undo link beside the edit. Pressing it will open up a window that, if saved, will undo the edit. That only works one edit at a time, in reverse order. (It will work with older edits, if they are to a page section and there have been no other edits to the section. Otherwise you need to do something else, restoring a prior version.
Any revision can be restored quickly. Again, look at History. If you click on a timestamp, a permanent version will show up, as the page was edited at that time. If you edit and save this version, it will take the page back.
So some user could make a hundred edits to your page, and you could revert them all in a minute. If you are actively editing a page, and someone else edits it at the same time, this can cause an "edit conflict," which can take a bit of figuring out how to handle. I don't think you are going to see many edit conflicts, which would be the only reason to use the template.
Don't worry about making mistakes. It's a wiki, anything can be fixed. --Abd (discusscontribs) 04:50, 2 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Metagraphy or Art practices/Metagraphy[edit source]

You removed, without comment (did you notice it?) a history merge request template from Metagraphy, with [2]. Yet you had created a Metagraphics page as a subpage of Art practices, which is probably a better location for the resource. You did that because the original Metagraphy page had been deleted. I requested it be undeleted, and it was. The undeleting custodian added a Merge template to it, requesting discussion of merge. In this case, discussion wasn't necessary, this was an obvious fork, without an intention of having two separate pages. So I replaced the merge discussion template with one simply asking for prompt merge.

This is what merge would do: the page histories would be combined. The most recent edit to the page would show as current content. But all older content would be visible. Had the page been promptly merged, you'd have had, then, the new page you started under Art practices, and the research notes in history (easily restored if you wanted to).

However, you redirected the Art practices subpage to the mainspace page, indicating an intention to abandon that content. If we know that this is your intention, there is a different process to be used. The art practices page can be deleted, you were sole author, then the mainspace page can be moved to the art practices subpage, so that all art practices are there. It is possible to have a mainspace page, but it becomes more vulnerable to many hazards.

subpage structure is also easier to create and manage than having spread-out resources. However, if you insist on mainspace at this point, I'm not going to insist on subpaging. Long-term, hierarchical organization of Wikiversity is coming down the tracks. It solves way too many problems that you may not even be aware of. That Wikipedia has a flat structure is a structural cause of much conflict there. We can create, with subpaging, forks, that are very difficult to create with a flat structure. If you are top level in mainspace, anyone can hack up your content, it takes constant vigilance and maintenance. While that is true for any page, if a subpage is attributed, then changing it is misleading, and this will be easily recognized.

thanks. --Abd (discusscontribs) 15:29, 2 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

I think we should just keep the resource at Metagraphy . Dx (discusscontribs) 19:13, 2 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
For now, your choice. It's completely inconsistent with the rest of the Art practices. But I'm not going to move it, now, and, if I decide to push it, it would be through other process. You could move all of them out into mainspace, but ... I'm done offering assistance that is perceived and attacked as hostile, as my hours of work on your resources ultimately were. Good luck. --Abd (discusscontribs) 04:10, 3 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Collapsible navigation boxes[edit source]

Please have a look at Template:e4D/nav. I think this solves the problem of subpages. Navigational tools can be devised that take the learner through a series of pages. The same page can have a number of nav boxes which can ll be collapsible so that the learner can follow whatever course they choose. Thus the resources can be developed as nodes in a network rather than stuck in a linear subpage system. Also check User:Leutha/E4D presentation April 2015/Intro for use of templates to do presentations. This can be a bit tricky and you need to try it out on the actual computer/projectot you'll be using to make sure it comes out OK. If you have preparation time this is OK.Leutha (discusscontribs) 02:01, 3 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

This may work for a one-shot project. However, these navbox structures can be very difficult to maintain, I've worked with many of them. Notice that there is no conflict between using navboxes and subpage structures. That is, both can be used. --Abd (discusscontribs) 02:49, 3 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
A subpage structure is not linear, per se, though it is hierarchical. This is only a default structure, relatively automatic. Navboxes can be used with a subpage structure just as easily (if not more easily), as in mainspace.
I've looked at Leutha's work here. I consider it vulnerable to deletion, if not opened up. So he might be leading you down the rosy path. Depends on how you build the project and how much you do with it, and how open you are to collaboration. My crystal ball is broken, however, I'm not making a specific prediction, I just know the history here, and what works and what, sometimes, doesn't.
I'll say that my focus is not so much on resources as completed works to be used by "learners" who simply read passively. It is on "learning by doing," on the learning that happens when someone, deciding to learn about a topic, builds or expands or collaborates on creating resources or deepening them. Wikipedians tend to think of Wikiversity pages as being like "articles." I think of them as explorations and, whenever I'm lucky, discussions, and I'm still learning this way, at 71. For me, it's highly successful. If I want to build a project for display somewhere else, without any interference, I'd not build it on the wiki! Or I'd build it in user space. In "learning projects" "interference" becomes an opportunity for more and deeper learning. And that includes projects created by experts, who can always learn more, until they are dead. --Abd (discusscontribs) 04:06, 3 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
thanxxx. abd i hope you have learnt why avant-garde is not a useful category for organising production at the current moment! Dx (discusscontribs) 07:27, 3 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Well I learned that you don't want it. It was never essential, merely a way of proceeding to protect your content. What was more essential was subpaging, at least to the first level. --Abd (discusscontribs) 21:09, 3 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
btw abd please stop talking about me to guy as if i am not here - it is very rude. Dx (discusscontribs) 07:34, 3 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Users may have personal conversations. Nothing there was a personal attack, nothing was inviting harassment or sanctions against you. You may see it as rude, and I'll be careful. However, who you are and what you are doing was raised as important by others, and so some discussion of this was important to me.
If you want me to see a comment of yours, like that above, the standard way is to place the comment on my User talk page. Less effective, but it will work for an active user, on other pages, is to ping me, you would add {{ping|Abd}} to the beginning of your comment. Actually, notifications appear from any new edit with a link to a user page, like User:Abd. Good luck with your resource. --Abd (discusscontribs) 21:09, 3 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
The navigationa and display look good to me. I'd like to try them for the hypergraphy etc pages - how can i create a template? Dx (discusscontribs) 07:41, 3 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Managing research[edit source]

It maybe worth checking Research guidelines: Neutral point of view:

"[S]ince some advances in knowledge and understanding involve exploration of novel ideas that lie outside of conventional patterns of existing knowledge, belief and thought, Wikiversity does allow researchers to explore various points of view as long as the highest principles of scholarly ethics are adhered to. Unless you explicitly request otherwise, other people can edit your project, and NPOV policy applies."
"If you do decide to limit editing of wiki pages to a select group, expect that other will make copies of your work and edit those copies in complliance with the neutral point of view (NPOV) policy. If you edit Wikiversity pages outside of the restrictions of NPOV policy, you should expect your work to be subjected to peer review."

See also Research: Original research and literature review:

"Within Wikiversity, all original research should be clearly identified as such: the original research template or research project template are useful for this."

So what you can do is label your work as research abd then indicate how you wish to manage the research, including whether you are happy having anyone coming along and participating, or whether you wish to keep the work focussed around a smaller group. Leutha (discusscontribs) 10:17, 3 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

yes i think an original research tag is appropriate at this stage especially with the October sessions coming up. Would be good to do a wiki session there too and involve some of the teachers there... Dx (discusscontribs) 19:27, 3 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Maybe drop a note here. Leutha (discusscontribs) 12:15, 4 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Research management template[edit source]

I have made a Research management template: Template:Managed research project. It puts a link to BASENAME/Research management. Here we can describe how the research is being managed etc., and any issues about the management of the resource can be raised there. Leutha (discusscontribs) 20:27, 3 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

I have put an outline of the research management for e4D here. This is modelled around Wikiversity:Research process. I suppose it's a bit like a lesson plan, and indeed it can be structured so that the manner of presenting the research at a conference can emerge from the research.Leutha (discusscontribs) 12:11, 4 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

We meet again![edit source]

Your page on the occupation in London is raising eyebrows among the Custodians (see Wikiversity:Colloquium#Website_Hosting). In 1971±1 my roomate at U.C. Berkeley occupied a building and got arrested. The issue was the closing of the School of Criminal Justice where radical professors were studying the criminal behavior of capitalists (or so they said). I neither support nor oppose your actions in London, provided nobody gets hurt and there is virtually no property damage. But I would like to see you create a permanent presence on Wikiversity, not because I am on your side, but because I think Wikiversity should host a wider variety of resources.

I have proposed the removal of external links on your page. These always make Wikipedia and Wikiversity nervous, I think because they want to minimize commercialism. Would you consider removing those links in order to keep your page on Wikiversity? This is not a threat. After our misunderstanding regarding Neoism, I will never disrupt one of your pages again. But if someone else deletes your page, I would not likely undo their actions. Nor am I likely to vote on the question, since this message to you creates a conflict of interest.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 07:03, 16 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Literature![edit source]

Have a look at this: Literature/1948/Wiener. Do you think this would be a useful way of developing interest in items on the reading list? Leutha (discusscontribs) 14:35, 26 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]

that looks good, thanks - i really like the organisation by time - its really nice to be able drift through the dates - and the letters at the top too - a spacial navigation element , eg a map interface , would really set it off!!! I will try and add some stuff to it soon Dx (discusscontribs) 14:59, 26 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Karachi Art Anti University[edit source]

Do you have a gadget called "HotCat" enabled? ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 13:12, 24 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry for the delay in responding - but No I do not at least I dont think so... I don;t know what HotCat is sorry Dx (discusscontribs) 06:46, 19 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Copyrighted Works[edit source]

Please link to copyrighted content rather than copying and pasting it into Wikiversity pages. The use of copyrighted content violates Foundation:Terms of Use. Let me know if you have any questions. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 13:50, 24 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Topic:Free education[edit source]

Hi Dx!

A resource you created and last contributed to in May 2015 has been prodded for deletion. This seems to me to be a bit premature since it often takes me more than a year to get around to each of my resources. If you'd like to keep Topic:Free education feel free to delete the {{prod}} template. Or, let me know and I will remove it, unless you want the resource to be deleted. --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 01:04, 21 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Hi thanks for your comment - I really dont know whether to keep the topic or not . The resource under free education and decolonise knowledge is hopefully growing. TBH I dont know the best way to organise this reasearch. We are organising some events in Cambridge now so hopefully I will get some more peoples opinions on this. Dx (discusscontribs) 13:32, 23 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Inappropriate Content[edit source]

The content posted at Art practices/Multiple-use name/Tae Ateh/The Secrets of Tae Ateh was not appropriate for Wikiversity. It has been deleted. Please let me know if you have any questions. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 20:47, 7 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

thanks for letting me know. Do you have a link to th guidelines the content is in violation of for my reference please? Dx (discusscontribs) 06:24, 7 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Please see wmf:Terms of Use for more information. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 12:28, 7 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Situography[edit source]

Hi Dx!

The learning resource Situography appears to be well developed and ready for learners! Would you like to have it announced on our Main Page under Main Page/News? --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 22:13, 4 January 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks @Marshallsumter - I would like to make a few adjustments first as its part of a wider course on methodologies. I will definitely let you know soon. Thanks again for getting in touch xx Dx (discusscontribs) 00:00, 10 January 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Learning Projects[edit source]

Please review What is Wikiversity? and What Wikiversity is not. Your recent contributions continue a pattern of creating individual pages rather than a cohesive learning project. Please select an appropriate title for the various labor movement pages so they may be combined into an effective learning project. Let me know what title you come up with and I would be happy to assist in organizing the content. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 15:57, 9 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

thanks Dave. i thought about a project under social science but couldn;t settle on something. it's for an experimental educatin session at . . the aim is to develop learning resources partly around the material in the archive but with a practical and experimental element. do u think it belongs in Wikiversity:Research? Dx (discusscontribs) 20:47, 9 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Isn't Rudi Dutschke one example of an overall theme on student movements, labor movements and political protests? What about a learning project on Activism, that would include all of these? -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 22:23, 9 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]
I am thinking Organising in the Social Factory - but still not sure where to house it... Dx (discusscontribs) 20:33, 15 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]
If that's the title that encompasses your vision, then it's fine. It can also be moved/renamed later if you change your mind. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 00:48, 16 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Decolonising Science/Reading List[edit source]

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Creative Commons License Compatibility[edit source]

Please see regarding Creative Commons license compatibility. Rather than duplicating content you find on the Internet, please consider linking to it instead. Linking does not violate copyright or licensing. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 14:47, 13 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]