User talk:Leighblackall/2011

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Professionalism and social responsibility[edit]

From University of Canberra/Generic skills: "Professionalism and social responsibility: The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment". This is one out of the five new UC generic skills. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 23:38, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Hidden categories[edit]

mw:Category#Hidden_categories e.g., [1] -- Jtneill - Talk - c 11:14, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Open academic practice and Excellence in Research for Australia[edit]

Just a reminder that we are collaborating on this! Smiley.svg. I'll ping here when I add something substantial. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 02:11, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Can you check/modify the talk page notes I've added from our 2nd group meeting. Happy to help follow this up / get next steps sorted next week. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 21:48, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

University of Canberra/Unit outline template#Assessment overview[edit]

Made that table "wikisortable" - not sure if that helps? (probably more use once there's data). More options here: User:Jtneill/Sandbox/Tables and boxes. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 04:04, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Wikiversity:Community Review/CR process discussion/Resolutions[edit]

You may be interested to participate. I looked at the meta steward elections, thanks, but I don't know any candidates from a bar of soap. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 02:53, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Notice of an amended resolution[edit]

Hi Leigh. I'd like to make sure that you're aware of an amended version of a CR resolution you commented upon. Please let the community know if you're satisfied with the text of the new resolution.

On a personal note, please have a gander at my scratch page, and let me know your thoughts on that! --SB_Johnny talk 23:29, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Making the gifs from images[edit]

Hi Leigh, I want to do that with the images from when the agenda was being built. Can you tell me how to do animated gifs or can I send you the images? Best, MarkDilley

Hi Mark, if the photos weren't taken from exactly the same position, then it will be too hard. Basically, bring them into GIMP on separate layers. Then save as GIF and selected animation and set the milliseconds to about 300. DO you think your agenda photos are close to the same position? Send em my way and I'll take a look. Leighblackall 09:24, 2 February 2011 (UTC)


The other pages on the wiki bit were based on thoughts from the thing we attended today and conversation with some one from WMAU on IRC. The first one is very rough and can be piggy backed close to the second but I want the content done. The first one my be close to mirroring what you're talking about on Social Media. Any help you can provide in improving this content is much appreciated. --LauraHale 07:55, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Re: Many thanks for working of Australian Paralympics tender[edit]

No worries ... I certainly will! Graham87 00:44, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Colloquium discussion related to dramaturgy in education[edit]

Hi Leigh. Please join this colloquium discussion regarding the appropriate role of dramaturgy in education. Given that we cannot eliminate WikiDrama, I propose that we established a supervised Dramaturgy Department where people can safely engage in educational dramas without suffering long-term emotional scars from being dragged into unregulated lunatic psychodrama by indomitable Cluster/B/Folk. —Moulton 19:17, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

The all list[edit]

The History of the Paralympic Movement in Australia/All pages Something is messed up there with greater than, less than and the BR tag. Help fixing? --LauraHale 00:33, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

  • All good and fixed I think. Leighblackall 00:42, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
    • No as you took out the work I did today where I had everything fixed. :( --LauraHale 00:58, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
      • Undo, I saw no damage. I'll telephone you. Leighblackall 01:00, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Whut? Now I need to find my phone as I don't know where it is. --LauraHale 01:30, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

It is one of the few days where I don't have my phone on me to update facebook while I work. Anyway, mostly finished editing that if you need more work on it, let me know. --LauraHale 01:35, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Do you plan to do Commons, Books and News? Mind if we copy paste all of this to the discussion page of the The History of the Paralympic Movement in Australia/All pages? Leighblackall 01:56, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Hide text[edit]

Can you fix the text at Talk:UCNISS/Women and children's sport research centre proposal so it is collapsed? I tried to use the Wikipedia code and it didn't work. There isn't any information that I can find on help on how to do that. --LauraHale 05:22, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Done.. I hope Leighblackall 05:35, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

UCNISS/Women and children's sport research centre proposal[edit]

UCNISS/Women and children's sport research centre proposal#Books: Rewrote the journal part to that based on our conversation today. Is that an improvement? Feedback? :) --LauraHale 05:59, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Yes I think so. I got caught in there editing and editing. Nothing major though.. just some attempts at simplifaction and structure. Leighblackall 08:38, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the help. :) Good edits. I made one change because children's play is different than children's sport and women's sport. More clear in parts. :) Not sure why the nowiki is there and the text is smaller but no big. Will try to submit it today. Again, thanks for the help. :) --LauraHale 08:53, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Broken redirect?[edit]

Hi! If you get a chance, could you take a look at this page and determine if it is a broken redirect that needs fixing? You seem to be the most knowledgeable about the page and the related incoming link to it. --HappyCamper 05:39, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks HappyCamper. It seemed to be a talk page left behind in a page move early on in the project. I've deleted the page. Thanks for checking and getting in touch. Leighblackall 06:06, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi from Christchurch[edit]

I intend to take a little time to read on your doings. I found this today that may be of interest:

At the risk of cluttering up your page here, "Abstract: This thesis presents a community-based model for the creation of intellectual and creative works. Such works play an important role in our society and economy. They are often understood as products of exclusive ownership (granted through mechanisms such as copyright). I show that a community-based model has proven to be at least as effective in a number of areas, and explain how it resolves a number of economic inconsistencies and problems inherent in the proprietary model. Moreover, I argue that the creative community is not only a method of production: it is also a way of living that can strengthen communities and assist in the self-development of individuals"

Go well --Derekcx 03:39, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Gday Derek, good to see you on Wikiversity. That paper is perfectly placed. I'll be able to reference it in a lot of my work. I've been thinking of you a lot lately, as I discover Wenger's work more. Kicking myself for not being prepared when you arranged for me to meet him that night, and for my not being better placed to converse with you more on the ideas. Thankyou for these links. Leighblackall 04:42, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

On OER in AU[edit]

Hello Leigh,

Have you worked with University_of_New_England_(Australia) at all? Jim Barber expressed an interest in posting some of his full courses online, more freely and fully than supported by OCW, perhaps on Wikiversity. It might be interesting to connect a willing professor at UNE with an experienced WVan and someone experienced in bulk uploads, to see what might be possible. What do you think? SJ+> 05:06, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Hello SJ, it just so happens that UNE is home for the President of Wikimedia Australia, John Vandenberg. John is an extremely dedicated volunteer to Wikimedia projects, instrumental in facilitating the bulk donation of archive images from the State Library of Queensland, and is invaluable in assisting us here at the University of Canberra with the The History of the Paralympic Movement in Australia project. I know John will be more than happy to meet and assist interested colleagues at UNE. Leighblackall 06:12, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
BTW, I'm also more than happy to assist, as getting people from UNE on, will help get others at UC on ;) Leighblackall 06:16, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
I've just realised you're talking about Jim Barber the VC at UNE... who's directions are a bit of a mystery to me. Last year he published an article in The Australian, which had all the hallmarks of what you're suggesting here, but more recently UNE is entering into a strange if not outright frightening negotiations with Pearson Publishers. Leighblackall 06:31, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Presentation "Wikis in Genealogy" align with WV's scope?[edit]

Gday Leigh we met at RCC in January.

The local genealogy society has asked me to do a presentation on wikis (and|in) genealogy (title still being munged), and I was going to attempt to actually be clever (hopefully not too clever) and do it on a wiki as an example of the responsiveness, and potential, and hopefully not too many downfalls. Is that sort of presentation within scope of WV? If it is line ball, I can do it in user space and review, and if within scope, move it in, if not in scope leave it in userspace or move it off wiki. Thanks for your thoughts. Billinghurst 02:49, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Billinghurst. You asked the right person, because I reckon everything is in scope, and anything that pushes the boundaries can be accommodated somehow, with a few additions, edits and possible moves. See for example, the talk on Russian Roulette (Drinking Game).
I'm not suggesting that your proposal to create a presentation on Wikiversity is boundary pushing at all. Just addressing your concern that it might be. You should create your presentation, in Userspace or mainspace as you see fit. My general rule of thumb is that if its very context specific, such as your presentation to a very specific audience, then it belongs in user space. But if your attempting to create your presentation to a very broad audience, then mainspace is good too. Alternatively, you might find a project areas that best fits, and create or move it in as a sub page. All of these are legitimate uses in my view.
Caution though, there are at times, some quite zealous deletionists present on Wikiversity, so Userspace is always a safe bet for starters.
And finally, it would be nice to see your presentation, so I hope you'll record it, load it to Commons, and embed it in your page when its all done.
Good luck, Leighblackall 03:08, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks Leigh. Re the recording, I am pretty sure that the Geneva convention clearly prevents me from uploading images of myself, so the combination of moving images and speech would surely be something akin to worse. I reckon to create it in user, and then suck and see. Worst thing that they can do is delete and then get it recovered to userspace again. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:44, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Portal:The History of the Paralympic Movement in Australia[edit]

Portal:The History of the Paralympic Movement in Australia has been created. It is very bare bones and has some issues with the coding that I will need to figure out how to resolve. I just suspect this will take a while, and I'm still a bit under the weather. :( --LauraHale 21:32, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Template:Essay review[edit]

Hi Leigh. I've added a quick-and-dirty template at Template:Essay review. There was some discrepency between the example specifications and the hidden comments, so I based it on the example. The main differences are that referencing and structure are not graded, but are instead just true/false, and I haven't used stars. If you would rather a grade that's a quick change, and if you want to use stars icons instead of numeric values I can do this, but need to know if you want full stars only or if you wish to include half stars. :) I also havn't linked fields to the review, but this is easy – I just need to now where the review will go and what form it will take.

Otherwise, I've assumed that users might want some flexibility, so they can leave a short comment in either/or fields rather than saying just passed or failed, and I've allowed for a range of acceptable either/or values. As these were not specified as optional, though, I have coded it to display a question mark if left blank to highlight the gap. I added the title "Review" so that it is clear what the box is for, and a field to specify the essay title (if left blank the page title will appear).

If you need any changes just let me know. Wikicode is a bit annoying, because I keep getting confused about the number of braces, but it is always fun to code in any language. - Bilby 01:24, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Bilby!! Thank you so much. That is exactly what I needed. Give me a week to try it out for real, and I may come back to you with tweaks. But it looks fine as is. Big thanks. Leighblackall 04:05, 12 October 2011 (UTC)


History of the Paralympic Movement in Australia has been created. Is that okay as a start? --LauraHale 03:49, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

File deletions, copyright issues[edit]

Properly filling out license templates can be arcane, and obviously some of our users need help with it. See User talk:SDunk. Is this a student of yours? Can I be of assistance? There is a whole issue about fair use at Wikiversity; the policies have more or less been written about Wikipedia needs; fair use for students may be different from fair use for an encyclopedia. I've started a Wikiversity:Assembly process to consider fair use, but the Assembly is a slow process of developing a full-consensus report, it will take months, I assume. --Abd 23:24, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Gday ADB, yes User talk:SDunk is a participant in Business, politics and sport for 2011 (BPS2011). Copyright is one of the criteria in assessing their assignments. In this case, I think the WV community has taught SDunk and others an important lesson, and I hope our 93 BPS2011 students has not put too much of a strain on the WV volunteers. We talk about copyright, and the various considerations with Commons and Wikiversity, in class. But the course is flexible and invitational with regards to attendance, and so some participants do not attend class and instead go straight into the assignments. This is where using a platform like Wikiversity, with it's volunteer base doing what it always does, helps teach those participants the lessons they need to learn. I think it's great that at the same time, our little BPS2011 might have prompted a review of WV policy with regard to Fair Use/Fair Dealings. At some stage we might also consider a User Guide for other teachers thinking to use WV as a platform for instruction, and how not to over burden the volunteers, more so, how to design assignments that might help grow WV's volunteer base and capacity. Leighblackall 23:50, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Because you responded on an Assembly talk page, I'm suggesting that you join the Assembly formally. You do that by going to Wikiversity:Delegable proxy/Table and adding your name to the table. Naming a proxy is optional (and experimental). In theory, this can allow, if enough users name proxies, a method of balancing out participation bias, a basic wiki problem. Some people studying or applying delegable proxy use different terms, what I've called a "proxy" is not the same as a legal proxy, the proxy will not be voting for you, for example. "Advisor/representative" has been used, but the concept is very loose. It simply sets up a network based on mutual trust. If you really want to understand the ultimate goal, it's a bit like setting up a nervous system for a community. But that's down the road!
  • What you would get as an Assembly member would be occasional notifications. The Assembly page is also designed, if the setup is respected, for minimal watchlist traffic, the discussions are all shunted off to other pages, and the Talk page for the Assembly is itself a redirect, so you can watch the Assembly page -- which is clerked -- or the talk page, which is standard open wiki, separately. It's being designed for a much larger wiki than Wikiversity. Partly because I want Wikiversity to grow! --Abd 02:05, 10 November 2011 (UTC)