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"When the pupil is ready to learn, a teacher will appear." — Zen proverb (discuss)


Participate in the Wikiversity:Year of Science 2016

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Astronomy award


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For speedily reverting vandalism, and for being a super awesome editor in general! --AFriedman 00:36, 22 December 2009 (UTC)



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Candidates for Custodianship[edit]

Regarding Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/Leutha, apparently there was never a nomination or vote for full custodianship. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 19:40, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Well, that's been there an awful long time. I un-archived the discussion and pinged Jtneill.--mikeu talk 20:06, 25 December 2015 (UTC)
It had been removed previously. Abd was researching it and discovered there was never a vote and restored the entry. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 21:16, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Astronomy Images[edit]

Just an FYI on duplicate astronomy images. Marshallsumter had problems with Commons deleting images and not providing an opportunity to recover them and put them here as Fair Use. So we haven't been removing duplicates lately. I haven't heard any complaints on other content, but it's probably better to leave the astronomy duplicates for now. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 03:14, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

I just worked on a handful of astro images, so I'm not sure which dup you are referring to. I moved three of my uploads to commons. I tagged this page File:Sicily - NASA orbital photo.jpg as speedy; I saw the note and didn't delete it in case the page was still needed for a bug report. This one appears to be a copyvio (or three) File:Betelgeuse PK.png. --mikeu talk 03:37, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
If you find any duplicates uploaded by Marshallsumter, it would be best to check with him before deleting. The rest can probably be deleted. For awhile I removed duplicates. Then there was discussion and agreement that the duplicates don't harm Wikiversity, so we were leaving them. Copyright violations are a different issue. They can sometimes be used as Fair Use, but would need to be tagged that way. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 03:52, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
That all sounds good, The dups are fine with me. There are some uploads of mine from aeons ago that I would prefer at commons as I do a significant amount of cross wiki editing. It is more than just tagging fair use, but the missing attribution, licensing, and exemption doctrine rationale will have to wait for another day. I don't really have the energy to open that can of worms right now. --mikeu talk 04:21, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
FWIW, I'm not surprised that Marshallsumter has had problems with deletions at Commons. From what I've seen of his expansive interpretation of fair use here he appears to be going beyond a reasonable reading of Foundation policy. Specifically, several of the provisions listed below. This is something that the community will eventually need to discuss at length, but as it is a rather large problem I suspect that we will need to approach this through several smaller steps over time. --mikeu talk 20:07, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

"Wikiversity content that is used under the fair use doctrine is used as little as possible and only in order to attain a specific educational goal. Multiple items are not used if one will suffice. An entire copyrighted work is not used if a portion will suffice. Low- rather than high-resolution/fidelity/sample length is used when possible. Even low-resolution/fidelity or short samples cannot be used under the fair use doctrine at Wikiversity if such use allows for piracy or other re-use that will decrease the market value of the copyrighted work." —Exemption Doctrine Policy

Wikiversity:Year of Science 2016[edit]

I am not sure what your plans were for Wikiversity:Year of Science 2016. I tend to ramble, so feel free to move my recent contribution to the talk page.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 00:57, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

In fact I moved it all to the talk page and went to do a rollback, only to discover that Atcovi performed an edit. I don't wan't to rever his edit without discussion.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 01:59, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
I really like the ideas there. These are all great suggestions for improving wv. I'll add some info that more specifically addresses the improvement of science related resources. --mikeu talk 02:07, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
It looks like the only edit was to add a single comma. I wouldn't worry about that. --mikeu talk 02:09, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Sorry about that @Guy vandegrift :P (btw I'm interested in Wikiversity:Year of Science 2016) ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 02:23, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
@Atcovi: No apology necessary. I was about to revert my own edits, and you "saved" them!--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 02:31, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Atlantis[edit]

Hi.

This is John Garner. I have been adding to the Wikiversity Atlantis site from my work computer at the hospital. Sometimes I do not log in or I forget.

I have been registered under user name RAYLEIGH22 for quite some time. I also work on it at home from time to time.

At the present I am working in Medical Records. I have been a radiologic technologist since 1970 registered by the ARRT since 1972. I have teaching licenses for high school and I ran a radiologic technology program for 13 years.

I have always dabbled in science also having a BS and a MS in Physics. I have a PhD in educational administration. This is only one of my hobbies. But I do have a love for this science of geology, thanks, for helping me. I could not be getting around these sites and contributing without your help, and I could not be sharing this hypothesis regarding Atlantis without your help.

John Garner PhD RAYLEIGH22

63.134.186.84 (discuss) 13:32, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello, and welcome! I'm happy to provide any help that I can. Let me know if you need anything. --mikeu talk 21:30, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

PlanetPhysics[edit]

PlanetPhysics was a website that is no longer available. Last year someone who must have been a primary contributor provided a PlanetPhysics archive and asked that it be imported here. The problem with the archive was that it was only effectively available in LaTeX format. I did a bunch of research, found some LaTeX to Wiki conversion code, improved it as much as I had time for, and imported the 800 or so pages. Another user had agreed to review all of the pages after they were imported. Apparently that review was incomplete. The entire learning project likely needs review, but physics is not my area of expertise. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 23:52, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Invitation to join the board of First Journal of Science[edit]

After a communication with our other board member, I can now invite you to join the board of the First Journal of Science. As per this recent edit by Mikael Häggström, you might someday choose to recluse yourself from the board so you can be more active as a referee or contributor. But at the moment your insights are badly needed to get this thing off the ground. If you choose to accept this offer, go to First_Journal_of_Science/Editorial_board and add your name to the membership list.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 01:13, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes, I find the idea very interesting and would be willing to contribute. --mikeu talk 02:45, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Your nomination of an article for FJS[edit]

Mike - As per our discussion I "nominated" the article on Alpha_Centaur. In order to illustrate the nomination procedure, I added your signature on your behalf. Delete immediately if you have any reservations. I "forged" your signature so that other editors would understand the process. The page is at First Journal of Science/Publishing. An opportunity to publicly discuss the nomination is at First Journal of Science/Editors which will soon contain a link to the article's submission talk page. Also, board meetings will be held at First Journal of Science/Editorial board/log. To keep that page short, place lengthy information, discussion, etc. at First Journal of Science/Editorial board/log/Mu301.

Finally, my communications with Mikael are complicated because they are cross-wiki (he does a lot on Wikipedia). If I sent recently you a messsage or you a comment, and you can't remember what page it was, or even which wiki, there is a "directory" at First Journal of Science/Editorial board that looks like this: Guy vandegrift T v: w: b: c: log.S. Click the individual letters to see what's up.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 12:42, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

That all sounds good. I'm trying to multitask here by both improving wp for the Year of Science while also getting our journal launched. I need to give some thought to this process. I've made some suggestions to Centauri talk that might require substantial editing of 3 subsections. The article may be too unstable to review for a short time. I would not feel comfortable accepting the permalink until my concerns are addressed. This one is in the stage where I have "sent the manuscript back to the authors and requested that they resubmit a corrected version to our journal" when these issues are addressed. I'm also on wp often, so let me know if there are any pages to watchlist there. --mikeu talk 13:42, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

First Journal of Science[edit]

Board meeting at First Journal of Science/Editorial board/log. Not urgent -Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 13:52, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Category:Files with no machine-readable license[edit]

I was attempting to use commonshelper to move the first of our files in this category and found that the file is already on Commons with the exact same title: "File:-1--4tiles.png". The version here at File:-1--4tiles.png is an earlier version without an ellipse around the "+++". If this is true with all or nearly all of the other files in this category, using this first file as a test, would deleting this first file here cause the resource it appears in to now call the Commons file? --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 01:19, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

If the file has the same exact name, then yes, deleting the local copy will cause the commons version to appear in all linked pages. You might have trouble undeleting here, if you needed to later, as the interface won't let you overwrite a global copy with a local one. --mikeu talk 02:19, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

File:01 Project Preparation.png[edit]

Attempts to delete this file have proved vexing. I've tried deleting this file twice now and I'm getting this very strange message, "Error deleting file: The file "mwstore://local-multiwrite/local-deleted/k/9/a/k9art0b8dzdhxjty717rlz46bliwu3z.png" is in an inconsistent state within the internal storage backends". Clues? I have deleted another file from the speedy delete category and another from Category:Files with no machine-readable license without a problem. --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 18:55, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

Very weird. I successfully moved the file out of the way so that the commons version has now taken its place in our pages. But, I still can't delete the file either. We may have to file a bug report. The file itself is not such a big deal, but it indicates that there is an error somewhere. --mikeu talk 22:02, 27 February 2016 (UTC)
The only thing I've found so far unique to this file is this at the top of the file when opened with "Edit source": "* Wikiversity:Main Page --> Practical Arts and Sciences --> School of Project Management --> Project Management - A course in Project Management based on Mindmaps". I don't see why this should matter. --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 22:22, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

Get emails about Wikiversity Journal matters[edit]

Hi! As a fellow board member of Second Journal of Science, I think you may want to be included in the email list used to discuss matters related to the overall Wikiversity Journal project, including issues that affect both Second Journal of Science and Wikiversity Journal of Medicine. You can email me your preferred address if you're interested. Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 15:34, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

YesY Done --mikeu talk 12:48, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Mispelled a Link/Page :-([edit]

I didn't want to bother you with such a tedious task but I have misspelled a title (sub-)page and it has been annoying me every time I see it... Here's the page: Pre-Late Egyptian Reconstruction/Templatic Class I: The i-Type Vacalizations and it should be vocalizations not vacalizations. Thank you for your time and patience and work on this site =).-- dannydiscuss 14:37, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

YesY Done I moved the page, but didn't leave a redirect. --mikeu talk 17:14, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Welcome Back[edit]

Good to see you around! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 17:49, 12 June 2016 (UTC)