User:DuncanHill

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Universal education through schooling is not feasible. It would be no more feasible if it were attempted by means of alternative institutions built on the style of present schools. Neither new attitudes of teachers toward their pupils nor the proliferation of educational hardware or software (in classroom or bedroom), nor finally the attempt to expand the pedagogue's responsibility until it engulfs his pupils' lifetimes will deliver universal education. The current search for new educational funnels must be reversed into the search for their institutional inverse: educational webs which heighten the opportunity for each one to transform each moment of his living into one of learning, sharing, and caring.

Off-wiki communications[edit]

Caveat Should I receive information by private means (including, but not exclusively, email), I shall consider that the sender has waived any claim of copyright or privacy on their part of the message and has obtained such permission on the part of any third parties whose post(s) form part of the message. By communicating with me outside of Wikipedia spaces you are giving me permission to disseminate the content of any message in the manner of my choosing,and you hold yourself liable for any violation of law, Wikipedia policies, service providers Terms of Service, and other consequence of my making public such information. You may request privacy, and I may honour such a request, but I am not bound by it. I would note that this is of course a reciprocal undertaking, in that I release all claim of confidentiality in relation to Wikipedia related communications sent by me, and only request that the recipient act with all due care and good faith DuncanHill (talk) 19:36, 5 February 2008 (UTC) and amended by me DuncanHill (talk) 20:46, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Useful things[edit]

Wikipedia Selection for Schools[edit]

Wikipedia for Schools, a free, hand-checked, non-commercial selection from Wikipedia, targeted around the UK National Curriculum and prepared by SOS Children's Villages UK.

Using Wikipedia[edit]

Search Wikipedia with Google [1]

Editor's Index

WikiBlame - search article history to find when and by whom a particular piece of text was added [2]

Searching for articles in a combination of categories - Wikipedia:Categorization#Searching for articles in categories

How many times has an article been viewed? [3]

New to Wikipedia? The Welcoming Commitee is at WP:WELCOME

Frequently asked questions is a good place to go if you are unsure on how to proceed.

{{subst:welcomeg}} Typing this on a new editor's talk page will provide them with a welcome message, and a variety of helpful links.

{{expand}} add it to articles which need expansion - a great alternative to speedy deletion!

WP:TALK will help you use Talk Pages constructively.

WP:VANDAL will tell you how to deal with vandalism.

WP:UWT has a variety of useful talk-page templates, including those for warning vandals and other non-constructive editors.

WP:RPP is for requesting that an article is "protected", useful when it attracts a lot of vandalism.

WP:COI contains guidance on conflicts of interest.

WP:AUTO for policy on autobiographical articles.

WP:CANVASS contains guidance about canvassing for debates, including stealth-canvassing.

Template:Cite web, how to cite web resources.

Template:Cite book, for citing books.

And lots more citation templates here.

Part of an article disappeared? It happens to the best of us - this explains the likely cause and solution.

Article deleted? These good people may be able to help, by copying the deleted text to your userspace, so you can work on improving it.

Has your article been wrongly speedied? Check out non-reasons for speedy here.

Copyright problems with your images? First, try this excellent flow chart. Still having problems? You can ask for help here.

The {{reflist}} template has compatibility problems with most browsers, specifically the use of more than one column will either display incorrectly, or break the links between the reference numbers in an article's text and the references themselves. See Template talk:Reflist/Archive 2008#Multiple columns deemed bad for more details.

PediaPress - in partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation, PediaPress enable users to create print-on-demand books from Wikipedia and most other websites using the MediaWiki software. PediaPress

Dab solver - a wonderful tool to help fix links to disambiguation pages

Sources[edit]

A Vision of Britain through Time at [4]

Dictionary of National Biography at [5] - free access to most people with a UK library card, free biography daily by email, lots of other goodies. Even if you can't access the whole site, try its Open Shelves. I am able to email you copies of articles in it (this is entirely legitimate, using a function offered by the ODNB, so please no-one get the idea that I am offering to evade copyright).

London Gazette search engine here [6]

Archive.org amazing!

Oxford Digital Library collection of Key Historical Geological texts another stunner!

Geograph Photos of every Grid Square in Britain! (well, not quite all yet - you can upload your own to help complete it). A great resource, as Geograph photos are available for re-use under a Creative Commons licence, why not have a gander, and upload some of them to Commons for use on articles currently lacking photos?

FishBase - more than you ever realized you could possibly need to know about fish [7].

The Marine Life Information Network for Britain and Ireland [8].

Mindat - a great online mineralogical resource [9].

Gresham College lectures - transcripts, audio and video of lectures [10]

Encyclopedia of Alabama

The Canadian Encyclopedia The Canadian Encyclopedia

Electronic Encyclopedia of Gold in Australia

Europeana - Europeana (beta version)

Brighton & Hove virtual reference library

British and Irish Legal Information Institute Access to Freely Available British and Irish Public Legal Information

Pages I've created[edit]

People[edit]

Places[edit]

Things[edit]

Any help in expanding these would be very much appreciated!

Odds & sods[edit]

Cornwall stubs

Cornwall building & structure stubs

Caradon navigation box

The Generosity of Others[edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
for all your recent hard work Reedgunner 14:52, 31 October 2006 (UTC)


A Barnstar!
The Working Man's Barnstar

I, Dweller, award you the working man's barnstar for your tireless contributions to the project since you joined. Wikipedia is stronger for the contributions of people like you. We're glad to have you on board. --Dweller 14:06, 25 July 2007 (UTC)


Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
You truly showed the spirit of Wikipedia in helping our friend the sitting duck. Your kindness is not unnoticed! Love,Neranei (talk) 01:35, 18 October 2007 (UTC)


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For making a difference. Sluzzelin talk 00:54, 30 January 2008 (UTC)


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For the fine photo of Poldice. It may be a small thing, but it made my day. Bretonbanquet (talk) 21:14, 23 February 2008 (UTC)


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For all the nice categorization work on James Ranald Martin and several other pages. Keep going! Prashanthns (talk) 14:29, 7 May 2008 (UTC)


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For an awesome level of work in resolving the AN/I Derailment! LaughingVulcan 15:22, 7 September 2008 (UTC)


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For diligent work on WP:Cornwall over the years Andy F (talk) 19:56, 24 February 2010 (UTC)


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Thanks for your ongoing contributions - much appreciated. Stalwart111 (talk) 00:09, 12 March 2010 (UTC)


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To DuncanHill for diligently and constructively contributing to
WP:Cornwall over many years.
Andy F (talk) 21:13, 16 April 2010 (UTC)


Cornwall Barnstar.png The WikiProject Cornwall Barnstar
For all your excellent work maintaining and contributing to WikiProject Cornwall over the years.

The deserved first recipient of this award! Zangar (talk) 16:34, 18 July 2010 (UTC)


Disambiguation Barnstar Small.png The Disambiguator's Barnstar

Thanks for all your hard work on disambiguation pages, it's appreciated. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 20:31, 12 February 2011 (UTC)


Featured article star.svg DuncanHill's Awesome Wikipedian day is 10th April.
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DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 27 November, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article John Mawe, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On 18 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article John Rogers (divine), which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On 20 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Jonathan Couch, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On 26 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article John Ralfs, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On 12 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Dr William Oliver, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.


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Memberships and hobbies[edit]

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Biographical[edit]

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This user has set foot in 19 countries of the world.
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Wiki-related[edit]

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Beliefs[edit]

According to Political Compass this user is:
Economic Left (−7.13) and
Social Libertarian (−8.62)
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According to the World's Smallest Political Quiz, this user is* a Political Liberal
(Personal Freedom: 100; Economic Freedom: 30).
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This user supports The Scout Association for many reasons, including its equal opportunities policy for LGBT members and leaders.


This user is in favour of EU integration, including – but not limited to – the euro.
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No death penalty.svg This user believes that the death penalty should never be used.*


TeabagandMilk.jpg This user believes that you should never put milk in with the tea bag.
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World view[edit]

You scored as Existentialist

Existentialism emphasizes human capability. There is no greater power interfering with life and thus it is up to us to make things happen. Sometimes considered a negative and depressing world view, your optimism towards human accomplishment is immense. Mankind is condemned to be free and must accept the responsibility.

Existentialist

94%

Modernist

81%

Materialist

81%

Postmodernist

50%

Cultural Creative

38%

Idealist

31%

Romanticist

31%

Fundamentalist

0%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Illich, Ivan (1973). "Introduction". Deschooling Society. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. p.7. 


Service award[edit]

This editor is a Master Editor II and is entitled to display this Platinum Editor Star.