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You don't 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 12:30, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Wikisource (Chronological Tables)[edit]

AS you seem to be active again, Can you look over the various legislation portals there? I'm also as User:ShakespeareFan00 - Trying to get an old list of Statutes (regretably without Short titles) typed up.

If of course you have a recent (ie 2012 or so Chronological Table (of General Statutes) , that can be released under OGL) PLEASE upload it. Sfan00 IMG (discusscontribs) 18:47, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

OK noted, At the very least you could help profreed the 1877 one present on Wikisource :) Sfan00 IMG (discusscontribs) 21:33, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Draft Homicide Bill[edit]

I would appreciate your feedback on the ammendments I posted on the talk page.Sfan00 IMG (discusscontribs) 11:51, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Research Project (suggestion)[edit]

If you are interested, I was wondering if you would be interested in preparing a summary which explains the Law of Trespass (against Lands) in particular.

It was my understanding that what most people think of trespass (which is un-authorized access to lands or real property) differs considerably from the precise legal definition. I would however appreciate a fuller explanation.

Another part of such a research project, would be identifying which parts of English law define trespass (as convetionaly regarded) in specific circumstances to be a criminal (as opposed to civil matter.)

I am suggesting this research project because of comments off wiki, that the UK should consolidate a number of existing provisions (which make unathorised access a crime) relating to railways, Substations, Gas Installations and Civil Nuclear sites into a single Tresspass (Critical Infrastructure) Act. In order to write a draft of a bill, a summary of the existing provisions would be required. Sfan00 IMG (discusscontribs) 11:51, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Salomon v Salomon[edit]

Please let me know if there is any reason to keep Salomon v Salomon. It has been proposed for deletion and is now past 90 days. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 23:04, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Dave moved it to English Law/Salomon v Salomon. Still no development, but not sitting out in mainspace like a sore thumb. It probably belongs under English Law/Company which is where the creator was working. I don't know why Dave pinged you instead of the page author. (The author was never notified of the prod, which was an oversight.) --Abd (discusscontribs) 17:41, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

An invitation[edit]

I suggest you invite the author of Australian Bill of Rights, w:User talk:Keiran osullivan, to participate on Wikiversity! That was a lot of work that got deleted; the author might like to know that it was not wasted. In general, we need to be much more pro-active about outreach to Wikipedians, there could actually be a project here to watch AfD process on Wikipedia and invite people to bring their work, study, and discussion here. Come to think of it, I remember a very disruptive AfD on Wikipedia that closed, years ago, after much back and forth, with delete, and I still get mail from the author of that article, I should definitely invite him, he was the creator of a moderately notable and definitely interesting language of logic (computerizable).... --Abd (discusscontribs) 01:14, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Gramophone Company of India Limited Vs. Shanti Films Corporation and others[edit]

James, I don't think this page is appropriate for mainspace. It's "personal," written with "I." (This was utterly and completely inappropriate for Wikipedia, as written. It was blatantly original research.)

Now, where should it be? This is a study of a case. We have a resource on Copyright, and under that, should have Copyright/Law which would link to case pages. Okay, I'm creating that and moving the page. --Abd (discusscontribs) 16:47, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

YesY Done It's at Copyright/Law/Gramophone Co of India Ltd v. Shanti Films Corpn. I edited it a bit and uploaded the image. This could use some very serious copy editing. I find it so wordy as to be almost unreadable. It needs bullet points, etc. I should not have to study it, to know what the case is about.

Thanks for rescuing this. --Abd (discusscontribs) 17:34, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

I like your post about peer review and the research space[edit]

This post you made caught my attention because we have taken opposite positions, but I also feel "tentative". The suggests we agree that this is an important problem with no clear solution. For a while is was pushing the Wikiversity Journal as a way to highlight quality on Wikiversity, but realized it will incurr the problems to which you alluded regarding peer review. To alleviate that, it occurred to me that quality Wikiversity journals could join together to form a guilds (with the low quality journal forming their own guilds, I presume).

In retrospect, all that seems too complicated, and it occurred to me that what we need is a culture on Wikiversity and Wikipedia where individual users create "library" in their userspace. The "librarys" would consist of two documents: (1) permalinks to quality resources, and (2) articles on Wikipedia that have been moved into userspace improved by the user and reposted in that users own userspace. It needs to be a "culture" so that various individual could use each other's librarys. This library would resemble the web pages with lots of links that Google tended to display a decade or so ago. But since these are links to permalinks, these links of links would remain forever stable. The system also resembles the counting of "likes" one sees on various social media, except that nobody will be counting the number of "likes".

You should know that the hosting of parallel articles in Wikipedia user space is prohibited. I haven't proposed this to Wikipedia, and have no immediate plans to do so, but it would be easy to tinker with this rule by allowing articles to be rewritten in a user's sandbox, and then blanked. The permalinks in people's "libraries" would be to parallel articles in the history of people's sandboxes. I don't think this would be a hard sell to the Wikipedia community. As a physics professor, I would love to chop up w:Hooke's law and edit it into a usable teaching document. I will do that someday, when I find the time.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 15:27, 9 May 2016 (UTC)