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Hello Ktucker! Welcome to Wikiversity! If you decide that you need help, check out Wikiversity:Help desk, ask the support staff, or ask me on my talk page. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Below are some recommended guidelines to facilitate your involvement. Happy Editing! -- JWSchmidt 13:04, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
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I've been looking at the Wikipedia portal pages that use "tabs" and wondering how to make them. I've made most of the existing Wikiversity portal pages by starting with Template:Box portal skeleton. Is there a similar way to start portals like Portal:Social entrepreneurship? --JWS 13:27, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

other (related?) issues[edit]

  • "finding a consistent way to have a snippet in a portal box with a link to 'more ...'." <-- I'm not sure what you mean. At the Education Portal the section called "The Wikiversity model for online learning" has a link like this: more.....
  • "how deep to make hierarchies (I guess no more than 3 levels is a good rule of thumb." <-- A significant amount of Wikiversity content is organized hierarchically using content development projects. However, there can also be a hierarchy of portals. For example, Portal:Science links to other science-related portals such as Portal:Life Sciences. So if there are ever too many learning resources to fit into an existing portal page for some topic, you can always start making new portals that are devoted to subtopics. It is also useful to have "navigation boxes" that provide links to related pages. For example see the Web 2.0 template in the "see also" section of Rendering models of living organisms. --JWSchmidt 15:08, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

Pages for deletion[edit]

Hi. You left quite a lot of notes on pages for them to be deleted after content was moved. Your methods were not quite kosher, although well-intended. Probably the best thing is to "move" the page, rather than the content. If you really have to move the content and not the page, then use a deletion template, because otherwise most custodians wouldn't find your notes! I was slightly surprised, as I assumed you were an experienced wiki editor. Something I missed?! Anyway, I've cleared up the pages for you, and if there's any more you need me to delete, you can also leave me a message. McCormack 09:35, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your off-wiki question about deleting pages. If you need to delete anything in future, or find anything which needs deleting, there are two recommended methods. One is to use a deletion template (which can be quite time-consuming, as you need to enter your reasons on a separate page); the second method is to contact a custodian (which is easy, because the custodian then does the work!). McCormack 12:27, 11 December 2007 (UTC)


Please provide a license template and source for this image. Thanks. – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 21:53, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Moving your portals to the main namespace[edit]

Hi. I've made a proposal at Wikiversity:Portal reform to move your Floss4Science and Social Entrepreneurship portals into the main namespace of Wikiversity. I wanted to ask if you are OK with this. There are a number of advantages. One is that portals are really only for orientation, not content. Another is that your material will be more easily found in the main namespace, due to things like how automated categorisation and search results work. Please let me know if the move is OK with you. You don't have to worry about the technical side - that will be done for you. --McCormack 15:52, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Hi again, and thanks for your comments on the talk page of the portal reform project. I hope you weren't offended by my rather megalomaniac suggestions. The main namespace was seen rather as a "promotion" of the status of your content and would have drawn it more to the eyes of others. I'd like to suggest an alternative, if the intention of all these portal subpages is organisational: the alternative is the Topic namespace. In fact the Portal, School and Topic namespaces are all organisational at Wikiversity, the Portal namespace really being for very major topic areas like "Education" or "History", while the other two are for more specialised project organisation. My guess is that FLOSS4Science could come under the Education and Science portals, although I'm not sure which superordinate area Social Entrepreneurship fits into. The idea is that we would fit these Topics into the framework of major portals, so that people could find them more easily. What do you think? And where does Social Entrepreneurship fit in subject-wise? Thanks for any guidance you can give. --McCormack 17:17, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Hi yet again. Thanks for your "not convinced" post. This probably means you really don't like the mainspace suggestion, but what about the Topic: namespace suggestion? And could you clarify which disciplines these cross into for categorisation purposes? Thanks! --McCormack 12:26, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
      • Please ignore the preceding post - I've just seen you've posted a lot more as well. I should read it all first! --McCormack 12:28, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Thanks James. At the end of this we should be in a good position to extend the guidelines for editors of portals :-). Sometimes these may need to be customised for specific types of portals and according to the preferences of the initiator and/or community. For our tabbed portals (see Make a portal) we have some Guidelines for editors (Social Entrepreneurship and FLOSS4Science).

Multiple learning models[edit]

Hi Kim, and thanks for your comments and support of a "multiple learning models" approach. This is just what I've been trying to work on, piece by piece, for a long time now. One of my more recent contributions here was Wikiversity:learning models (note the "s" on the end), but all of this work is still at an early phase. I'm trying to bind my work into a thoroughly empirical or fact-driven analysis of Wikiversity, so that I don't wander too far from what actual contributors want. If you'd like to help with this process at all, you are extremely welcome. I appreciate feedback, as I know there is always a danger of imposing one's own views, even when one tries to stick to the data. --McCormack 08:22, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Dear K Tucker, I am available for any help for the project on social entrepreneurship. --Prof. Vivek Sharma 06:47, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Hope you don't mind[edit]

I edited your sandbox a bit... The "E" on the end of FULLPAGENAME lets the "pipe" work (so it doesn't interpret the space in "My sandbox" improperly: it reads it as My_sandbox instead). The span stuff is explained at mw:Plainlinks. --SB_Johnny talk 15:37, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Many thanks :-) Ktucker 21:12, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Think tank[edit]

Hi Kim. Would you be willing to help out with Wikiversity:Think tank? Your template experience could be a big help when jump-starting new initiatives! --SB_Johnny talk 12:23, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Sure - though I cannot really commit to doing anything on account of time limitations. Most of what I am doing and learning via the SSE project may be improved, refined and generalised. Ktucker 14:49, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Your question at colloquium[edit]

Hello, Ktucker. I have prefixed your FULLPAGENAME with a ":". Do these (Portal:Sandbox, main space sandbox) satisfy you? Hillgentleman | //\\ |Talk 12:52, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi. In the main name space, the first link inside a box to the page to be incorporated into the box is not the same page as the one that the 'edit' link points to. Ktucker 13:51, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Deletion requested for categories[edit]

For your information: I requested a deletion fo a lot for categories

  • Category:Project Types (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Themes (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Social (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Literacy (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:ICT Literacy (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Health (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Environment (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Education System (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Education (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Economic (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Cultural Development (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Business Management (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Agriculture (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Themes (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Recreation (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:ICT (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Environmental (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Entrepreneurial (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Educational (Social Entrepreneurship)

because these are all empty sinc creation in dec 2007. HenkvD 19:34, 12 February 2009 (UTC)


  • Category:Africa (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Togo (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Nigeria (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Ghana (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:South Africa (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Namibia (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Botswana (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Uganda (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:Kenya (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Category:East Africa (Social Entrepreneurship)

for the same reason. HenkvD 19:47, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi HenkvD,

Thanks for your diligence and for caring about keeping the Wikiversity categories tidy.

In this case, please reverse the speedy deletions of the categories you mentioned on my user talk page.

The project with which they are associated is due to be promoted in 2009. Having the categories already available will be useful to new entrants. The categories are listed in the guidelines for editors.

There are also many pages which still need to be categorised using these categories. I have just not had time to do it of late and don't have time now to comment on all the categories you have flagged.


Kim Ktucker 22:37, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Noted, I will act later. HenkvD 14:23, 13 February 2009 (UTC); I just undid me deletion request. I wish you all the best with promotion of this project. HenkvD 18:58, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

hi there[edit]

Hi Kim,

Where are you from? I will be attending the Skoll World Forum at the end of March. I live in Silver Spring, MD.

Hear from you soon.


Hi Tegy, I have e-mailed you. Kim


I hadn't noticed Portal:FLOSS4Science until just now. This is a great idea, and I would like to see this developed. --mikeu talk 11:46, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Great! I would love to see a community grow around this project. Please go for it (i.e. do whatever you want to take it further) and let me know if there is anything specific I can do to help. K 20:30, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

/* Ktucker => KTucker */moves done[edit]

It may be best if the old Ktucker user talk page is moved here, and if there is annotation with both accounts that they are both you. In theory, the rename should have been done, but we are a bit short of 'crat work at this point. Will you allow me to assist you with this as a custodian? Thanks. --Abd 16:00, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Sure, you are welcome to help if you have time. For me this is not urgent and does not matter that much any more since I managed to set KTucker as my global SUL login and can use it on all Wikimedia projects :-). If it makes sense to phase out the lower case name, it would be good to migrate the user page itself (User:Ktucker => User:KTucker) and all the other things that go with it: sub-pages (there are many especially under my sandbox), talk pages, history, contributions, watch list, .... I can probably do some of it (e.g. copy my watch list) but others are beyond my current knowledge and permissions. - K 19:13, 7 October 2011 (UTC) and KTucker 19:14, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
Here is what I'd do: move all your user subpages to the new user name. That's a single command for me, subpage moves can be such for a custodian. It's just not easily undoable!
I would rename your old user and user talk pages to the new name, if that's what you want, leaving behind redirects so that if anyone tries to contact Ktucker, they will get your user page, KTucker. This is pretty much what a 'crat would have done; the only difference will be that the Ktucker contributions history will not show under KTucker contributions. We'll handle that with references so that someone who needs to see it can easily find it. Okay? --Abd 22:03, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. Do go ahead (I have copied my watchlist already). Many thanks. - KTucker 06:04, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

YesY DoneAll pages under User or User talk Ktucker have been moved. Redirect was suppressed for all pages under and including User:Ktucker/My Sandbox. A redirect was left for all other pages moved. The content above in this section was copied from User talk:KTucker/temp, now deleted. I'd moved that out of the way so that the move would complete. I probably could have done that better, with a merge, but ... I haven't done a page merge yet. This did the job.

  • This is your current user page space content, and this is your current user Talk content.
  • If you wish any of these pages deleted, where you are the only author, you may place a speedy deletion template on them, use this, at the top:

{{delete|author request --~~~~ (= Ktucker)}}
and it will normally be quickly done. You may also wish to look at the created subpage redirects, [1], some might be deletable.

  • I have not checked for links to all your moved pages. While I intend to check, it's not impossible that some redirects were broken or that double redirects were created. --Abd 16:50, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks :-).
Re: "Redirect was suppressed for all pages under and including User:Ktucker/My Sandbox" (above):
Is it possible to restore the red links on this page those pages have sub-pages which do exist. My sandbox is a personal learning environment and I sometimes direct people there to show them how to do stuff. - KTucker 17:23, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
I'm puzzled. User:KTucker/My Sandbox#Page and Section Layout Templates shows redlinks in that section. However, if I edit the section and Preview, they are valid links. The redlinks also can be followed to the pages. I think this has to do with the usage of the pipe in the link. I saw this with another page today. Bug? In any case, eliminating the terminal / in the pagename works. I fixed them. --Abd 19:22, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. There are a few more under Properties (and sub-pages). - KTucker 19:49, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Those red links are due to explicit page links to subpages still referring to locations in User:Ktucker space. I fixed them, but if you find more, you should fix them if you can. By the way, I'm not a 'crat, if you were referring to me with [2]. --Abd 00:20, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
    • Oh, so it is just a matter of changing explicit links to Ktucker. Thanks for changing those, I will change others as I find them. Apologies re "'crat" - I just meant someone with more knowledge, skills and privileges than I have who might have an automatic way of finding such broken links. Thanks again - KTucker 08:28, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Test Subst[edit]

I don't really think this should be in mainspace if it's only used to test the subst: function (which can be done with pages which do belong in the mainspace). I've therefore tagged it for speedy deletion. Thanks. --S Larctia 11:13, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Feel free to delete it. I created it to test a complicated subst: which generated subpages but failed in the main name space (at least at first). Thanks - KTucker 13:21, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
Ok, no problems :) --Simone 13:36, 9 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi! I've been doing a bit of a clean up of non-free images, and came across one of Susan Steinman that you uploaded. As policy prohibits the use of non-free images of living people, I've had to remove it for now. I hope that isn't a problem, but if it is I'd be really happy to help either find a replacemant or look at whether or not there is a way of using one there. As ana side, though, your Portal:Social entrepreneurship work is great - it looks like a wonderful project. :) - Bilby 04:26, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for letting me know. The person in the photo, gave it to me to use on that page on WikiVersity while we were working on the project in 2008. If removing it is the right thing to do, then thanks for doing so. - KTucker 09:44, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
For the file to be used, it has to be released under a free license, such as CC-BY-SA 3.0/GFDL dual licensing, or released into the public domain. If you could confirm this from Ms. Steinman, the file can be kept, but I'm afraid that otherwise we'll have to delete the image. --Simone 09:47, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Appreciative Valuation[edit]

Hi. Just to let you know, this resource has been proposed for deletion. If you would like it to stay at Wikiversity, feel free to contest the deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion}} template. --Claritas 21:09, 6 January 2012 (UTC)