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SelfRef Humor.[edit]

Indeed, I agree with you regarding improper placement of such notes. Yet, let's go one step further and suggest that such humor should find a place for posting in its own Wikipedia article.

Mention in appeal on block of drg55[edit]

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Help reviewing psychology handout for student editors?[edit]

Hi Martin! Johnbod suggested I reach out to you for feedback on a handout I'm working on for student editors in the US/Canada program who are working on psychology articles. My draft is here, and I'd love any feedback: User:LiAnna (Wiki Ed)/Psychology handout. Any chance you have some time to review it in the next week? On an unrelated note, I hope to see you at Wikimania again this year! --LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 04:27, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi LiAnna. Sorry I missed you at the education weekend- I heard great things about it from those who went. I will definitely be at Wikimania and the pre-conference workshop, but at the moment I'm overloaded with things to do, and it's a queue that's ever growing, so apologies for slow replies. Help for psychology students is a topic I'm very interested in, but I need to get other things out of the way. Cheers, MartinPoulter (talk) 10:56, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Question about File:Klayman Ha1.svg[edit]

Dear Martin,

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I am translating the confirmation bias article into Thai, and have a question about the Venn diagram. The middle label "Positive test:Decisive Falsification" confuses me. It seems to me that "Negative test:Decisive Falsification" would make more sense because of two reasons. Firstly, since the subject is testing outside their hypothesis, then they are looking to falsify their theory - isn't this a negative test? Secondly, this Venn diagram seems to be the depiction of the original Wason's test, in which Clayman & Ha are saying (implying?) that it would be more fruitful to use a negative test to falsify the hypothesis.

I (and maybe some Thai) would appreciate your shedding some light about this. --Tikmok (talk) 06:41, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

@Tikmok: Firstly, thank you for translating the article. You are absolutely right about the diagram. I, several reviewers and countless readers have all missed this error and you're the first to point it out. When I get around to it, I will replace the SVG file. Thanks again, MartinPoulter (talk) 10:54, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Looking again, the error was not there when the file was reviewed, and was only recently introduced when another user tidied up the file. My faith in the close reading of Wikipedia reviewers is restored! ;) I've uploaded a corrected version. MartinPoulter (talk) 11:03, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi Martin, thanks for addressing the question (and for the very informative article). I agree that there seem to be different levels of reading Wikipedia articles. I myself wouldn't pay as close an attention unless I'm translating (then I can't sweep things under the rug) or I really need the details. Thanks again.--Tikmok (talk) 02:34, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

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This Month in Education: August 2014[edit]

Precious again[edit]

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Thank you, user with scientific background promoting critical and scientific thinking: for quality articles such as Heuristics in judgment and decision making, for planning an article on a study of Parents and Children, for serving as an Expert outreach/Jisc Ambassador, for inviting discussion and voting for open access, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Thanks very much for this, User:Gerda Arendt - your appreciation is much appreciated. MartinPoulter (talk) 14:40, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Bray Wanderers & Danny O'Connor[edit]

Hi Martin, I was updating the bio page for Danny O'Connor when I noticed the Bray Wanderers Current Squad at the foot was out of date. I went to that page and updated it, but the changes don't seem to carry over to the O'Connor page. Is there something I've overlooked? Ohuanam (talk) 20:05, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you, Martin, for doing the great presentation at Worldcon in London. I was nice to meet you there. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 06:19, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much indeed, Sydney! MartinPoulter (talk) 16:25, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

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For your input today --Fnorman-london (talk) 14:00, 13 November 2014 (UTC)


This message is for demonstration purposes :) --Mrjohncummings (talk) 14:00, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Slightly confused about how to build a conversation here. --Fnorman-london (talk) 14:03, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

NIMR training[edit]

Thank you Martin for this training! --Paulaosu (talk) 14:02, 13 November 2014 (UTC)