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Hello Manda, welcome at Wikiversity. I guess you belong then to this participants ? I hope we can help you succeed in your learning goals. Below more info about Wikiversity, ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 08:06, 3 August 2008 (UTC)


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

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Hi MandaG, Looks like you're all set - let me know if I can do anything. Sincerely, James -- Jtneill - Talk - c 11:57, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

"to work this thingy jiggy out": would be great if you can (in the future) tell more about this (e.g. to James), then we could minimize such experiences for future participants. Thanks, ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 13:13, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

How to create subpages[edit]

We talked today about how to create subpages. As I said, I think you are BRAVE for volunteering to help others :)! So, here's the deal. Get them to add something like this code to their userpages:

==Subpages== (this heading could say anything)
* [[/Subpagename]] (this creates a bullet-point and a subpage link which could be called anything e.g., [[/Tutorial reflections]]

What's above is the simplest code. A little more complex (makes it a bit neater) is to use something like:

* [[/Tutorial reflections|Tutorial reflections]] (the extra part renames the link)

Once you have added this code and saved the page, there will be a RED link to the subpage. This means that its not yet created. So, click on the RED link, add some stuff (anything) and save it. Now the subpage has been created. Up the top of the subpage will be a "breadcrumb"; this is the link back to the userpage.

Let me know if I can do anything else - more than happy to help. Also, more detailed (but less targeted) info is at Wikiversity:Subpages and Help:Subpages. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 11:25, 26 August 2008 (UTC)


Hi MandaG Thank you for your positive feedback on my e-portfolio. I’ve also found it interesting to read other’s comments on their tutorials etc. It is really good to “talk” to others about these pages. It takes me a bit of time to get the information together but I’ve also found that I need to write something pretty regularly, otherwise I loose it in a mess of my thoughts. It doesn’t really take that long to get the hang of page formatting, adding images etc and James et al are very helpful. So I am also happy to help if there is something from my pages you would like to try out. Regards Jenny O 00:14, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Image help[edit]

Hi MandaG, you asked about using images. The easiest way to start (I think) is to search Wiki commons. Find an image you like. Copy its exact name. Then on a Wikiversity page, the basic syntax is e.g., [[Image:Gestalt3.PNG]] which will give e.g., Gestalt3.PNG. Then you can try some fancier stuff e.g, here's how to resize, caption, and right align: [[Image:Gestalt3.PNG|thumb|right|150px|An example of an image used in gestalt psychology experiments.]]

An example of an image used in gestalt psychology experiments.

. Have a go and leave any questions here or on click on "talk" in my signature, or leave questions on your user page and I'll keep an eye out. Hope this helps. Oh, you can also see Help:Images. Sincerely, James -- Jtneill - Talk - c 01:40, 8 September 2008 (UTC)


Hi MandaG, you asked about using quotes. The simplest of course is just to put the quote as text, with quotation marks and appropriate attribution. For fancier layouts, I've played with some different ways here: User:Jtneill/Quotes. Hope this helps. Keep asking questions! :) Sincerely, James -- Jtneill - Talk - c 01:42, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

A little feedback[edit]

Hi Manda, I've started reading through your reflections and some edits, to suggest some hints on some possible ways to continue improving, e.g., for the Week 1 lecture reflections, see [1]. This reflection indicates your full engagement in the lecture and your reactions to different parts, with honest examples from your own life (i.e., good stuff). Ways to improve might include adding some links (depth) to points of reference and also tidying up some grammar/spelling. You might also consider use of subheadings to organise the content (a level 2 heading would be, as on this talk page, created with two equals signs before and after a heading (e.g, ==A heading==). I also have added some links to User:MandaG/Tutorial and lecture 6. I noted that you didn't realise the lecture wasn't on! I'm sorry about that. You might want to check that you're signed up to the discussion list so that you receive email announcements. Best of all - you are showing endeavour, regularity of engagement, and PREPAREDNESS to comment, discuss, and ask questions - keep it up! Sincerely, James. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 02:08, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Tutorial and lecture 6[edit]

I just wanted to make sure you know that I added a comment about community justice systems here: User talk:MandaG/Tutorial and lecture 6. Hopefully you have all your subpages on your watchlist (which automatically also watches their talk pages), so will pick these up? (Just making sure :)). Now that I know your double-degree is law/psychology, I'd be curious to hear more about any thoughts you have on possible intersections between the fields within the context of social psychology. What areas of law interest you? -- Jtneill - Talk - c 13:06, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Favourite presentations[edit]

You might be interested to check out this (new) page: Favourite presentations. Feel free to add your ideas! esp. you might be curious to explore -- Jtneill - Talk - c 01:32, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Well done on adding your views, and yes by all means invite others to add things to that page. But a good alternative could also be to create a dedicated page (people can get lost I think when going onto pages which aren't very specific to the goal). e.g., you could create a page such as Student expectations of lecturers. If you like this idea, just click on the red link, add some "instructions" or questions, etc. and save. Then you can invite responses. How does this sound? -- Jtneill - Talk - c 03:38, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Student expectations of lecturers[edit]

Great! This might be my favourite page on Wikiversity! I'm for real. It sets up for a valuable dialogue which I think we need more of - "students" voicing their views about teaching and learning, and "teachers" listening to those. I've added a little banner to invite contributions. For promotion, here's some ideas:

  1. The url for the page is: So you could email this to people, send it to the unit discussion list, etc.
  2. Talk to lots of people and add their ideas for them (as you are already doing).

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 10:37, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Suggestion - Make headings more meaningful[edit]

Just a thought - currently you list your content with headings by week - if you add also something to the heading about the theme/topic for that week, it would help visitors to know what they like to go to read about. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 13:17, 11 September 2008 (UTC)


Hi MandaG, Thanks for commenting on my new formatting - my page was getting too long to manage as it was. Please feel free to copy any of the syntax (or whatever it's called) if you would like to use it.

I really like your idea about what we want from lecturers and have added a few ideas. I might add more later. Great work! Jenny O 23:50, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Youth delinquency - Nature or nurture?[edit]

FYI, I've started this page which can be used for adding ideas, resources, etc. about your essay topic. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 07:29, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Jane Elliott reflections[edit]

Is this it? User:MandaG/Tutorial and lecture 6. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 12:29, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

I've added a automatic list of your User:MandaG#Subpages - I think maybe you just lost a link to this subpage, that's all. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 21:21, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
OK, hopefully I made some changes towards what you're after - the link to your Jane Elliot tutorial has been added to your manual list of subpages and I've "commented out" the automatically listed subpages. This means its still in the code of your page (when you edit), but doesn't show at the moment. But its there in case you ever want to reactive (and find out what subpages you have). It's that's a bit too techo, don't worry. Just go with what you see Smiley.svg. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 08:07, 7 October 2008 (UTC)


Hi MandaG - Your homepage is looking really good. I particularly like the thumb image of James at work! Jenny O 07:24, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Your car[edit]

I am sorry to read that your car got broken into :(. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 07:14, 9 October 2008 (UTC)


FYI, I added headings to User:MandaG/Tutorial and lecture 5. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 11:51, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Missing tutorial 1 notes[edit]

I had a hunt around and I think maybe this was the edit where it disappeared: [2]. You could copy the text on the left in that link and then edit and paste and save to put it back in. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 12:04, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

E-portfolio Feedback for MandaG[edit]

Hi MandaG,

Thanks for participating in the social psychology unit. I have read your e-portfolio and have provided some feedback below. The marks will put be posted on WebCT 24 or 25 November. I will email the discussion list when they are available. Feel free to let me know if you have any comments, concerns, questions. I also welcome your feedback here.


Clearly you were well involved throughout semester - and this e-portfolio and your contributions on others' pages and Wikiversity are testament to your enthusiastic endeavour. (HD)


Among other things, your e-portfolio brought a smile or laugh to me more I think than any other! Smiley.svg (including that you wouldn't have written it if you'd been given a HD before-hand!) You've clearly considered the key ideas and knowledge about social psychology, reflected on, and communicated around this. Use of personal examples, images, and links, as well as effective use of subpages, posting your essay, creating and fostering the student expectations of lecturers page, etc. have added further richness. Preparedness to help others and contribute to others was beyond the call of duty, but it is what makes the social world tick and was one of my hopes, though not an expectation. Finally, your willingness to ask questions, learn, offer feedback, and to use different communication mediums has been most impressive and inspiring. (HD)


Congratulations, an exemplar effort.


Sincerely, James Neill - talk - email

P.S. If you are dissatisfied with the marking and feedback, please see the marking dispute process.