User talk:Nikkihiggins

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Well done[edit]

Good job on setting up your account, Nikkihiggins. Let me know if I can do anything as you go along. 'Official' Wikiversity welcome below. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 23:03, 28 July 2008 (UTC)


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Woof! My name is Jack(Russell). I am a dog and a Wikiversity mascot. I am pretty new around Wikiversity. Perhaps we can learn together! Tail wag...

Hi Nikki + images[edit]

Hi Nikki,

Just a quick note (I've also got your emails to respond to). Great to see looking for visual ways of presenting social psychology ideas - I am really keen on this. However, Wikiversity is careful to respect copyrights of any content, including images. So, unless the images are public domain or have certain licenses which allow re-use, then legally they can't be used (and will sooner or later be deleted). You can, however, use the library of existing images from wiki commons e.g., see commons:Category:Social psychology as a starting point. To use these images, you simply need to use the syntax e.g., Crystal Clear app gnome.png. I'll adds some notes to your user page to help you understand which ones probably are and aren't usable. Please feel OK about this - in fact, almost everyone who uses images does something like this initially, and then learns with some guidance. And initiative-taking is to be applauded! And feel free to ask any questions, etc. Oh - when you get a chance, also see Wikiversity:Uploading files. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 04:09, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

You're learning fast! :) Let me know if I can do anything else as go along. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 08:43, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
FYI, I've also started a little Social psychology gallery. Thanks for already finding several wiki commons images. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 14:51, 5 August 2008 (UTC)


self image video[edit]

nice :-) I liked the comments of the mother ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 18:18, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: Topic 5 videos[edit]

  • I didn't know the table illusion, here are some more images commons:Category:Optical illusions - more at commons:Category:Illusions - every picture has a "check usage" button where you can see at which page the image is used and read more about it.
  • Monthy Python: I must say I laughed two or 3 times. Hope nobody kills me now. :-) I was reminded of a dog - why ? Dogs don't understand human language (at least they pretend and just react on some words), but you can tell to a dog in a very caretaking way many insults and still the dog will be very happy. I thought probably the mimic and gesture of the person doing the show also played a great role on why people still laugh. When he would do this with a serious face and without the laughter of the audience - I wonder there will be less laughter. ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 19:49, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Image formatting[edit]

Hi Nikki, I've just done a quick edit to your user page:

  1. To show how to centre an image: [[Image:Name.png|center]] will do it. Also, if you want a different size, you use e.g., [[Image:Name.png|center|200px]] - try different sizes and see how they look.
  2. I commented out (i.e., so it doesn't show but is still in the page's syntax) my earlier comment about searching commons since this is done now. You uncomment if you want (i.e., show it again) if you want. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 06:02, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi Nikki![edit]

Thanks for the comment niks - you raised a good argument! Had a look over your page and its looking good! Keep up the good work - oh and by the way excellent essay - i hope James is blown away like i was!--Teall McQueen 01:38, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Excellent work niks! xx

Editing tip - Including your signature[edit]

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Thanks for the comments you've been adding to the wiki. I hope you don't mind if I offer a wikiquette tip to help you to take your editing to the next level: Try to include your signature when you add comments. You can sign and timestamp your comments by using four tildes (~), i.e., ~~~~. Alternatively use the Button sig.png icon.

By leaving your signature (which doesn't take very long) you provide other users with an easy to follow trail of who made the comments. This helps to improve accountability, and helps other users if they want to reply directly to you. Keep up the great work! -- Jtneill - Talk - c 01:51, 2 November 2008 (UTC)


Hi Nikki, Thanks for your positive comments about my page. As I have said it is always good to hear from others. Your page has really come along. I also agree with Teall about your essay - a nice, neat package. You are very brave putting it up online. Well done! Good luck with the rest of your studies. Jenny O 03:14, 2 November 2008 (UTC)


To make a link to Wikipedia use this ( [[w:page in wikipedia|alternatif text]] ) instead of a web link, as I do in this diff. Thanks. Crochet.david 10:48, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

E-portfolio Feedback for Nikkihiggins[edit]

Hi Nikkihiggins,

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.


Engagement across almost all lecture/reading aspects of the unit are evident (although not for the first few tutorials though?) (DI)


Congratulations on a tour de force! The material here indicates a deep level of engagement with the topics, highlighting additional reading, a fabulous array of relevant images, and many very interesting videos (I've bookmarked most of them to watch later). This was high quality work which evolved throughout semester. Great effort. (HD)


No comment


Sincerely, James Neill - talk - email

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