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Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 15:29, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Neanderthal[edit]

Please take a look at the recent edits to this article. - UtherSRG July 7, 2005 12:05 (UTC)


Birth control & herbs[edit]

You added a referrence to Birth control of Riddle's 'Eve's Herbs: A History of Contraception and Abortion in the West', which sounds a very interesting title. However no reference is made to this in the article itself. Is the book a list of herbal preparations, historical discussion on herb use, or history of women's attempts at regulating their fertility? Whilst a discussion on an individual book is not required, would referencing '{{ref|xxx}}' at the appropriate point to the reference '{{note|xxx}}' help, else a brief descriptive clause in the Reference section? -David Ruben 12:18, 8 August 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your comment. Riddle's book covers most of the ground of the History of birth control section. Rather than pepper that section with citations, I've added a parenthetical description after the reference. The description is cobbled from my reading as well as reviews in JAMA, the New England Journal of Medicine and others. -- Comte Benoit
Really liked the turn-of-phrase you used - look forward to your future contributions.... (the edit was annon, wikipedia seems to log me off too if I've jumped between too many pages or take too long) -David Ruben 17:57, 8 August 2005 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Phum Snay[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Two Layer Hypothesis[edit]

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  • We do not want readers of the encyclopedia to come upon empty articles, which is the reason for speedy deletion criterion A3: no content. Rather than delete this, I have moved it into the DRAFT namespace at Draft:Two Layer Hypothesis where you and your students can develop it until it is ready for the main encyclopedia. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 21:48, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Educational project[edit]

If you have not already, see WP:School and university projects for advice on how to register your course and a number of helpful links. JohnCD (talk) 21:48, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

  • Apologies, I see the course is already registered - somehow I missed that on my first check. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 21:58, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
  • @JohnCD: - No worries, thanks for moving it to draft, I wasn't aware of that namespace until today. Would you be willing to offer some feedback on my students' articles as they become more complete? We could benefit from opinions from experienced editors. Comtebenoit (talk) 02:28, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

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Ambassador program[edit]

Dear Comtebenoit, I'm writing to ask for assistance as part of the Campus Ambassador program. I'm an archaeologist at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, and I'd like to use Wikipedia in one of my courses (African Archaeology) this fall. I'm still learning the ropes here, and trying to get approved for instructor user rights on the Education noticeboard. In any case, could I come to you with questions as they arise this semester? I'd very much appreciate the help from someone with more Wikipedia experience! Thanks so much. Ninafundisha (talk) 22:58, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

@Ninafundisha Hi, yes, happy to help where I can. A few quick tips:

  • I emailed a bunch of wiki admin in my region (Pacific Northwest) to get some attention on my instructor and ambassador requests and explain a bit more about plans and ask for advice. I think that sped things up a little. It seemed like having a good edit history (ie. on relevant topics to my class and spanning a long time) was also an asset in getting organised, in the eyes of the admin folks.
  • I borrowed heavily from https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Case_Studies & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Training/For_educators when designing my wikipedia assignment, I think a lot of that is very useful and practical.
  • I went a bit further by being very exact in the editing requirements. For example, each week each student had to add one sentence to an existing article, and that one sentence had to include a properly formatted citation to the scholarly reading for that week. That gave them good practice with editing and using citations.
  • For the article assignment I had students working in groups of 3 and had a list of requirements to ensure the final product was more than a stub. I also had specific criteria for extra credit (like adding an infobox, images, or going beyond the required number of wikilinks, etc.)

Hope that helps, feel free to write here or email me for more. I'm happy to share the details of my assignments that used wikipedia if that would be helpful. Comtebenoit (talk) 09:28, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! I appreciate your suggestions; these are all hugely helpful. I'll be back in touch as I work on developing my assignments over the next few weeks. Ninafundisha (talk) 19:13, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

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Question[edit]

Just looked at your sandbox about writing scientific papers. I like "Me write pretty one day". Do you make it clear to students that wikipedia articles are very different from scientific papers? If I were to write a paper on archaeology I'd feel free to combine sources to make an argument. Here, my sources would have to directly discuss the subject of the article. That's a pretty major difference and one it took me a while to grasp. See WP:NOR. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 10:37, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Ooops. I forgot. Please contact me if you want any advice. I'm a pretty experienced editor, an Administrator, and have a decent layman's grasp of archaeology both from reading and some practical experience. Dougweller (talk) 10:39, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

@Dougweller: Thanks for stopping by, yes my talk page was just to get the students familiar with wikiformatting, especially citations. You can read more about the class work on wikipedia on my current course page. They've all completed the student training and in this class we are not writing wikipedia articles, but just adding relevant sentences and citations to existing articles based on the students' reading of scholarly literature. They're expecting some interaction with other editors, so please feel free to engage directly with them if you see something they can do better. Most of them are first-time editors and are learning quickly about the ins and out of wikipedia! Comtebenoit (talk) 06:14, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Great. I may not come across anymore but if I do I will try to help. Dougweller (talk) 13:08, 17 October 2014 (UTC)