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Could use your expertise!
Hello! I am currently taking a course, Global Youth Studies. As one of the ambassadors for our editing on Wikipedia, I am sure you are aware of student expectations. I am interested in possibly editing the Wikipedia page, Statutory rape. I am interested in gathering information in Africa. Can you point me in the right direction regarding resources? Thank you in advance! Hatigges (talk) 02:51, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
- @Hatigges: Hi there. Statutory rape laws are of course going to vary from country to country. I recommend that you make searches of both your university library and online databases such like JSTOR. The best sources will probably be recent journal articles and books. A search of google books/scholar brought up several sources that seemed promising. Here are a couple:
- You might want also to check out the Wikipedia articles for virgin cleansing myth, ages of consent in Africa, and sexual violence in South Africa. They may have sources that you could make use of. I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions. gobonobo + c 15:13, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
- Thank you very much for taking the time in sending me in the right direction. I will certainly follow up on your suggestions. Honestly, I did not respond sooner because I was unsure of exactly how to respond. With that, I hope this message reaches the appropriate destination and finds you well.Hatigges (talk) 23:02, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
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Hello Gobonobo, I am pleased to meet you. I have question about non profit I sent to your email. I was unsure about privacy issues. Thank you for your helpSamjam830 (talk) 02:45, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
- @Samjam830: Hi. I didn't receive an email from you. Could you try to send it again? gobonobo + c 06:09, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
- Hello Gobonobo, Thank you for your reply about not receiving my email. I think I will try talk page.
- I am enrolled in a Global Youth Studies Class at Drake University and we have been asked to either edit or create a page for our class. My question is; Do you think it would be appropriate for me to create a page about a non profit that I work for? The program is a community Restorative Justice program based in West Des Moines Iowa it is called West Des Moines Youth Justice Initiative. My goals would be to share information on the program from newspaper articles, graduate research, award received etc. The page would also tie into restorative justice, juvenile delinquency, youth court and other areas of interest and concern. Any input you could provide would be great. Thank youSamjam830 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 19:01, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
- @Samjam830: You definitely should not create an article for the non-profit you work for. While your non-profit may be perfectly notable and deserving of an article, creating an article for a place you work for is strongly discouraged by the conflict of interest guideline (see WP:COI). I would suggest trying to find a broader topic along the lines of restorative justice or youth courts. As yours is a project for a global youth studies class, you might also consider an organization or topic that is not related to the US. gobonobo + c 19:25, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Have a look at this new navbox I just finished, and tell me what you think. Feel free to add or remove anything to improve on it. Thanks again for your kindness in talking me back into the project; I forgot how much I liked doing these. I've got to do something for this generic little thing soon... Also, if you see a woman writer with enough articles on her works to require a navbox, let me know. Me, Sadads, and TonyTheTiger have done so many, it's hard to find writers in need of them. Tony was doing navboxes on individual works a while back, so I'll have to see about finding the ones on works by women and project tagging those. INeverCry 07:38, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
- Thank you for creating that INeverCry. I'm glad you're back. I was surprised to see that no one had created a navbox for Goldman before. I've always liked that mug shot you used. I'll let you know if I find any writers who could use one. gobonobo + c 09:53, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Re: Cordelia Stanwood
Thanks for your kind words. Actually, I consider my draft article quite a long way from being ready to go live in mainspace. Stanwood is best known as an ornithologist but that section of the article currently consists of only a few notes to myself. I'm working on the structure and wording of the section off-line in a text editor. I find it difficult to remain neutral and encyclopedic. Each time I revisit my off-line notes and draft, I cut much of what I wrote as being too much detail. Next is her photography. Again, my problem is what's appropriate and how much detail. Most references are full of quips about how she enlisted boys to carry the heavy equipment and plates into the swamps and about her always wearing long skirts with waders as footwear underneath. There's also the loss and then rediscovery of the original photographic plates; how much of that story belongs in the encyclopedia? Conservation activism and an intro/explanation of her writing for popular periodicals needs to be added, too.
For me, writing Wikipedia is a foul weather activity. Most of my days are now spent outdoors in my gardens, bird trails and with grandkids. I'll get back to my writing about dead (and living) ornithologists once the garden is put to bed for the winter. Most of the birds have already started their southern migration and the last of the residents are ending their breeding season. Grandkids are back in school, no longer hanging out with grandpa. Even though I haven't made a live edit to the draft since early spring, I haven't forgotten or abandoned Stanwood. I'll be back at it when winter and shorter days drive me inside. I would like to see the Stanwood article featured on the main page so I don't want to move it to mainspace until it's essentially complete and suitable for DYK.
If you'd like to help flesh out the article, jump right in. I doubt that edit conflicts will happen and I don't believe in ownership, even of a userspace draft. The Richardson thesis at  is a thorough bio but written from a feminist POV. It's a great source for adding more. I purchased all the dead-tree books used as references from used bookstores (and will sell them once the article is live). Some of the on-line sources are contradictory (grumble) so I chose the older print sources as most reliable. The Richardson thesis is consistent and well sourced so I've depended on it as the most reliable.
Thanks again, DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) Join WER 14:59, 17 September 2014 (UTC) PS: Post any reply here. I'll watch your page for a bit.
- @Doctree: Thank you for following up. I'm impressed with the effort you're dedicating to Stanwood's article and hope that you do save the effort for the foul weather. If your garden is anything like mine right now, you have more eggplant, tomatoes and squash than you know what to do with. Based on the quality and sourcing that I've seen so far, I wouldn't be surprised if you have a GA for Stanwood in short order. I'll take a look at the Richardson thesis—I'm surprised to see such a detailed account. gobonobo + c 21:44, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
See Talk:Margery Deane -- PBS (talk) 20:28, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks for the note. I've replied over there. gobonobo + c 21:06, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
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