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Mentorship[edit]

Thanks for your offer for mentorship. What happens now? Sidelight12 Talk 02:09, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

If you can wait until I become a bureaucrat, which I hope will be quite soon, then my first act as bureaucrat will be to make you a custodian. Then you enter a probationary period.--Collingwood (talk) 12:20, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
Sidelight has been a probationary custodian for enough time to have a clue about his suitability. He's not suitable, not without more active mentorship and guidance. I'll discuss in detail if needed, this note is prompted by his effective threat to block me for doing what I never did and would not do. Too often, he doesn't understand what is going on, yet he may be willing to block. I'll provide links if you need them. (I'm not asking for removal of custodian rights. I have not assessed his overall value as a custodian.) —Abd (discusscontribs) 15:33, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
No, I didn't threaten to block you over this. You have been offense, and crossed the line before. Don't offend people, then start wondering. So, I understand why glimmerguard would get irritated. You are not a custodian, and you try to dictate as if you are a custodian, then tell others not to use even their regular user privileges. If anyone is not capable of being a custodian, its someone who has been removed from it many times over. This is not up to abd. - Sidelight12 Talk 15:44, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
I've requested that a mentor guide the mentee. The comment above shows the problem. I have not "tried to dictate" as if I were a custodian, and it appears that Sidelight thinks that dictating is what custodians do. I have acted as any ordinary user may act. "Effective threat" refers to a statement, taken in context, that shows that blocks are under consideration, he is "offended." When the custodian then tells the user what to do, that's a threat. Sidelight did then tell me what to do (or, specifically, what not to do. What he told me was proper, the only problem was that I wasn't doing it. At all.) I've seen enough, myself. James, if you need links, I'll provide them.
Obviously, if it is my behavior that is a problem, and by raising this here, I'm inviting correction. However, Wikiversity is famous for being a colossal mess, and I've been acting to create order without becoming repressive. That will occasionally ruffle some feathers, but it's been working, and others are now helping. —Abd (discusscontribs) 16:14, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
I don't dictate, in fact, I'm very lenient. That is what you try to do. I had no intent on taking action recently, just telling you not to irritate glimmerjack. I'm not the problem. Stop distorting things. You're out of line, but keep trying. - Sidelight12 Talk 16:22, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Custodians/bureaucrats[edit]

Hi Jtneill. I see that you struggle to keep up with the bureaucrat work. You're clearly the only active bureaucrat on this project as the other (former) active crat, SB Johnny (talk | email | contribs | stats) isn't active anymore since February this year. Maybe you should think about electing new bureaucrats? The custodians Mathonius and Ruy Pugliesi are less active than they were, but maybe you should also promote them as full custodians? After two years they should finally be experienced enough, one would say. ;) Also: you may close the request of Draubb, I guess, since there are quite a lot opposes and not much supports. Hope you don't mind I helped clearing up Wikiversity:Changing username a bit with my steward flag (3 are left, I did the ones which I confirm they were OK). Take care. You don't need to answer this very quickly. With regards, Trijnstel (discusscontribs) 12:16, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Also, could you please close this discussion so that the stewards can implement it? Smiley.svg Trijnstel (discusscontribs) 12:19, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I decided to be bold and archived the requests of Draubb. Trijnstel (discusscontribs) 20:20, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Thankyou, Trinjstel, very much appreciate your support, message, and being bold Smiley.svg here to close some outstanding matters and make suggestions - will get the rest of these moving. Sincerely, James -- Jtneill - Talk - c 06:54, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Trijnstel (discusscontribs) 12:06, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
Also, you might want to be aware of Wikiversity:RFD#Aaqib A. and User talk:Dave Braunschweig#Aaqib A. - there seem to be some concerns about his handling of deletion requests, and views regarding notability, and I think he's your mentee? --Rschen7754 07:07, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Almost forgot, but thanks for the various actions (closing discussions, requests and nominating Mathonius for full custodianship). Trijnstel (discusscontribs) 10:38, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Probationary custodians[edit]

James, we have 3 probationary custodians

  • [Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/Ruy Pugliesi|Ruy Pugliesi], 30 October 2011. Currently inactive. Mentor: SB Johnny.
  • [Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/Sidelight12|Sidelight12], 4 September 2013, Mentor: Jtneill.
  • [Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/Dave Braunschweig], 4 September 2013, Mentor: Jtneill.

These are all far beyond the normal probationary period. Will you ping SB_Johnny about Ruy? Are you ready to make a recommendation for your users?

We also have another candidate for probationary custodian, one who, once upon a time, would routinely have found a mentor. If we have another active permanent custodian, he could find a mentor, I suspect.

Thanks. --Abd (discusscontribs) 01:28, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

I forgot that I had already placed this request, and wrote another with more detail.... --Abd (discusscontribs) 18:57, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Probationary custodians again[edit]

We have three open probationary custodian situations:

Ruy Pugilesi[edit]

Sidelight12[edit]

  • Probationary period started 4 September 2013
  • Active. edits Live, 3,590, Deleted 132.
  • Sysop log shows current activity.
  • Mentor is you.

Dave Braunschweig[edit]

  • Probationary period started 4 September 2013.
  • Active. edits Live, 13,405, Deleted 567.
  • Sysop log shows current activity.

In addition we have an open candidacy with no volunteer mentor, being one of our most active users:

Marshallsumter[edit]

  • Active. edits Live, 14,601, Deleted 14.

Suggestions[edit]

All three present probationary custodians are ready for some kind of action, one way or another, the normal probationary period being long completed. I.e.,

  • Ruy Pugliesi is inactive, and never was seriously active. His mentor can be asked if he wants to make a recommendation. If not, Ruy may be asked if he wants to continue with a new mentor. If there is a recommendation for promotion, then the permanent process may be opened up, but at this point, the conclusion would be obvious.
  • Sidelight12 and Dave Braunschweig are ready for mentor recommendation and probably consideration for permanent. Both have been active and have a demonstrated commitment to helping Wikiversity. I have some concerns, but these can be addressed.
  • If at least one new permanent custodian is created, then we have a possible mentor for the remaining candidate. Thanks for considering this. --Abd (discusscontribs) 18:56, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
  • James? Do you need assistance clerking those pages? Do you have recommendations as mentor? --Abd (discusscontribs) 01:42, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
    • Thanks very much, Abd - agree with all these and will get them moving hopefully in next few days. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 06:21, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
      • Any update on this? I wondered it myself too you know. :)
      • In case you have problems keeping up with the crat stuff, I could assist on the rename request page as I did before. Trijnstel (discusscontribs) 12:28, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Dispute resolution[edit]

Hi. Can you nip the discussion on my talkpage in the bud. I tried to do what is right, from a user's inappropriate actions. Abd said he will not get involved in Wikiversity policies, in the past. He is controlling, and expects custodians to be his puppets. I wanted dispute resolution, and I will not resign. I believe I am doing a good job as a custodian. I have good reason for my actions, and I think he is trying to repress me. If I went about a situation wrong, I had the right intent, and can be corrected without that abuse.

Even though I try to make my actions translucent, user:abd is trying to pry and control. He sends me an email allegedly intended for someone else. Then he sends another email saying that is a mistake, and gives the impression he wants dispute resolution, then he does the opposite. Thank you for your time. - Sidelight12 Talk 14:27, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

I was hoping to avoid a broad confrontation on this. Your review of your mentored custodian's actions is appropriate and desired (and already requested above). I have suggested two alternative paths. If he resigns, he could still maintain his candidacy, as mine was maintained -- even against my opinion! -- when I was first desysopped. He has enough action history to assess his performance. Or he could agree to Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/Standard stop agreement which allows nuanced restraint by any custodian. There are many problems, and the core problem has been a rejection of review of his actions by those with more wiki experience and understanding. That's not just me.
If needed, I'll go to Wikiversity:Custodian feedback. He's defiant, so, in the absence of action by you and in the absence of something like the stop agreement -- I'll wait a while -- I'll do it. If you need a list of problems, I will create it in my user space (where it could be deleted at my request). But the latest incident alone is adequate to make the point. See his talk page.[1]
"... I try to make my actions translucent....* My suggestion of his resignation came today, after he revision-deleted his own comments on the Talk page of the user he blocked. He also did a number of other revision deletions today, and others on the 25th that were unnecessary -- and useless, since the comments remained. The deletion log, and on his Talk page today, he said he intended to delete that discussion of his actions from his user talk page.[2] The user has shown a persistent lack of understanding of the role of custodians, and has been unwilling to learn.
I did accidentally send him an email that was intended for another, then an apology, when I discovered the error. That email contains private information. --Abd (discusscontribs) 15:27, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Probationary custodianship again[edit]

Hi, James! Glad to see you active. We've been having fun. I'm pinging you again about probationary custodianship, there are two current probationary custodians, long past the standard period. Do you need any support in handling this? If it is difficult for you, for whatever reason, to make a recommendation, nevertheless the actual decision on "permanent" is up to the community. It's just that established process requires that you list the requests, it does not actually require recommendations, though you are certainly free and encouraged to make them.

So by when will you list the requests, or at least consent to them being listed on your behalf? Thanks for everything you have done for Wikiversity. --Abd (discusscontribs) 17:25, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

James, it's been two weeks with no response. Absent your objection, I will organize a vote on permanent custodianship for Dave Braunschweig. Once again, thanks for all you have done and continue to do for Wikiversity, it's greatly appreciated. --Abd (discusscontribs) 13:56, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Abd. Please feel free to take action and nominate Dave Braunschweig - it has been far too long and I am remiss as mentor for not yet actioning. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 23:34, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • YesY Done. Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/Dave Braunschweig. Thanks for your response. For the future, I may make a template similar to what I've just done, to make it easier to review a candidate's custodianship stats. I did not state that you were recommending, because, in fact, you did not. Rather, you permitted, which may be just right. This may then allow you to later review the comments, neutrally, and action the result. I'll ping you after a decent delay if no other 'crat has acted. In any case, let me know if there is any problem. --Abd (discusscontribs) 15:59, 29 August 2014 (UTC)


Custodianship consensus apparent[edit]

James, it has been ten days since the voting opened on Dave's permanent custodianship. The policy allows closure in a week. Consensus is apparent. Given the high consensus, may I suggest that you implement this? --Abd (discusscontribs) 13:33, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Please restrain your mentee Sidelight or withdraw your mentorship[edit]

James, the situation with Sidelight is becoming a crisis. He is stirring up hornet's nests, libelling a user, violating what we should have as Child protection policy (if we followed what Wikipedia does, he'd have been blocked already, unless he stopped upon warning), and was never responsive to criticism as a probationary custodian.

See:

and

He canvassed Ottava Rima to participate on RCA, and attempted to bring in one or two stewards. The real issue is "child protection" which is sometimes one of the most volatile and dangerous topics possible. I address this on Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/Dave Braunschweig/Privacy issue, separately, because it may be appropriate to revision delete the response (along with Sidelight12's allegations). If this situation continues, I expect I may be going to meta myself.

Please:

  • Restrain your mentee, or
  • Withdraw your mentorship.

It is clear that he would not be approved for permanent custodianship, so there is no point in creating a vote, unless you were to disagree with me and recommend him. If you withdraw your mentorship, he has 48 hours to find a new mentor, by our policy. While you could go to meta immediately and request removal of tools, he has not been abusing the tools lately, so there is no emergency on that account, though his behavior has become disruptively erratic. At the end of the 48 hours, if there is no mentor, and if he has not resigned the tools, any user here could point stewards to our policy and his custodian rights would be removed.

I would rather not file a Community Review over this, if it can be avoided. It could be stirring a hornet's nest, and intricately intertwined with privacy issues. --Abd (discusscontribs) 14:06, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Dear JTneill, I'm sorry about this situation, but I have nothing to apologize for of my actions. First of all, I haven't canvassed, because I informed all parties of who were mentioned, and that included people who would probably side with abd. Impartial stewards who are not busy need to comment on this, so what's the problem with telling stewards I mentioned their comments? There are not enough stewards here. Now if I broke a rule about Child protection policy, there are three others even more guilty of it who were directly involved with in this issue. Now Abd, says he wants information redacted, but when I wanted information redacted from my userpage I get attacked for it. Also, I haven't libeled anyone, take a look at the user's contribution history [3]. Please don't make your decision based on abd's claims. If you want to withdraw my mentorship, that's fine by me, but I propose don't do it without also taking action against abd, and without taking a look at Dave's acts. This is not abd's choice, and how he wants to act like he dictates the rules is irrelevant. Abd has caused disruption on numerous occasions. It is a false claim by abd, of whether or not I would be approved for custodianship. Thank you for your time, and for your mentorship. - Sidelight12 Talk 03:44, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Sidelight was just warned on meta for what he did here, and his complaint there, which did libel a user, was revision-deleted.[4]
Above, he links to the old contributions of the user he libelled, and claims that the three of us (Dave, myself, and the other user) are guilty of violating child protection policy, while not denying the obvious: he is violating global policy or practice on the issue. And that's what happens with this topic: people believe they are justified in violating the policy because of the seriousness of the offense they are alleging.
These are serious charges, for which he has no evidence; further, Wikipedia, which has the most developed policy on this, prohibits making these charges on-wiki, and users who make them are warned and blocked. Users on Wikipedia are told to email ArbCom with complaints. Globally, stewards require email as well, Sidelight was told to email stewards-l if he has evidence.
(I emailed them to notify them of Sidelight's violations, per policy, and they acted with revision deletion and warning as linked above.) Yes, he notified everyone he "mentioned," which included inactive users whose only notability was ancient history, old conflicts with me, and he knew that. Thus he incited a certain user who was properly banned from interaction with me, to proceed to interact on the RCA ban request. That user has, in fact, been blocked elsewhere for accusing others of violating child protection policy.
Please withdraw mentorship.
James, as you know, there were many complaints about me when you were my mentor. At any time you could have withdrawn your mentorship, but you neither confirmed the complaints, warning me, or withdrawing, nor did you defend me or my actions against assault. Later, in one case, (where you were not my mentor), you reviewed the action that led to my first desysopping, and confirmed that it was within custodial discretion. For daring that, a Community Review was started, attempting to remove your administrative rights.
Please act on (or reject) this request promptly; if you cannot find the time to supervise a mentee, please withdraw without prejudice, you need not blame Sidelight, but it is dangerous to have probationary custodians without supervision, and I intend to edit the custodian policy pages to cover this contingency. I set up Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/Standard stop agreement to provide some protection, but that has not been used. I had agreed to it, but it was ignored and much more disruptive process was used to handle my alleged transgressions.
By the way, I attempted to email you on this. You have an email account with a provider that rejects WMF mail showing my major email service provider. it bounced, and my provider (yahoo) classifies such bounces as spam. I resent the mail to you yesterday, I don't know if you received it yet. I think we need a private custodians mailing list, with only custodians subscribed, to handle requests which should be confidential. I have handled issues like this in the past with email to a known active custodian.
One of Sidelights complaints about me is in the RCA filing:
Conducted in sneaky behavior, in part by using email for resolution, ...
Sidelight is referring to my use of email to handle a possible privacy policy violation.
Sidelight has been mostly inactive as a custodian, so there will be little or no loss if his probationary custodianship is revoked. --Abd (discusscontribs) 14:17, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Wait a minute. It's ok for abd to make accusations? I provided links for my claims. This is nothing but Wikilawyering from abd, and trying to downplay and ignore the diffs I have shown. It's a conflict of interest for him to try to get involved in the custodial process. I haven't broken any child protection policy. This isn't an old issue, I dealt with this after coming back to Wikiversity after frustration from his mess. I plan to be more active, I was in fact active before abd's harassments. This is a current issue, from an ongoing systematic disruption. I didn't conduct a privacy violation as someone falsely accused me of. I'm not at fault if someone sends an email to the wrong user, plus I was referring to the email he sent meant for me. He himself mentioned outloud he sent it, so repeating what he already confirmed is not ok now? Abd tries to gain sympathy for his own mistakes, by blaming me for it? At Meta, someone mentioned the situation to me, but no one warned me. Abd conveniently ignores all the diffs, and points I make, then tries to override it with his false logic. Jtneill, I'm sorry this happened on your userpage, but I have to respond to this properly. Abd has no business interfering with custodial processes, where he thinks he has more say than everyone else. I believe I did nothing wrong. I also understand the tools, so Jtneill doesn't have blame here either. Thank you for your time, anyways. - Sidelight12 Talk 22:31, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Sidelight again violating policy[edit]

James, Sidelight has again demonstrated that his possession of the tools is dangerous. You have neither confirmed his actions, defending him, nor have you requested him to change his behavior, nor have you withdrawn mentorship. I have now filed Wikiversity:Custodian_feedback#Sidelight12 because of his action today, and his pugnacious response. If you are unable to supervise your mentee, please state you are withdrawing mentorship. That would give him 48 hours to find another mentor. It might simplify the situation. However, if this does not resolve, the next step is Community Review. Thanks. --Abd (discusscontribs) 23:58, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

I did nothing wrong here. I blocked someone's email account, not their ability to contribute here. My actions were done for the safety of Wikiversity. Let me get something straight, Abd jeopardized your administrator-ship, when you mentored him? You gave him another chance, then he made a threat towards your administrative-ship last month? I stand by my actions, and I know how to use the tools. JTneill has no blame here, and neither do I. - Sidelight12 Talk 03:07, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Urgent[edit]

Hello Jtneill,

please review my statement at Wikiversity:Notices for custodians#User:Sidelight12 at your earlier convenience, as you are the only active bureaucrat. Thank you for your time, Snowolf How can I help? 17:37, 16 October 2014 (UTC) YesY Done -- Jtneill - Talk - c 13:30, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

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PDF download[edit]

Dear Jtneill

The pdf download prepares pdf of the following page with wrong format and missing content. https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Fluid_Mechanics_for_MAP/Fluid_Dynamics

I metioned that before. You have said that it works. I tested again it does not work.

There was no problem before, while we get the text in one column. Now the text compiled in two columns and the above mentioned problems exists.

Can you help me? I prepared the pages and the course for my classes and now I can not use it properly.

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Please see my comments on the Request custodian action‎ board. Jameskeptic (discusscontribs) 20:52, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

There is nothing here worth your time, James. Dave responded, and so did I.[5] This is utterly out of place, Jameskeptic is an SPA that only exists globally to attack one of our users, who has done nothing improper here. --Abd (discusscontribs) 22:47, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

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Guy vandegrift has a mentor, please implement. Thanks! --Abd (discusscontribs) 14:29, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, James. --Abd (discusscontribs) 14:16, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

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Action on probationary custodianship[edit]

Please implement Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/Abd 4. Thanks. --Abd (discusscontribs) 11:29, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

As mentor let me also ask that custodian tools be activated for Abd to begin a probationary custodianship at your discretion. --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 21:03, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
Given that it's his 4th go, I'd like to see 4 mentors. Seriously JT, please let's not go there again without at least trying to amend the (never-approved) policy to include lessons learned. I'm quite sure Mike and Seb will agree on this. --SB_Johnny talk 23:32, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
Bureaucrats serve the community, which has expressed consensus in policy. Sebmol is no longer a 'crat, SB Johnny is out-of-touch, not engaged in building this community, other than drive-by actions, for more than five years. Mike is very inactive. SBJ says "never-approved." That was his position when he deprecated the policy to "proposed",[6] while it had complete consensus when tagged policy,[7] which has been used for at least nine years or so, routinely, since proposed by Sebmol.[8] We have a policy, then, in fact.
There is no showing of harm, no risk from my having tools. SB Johnny suggests 4 mentors. I have agreed to the Standard stop agreement which allows any custodian to stop me dead in my tracks. That's like making every custodian my mentor, more than four. I work closely with the active custodians. Only SBJ pops out of the past, to oppose based on what happened four years ago, instead of letting active Wikiversitans run Wikiversity.
By all means, policy can be improved. "Lessons learned." What lessons, learned when? I haven't asked for tools for four years, nobody worked on fixing the policy. It's your choice, James. You are not a robot, no matter what policy says. Policy is only important as it represents community consensus, established practice. We could also ask Mike. Because it might make a difference, I'm going to undo that deprecation of our policy, we will see what happens. SBJ has written that he supports the closure of Wikiversity. Will those who actually care about Wikiversity prevail? I suppose it may be time we find out. --Abd (discusscontribs) 00:17, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
I only "pop out of the past" when things spin out of reason, control, and/or logic. That policy shouldn't be policy, and Abd is the classic case of why it needs to be made more sensible. (Abd, your reaction to my comments confirms (to me) that you're just as dangerous to community health as you ever were.) --SB_Johnny talk 00:40, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
Exactly. SB Johnny is the only one who can save Wikiversity from itself (or from me). That's my point. --Abd (discusscontribs) 05:16, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
  • I have been reviewing the history of policy development on Wikiversity, and of probationary custodianship. The full study is currently at User:Abd/Policy development. I intend to summarize that.
  • In particular, there is a review there of all probationary custodians. The claim that there is a problem with the custodianship policy has no foundation in fact, beyond some features that are missing and easily supplied, such as using the Standard stop agreement, which is broader than what SB Johnny often did: require a mentee to agree to desysop at mentor discretion. There have been 39 probationary custodians (not counting the present one). Of these, 33 were confirmed as permanent. Of the 6 who were not, it could be argued that two were disruptive, and only one -- not me -- wheel-warred, which would be truly serious disruption.
  • The biggest problem since 2012 has been a dearth of candidates, exacerbated by bureaucrat or mentor inaction. In 2014, we were down only one active custodian, so there was nobody to mentor others.
  • Policy suggests fast action on a mentor agreement, and this was done from 2006 on, even if, sometimes, there was opposition. Always, it was assumed that a mentor could handle problems if they arose. This only broke down when mentors were absent, and failed to either rein their mentee in, or to support the mentee against unwarranted attack.
  • SB Johnny has suggested a special user group, and that is worth looking at, but, meanwhile, we can accomplish very similar results with documented agreements, allowing any permanent custodian to stop a probationer, with prompt steward deysop if the probationer doesn't stop.
  • Please follow the clear policy and tradition, and implement my probationary custodianship. I am committed to it being uneventful, just ordinary uncontroversial actions. We now have reliable attention to the wiki, something that was not available too many times when I was a probationer four years ago. I won't need to take "emergency actions." --Abd (discusscontribs) 19:49, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

If it makes any difference[edit]

If we get the new user group currently under vote as started by SB Johnny at Wikiversity:Colloquium#Community support/vote to create the "assistant" usergroup, I agree with this edit that, if I am made and still am a probationary custodian, not permanent, I will promptly assign myself the Assistant user group, and go to meta and resign as a Custodian. --Abd (discusscontribs) 13:25, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

fix links?[edit]

Saw this: [9]. From my experience, the space between the asterisk and the text or link makes no difference in display or link function. Am I missing something? --Abd (discusscontribs) 13:19, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, you're right, that edit didn't work. I think the next edit made the links active [10]. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 23:02, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
For me, the links worked from the beginning, and were active in all versions. I checked them many times and just checked them again, from [11], just before your edit. They are links within the same subspace as Abd 4, using the .. pseudonym. I do notice an odd behavior. The links display as the full pagename, correctly parsed. When I hover the cursor over the links, however, my browser, currently Chrome, displays the pseudonym as the URL to use, not the full URL, but then, within about a second, shows the correct full URL. I thought maybe if I quickly click on it, it might produce an error, but, no, it works. --Abd (discusscontribs) 12:56, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

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an open probationary custodianship with you as mentor[edit]

Wikiversity:Candidates_for_Custodianship/Leutha. This was apparently accidentally archived by Draicone in September 2011.[12]. I've re-listed it.

In October, 2011, you commented to Leutha that you were not ready to approve.[13] At that point, you were aware of the archiving, and so was Leutha. My impression has been that probationary custodianship candidacy pages are left open and listed until resolved, which was supposed to be fairly quickly in the original concept, and that this slipped through the cracks shows why that is needed. There is left no clear sign that the probationer is not permanent, and seeing Leutha in the Staff list over the last couple of years, I simply assumed he was permanent, since he wasn't listed on the Candidates for Custodianship page.

This is a loose end. I have seen no problematic use of tools from Leutha, though a little sign that his understanding of the Wikiversity community is not high. If mentorship is to be continued, I'd think he should obtain a more active and attentive mentor, which I'm sure could be implemented on request. What do you think? --Abd (discusscontribs) 01:50, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Request for guidance[edit]

Hi, I would like some guidance for dealing with Abd who I am finding disruptive. I see that he is imposing his own ideas of organisation on everything and suggests that he is expressing "the will of the community". I feel this will lead to a very pyrimidical way of organising open educational resources which means that new initiatives involving partners with clear organisational goals will become jeopardised.

I have worked using Wikiversity with a number of organisations (SPIR608 Political Simulations and Gaming, Portal:Simulation and Gaming Archive) and used it for a number of presentations ([[14]], User:Leutha/E4D presentation April 2015/Intro). Previously I have felt sufficiently confident that this would work OK even in a live situation. In fact I have felt that it is important to help promote Wikimedia, particularly amongst academic circles, and I feel that it is important for us to develop partnerships with a range of different organisations. One such organisation is SUSTAINed who wish to develop their handbook with us. However Abd has moved their page without proper consultation. I have opned up a discussion with a couple of peopel from SUSTAINed to clarify copyright issues, but I am finding Abd' contribution unhelpful. He seems unhesitant in suggesting his views are those of the whole community and tends to lead the discussion off into very wide ranging discussions which would, I feel be better located somewhere else so that those people with a particular interest in them can develop them with him there.

Dave Braunschweig has already experienced problems with Abd to the point of being subject to personal attack (see Wikiversity:Colloquium#Canvassing_or_notification_of_the_knowledgeable_of_discussions_of_interest.3F. I am concerned that an aspect of Abd's behaviour is that he can be provocative, and then when people respond in a reasonable manner, he then dramatises matters in the way Dave describes. I would be grateful for any advice you have in this matter.Leutha (discusscontribs) 09:33, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Jtneill, as you know, Leutha is your mentee. I have seen no problematic use of tools, though I have not looked deeply. However, I have seen some very odd behavior. I raised the copyright issue and resolved it. Leutha made a positive suggestion which I underscored that would nail it. However, he has become hostile and oppositional. I used "we" once to describe what, in fact, has been going on, on Wikiversity, for some years, with wide approval and usage and extremely low conflict. Leutha has now created conflict, and refused to explain, and complains about explanations in the other direction. There is no problem with the SUSTAINed community, who have begun what could be quite an exciting project. Leutha seems to have a problem.
As a probationary custodian, it is extremely important that he be able to discuss issues when they come up. Dave, however, considered discussion to be "badgering." We either let this go, or we will examine it.
I urge you, James, to review the recent activity of your mentee and advise him. I do not expect you to intervene in unripe conflict. That can require research and a lot of time. Thanks. --Abd (discusscontribs) 14:50, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
This disruption is impacting users trying to prepare Wikiversity for their students. See [15]. I would warn, but I'm already 'involved'. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 11:41, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
Dave filed a WV:RCA report over a "conflict" that I was unaware of, opposition to two edits that appeared last night, and the report was filed before I could even see them and handle the problem (which I have now done with both issues). Dave has become reactive, and is obviously looking for "something wrong with Abd." As always, I will welcome your advice. However, Dave has gone off the rails. Always, previously, he was amenable to advice, so I assume you could also advise him. Thanks. --Abd (discusscontribs) 14:50, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Developing Partnerships[edit]

On a more positive note I feel that it would be useful to work on a clearer way we can relate to educational establishments and groups like SUSTAINed. On Wikipedia I had some experience working on the Education Program while employed by Wikimedia UK. Part of the problem experienced there was ensuring that new groups acted in a way compatible with the platform and were not the subject of disruption. I feel the future of Wikiversity lies in developing a range of relationships including formal partnering, but I think we have some way to go before that can be effectively achieved. I would welcome your comments on this.Leutha (discusscontribs) 09:33, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Leutha is correct to note the possible importance of collaboration with SUSTAINed. However, this is actually an ordinary learning project, very new, created by some users without a lot of Wikiversity experience. They need assistance, community support, and I've been providing that. "Formal partnering" can create some issues, if it creates page ownership without explicit attribution.
Out of a developed understanding of conflict resolution on Wikiversity, and neutrality policy, my position has become that mainspace pages cannot be owned, unless very temporarily, with an under construction template (and it may be better to develop such pages in user space or as attributed subpages.)
The users did not seem to be aware of how to use subspace, and appeared to be contemplating development of all content, for what could become a deep Handbook, on the same page. I moved SUSTAINed Handbook to Sustainability/Handbook, which would have zero negative impact on the ability of the SUSTAINed people to work on the resource, and which could empower them. Leutha opposed that, and suggested a long and largely redundant name.[16] I explained, and Leutha has not responded further. Placing SUSTAINed, the name of an organization, in the title, would limit the resource. by title, to what that specific organization does. However, as Sustainability/Handbook, this is a general handbook for sustainability, which then can be developed by SUSTAINed -- and anyone else. If they want an exclusive space, they can say so and I'll create it. But I don't think they do. I think they want collaboration, and I find it exciting.
The users obviously accepted the move, because they did not object, and linked, on their web site, to the moved page. This gave me the opportunity, then, to resolve the copyright issue -- they had copied material from their web site without attribution -- by, first, attributing it myself,[17] and second, by noting the link as reflecting the permission of those who control the website content. Good enough for Wikiversity, if not for Commons (which might want OTRS confirmation). Leutha's suggestion, that the web site explicitly release their content under a free license, would fully resolve this, even Commons would accept it. --Abd (discusscontribs) 15:22, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

The situation is rapidly deteriorating. Please see Wikiversity:Request_custodian_action. Thanks Leutha (discusscontribs) 18:22, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

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James, we have a community subscription to this newsletter, at Wikiversity:Newsletters/This Month in Education. I created that to avoid unnecessary traffic on the Colloquium. Anyone may link to it on the Colloquium if they think content deserves special notice. (This was discussed a bit.)
So you may see the issues as they come in by watchlisting that page. The edit above caused an edit conflict for me, and creates user page traffic not related to the purpose of your talk page. (I.e., it lights up my watchlist, I get an email, etc.) It's up to you, obviously, but thought I'd point out the alternative. --Abd (discusscontribs) 15:28, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

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While archiving some old discussions I just noticed that Leutha was still under Requests_and_Nominations_for_Probationary_Custodianship. As mentor, would you like to nominate for full? --mikeu talk 20:03, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

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Arab World Education Program at WISE Doha 2015

By Walaa Abdel Manaem (Wikipedia Education Program Egypt) & (Egypt Wikimedians user group)

Walaa with Mr. Rashid El Telwaty and Ms. Suad Alhalwachi
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Snippet: Education Leaders at WISE Doha 2015 introducing Wikipedia Education Program in Egypt to WISE Conference attendees, as an example of a program in the Arab World, to share their experience to inspire other universities and institutions starting new programs in the area.

WISE 2015 Sessions and Plenaries were designed around three main pillars such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals; education and the economy; fostering innovation in education systems. Each pillar examined a variety of key topics including: the linkages between education, employment, and entrepreneurship; education reform and innovation in the MENA region and Qatar; emerging models of education financing, attracting, rewarding and retaining quality teachers; and the importance of investing in early childhood development.

Representatives of Wikipedia Education Program Walaa Abdel Manaem and Reem Al-Kashif participated in WISE Doha 2015 in Qatar, the annual World Innovation Summit for Education is the premier international platform dedicated to innovation and creative action in education where top decision-makers share insights with on-the-ground practitioners and collaborate to rethink education. Also, WISE 2015 was the first global education conference following the ratification of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015. Contributions ranged from Arabic Brochure of Editing Wikipedia for students in WEP in Egypt and everybody who would like to edit Wikipedia without ‎problems, The Arabic version of Welcome to Wikipedia reference guideline, PDF of brochure handed out during Arabic Wikipedia Convening, Doha, Qatar, 2011 and Introduction to Wikipedia. These contributions are related to show a case study of Wikipedia Education program in Egypt and how it worked since February 2012 till the November 2015, as the seventh edition ended last October. All discussions were about the program's mechanism and what were the motivations keeping it going. The program helped increasing gender diversity and supported the featured content on Arabic Wikipedia. Wikipedia Education Program, like any other initiative, has achievements and dark sides, for that reason, the representatives had to locate both of them and how they influence the Arabic community and how the community interact with this phenomenon.


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Wikipedia in Higher Education in Israel: A new for-credit elective course focusing on contributing to Wikipedia at Tel Aviv University

By Shani Evenstein (WMIL)

Amir explains about the new translation tool to students

Snippet: A first-of-its-kind, for-credit, elective course that focuses on contributing to Wikipedia has opened at Tel Aviv University and is now available to all B.A. students on campus

On October 19th a new for-credit elective course called "Wikipedia: Skills for producing and consuming knowledge"[1] has opened at Tel Aviv University (TAU). The semester-long course (13 weeks) is available to all B.A. students on campus and this semester about 50 students from various disciplines are taking part in this first-of-its-kind course in Israel.

Working in small groups to correct copyrights and Non-NPOV violations

The course draws from "flipped classroom" concepts and uses "blended learning" methods, which practically means combining in-class lectures, workshops and small-group activities, as well as online individual learning. Both the Moodle learning management system (LMS) and the Wikipedia Education Extension are used to monitor the students' work and progress throughout the course.

The course has 2 main assignments - expanding an existing stub, as well as writing a new article, in the hopes that the content added during the course will assist not only the students themselves, but also future generations of learners as well as the general public. Though the course focuses on adding quality content to Wikipedia, it also aims to help students sharpen their academic skills and their 21st century skills, highlighting collaborative learning, joint online research and interdisciplinary collaborations in the process of constructing knowledge.

This course was initiated and is led by Shani Evenstein, an educator, Wikimedian and member of the Wikipedia Education Collaborative, in collaboration with the Orange Institute for Internet Studies, as well as the School of Education at TAU. The syllabus for the new course builds on the success of Wiki-Med, a for-credit elective course, which was designed in 2013 and is led by Evenstein at the Sackler school of Medicine for the third consecutive year. While Wiki-med is focused on contributing medical content to Wikipedia and is only available to Medical Students on campus, the new course is designed to accommodate students from different academic disciplines and varying backgrounds.

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The course was chosen to be part of TAU's cross-discipline elective courses system ("Kelim Shluvim") and was approved by the Vice-Rector, who heads the program. In that, the course marks an important precedent in the collaboration between Academia and the Wikipedia Education Program, as it is the first time a higher institution acknowledges the importance of a course focusing on Wikipedia on a university level, offering it to all students, rather than a faculty level or individual lecturers as mostly practiced. It is our hope that other higher education institutions will follow this example and offer similar courses to students both in Israel and around the world.

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The collaborative production in open educational environments: Is Wikipedia an answer?

By Melina Masnatta, Wikimedia Argentina

Snippet: University professors become Wikipedians in an online course during just a week.

How to be a Wikipedian in a week (educactional MOOC for university professors)

Educators with different profiles and from different latin america countries, but most of them professors at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) from different faculties, have just participated in the online training and free course "Educational scenarios with technology. Among the real and the possible" organized by the Center for Innovation in Technology and Pedagogy (CITEP) of this university.

Different educational activities were carried out simultaneously. During the week and under the topic “Open movement”, Wikimedia Argentina participated with three different proposals: starting with an interview of Patricio Lorente accompanied with a short text to know more about the movement. To make an immersive experience we designed " Knowing Wikipedia by first-hand or Wikipedia in the first person" to work directly on the platform translating articles from english to spanish from a list created especially for that purpose. Along with this specific proposal, educators participated in a videoconference with Galileo Vidoni (available in Spanish), where participants could talk and learn more about how are the first steps to become a Wikipedian and the importance of the movement at the local and regional level.

A professor´s educational experience with Wikipedia explained with a tweet. He said: "I´m translating, enjoying and learning with Wikipedia". Know more experiences on Storify.

With only seven days and without being mandatory, different educators discovered how to edit on Wikipedia, indeed many of them mentioned that they had it as a pending to learn and participate on the free encyclopedia, but never had the time or the real chance. The enthusiasm was also present on social networks, where they shared the experience with the hashtag #escenariostec.

The result

More than 100 educators got involved and exchanged their experience in an online forum with more of 280 messages that reflected their learning process while experiencing with the activity. 80 of them were new users, and they created 61 new articles in spanish. An important fact: 78 of them were women, which means that working with educators is a key issue to continue closing the digital gender gap.

Finally from CITEP, they shared the following insights regarding the question that ran through all the activities that took place during the week dedicated to the open movement. Some thoughts can be sum up as follows:

The collaborative production in open environments: chaos or construction? (...) For the teacher also means accepting new challenges: encourage students to produce knowledge in an environment of divergent nature, it requires permanent operations and convergence. In a space that fosters interventions unmarked, the teacher needs to frame depending on the purpose of education and teaching purposes. (…) Wikipedia is the best example of the challenges posed by the digital era in the educational field, it forces us to rethink the relationship between technology and the production of knowledge and allows us to confirm that the collaborative work does not lead to chaos, if not to the construction. (. ..) [Authors: Angeles Solectic and Miri Latorre]

We share some of the voices of the protagonists in social networks with storify (available in Spanish). Read more about the Wikipedia Education Program in Argentina here.

Collaboration with Masaryk University turns official

By Vojtěch Dostál (Wikimedia Czech Republic)

Masaryk University employees are being trained in using and editing Wikipedia
Marek Blahuš, Wikipedian in residence at Masaryk University

Snippet: The second largest university in the Czech Republic has employed a Wikipedian in residence, leading to a boom of Wikimedia activities in the city of Brno.

Collaboration between Wikipedia and Czech institutions has always been a priority for Wikimedia Czech Republic, but the year 2015 has taken this to another level. First, an official memorandum of collaboration with the National Heritage Institute (NPÚ) was signed in May 2015, to be followed by official collaboration with Masaryk University in Brno (the second largest city and university in the Czech Republic), which was contracted in November 2015. In fact, Wikimedia activities in Brno have been blooming for several years now, mainly as a result of the community's own development, but aided substantially by the external interest in Wikipedia by Masaryk University alumni society, demonstrated as early as March 2013.

In February 2015, the university employed one of the most experienced Czech Wikipedians – Marek Blahuš (Blahma) – who was appointed to become the university's first "Wikipedian in residence". Marek Blahuš has been in the center of the Wikimedia community in Brno for about two years, organizing regular Wikipedia meetups, the 2014 edition of the annual WikiConference (more in English here) and creating the Czech-Slovak Wikipedia translation tool, which has famously led to the creation of >9000 articles on Czech and Slovak Wikipedias (more in English here). His current work as Wikipedian in residence is funded by Masaryk University and runs under the patronage of Wikimedia Czech Republic as well as Masaryk University's rector Mikuláš Bek.

Since February, Wikipedia has taken a prominent role within Masaryk University. Marek Blahuš started a "Masaryk University Wikipedians team", gathering local Wikipedians and facilitating contacts with the university, aided by his status of a graduate and current employee in its language center. Articles about Masaryk University alumni and faculties have been identified and improved after consultations with Masaryk University archives and libraries which provided helpful resources. Wikipedia citation templates can now be directly generated from the university's on-line archive of theses. In September, a public conference called "Masaryk University Is Getting High on Wikipedia" took place on university grounds, featuring the experienced Wikipedian Jan Sokol (Sokoljan), who is a philosopher, university teacher and a former presidential candidate. The talks focused on the use of Wikipedia in university education, in line with the successful Czech "Students Write Wikipedia" program. One of the teachers, Jiří Rambousek, expressed his desire to organize a Wikipedia Club as a regular meetup where articles would be improved in a collaborative effort and new editors introduced to Wikipedia.

The program is actively preparing for 2016 when we expect Wikimedia Czech Republic to take a more active role in overseeing the initiatives as well as the creation of a position of a "Wikipedian in Brno" – person officially in charge of the wide array of Wikimedia activities happening in the city. The chapter's annual plan includes initiatives to increase the number of university courses which incorporate Wikipedia into the curriculum, public presentations of Wikipedia at various events, scanning and uploading of images from institutional and personal archives, and much more. Let's wish that our plans come true!

Read more about the Wikipedia Education Program in the Czech Republic here.

Wiki expeditions, animation clips about alebrijes and more at the Tec de Monterrey in Mexico

By Leigh Thelmadatter (Wiki Learning-Tec de Monterrey)

Group photo of Reto Wikimedia participants at Tec de Monterrey, Mexico City Campus

Snippet: Student participation is more than just text!

For the Fall 2015 Wiki Learning-Tec de Monterrey held two wiki expeditions in Mexico City and began a collaboration with the Museo de Arte Popular. We also received our first grant!

Wiki expeditions[edit]

The 32-campus Tec de Monterrey system has each semester an event called "Semana i" (i Week), when students forego normal classes for an entire week to work on challenging projects called "retos." For the Mexico City and Santa Fe campuses, one option for students was to work with Wikimedia, with the aptly named projects "Reto Wikimedia." Both campuses opted to do wiki-expeditions to different parts of Mexico City. The Mexico City campus had the larger group with almost 90 students registered, who covered the two southern boroughs of Xochimilco and Tlalpan. The Santa Fe group had 35 participants, and covered the San Ángel neighborhood found not far from this campus.

Both campus took photos of landmarks with the Mexico City campus also focusing on photos of everyday life in the south of the city. The Mexico City campus tallied 5264 photos, 8 videos and 36 articles, including articles related to the area into French, Swedish and Danish. The Santa Fe group tallied 605 photos, and ten articles in Spanish on landmarks in San Ángel.

In addition, the Mexico City campus had a special speaker the borough chronicler of Xochmilco, Sebastián Flores Farfán. A short montage video of the event is in the works.

Some student photos:

Some video clips of the event:

Animation clips with the Museo de Arte Popular[edit]

Animation about alebrijes

Wikiservicio, students working with Wikimedia for their community service requirement, added a new component. To attract more students and encourage more students to do all of their community service hours with Wikimedia, a collaboration was set up with the Museo de Arte Popular (MAP)... the first of many we hope! Six students from the digital art and animation major (see last newsletter) have continued working with Wikimedia, but focusing their efforts in creating short animation clips in relation to the mission of promoting and preserving Mexican folk art. One clip has been completed and can be see to the right of this text. So far, the video has subtitles in English, German, French and Punjabi. A second clip is nearing completion at the time of this writing.

Classes and Wikimetrics[edit]

Fifteen students completed work with Wikiservicio doing translations, writing new articles and doing photography projects. As of this date, 7 have indicated interest in working with Wikiservicio on campus and another six with MAP.

Five university level classes and one high school class on the Mexico City (South) campus have had projects, all in writing and translation, with some video work.

Wikimetrics for the semester are:

According to Wikimetrics tool....

  • 9,589,918 bytes to Spanish Wikipedia
  • 3,098 edits to the mainspace of Spanish Wikipedia
  • 367 pages created in the mainspace of Spanish Wikipedia

Manual count

  • 302 student and teacher participants
  • 281 Spanish Wikipedia articles created or expanded
  • 6,057 photographs
  • 10 videos
  • 9 articles in English Wikipedia
  • 2 articles in French Wikipedia
  • 1 article in Swedish Wikipedia
  • 1 article in Danish Wikipedia

First grant Wiki Learning received its first grant from the Wikimedia Foundation. The long-term goal of this grant is to establish a system for financing Wiki Learning. The grant, which totals a modest 12,500 Mexican pesos, will be used for swag, such as t shirts, stickers, buttons, etc, especially for Semana i activities and promotion of wiki activities to other campus. The money will also be used for incidental travel expenses, especially for projects needing to move expensive camera equipment.

Read more about the Wikipedia Education Program in Mexico here.

Wikimedia Argentina, about the global and local in the digital and academic communities

By Christian Cariño (Wikimedia México) and Melina Masnatta (Wikimedia Argentina)

Snippet: Aprender para Educar writes about Wikipedia Education Program in Argentina.

The digital free magazine Aprender para Educar (Learning to educate) of the National Technological University (UTN) is recognized in the community of education and technology in Argentina to write about innovation issues in Spanish, which is not common in the academic dissemination and teacher training field.

Cristina Velazquez, general editor of the magazine invited Wikimedia Argentina to write an article that generally describes their activities in the Education Program, after reading the proposal she decided to publish it as the main article of the 12th edition.

To describe the education program, WMAR wrote two notes completing one another, as doing a zoom: from the local to the global and from the global to the local, showing how a movement of this magnitude does not stand alone, it is part of a huge network.

Melina Masnatta, education manager in WMAR and Patricio Lorente, chair of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees wrote those two notes.The first one focuses on the Education Program, implementation, challenges and obstacles that they had at the beginning, plans to integrate it into the classrooms in Argentina and how different Wikimedia Projects are also relevant in education. The most important thing, Melina adds, is to strengthen the values that inspire them, show how the free culture give meaning to education in general and digital culture in particular.

Meanwhile in the second part, Lorente focuses on the global movement, the community pillars, the agenda of today's challenges and the effort of their volunteers as protagonists. It is not easy show the world what drives us and why we work as volunteers in different countries. In education very few people understand the value of building free knowledge. There is still a great prejudice or negative perceptions of Wikipedia in the classroom because teachers ignore how Wikipedia is built.

Everybody reads Wikipedia, but few people edit it. We can change this fact by spreading in spaces such as the Journal of the UTN and inviting more people to collaborate and be the protagonist of this huge collective work for humanity.

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Online ambassador played a prominent role in helping Egyptian students to nominate their excellent content

By Walaa Abdel Manaem (Wikipedia Education Program Egypt) & (Egypt Wikimedians user group)

Bassem Fleifel

Snippet: Online ambassador helped spanish students course in Cairo University to nominate their articles, scoring an exceptional record of WEP excellent content.

Bassem Fleifel, an online ambassador of Cairo university spanish course, played a prominent role to help all students to encourage them to nominate their excellent content to be a featured and good articles in Arabic Wikipedia. Those articles are History of bread (Featured article); Walt Disney; Daniel Radcliffe; Al-Andalus; Poet in New York; and Popol Vuh.

The seventh term, the program started in Cairo University with promoting posts on Wikipedia and social media websites to help new participants understand the general idea of the program as well as holding meetings with professors from the departments of History, chinese, English language and Spanish language. Walaa Abdel Manaem (program leader in Cairo University) and Bassem Fleifel (online ambassador) have held some workshops in campus and online for the whole students to teach them "How to edit Wikipedia". On the other hand, Prof. Abeer Abdel-Hafiz has exerted great efforts with her students in addition to introducing Walaa to new classes of senior students for whom she has organized general seminars about Wikipedia and the education program. At the same time Walaa was assigning her Spanish department students of the first and second year to edit Wikipedia.

This term, Prof. Abeer let the chance to her students to choose any articles they would like to translate from the Spanish Wikipedia to the Arabic Wikipedia or working on articles about history. They already have chosen some articles to translate with the target of nominating them to be a featured and good articles.

Most of students worked on articles about different topics like history, writers, actors, history of food and drink, mayan literature, islam and politics, etc. This course itself achieved an exceptional record of Wikipedia Education program excellent content and the best term ever in the history of WEP in Egypt in general and in the Faculty of Arts, Cairo University in specific. Walaa has held 2 online webinars to follow up with her students in addition to the workshops held at the campus. Regarding numbers, 38 students joined this course, of which 35 are female and 3 are male students. They worked on 1748 articles adding more than 12,282,943 million bytes to the article namespace on the Arabic Wikipedia, with the help of the online ambassador, who also participated as a student.

See the course page of this group on the Arabic Wikipedia here.

Full statistics of WEP in Egypt the first term in 2012 till the seventh term in 2015 which include numbers of created articles, featured and good articles, featured portals and lists.

Read more about the Wikipedia Education Program in Egypt here.

Norwegian Masters students in History and Archeology twists their brains on Wikipedia

By Jorid Martinsen (Wikimedia Norge)

Jorid Martinsen teaching students at the University of Oslo about Wikipedia.

Snippet: This fall masters students in History and Archeology at the University of Oslo take on the task of Wikipedia editing as one of the main parts in a subject on communication of History.

The University of Oslo is Norway’s largest higher education institution, and it is the first time Wikimedia Norway collaborates with this University in forming and using Wikipedia editing as a integrated part of higher education. The collaboration started by Wikimedia Norway contacting assistant professor John McNicol, who already had gotten some media attention on his eagerness to make students skilled in knowledge sharing.

Starting off with a two hour lecture on the secret world of Wikipedia and a two hour editing workshop in mid-September, and in October the students will evaluate the life of their articles. Has there been many additional edits on their articles? Discussions? Request to delete everything? For Wikimedia Norge it is fun to see the students both engaging in Wikipedia editing and using the ways of Wikipedia to discuss how knowledge is formed.

Read more about the Wikipedia Education Program in Norway here.

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Hi James. I'm new to the English Wikiversity, but I have a long history in the Wikimedia community. Today I decided to bring one of my off-site projects (http://wikidialectics.org) to the English Wikiversity. However, to make the project work here I need the withJS and withCSS parameters, which haven't been enabled here. For the good of the Wikidialectics project and Wikiversity in general, would you mind enabling them? Thanks! --Felipe (discusscontribs) 22:39, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi again James, request cancelled! I decided to keep Wikidialectics at wikidialectics.org because of several technical features that I can only implement on my own wiki. Enabling the withJS and withCSS parameters may still be beneficial to Wikiversity though. Cheers! --Felipe (discusscontribs) 12:34, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
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Signpost Special Issue: Wikipedia in Education


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Survey research and design in psychology[edit]

I noticed that Survey research and design in psychology was based on <center> tags. But, interestingly, it didn't actually center the text. The <center> tag is deprecated in HTML 5, and all of the pages that use it are showing up on Special:LintErrors/obsolete-tag. I wrote some code to replace the <center> tag with current <div> formatting. Interestingly, the <div> is correctly centered on Survey research and design in psychology, but that may not be what you really wanted. There are a number of related pages that all have <center> tags that weren't really centered before. Take a look and let me know if you'd like me to automate some type of cleanup. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 03:09, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi Dave Braunschweig - Thanks for letting me know. Wow, I didn't realise that <center> is done with in HTML5 - bummer - I reckon I've used it in a lot of places on WV :( - I've tidied up that specific page (I think <center> wasn't doing much on that page because the table was 100% wide) and will keep an eye out for fixing other pages. Thanks for working the MaintenanceBot to do this. Sincerely, James -- Jtneill - Talk - c 22:27, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
The {{Center}} template is updated to use HTML5. You can use that when you want to center. It's fine for most situations, but does fail if you try to put a wikitext table inside it. Since <center> doesn't work inside wikitext tables, I'll see if I can write some code to automate that cleanup. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 23:18, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

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  1. Link to the course page at the TAU website (in Hebrew) - http://www2.tau.ac.il/yedion/syllabus.asp?course=1880180101&year=2015

Multiple linear regression[edit]

Hi Jtneill!

Your statistics resource Multiple linear regression appears to be well-developed and ready for general learners! Would you like to have it announced on our Main Page News? --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 23:05, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

@Marshallsumter: Yes, that's fine, thanks for letting me know. You're doing a great job with the news feed! Sincerely, James -- Jtneill - Talk - c 00:07, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

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Creating Pages with External Links[edit]

We had a lot of issues with abuse from new users creating pages with external links. I set up a filter a while ago that prevents this abuse, but it's now catching a number of your students. There are two work-arounds. 1) Students can create pages without links, then add the links. 2) You or I (bureaucrats) can add the users to the confirmed user group. Confirmed users aren't new, and are therefore not restricted. Let me know if I can help. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 03:19, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

OK, cool, makes sense and explains why some students were getting capthas and some weren't in class. Option 1 is fine, no problem, but good to know that Option 2 is there. Appreciate it. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 13:53, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
The CAPTCHA is separate. That's built into Mediawiki now, based on the number of account creations or page creations from a given IP. There is a way we can do bulk account creations, if necessary. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 15:20, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

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How may I change the e-mail address associated with my account From:jarrokam@magma.ca TO:jarrokam@gmail.com? Hint: answer at the latter(gmail.com)

Preferences -> Email options -- Jtneill - Talk - c 22:31, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

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