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Why? Perhaps[edit]

One is happier if he can reduce, condense, summarise, catalogue, squeeze, etc, whatever he knows not, into as small and as narrow a piece as possible. He even achieve some understanding in the process. : )Hillgentleman|Talk

Release 0.9.3 of mobile phone quiz client (Occleve)[edit]

Hi! Release 0.9.3 of Occleve (a mobile phone quiz program) is now talking to the wikiversity wiki. Please see Quiz/Mobile phone software for details... and please let me know what you think. --Joe Gittings 08:07, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Question[edit]

I have recently developed a heightened interest in studying statistics more, I have a B.S. in Sociology but want to learn more. Any favorite books or sites?? Buddpaul 17:21, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Welcome back[edit]

Is your thesis online? --JWSchmidt 21:58, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Algebra Materials[edit]

There are a few things from the algebra books, like end-of-chapter quizzes and stuff. I would like to move those materials out of Wikibooks and here to Wikiversity. I'll post a listing of the pages I am talking about here. --Whiteknight 21:13, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Oral comprehension[edit]

If you are ready to work with me, I'm interested unfortunatly, I'm too busy on fr wikiversity and I cannot do it yet.
Vivelefrat 17:45, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Greetings & electrical engr education[edit]

Howdy, Ray. I'm Mel, a newcomer to Wikiversity (been keeping an eye on the project since last year but finally got sucked into activity by Cormac & others at Wikimania 2007). I was wondering if you were interested in doing (or have already started) a project on engineering education itself in some form. I'm hoping to be an EE prof eventually myself, having just graduated from the whirlwind that is Olin college (a school designed for experimenting with ways to teach engineering, and where my conceptions of engineering, education, what a school can be, and what it means to learn something were completely tossed around). Ping me back if you're interested - I'm also starting to hang out on #wikiversity and #wikiversity-en, if you go on IRC once in a while. Hope to meet you soon! Mchua 04:06, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

re: algebra curriculum[edit]

Are there any students actively going through the (college) algebra curriculum right now? Brylie, NTLDR, and ReachingAphelion (the three who put their names on the interest list in August) haven't done anything else on it since signing up. Wikimania was excellent, btw. Mchua 04:17, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Template "ABCD"[edit]

Hi. Are you informed about Expand/Collapse-Bug in that template? Can you have a look on it? Please make it working. I like this fine tool.--Kölscher Pitter 08:12, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

on English WV this works. Javascript has to be enabled on German WIkiversity, see here for more info. ----Erkan Yilmaz (evaluate me!, discussion) 17:13, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Oral comprehension bis[edit]

Hello, I've prepared the first oral comrehension, please record it slowly because it's a lesson for beginners, contact me when you'll finish (the topic is Lewis Carroll.)

Lewis Carroll was born on 1832 in a village located on the Cheshire in 
England, his real name was Charles (spell it) Lutwidge Dogson. He had eleven 
(11) brothers and sisters. His father's first name was Charles (spell it)
and his mother's was Jane. When he was a child, he loved mathematics, games 
and writing. In 1846, he went to secondary school in Rugby, a famous private 
school, where he won prizes in Classics and Mathematics.  Whan he was 19 he 
went to Oxford and there he became a teacher at 21. His most famous book is 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. 

I have prepared the question yet wit <quiz>
Vivelefrat 14:03, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Ihave finded a programm to convert MP3 and WMA to ogg it's here click on "Télécharger Free Mp3 Wma Converter 2.0
Vivelefrat 13:16, 12 September 2007 (UTC)


Contragulations for the hard work and see you soon (the lesson is here
Vivelefrat 05:59, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for the idea and the hard work... however...[edit]

Yes, sorry, there is a 'however': the test is NOT meant to be subitted! That was understood from the original discussion: that no one but the person taking the test would know the results. THEN they could give their opinion, evaluation, contribution etc. BTW did you try either of them? What do you think? I'll be back Sunday or Monday and look forward to 'reading' from you. Thank you for the thought... Shir-El too 14:41, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

The results are ONLY seen by the person doing the test. You can try it. Log out and do the test. You will see the results are not saved - they are only on the users browser to be seen. ----Erkan Yilmaz (evaluate me!, discussion) 09:59, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
I have given this program for taking the apptitude tests a great deal of thought in the past few days. I am not comfortable with the idea. I myself would not fill out such a grid if I found it while brousing the Internet, and I don't see why I or any other visitor should apply different trust criteria here on WV. Besides, it is not germain to the purpose of the page. Paper and pencil are still widely avaialbe items, even in this computer age, and far more private.

Now: may I ask you to try out the tests and give your evaluations of them (without scores)? Thank you. Shir-El too 03:00, 16 September 2007 (UTC) PS I don't remember where the last message on this topic was left, so this message will go on all the talk pages I can remember. Tks.

The following is FYI: so you know the upshot. Thank you again, Shir-El too 15:23, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

>and I don't see why I or any other visitor should apply different trust criteria here on WV.
It is possible that users
  • are used to this kind of form from their day to day usage with the internet and they prefer this more than using paper and pencil
  • or they don't have pencil and/or paper around
How about this: there could be offered both ways (both ways must not be on one page) and you could let decide the user for herself than limiting user choices already from beginning. What do you say ? ----Erkan Yilmaz (evaluate me!, discussion) 09:53, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
My Dear Sir: excellent! provide a link to the program page from the test heading. Woman though I be, I stick to my guns and would like to get back to the main issue: provision, analysis and discussion of apptitude tests. BTW: I'm copying the original discussion from the Colloquium onto the A/T talk page. Thank you, Shir-El too 15:14, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

All about the filmmaking courses[edit]

In the first basic filmmaking course (pre-production), the goal is to create an animatic movie from storyboards created using FrameForge 3D Studio for "Seduced by the Dark Side!". The purpose of the animatic is to determine the timing of the final animation. This month hopefully, the first animatic will be completed.

The next course uses DAZ Studio to create an animated version of the motion picture "Seduced by the Dark Side!"

DAZ Studio has very limited animation capability... but it is free. Because the animation will not look perfect, we cannot use regular humans for models. Instead, I have tried to find cartoonish figures such as the Penguins or the Bears or the Croc. These models are NOT free but the cost is under $20.

There are about 15 shots in this movie. Instructions need to be created for each of the shots using DAZ Studio and one of the computer models.

Does that make any sense? Robert Elliott 05:59, 21 October 2007 (UTC)


Part II

For the movie "Seduced by the Dark Side!", we need an old person and a young person. With the Penguins or the Bears or the Croc, it is possible to use these figures so that there is a young and an old person.

Have you found any free models which have a young person and an old person? These figures must look good together. Many of the free versions are only for a young person or only for an older person but not both. Some of the more realistic free models are too hard to create realistic animation for.

Most of the animation is very simple. But the final shot has a huge theater model. To do this, we will probably use Bryce 5.5 which is free (or I hope it still is free.)

Then we will composite the animation from DAZ Studio with still images created in Bryce. This save a huge amount of rendering time.Robert Elliott 23:38, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

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Part III

When you find interesting free 3D figures, please put a rendering or two of the figures at Storyboard Artwork Project/Stamps so I can see them (and so kids with TuxPaint can use them.) Robert Elliott 15:43, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Resources[edit]

Hi Russell! I'm familiar with some of those resources - but thanks for the links. As for Connexions, I was in contact with them about six months ago - we had a collaboration all planned - but nothing much has come of it yet (it kinda stalled at the funding bid stage). Still, I have connections at Connexions :-) if you want me to put you in touch.. Cormaggio talk 11:13, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the storyboard frame.[edit]

Thanks for the DAZ Studio storyboard frame. I put it on the first page of the course on pre-production. Robert Elliott 07:36, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikimedian Demographics update[edit]

Hello Rayc. I'm writing because you requested a reminder about progress on Wikimedian Demographics. For the time being these will be about once per month.

Speaking of reminders, it turns out the template question isn't the most efficient way of coming up with a mailing list. If you want to recieve this message on another of your talk pages (or don't want them at all), please edit the list on Wikimedian Demographics/Reminders.

To update on progress so far, there have been somewhere around 50 respondents over the past month, with more trickling in slowly but steadily. There are 7 major surveys (or 12, depending on how you count them):

  1. The basic survey (about your participation in Wikimedia)
  2. The "geography" surveys (actually 6 of those, for each inhabited continent)
  3. The Operating System survey (still stubby)
  4. The Wikipedia survey
  5. The Commons survey
  6. The US presidential elections survey
  7. The sexuality and relationships survey

Only the geography surveys have had any major modifications since being originally posted (more countries were added to those).

Several new surveys have been discussed at Talk:Wikimedian Demographics, as well as other places within Wikiversity. A few that might be ready sometime in February include:

  • A survey about Women in Wikimedia
  • A survey about Wikibooks
  • A survey about Wikiversity
  • A survey about administrative issues (including cross-wiki topics such as CheckUser and "global blocking")
  • A survey about environmental issues
  • A survey about religion
  • A survey about international trade

If you have ideas for more surveys, please share them on Talk:Wikimedian Demographics. Thanks for your participation thus far, and we hope to see you soon! --SB_Johnny | talk 12:00, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Welcome to the Bloom Clock![edit]

Hello, Rayc, and thanks for signing up as a contributor to the Bloom Clock!

To get started, all that you need to do is keep your eyes open for flowers on plants growing outdoors. Then, depending on how well you know plants, you can either try to find the plant using the global keys, or just check the master list where plants are listed by their scientific names.

Assuming you find a log page for the plant you saw, all that you need to do is click [edit] above the list of signatures, and add *~~~~ on a new line below the last signature and above the line that begins with <noinclude>, which will make your signature appear on the profile page.

If you don't find a log page, just add an entry for the plant to the Master List using {{bcp|Scientific name|Common Name}}. Someone can then show you how to create a profile and log page for the plant.

If you don't know the name of the plant you saw, try asking on Bloom Clock/Unknown Plants using the template there. Photographs are very helpful, but if you don't have a digital camera, just give the best description you can and hopefully someone can identify it for you.

After you've logged 10 or more plants as flowering for your location, another bloom clock contributor will help you set up the categories and templates used to construct a key for your region, and try to match up your region to the global keys.

If you have any questions, ideas, or need something explained, please feel free to leave a message on my talk page, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

(Apologies for the long-belated welcome message... finally got around to writing one!) --SB_Johnny | talk 09:26, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Meeting times[edit]

Hi Russell, thanks for signing up on Wikiversity:Meetings. However, I suspect you've "done the maths" wrong - 5 o'clock in the evening for you would be 17 + 6 (= 23:00) UTC. I think you subtracted instead of adding... Cormaggio talk 16:37, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi again - just notifying you of a suggested time/date for an IRC meeting about 'Wikiversity learning'. Could you indicate if you would be available, or would prefer a different time/date? Cormaggio talk 14:48, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

possible answer[edit]

In case you don't have it on your watchlist yet, you might be interested in an answer posted at Wikiversity:Colloquium#Way to limit edit to just students in a class to a question you posed. --DavidCary 01:12, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Warning[edit]

What! Rayc your going to far, your just had a warning for making to-much pages, I saw your name on a page and I`m gonna give you 1 more warning, watch out! I can`t really block you but I could tell on you for that real page,--MikimoralMikimeral 20:28, 2 May 2010 (UTC)MikimoralMikimeral

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Your admin status[edit]

Hello. I'm a steward. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc.) was adopted by community consensus recently. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on wikis with no inactivity policy.   You meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for 2 years) on enwikiversity, where you are an administrator. Since that wiki does not have its own administrators' rights review process, the global one applies.   If you want to keep your rights, you should inform the community of the wiki about the fact that the stewards have sent you this information about your inactivity. If the community has a discussion about it and then wants you to keep your rights, please contact the stewards at m:Stewards' noticeboard, and link to the discussion of the local community, where they express their wish to continue to maintain the rights, and demonstrate a continued requirement to maintain these rights.   We stewards will evaluate the responses. If there is no response at all after approximately one month, we will proceed to remove your administrative rights. In cases of doubt, we will evaluate the responses and will refer a decision back to the local community for their comment and review. If you have any questions, please contact us on m:Stewards' noticeboard.   Best regards, Rschen7754 21:02, 23 November 2014 (UTC)