Wikiversity:Colloquium/archives/July 2012

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Request for Technical Help as Ground Work for Wikiversity Mobile

Could we have this URL,, redirected to this URL, Right now mobile users would have to wait on a URL ERROR message for few seconds before it goes to, which in turn, is redirected to this URL,

--Planotse (talk) 20:56, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Wikiversity Defect Report 2012-07-19 by User:Planotse

[Wikiversity Defect Report 2012-07-19 by User:Planotse] Part 1: should not display the page name on more than one line. Part 2: should not use large font for page name. Part 3: takes up 1/3 to 1/2 of the screen real-estate on a mobile device for page name, which is not too productive or smart for a smartphone user. ATTACHED Image File:Wikiversity Defect Report 20120719 by User!Planotse.jpg.
Wikiversity Defect Report 20120719 by User!Planotse.jpg

--Planotse (talk) 14:16, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Wikiversity Defect Report 2012-07-19B: do not display cell border when table border=0

[Wikiversity Defect Report 2012-07-19B by User:Planotse] Part 4: should not display a tiny gray border around every table cell when a teacher does not declare border=1 for the table. If border=0, do not display any border, period.

--Planotse (talk) 14:23, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Wikiversity Defect Report 2012-07-19C - Immediate Redirect Rather Than Error Page for mobile users while driving

[Wikiversity Defect Report 2012-07-19C by User:Planotse] Part 5: should immediately redirect the user to the same way as how #REDIRECT works. When the user wants to know more info, they can click on the (Redirected from badurl) to find out what happened. It is more productive for most users to get the expected result rather than the useless error message, especially for mobile users while driving. This is a safety issue in a way. Why read while driving? USE CASE: a student driver reads the teacher's driving direction on Wikiversity Mobile!

--Planotse (talk) 14:30, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Help decide about more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations in the coming year

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As many of you are aware, the Wikimedia Board of Trustees recently initiated important changes in the way that money is being distributed within the Wikimedia movement. As part of this, a new community-led "Funds Dissemination Committee" (FDC) is currently being set up. Already in 2012-13, its recommendations will guide the decisions about the distribution of over 10 million US dollars among the Foundation, chapters and other eligible entities.

Now, seven capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy community members are sought to volunteer on the initial Funds Dissemination Committee. It is expected to take up its work in September. In addition, a community member is sought to be the Ombudsperson for the FDC process. If you are interested in joining the committee, read the call for volunteers. Nominations are planned to close on August 15.

--Anasuya Sengupta, Director of Global Learning and Grantmaking, Wikimedia Foundation 20:00, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

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Organization of the School of Computer Science

Hello, sorry for starting this topic here but I'm not sure where to ask this. I have been building up some courses in Computer Science and have found the main page to be confusing at best. Nobody has participated in the page discussion in about a year, and I'm not sure of how one goes about organizing a root level page like this. Could someone who knows the procedure give me a hand?

--Azotochtli (talk) 21:36, 30 July 2012 (UTC)