User talk:Pbsouthwood

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Hello and Welcome to Wikiversity Pbsouthwood! You can contact us with questions at the colloquium or me personally when you need help. Please remember to sign and date your finished comments when participating in discussions. The signature icon Insert-signature.png above the edit window makes it simple. All users are expected to abide by our Privacy, Civility, and the Terms of Use policies while at Wikiversity.

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You do not need to be an educator to edit. You only need to be bold to contribute and to experiment with the sandbox or your userpage. See you around Wikiversity! --Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 12:48, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Dave, Thanks for the welcome. I have worked here before, but I am not very familiar with local customs and policies. I am a long time Wikipedian and Wikivoyager, so the markup is generally familiar. Cheers, Pbsouthwood (discusscontribs) 13:16, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
I'd say the big differences are:
  • We don't try to duplicate Wikipedia content, but rather enhance or extend it. Your "See Wikipedia:History of underwater diving" is a good example of this approach.
  • We try to organize content more like Wikibooks (learning projects) rather than like Wikipedia (stand-alone lesson pages). For example, it might be better to create a learning project on Scuba Diving or Scuba diving (your choice), and then move both Commercial diving and Filling Scuba Cylinders under the Scuba Diving/Scuba diving learning project.
  • We don't have a capitalization rule. Either Title Case or Sentence case is accepted. We do try to be case-consistent within a learning project.
Let us know whatever questions you have. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 16:00, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Dave, When I do want to use text from WP, what is the procedure? Most of what I plan to use was at some stage my own work, but it will have been edited in places, and some parts will be others' work. I assume there is a standard procedure, but don't know where to find it. Pbsouthwood (discusscontribs) 06:09, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
The best approach is to link to the source as a reference. Use <ref>[[Wikipedia:Title]]</ref> format for Wikipedia articles. You could also do an HTML link if you are linking to a specific permanent link. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 12:13, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Scuba Skills Assessment[edit]

Hi Pbsouthwood!

Your Commercial diving module Scuba Skills Assessment appears to be ready for learners! Would you like to have it announced on our Main Page News? --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 13:35, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

@Marshallsumter: Not ready for use yet, as it is not really a stand-alone module. Cheers, Pbsouthwood (discusscontribs) 14:45, 29 May 2017 (UTC)