Wikiversity:Motto contest/Round 3

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These are the results of round 3 of the Wikiversity:Motto contest.

Round 3[edit source]

Please list your name by one motto and one slogan below.

In round 3, partly following the lead of the Wikiversity logo contest, similar mottos and slogans have been grouped together. This was done for one version in the group having support from at least two people. Some similar versions receiving support from at least one person are included (for a sense of breadth of interest).

To possibly create very good alternatives, new options similar in theme to existing ones are welcome, when signed with ones support. (Mottos and slogans with new themes can be added to the round 2 lists.)

Please share comments in the comment section that help explain the meaning and intent of mottos and slogans.

List of Mottos[edit source]

The motto needs to be very short - for listing with logo. See wikimedia slogan/logo examples in the goals section above (and, if you wish, see Wikiversity logo contest proposals. Please list your support for one of the following:

"free learning" mottos[edit source]

"open/free learning community" mottos[edit source]

"three principles" mottos[edit source]

"world wide wisdom"[edit source]

Comments on Mottos[edit source]

"free learning" mottos[edit source]

  • Because knowledge should be free.
  • This one would be better if 'because' was dropped, 'because ' seems like we have to justify Wikiversity, "Knowledge should be free" is more powerful. CharlieCLC
  • Why even make it conditional? "Knowledge is free" is even more powerful. Pedro.Gonnet 09:33, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Why not borrow from Shakespeare? "Thought is free" (The Tempest) --Lord Pheasant 03:05, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Set Learning Free
  • Pithy and to the point. Although I like the "Three Nouns" approach, too, cleary we must have the word Free in the motto! Awolf002 00:00, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
  • I like the context free is used in , meaning available and accessible. CharlieCLC
  • Alternates (facilitation suggestions, based on various options above):
  • Free learning -- Support:
  • Open learning -- Support:
  • Free education -- Support:
  • Free learning tools
  • used on Wikibooks main page with Wikiversity logo -- selected by ?
  • Free learning materials and activities
  • used on Wikipedia with Wikiversity logo -- selected by ?

"three principles" mottos[edit source]

  • Learn. Teach. Know.
  • I know the whole 'let's pretend we're an old European university by having a Latin motto' is pretty daft, but just in case anyone's interested, the Latin of the above could be 'cognosco. perdoceo. scio.' . --Sam 23:36, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Read. Learn. Share.
  • ...
Facilitation consideration: Any support for these syntheses of options (based on the list of mottos above)?
  • Freedom. Learning. Community. -- Support:
  • Openness. Learning. Community. -- Support:
  • Freedom. Education. Community. -- Support:
  • Openness. Education. Community. -- Support:
  • Freedom. Learning. Sharing. -- Support:
  • Openness. Learning. Sharing. -- Support:
Would I need to remove my vote from the origional motto in order to properly show my support for the synthesized motto? Talonhawk 03:43, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
Removing the original or strikethrough would work here (plus with your support, this one can go above). In round 3 here, I think it would be good to reorganize the layout a bit and create sets of similar mottos. Then, people could support a set and express preference for specific option(s) -- as in the logo contest for Wikiversity. --Reswik 14:35, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  • We Learn, We Teach, We Build
  • ...
  • Citius, Altius, Fortius
  • I'm not sure, but should this be 'Citius, altus, fortis' ('Quickly, noble, strong') -- could someone with more latin than me verify this please? --Sam 23:36, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
no, it's correct: "citius, altius, fortius" means "faster, higher, stronger", to represent the athlete's desire for continuous self-amelioration. --Nadira 10:23, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Study A Little. Teach Alot. Change The World. --Adam 9:36, 22 October 2006

"open/free learning community" mottos[edit source]

  • An open learning community
  • I switched my vote from "free learning community" to this for various reasons, including: 1) the appeal of the rich connotations of openness in the context of learning, in spite of my agreeing with the "free" side of debate in the politics of open source vs. free software; 2) the resonance with the slogan with most support below (so far) which uses "open."; 3) this offers our to-be-extensive project an opportunity to contribute (in discussions and on possible page(s) of explanation somewhere) to re-interpreting the implications of open, openness, and opening (in various senses such as development, awakening and liberation) in relation to the meaning of freedom in the free culture movement. Reswik 17:28, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Free learning community
  • ...

"world wide wisdom"[edit source]

  • World Wide Wisdom
  • In Latin, it may be like this: "sapientis ubi gentium" or "sapiens ubi gentium" which means mostly "wisdom where in the world". Sblisesivdin 16:25, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

List of Slogans[edit source]

This can be a short sentence or phrase - for listing at top of main page with "Welcome to Wikiversity". Please list your support by one option:

"opening minds..." slogan[edit source]

"learn and teach" slogans[edit source]

"free learning community " slogans[edit source]

"freedom" and "free learning" slogans[edit source]

  • Free knowledge for everyone -- Support: Liju, Smithgrrl,
  • Reasonably free thinking, freely pursued. -- Support: Mirwin,
  • Join us for making Knowledge Valuable without Price -- Support: Neha, EulerGamma,
  • Learn free, think free. -- Support: stinkey91,
  • Universe of the free knowledge -- Support: Duarte.filho,
  • No need to earn to learn -- Support: Ajay,India,
  • Wikiversity - The Freedom of Development & Growth through Learning Support: Mohan Gunti,
  • Free, creative minds deserve free, creative learning experience -- Support: Saad Yousuf,
  • Education is freedom! Free education! -- Support: Paul Purcell,
  • People are the source of knowledge. This open forum, it's challenge. Support: --AaronG,

Justice For All.

"wikiworms" slogan[edit source]

"strength through wisdom..." slogan[edit source]

  • Strength through wisdom, wisdom through study. -- Support: Nikola Enchev, Boris Hristov, Sam,

Comments on Slogans[edit source]

"opening minds..." slogan[edit source]

  • Opening minds through open learning
  • See my comment about "openness" under "an open learning community" in the motto comment section. Reswik 15:57, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

The Revolution of Learning Has Begun.

"learn and teach" slogans[edit source]

  • Where teachers learn, and learners teach.
  • ...
  • You can learn anything, teach anything, and know anything
  • ...
  • Teach to Learn, Learn to Teach
  • ...
  • Because Learning Is Never Ending...
  • ...

"free learning community " slogans[edit source]

  • Free learning community
  • It certainly is simple, straight forward, and accurate. If nothing else better comes up, why not stick with simplisty? -- Zanimum 16:41, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

"freedom" and "free learning" slogans[edit source]

  • Free knowledge for everyone
  • ...
  • Join us for making Knowledge Valuable without Price
  • ...
  • People are the source of knowledge. This open forum, it's challenge.
  • ...There is one BIG threat to this web site that is common to all open forum Wiki's; achieving credibility. This motto is my suggestion because one many levels there is a need for truth and knowledge. This open forum, in my opinion, will be it's ultimate test as laymen and academics confront information together in the wonderful project.--AaronG

"wikiworms" slogan[edit source]

  • All Wikiworms are welcomed!
  • Um, no. -- Zanimum 16:39, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

"strength through wisdom..." slogan[edit source]

  • Strength through wisdom, wisdom through study
  • The idea behind this is not solely from "V for Vendetta" :), but rather my own country's (Bulgaria) slogan: "Strength through Unity". Since I'm more a cosmopolitain than a nationalist, I think that "Wisdom through study" is entirely based on worldwide progress through enriching knowledge, which basically my own idea on development of humanity as a whole. Nikola Enchev 13.09.'06.