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my new formula for the circumference of the ellipse[edit source]

Hallo Guy vandergrift,

at the end of april you informed me, that you have moved my draft into userspace.

I have edited my draft again. What do you think about it now?

--Becksjuergen (discusscontribs) 08:18, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

Math markup goes inside <math>...</math>. Chemistry markup goes inside <math chem>...</math> or <chem>...</chem>. All these tags use TeX.

The TeX code has to be put literally: MediaWiki templates, predefined templates, and parameters cannot be used within math tags: pairs of double braces are ignored and "#" gives an error message. However, math tags work in the then and else part of #if, etc. See m:Template:Demo of attempt to use parameters within TeX (backlinks, edit) for more information.

For more information visit this page:

After lengthy discussions, a new policy has been adapted on Wikiversity that most work stays in userspace. Userspace is freely available to all who browse Wikiversity, and it assigns authorship in a way that is unique among the WMF wikis. I do most of my own work in either my own userspace, or under a page devoted to my univerisity. You are making good progress. --Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 15:50, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

We sent you an e-mail[edit source]

Hello Guy vandegrift,

Really sorry for the inconvenience. This is a gentle note to request that you check your email. We sent you a message titled "The Community Insights survey is coming!". If you have questions, email

You can see my explanation here.

MediaWiki message delivery (discusscontribs) 18:48, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Files Missing Information[edit source]

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MaintenanceBot (discusscontribs) 04:04, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Wikiversity Grant Proposal: Call for Support or Feedback[edit source]

Hi Guy vandegrift!

A collaborator (bwsulliv) and I have submitted a grant proposal for a new Wikiversity learning project, which we are calling Eventmath. We aim to help math and statistics teachers to teach their students the mathematical thinking skills needed to make sense of current events. Specifically, the project will pair math lesson plans with news articles (or social media posts, if the goal is to debunk misinformation, for example).

I'm writing to you because we would like to gather more feedback from the Wikiversity community. I noticed that you've made contributions related to MyOpenMath, so I thought you might be interested in the proposal; coincidentally, I noticed that David Lippman, who has led MyOpenMath, is the same person who wrote the math textbook Math in Society! Our project is akin to a living version of that textbook that can be updated by the community.

If you could either endorse the proposal or provide constructive feedback, we would really appreciate it!

Thank you for your consideration.

Greg at Higher Math Help (discusscontribs) 20:46, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Greg at Higher Math Help: It does look interesting.
  1. I will write an endorsement at
  2. Regarding feedback, my only thought is Calibrated Peer Review. I know an economics professor who also uses current events to assign essays. The advantage of current events is that forcing students to write on a timely topic suppresses plagiarism. The econ prof also adds CPR in an effort to reduce the workload on the prof. CPR is not a panacea though. I think of it as a prototype for a future and much more sophisticated system that really uses Artificial Intelligence.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 23:23, 19 February 2021 (UTC)