User talk:John Vandenberg

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Welcome[edit source]

Hello Jayvdb, and welcome to Wikiversity! If you need help, feel free to visit my talk page, or contact us and ask questions. After you leave a comment on a talk page, remember to sign and date; for it helps everyone follow the threads of the discussion. The signature icon Button sig.png in the edit window makes it simple. To get started, you may

And don't forget to explore Wikiversity with the links to your left. Be bold, and see you around Wikiversity! --Gbaor 20:03, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Ethics project[edit source]

Welcome, and thank you for your participation. Dzonatas 17:09, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for joining the Ethical Management of the English Language Wikipedia project. Please do your best to encourage and enable everyone to advance sourced claims that are related to the ethical management of a wiki site or a media site; especially management of the English Language Wikipedia site. We are still at the stage of identifying and documenting (1) which questions should be asked and (2) what has happened and (3) is happening at that site. My preliminary conclusion is that increased ethical awareness would be helpful at Wikipedia. But it will be months before this project is at a stage that I would recommend people from there to come here to learn. Right now I recommend people come here to help create it as a resource. WAS 4.250 01:25, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

This is my boilerplate message to everyone who comes to the ethics project who might not be familiar with WikiVersity: Welcome to the ethics project. Things are different here from Wikipedia. Original research is allowed, there is no three revert rule (this add/delete links thing on the ethics project appears to be their first revert war), and it is inclusive meaning people are supposed to add their learning resources (with evidence) and not delete other people's contributions. Feel free to create whatever new learning resources you think would be useful for someone trying to manage a media or encyclopedia project ethically or improve existing learning resources. Collaborative edits are fine; completely changing the meaning should not be done to another's contributions - instead, create an alternative learning resource rather than do that. Others can read either or both and make up their own mind. WAS 4.250 01:41, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Hello[edit source]

Hello, John. Welcome to wikiversity. I find it interesting that you are exploring wikiversity through the images, which may be a new pathway. How is the experience? Hillgentleman|Talk 02:55, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Ah, I am sprung!! Image maintenance is how I explored Wikisource at first as well. It is interesting to see who is uploading what, try and find out why, and whether it is appropriate. I am not finding many blatant copyvios, which is good, but I am seeing a lot of media without much reason (I have yet to see much rhyme here, anywhere; clearly we need more poetry here). I'll keep pottering along; feel free to yell if I am stepping on anyones toes. John Vandenberg (chat) 04:01, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Wikimedia Australia[edit source]

Hi jayvdb - just saying hi after our IRC chat. Happy to be involved in meta:Wikimedia Australia. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 00:18, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Japanese poetry copyvio[edit source]

Let me know if you want to rescue the copvio stuff at Japanese poetry copyvio. --mikeu talk 02:37, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

I am looking at these now. John Vandenberg (chat) 03:48, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
Have you had a chance to review these? --mikeu talk 19:09, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
I did look at a few, and verified that one of them isnt a copyvio. I'm intensely busy right now with the en.wp arbcom elections; give me a few days and ill sort it out. John Vandenberg (chat) 22:19, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
ok, just checking. --mikeu talk 01:48, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Looks like the original uploader just blanked most of those pages, and is using User:Okanosato instead. --mikeu talk 14:47, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit source]

Hi John, thanks for the help with University of Canberra/RCC2011. Looking forward to learning some advanced skills. Gotta warn you though, I'm really crappy at managing the communication through mediaWiki. Best send me email if you need to get me:

Very nice to meet you, and looking forward to a great year. Leighblackall 06:52, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

If you are any better at IRC, I am on #wikimedia-au at the moment, and can be usually found there throughout the day.
email also works for me.
I'm feeling very enthusiastic about this coming year; thanks for that! John Vandenberg (chat) 07:12, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Great to meet you, albeit briefly at RCC, John. Look forward I hope to further collaboration. Sincerely, James -- Jtneill - Talk - c 07:27, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Meeting you all, and seeing the videos of the sessions that I missed, has given me hope in Wikiversity. John Vandenberg (chat) 08:34, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for thinking of fixing my link and for your responses to my public domain questions in the colloquium. --Charles Jeffrey Danoff 06:16, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Biblical RFD[edit source]

Hi John, you commented on this previously; I reopened the RfD: Wikiversity:Requests_for_Deletion#A_Translation_of_the_Bible SJ+> 11:58, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

When Poetlister first began working here on Wikiversity, a RfD was appropriate as it would have effectively put a halt to the core problem, which was avoiding the Wikisource community. Now it isn't, as Poetlister is now using Wikiversity within scope, e.g. Discussion of the Wikisource Translation of the Bible. A local ban discussion is the appropriate way forward. John Vandenberg 06:54, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
The page on discussion of the WS translation is spot on - that's something wikiversity should be doing. So is the bibliography for would-be translators. I don't see the point in keeping the duplicate translation here, however; hence the RfD. SJ+> 04:04, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

The question of a ban is independent in my mind from whether a primary source translation is appropriate for WV. Do you feel a local ban discussion is appropriate, given the discussion of a global ban on Meta? If so, where should that take place here? SJ+>

File:Uc-logo.png, File:UC.png[edit source]

Hi John. You uploaded these two files as fair use, but neither have fair use rationales. You should add and complete Template:Non-free use rationale to each file page to provide a rationale. Independent fair use rationales are needed for every use of the image. It would probably be best to limit use of File:Uc-logo.png to University of Canberra. You might want to see the Wikipedia claim of fair use of a similar logo for the Wikipedia article on the University here. Concerning the second file, we currently don't allow fair use images in userspace, if you see our exemption doctrine policy, so unless this file can be released under a free license, it cannot be used in any of its present applications. Thanks. --Simone 09:42, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing this out. I only updated one of them. user:Leighblackall started it! ;-) I've notified Talk:University of Canberra. --John Vandenberg 10:23, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. --Simone 10:24, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Dementia Care Wiki[edit source]

Hi John - I'm curious to get your thoughts about the Australian Paralympic History project in terms of the partnership with WMF. I am developing a project outline for an already-funded Dementia Care Wiki, which is essentially to build information and resources about research on dementia care for training and community and patient purposes, as well as a community of editors around this. One of the tasks it to make recommendation for a wiki platform. There are many elements of the Paralympic History project could be replicated and appropriate. However, I am interested to pick your brains and get any suggestions re getting the project well aligned with WMF if that is a good direction to go. And would WMF Australia like to officially partner in the project in some way? I will also catch up with Leigh to get his thoughts. Sincerely, James -- Jtneill - Talk - c 05:57, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Sorry I didnt see this until now. It's a shame as I was down in Canberra on the weekend at w:Wikipedia:Meetup/Canberra/5, and it would have been great to discuss this in person. A skype call would be the way to go, either to discuss the project or to arrange an in person discussion. I've emailed you my skype ID as I like to keep that private. Grab me any time. John Vandenberg 02:50, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Template in langcamp[edit source]

The template doesn't work it says "template: nospam" as contact point - wifey

Fixed :P John Vandenberg (talk) 08:54, 26 November 2012 (UTC)